Take control of the family goings-on with these great smartphone apps, which offer a variety of easy-to-use—even fun—sharing and organizational features. In no time, you can have the family unit running like a Swiss watch.
Best for Active Kids: Family Wall
Family Wall's well-designed check-in function allows youngsters to post their location, which then pops up as a notification on your phone. Because the app (free, Android, Apple) acts like a Facebook page only the family can access, kids should feel comfortable using it. Everyone also can post calendars, add event reminders ("Big jazz performance next Sunday") and share special pictures ("I scored the winning goal!").