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iPad Week 3: How I’m using Cozi’s Family Planner & Loving It

It’s been a little over three weeks now since I’ve had an iPad and I still love it more than ever. Thankfully for me, the novelty has worn off for the kids and while they still love it, they are no longer completely taking it over during the waking hours.

I’ve had a chance to install and uninstall a lot of apps and I think it’s official. And this is big for me people…. I’ve gone digital with my family calendar. My friends have often remarked that they find it funny I don’t use an online schedule as I’m so digital otherwise.

Well times, they are a’changing. I’ve now started using Cozi – a free online calendar that has both an iPhone and iPad app. One calendar but logging in from various computers and machines has been invaluable and I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner.

Cozi keeps track of my entire family’s schedule and color codes activities based on the person in the family. My hubby has a login so he checks our schedule from work and can add and delete things. When I’m out and about, I can edit appointments on my iPhone – when I’m working I can do it from my browser – when I’m hanging out on the couch I use the iPad app.

And it’s beautiful looking on the iPad. The best part – it’s free! Loving it. It also has some features like creating a to-do list and a grocery list – I haven’t been regularly using those yet but I probably will at some point.

Check it out on Cozi.com.

5 thoughts on “iPad Week 3: How I’m using Cozi’s Family Planner & Loving It”

  1. we used Cozi years ago when it first came out, but i quickly switched to Google Calendar for a number of reasons that i can’t remember any more. i’m curious to see what, if anything, has changed on Cozi since they first released it, going to go check it out 🙂

  2. Hi Whitney,

    I just got my iPad about 3 weeks ago too — a gift from my brother — and like you, I’m pretty much loving it!

    As for Cozi, I just wanted to reach out and say thanks for recommending Cozi to your readers. I work for Cozi and would be delighted to help if any questions about it come up.

    Also, to reply to Krista : I’m so glad you are coming back to give Cozi a second look. I hope you’ll find it’s fantastically better than when you first tried it, and the most user-friendly shared calendar option for families. I look forward to hearing your comments!

    Carol at Cozi
    @CoziFamily

      1. Hi DG, I’m really sorry but Cozi does not sync with the Apple products calendars right now. You used to be able to import using MobileMe, but now that Apple has switched to iCloud, we haven’t figured out a way to do that yet. It’s a very popular request though. so if we do figure out, I’ll be sure to post the steps on out Facebook page, which is where we share a lot of quick tips on how to use Cozi (along with a lot of other “mom” stuff). I hope that answer helps! ^carol

  3. Thanks so much for the comment, Carol! I’ve been following Cozi on Twitter for a few years now and I had actually registered but never used it. It was the iPad that turned me over – which is funny b/c I find I’m using it just as often from my computer now too.
    I’ll definitely reach out if I have any questions!

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