But seriously, they have made my life easier, keeping in touch with friends and family more convenient and in those few off moments when I'm waiting in line, at pick-up, etc. I get things done that would otherwise have to wait until later.
Here are 5 free apps that are available for most platforms that will make getting and staying organized and sane as school begins again a snap.
myHomework Track assignments, due dates, projects and stay on top of your schedule. Great tool for parents to help kids stay organized (or not miss a crucial deadline) or for older kids to show they are organized. Universal for all "i" devices. Free.
Carpool - School Edition Forming carpool groups with contacts, scheduling pick-ups, drop-offs and sharing your schedule made easy instead of hemming and hawing over when you and co-carpoolers are available. Let the app do the work for you. Free.
Evernote The tagline for this app is "remember everything" and that pretty much sums it up...need to remember to bring a snack for the class? Offered to give a friend a pair of ballet shoes your daughter outgrew? Volunteering? Jot everything down in this app and never forget. Free.
TeamSnap "No more phone trees, paper sign-up sheets, missed assignments or driving to the wrong game location. TeamSnap's sports team websites and mobile apps make it easy to manage your sports team and ensure everyone is organized." Sounds good to me. Free.
Shop At Home Makes back to school shopping easy with savings, rebates, coupons and more at loads of stores such as Macy's, Sears, Jcpenney, Best Buy, Lowe's, Sephora, Staples, Target and many more. Best of all this app is Free.
That phone above is one, in actuality, I recall having early in my childhood. Followed by an updated orange rotary dial, then a sleek Conair with its wind-y cord, then a bulky "portable" phone with its thick antenna and then on into modern day with cell phones.
While I say it took me a while to move into the millennium with technology, it isn't so much that I didn't have the technology, I did have a computer in the early nineties and a cell phone in the late nineties, but it took me a while to accept it as a part of everyday life.
In much the same way, the other day, my kids and I were talking about records, 8-tracks, cassette tapes, CDs and digital and wondered, what's next? I couldn't have imagined I'd be using my devices to keep my schedule, keep in contact with friends and family and the myriad other ways in which plugging in works as a convenience, a tool, entertainment and way to conduct business, but here I am.
Please share your thoughts on technology, any fave apps or what you think might be in the future for technology below.
Back to the future,