Technology has made co-parenting easier than ever thanks to new co-parenting applications. These apps help separated or divorced parents plan, stay organized, and share information about their children as they navigate co-parenting. This increases effective communication and encourages collaboration among both parents, minimizing any opportunities for conflict.
Below are four of the most highly-rated co-parenting apps for divorced parents.
This was one of the first co-parenting apps on the market. OurFamilyWizard provides you with the ability to store financial records and personal information, including shared phone numbers. There is a message board where you and your co-parent can chat about your kids. A tool called ToneMeter can help improve your communication as well as it scans your texts as you write them and highlights any emotionally charged phrases.
OurFamilyWizard requires a 1-2 year subscription and offers the following pricing options:
- Choose your own plan.
- Essentials - $12/mo or $144 annually.
- Premium - $17/mo or $204 annually.
Babysitters, children, and grandparents can be added to your account for free. Discounts are available for military families as well as low-income parents.
#2. Cozi Family Organizer
Cozi is a free (with ads) family organizer app that is perfect for co-parenting families. The family planning app has the following features:
- Family calendar
- To do lists
- Shopping lists
- Cozi Today (your day’s agenda at a glance)
A favorite Cozi feature is their list library where you can share photographs, notes, and other information, as well as set appointment reminders. If you get tired of seeing ads, you can upgrade to Cozi Gold at any time.
#3. Talking Parents
Talking Parents helps you communicate effectively with your co-parent. It contains the following features:
- Accountable calling (complete with call recordings and transcripts, all without disclosing your phone number)
- Easy and secure messaging
- Shared calendar
- Vault storage file
- Personal journal
- Unalterable records
- Information library
Talking Parents has a free version of the app with only website access and it's most basic features, but there are also two paid options for use on mobile devices with additional features: Standard - $9.99/mo; and Premium - $24.99/mo.
AppClose is a free co-parenting app that contains features such as: messaging, shared calendars, and the ability to create a shared parenting plan. It also has its own built-in payment platform called ipayou with an integrated expense tracker. You can your co-parent can then scan in receipts and request reimbursement and then settle them electronically.
Messaging is done by text within the app (and is time and date stamped), which you can do with your co-parent or in a group chat with other family members or caretakers who you can also add to the app for free.
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