Rating: 4 out of 5 stars App Developer: Cozi Group Inc.
Cozi Family Organizer is one of the most beautifully laid-out, user-friendly organizers available on the iPad today. It is highly detailed, but at the same time, absolutely simple to operate. A family photo can be installed onto the home screen of the iPad app to personalize the experience, and the app provides its user with a calendar, to do lists, shopping lists, and a journal. Of course, settings can be changed to suite the family’s needs. The Cozi Family Organizer can be accessed at cozi.com, and is available to all family members, from any computer or mobile device. Each family member gets to see the same information, and can also select to see only the information relevant to him/her.
The well-designed calendar allows the user to add, edit, and delete appointments extremely quickly and easily. Reminders can also be sent prior to appointments via text message or email. By assigning a colour to each member of the family, the user can see at a glance, who the appointment is set for. The user can also choose to see only appointments set for a particular member of the family, or to see the whole family’s appointments. The today feature takes the user directly to today’s date, and the user can also type in a date to go to, or just type a new event at the date currently highlighted.
Each adult in the family can have their own to do list, or they can be shared by the family. Shopping lists are divided into groceries, wholesale and other. New lists can also be created and lists can be organized, cleaned up and reordered, as well as emailed. Items can be crossed off and added quickly and easily. Pre-made checklists are also available at cozi.com.
The journal is a super feature, allowing the user to add a photo, some text, and insert a date. The journal is a brilliant way to record special moments or events, and can, of course, be edited.
Most of the work done on the app can be done offline, and then refreshed at a later stage. This allows the user to make updates immediately. Help and support are excellent, and information is regularly provided to the user.
This superb iPad application is a tool that can be used every day, by all members of the family, for all aspects of organization and recording. It can be highly customized to suite each family’s needs, and provides for all details, without being complicated. All functions are simple and natural, and little, or no technical knowledge is required. It is definitely an extremely worthwhile asset to any household.