Many parents dream of being organized—knowing what’s for dinner each night, having a straightforward schedule for who’s picking up the kids, and never forgetting about one of those many classmate birthday parties. But in reality, parenting is a bit more chaotic.
Whether you aspire to be the parent who always has something perfect planned for the bake sale or you just want to be able to keep track of where your kids are, Family Organizer by Picniic can help you achieve your organizational dreams.
Developed by Vancouver-based parent and app entrepreneur Michael Cole, the app lets parents and other family members share schedules, collaborate, and generally keep track of all of life’s to-dos. In Family Organizer by Picniic, you’ll find a synced calendar that lets you see everyone’s appointments, a to-do list for you to assign tasks to different family members, and a shopping list that lets the whole household collaborate on what groceries they want for the week—you can even send around a “Last Call” notification when you’re headed to the store.
With a subscription, you’ll also unlock a meal planner where you can plot out meals for the week, an events tracker for birthdays and other special dates, and a locator that lets you keep track of where everyone is. So if, for instance, you want to know when your kid gets to school or arrives home, you can get a location-based alert to give you that peace of mind. There’s also a place to share photos, a library of family-friendly recipes, and an info locker to store family files.
If you feel overwhelmed just hearing it all, don’t be. This organizational genius keeps all these features, well, organized. The home screen is neatly arranged with everything you need, plus it highlights the most immediate upcoming events and recent activities right at the top. So even when you don’t feel organized, with just a glance you'll know exactly what's going on.