When you’re divorced and sharing custody of your child, you need a way to keep track of your custody schedules, pickups and dropoffs, dance classes and much more – plus a healthy way to keep the lines of communication open with your ex. Luckily, there’s a co-parenting app for that. Here are eight apps, in fact, that make it easier to keep tabs on your kids – and keep that crucial communication nice and clear.
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Store and share all of your child’s information – everything from her shoe size to her immunization records – in one place. You can even share and download photos from a photo album. Available for iPhone and Android devices. Try it for free for 14 days. After that, it’s $9.99 per month for the entire family.
Parenting schedules, an expense tracker, medical history notes and other important reminders can be stored and shared between parents. Plus, you can both access requests for reimbursements and receive payment through the app, which uses a third-party provider for reimbursements. Download this app for free through the App Store and Google Play.
This app goes beyond managing schedules and medical records. On-demand professionals can help resolve issues between divorced parents. You can even chat one-on-one with one of them. It offers secure messaging that cannot be deleted or altered and more. Download this free app via the App Store and Google Play.
While this app isn’t only for divorced parents, it’s still great for coordinating your child’s schedule and keeping everyone on the same page with calendars, to-do lists, recipe sharing and more. This free option, which is available on iPhone and Android devices, also features a family journal to capture and share special moments in your child’s life with your ex.
Available on the App Store for $1.99, this app allows parents to enter their custody dates, manage expenses and receive alerts when a child’s information or schedule is modified. That means there’s no need for calls and emails when something comes up. Just adjust it in the app and move on.
OK, so this isn’t an app (it’s actually a website only), but with all its features, it’s worth mentioning. Request parenting time trades without the drama of face-to-face or phone communication, split expenses, use the special ToneMeter for messages to avoid conflict by improving your tone and so much more. There are package options to choose from ranging in price from $99 to $209.97.
The free app, which is available to iPhone users only, notifies users when someone in their family has arrived or left their destination through its family locator, keeps all your schedules in sync and more. Plus, the app has its own intelligence persona named Pia to assist families.
This is a private social network for your family that allows you to send messages and photos, manage schedules and more. Track location details and check-ins, include reminders and assign tasks, too. Download it for free from the App Store and Google Play.