We've found the 5 apps you need to make this upcoming school year a breeze for you and your kids.

Make use of your smartphone and give them a try!

1. inClass

Ideal for parents of middle and high schoolers, this app allows you to stay on top of your child's due dates, assignments, and schedule.

2. Cozi

This is a must-have app for families of students of all ages. You can store every family member's appointments, extracurricular activities, shopping lists and to-do lists in one convenient place.

3. RetailMeNot

Make back-to-school shopping a breeze by taking advantage of the endless deals and discounts this app has to offer.

4. Qustodio

It can be hard to make sure your child is practicing Internet-safety all the time. With Qustodio, you can not only monitor their Internet activity from multiple devices, but you can also set healthy limits on their usage and filter harmful content.

5. Companion

If you're nervous about your children walking to and from school alone, download the Companion app which will let you know they've reached their destination safely, or easily alert police if they are in danger.

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