I recently heard about the Cozi app from my sister. It is an online family calendar that can be accessed by multiple family members who share the same password. There is also a free app, so I figured I would try it out. What did I have to lose?
Oh. My. Goodness.
I am in love!!!
The set-up process is really easy, and you just make it a password that everyone who accesses it will know. For our family, only Matt and I are using it, but I can see where a family with busy teenagers would love for everyone to have access.
Once you have an account, you can start adding events to the schedule! Each family member has their own color, or you can enter an event for the whole family. You adjust the time, the place, and the day. You can also say if this is a repeating event (like Wednesday night youth group), and you can have it repeat weekly, daily, biweekly, monthly, etc. You can also include a stop date for the repeating. One feature that I haven't used, but think would be good for my husband, is the reminder feature you can activate for an individual event. You can have it texted or emailed to you.
Because it's an app as well, I can access it any time on my phone. No more forgetting the calendar when I need to make a follow-up doctor's appointment! It's all on my phone! I have included work, doctor's appointments, soccer practices, birthday parties, and every other obligation we have. Matt doesn't have to call me anymore to ask about a certain day because he can access it right on his phone or computer as well. It's good for our marriage. :)
The reason I haven't gone to an online calendar before now is that I really like having a calendar in print form. Well guess what?! I can print this calendar by month as an overview of events, by week with details, or by every few weeks with some detail. LOVE it! We now print the calendar out by month to keep on the refrigerator and by week to keep in my 31 organizer. Then it's all in print form as well as having it online and on my phone.
I am getting absolutely no compensation for this post. I'm just a busy mom who needed to get her multiple calendars all into one...and needed to get her husband organized too! :) It's pretty cool though...and free!!! I love free!