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5 Great Back-to-School Apps That Will Have You at the Head of the Class

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The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back-to-school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

The best news is there are just as many apps to organize your life and help you track your little scholar as there are to help them learn, and you can load them up before you walk out the door. Here are the five best apps for iPhones and iPads to help you and your child get back to school:

Cozi Family Organizer


Soccer practice, late night meetings, grocery shopping, sleepovers and managing a family’s schedule can feel a lot like herding cats. With the Cozi Family Organizer app, the whole family shares one account so parents and kids alike can check their schedules and manage time effectively to make sure everyone’s heading in the same direction.

Download for free: iPhone / iPad

World Atlas HD


Get the whole world in your hands with this app from National Geographic. Not only does it have a 3D globe feature, it also provides you with country flags and facts. Your aspiring Magellan will be able to explore new territories and you won’t have to worry about your gas bill.

Download for 99¢: iPhone / iPad



Your kids are talking to their friends on their phones, listening to music on their phones and playing games on their phones. What better place for them to keep track of their homework? This app allows students to set reminders of what’s due, prioritize projects and keep track of classes. It’s so comprehensive and simple, it works as well for elementary schoolers as it does for college students.

Download for free: iPhone / iPad



School teaches us to take thorough notes, Evernote keeps them usable. This app allows the user to tag and organize their notes as well as create to-do lists, save photos and share notes on Facebook. It’s great for students and also busy parents just trying to organize recipes, Halloween costume ideas and anything else that comes up.

Download for free: iPhone / iPad

Coach’s Wire


Back to school means back -to-school sports. Lead the team to victory the modern way, with your phone. Coach’s Wire allows you to input each of the team players, keep track of games and send quick one-stop emails and text letting everyone know about the change of the practice location. Go team!

Download for $3.99: iPhone / iPad



Index cards can help a kid with repetition and memorization to do well on tests, but unfortunately it can also help with piles of cards in book bags and a messy room. Banish those study aids to your phone and keep learning tidy. This app also taps into so if your student is studying a common subject, he might not even need to make his own flashcards but can access these free ones.

Download for free: iPhone / iPad

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