10 apps to make life easier for the whole family from the start


Summer is over, it’s back to school in a few days! A period when we like to take control of our professional, student and / or family life while being well organized. These 10 apps will allow you to better manage your budget, your family life, schedule your tasks, develop your network, never throw anything out of your fridge … In short, save time and peace of mind for the start of the school year. Discovery

1 – Any.do: to prioritize and schedule your tasks

Via your smartphone, your computer or your tablet, organize your tasks according to their priorities. Organize three professional meetings and your romantic restaurant at the same time, without forgetting to pick up the children when they leave school or to pick up a parcel at the Post Office… the list is sometimes very long! But Any.Do is there to make planning easier for you. You can also plan things live with other users, for example your shopping lists, and that is very practical.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free except some features

2 – Shapr: to develop a real professional network

You arrive in a new city at the start of the school year and don’t know anyone yet? This application could be very useful to you. The Shapr app allows you to connect with people who share the same interests that you.

Passion, work or both, choose your “centers of interest” on the application: # Media, #Environment, #StartUp, etc. and your profile will be put in touch with a selection of new people that match you, every day. It’s up to you if you want to chat and see each other.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

3 – Dashlane: to keep your passwords in mind

Back to school is an opportunity to put everything back in order, and to ensure its rear with its new work tools. Are your passwords saved on an old piece of paper or on a notepad for everyone to reach? It’s time to change that asap. Dashlane brings you back to all your passwords, from a secure connection. The app also allows you to generate strong passwords to best protect your internet activities!

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

4 – Frigo Magic: to cook with leftovers from the fridge

After installing Frigo Magic, save the contents of your refrigerator. This mobile application allows you to find ideas for new recipes using only the foods you have in your fridge. Whenever you want to prepare something to eat, just launch the app and it will give you recipe ideas based on the contents of your refrigerator.

The app also allowsrecord expiration dates to fine tune the tracking and alert you when the fateful date is approaching. It is the back-to-school anti-waste app!

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

5 – Micro-nap tracker: to take a break

Micro-nap tracker, it’s the app that helps you recharge your batteries. Enjoy a perfect nap, neither too long nor too short, from ten to thirty minutes. The power-nap that you needed to face the recovery with pep.

If you leave your smartphone near you with the app open, Micro-Nap Tracker will monitor your movements, and will allow you to analyze your sleep using a graphical summary. It analyzes your time to fall asleep and gently wakes you up with different sounds, like rain, chimes and waterfalls.

Available on the App Store. Free


6 – Trello: to manage group work

Whether it’s managing a team, writing an epic storyline, or making a shopping list, Trello is the perfect companion to be active and organized in a collective work. This project management app is easy to use with its intuitive interface.

Comments, attachments, colored markers, offline work: everything is thought for facilitate exchanges between colleagues, and save time.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

7 – Family Wall: to manage family life

Family Wall allows keep and exchange information with family, safely. The calendar, the tasks to do, the shopping list, the meal plan… We can also locate each other, send each other messages, drop photos there (no more hesitating to put them on your social networks, here the photos will resume their real functionality: create family memories, for the family). And for the children, there is even an SOS button, if they think they are in danger.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

8 – Citymapper: to no longer be late for professional appointments

City Mapper is definitely theone of the most complete travel apps, because it is not limited to public transport, but includes taxis, bicycle rental services, scooters, cars and electric scooters.

The application offers you to calculate your itinerary in Paris, Amsterdam, Tokyo, New York and nearly a hundred other cities. In real time, the app calculates the price of your trip, next departures and traffic, for maximum efficiency on the go. You will not have no more excuses for being late !

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

9 – Expense Manager: to manage your money

Expense Manager stands out among the many budget management tools, especially for students. Thus, in addition to entering your monthly fixed charges, you can record each daily expense, and maintain your day-to-day budget. Easy to use, this application will prevent you from being lost and stressing too much at the end of the month. Ideal for your teenager who is starting a new school year with new responsibilities !

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

10 – Pocket: to save articles

The Pocket app gives you allows you to put aside the articles that interest you and that you cannot read at the moment: save them from your browser. Once the app is open, you can read the article, categorize it or share it with your subscribers.

The plus of this app? With the “highlight” function, you can highlight what we think is important in the text, and save the article as well. You can also subscribe to users, to read the articles they share.

Available on the App Store and Google Play. Free

And you, what are your essential back-to-school apps? Come and discuss it on the forum of The Body Optimist !

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