The Best Chore Apps For Families Who Need To Organize Their Lives

No more yelling at your kids to take out the trash.

by Alison Zeidman
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phone mock up of chores app

While smartphones allow parents innumerable ways to waste time (gaming, Instagramming, and shopping come to mind), there are plenty of ways to turn devices into time maximizers. Enter chore apps. The best chore apps for iPhone and Android allow you to input tasks, assign responsibility, set deadlines, and communicate better when schedules get busy. Whether you’re looking to clean the bathroom, fill the coffee maker, or finally de-clutter the garage after a long summer of running around, family chore apps make achieving results easier while removing the responsibility of nagging from you. That’s a win-win.

Whether it’s designed like a chore wheel, chore calendars, or chore list, these apps assign tasks to specific family members, let parents see when they’ve been completed, and even incentivize kids through cash or perks for work well done. When a kid takes out the garbage, he or she makes a few bucks or an extra half-hour of screen time. Some apps allow kids to donate money to good causes; others let them invest it and use debit cards to spend it. The best chore apps have added features like shared calendars, family goals, and even chat. So if you’ve been trying (and failing) to get stuff done using old models, it’s time to step into the 21st century with the best chore apps for families.

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