Top 5 smartphone apps for back to school

There are a ton of free apps out there that can help manage everything from homework to the family calendar.

But which ones make the grade for back to school time? Here are our top 5 picks:

This app keeps your family connected by sharing everyone's location on a private family map. Receive automatic alerts when family members arrive or leave specific places, like home or school.

Download Life360: iPhone | Android

If you want to stay organized, Cozi is the app for you. You can create a shared, color-coded family calendar so you can see what everyone in the family is doing and where they need to be.

Download Cozi: iPhone | Android

My Homework
You'll never forget an assignment again with this smartphone app. My Homework allows you to easily add and view your class schedule, assignments and due dates. You'll also receive automatic reminders before homework is due.

Download My Homework: iPhone | Android


Need help on those challenging homework questions? Just take a picture of a question and Socratic then uses artificial intelligence to figure out which concepts you need to know, and shares explanations and resources to help you complete your assignment.

Download Socratic: iPhone

Think of this app as flashcards on your smartphone! Create your own or choose from millions created by other students. The app also lets you set up fun learning games to help you master important content.

Download Quizlet: iPhone | Android
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