Today I wanted to share about a new software program that has greatly improved my life. The software is called Cozi Central, and it is absolutely free.
This software is made with a mom in mind. It is easy to use, color-coded (for each family member), includes pictures of your sweet little ones, helps you with your grocery list, has calendars with alerts letting you know when your appointments are and you can send love notes to your hubby…all from one central location.
I have been using the software for a couple of weeks now and it has helped my life so much already. One of the features that I appreciate the most on it is the ability for my husband to login from work and see what is going on with our week. He has his own color and so do all of the other family members. He can quickly look at the day and see whether or not that particular night is a good night for him to work late. For example, when he sees that his folks are coming for dinner, he knows that is not the night to make plans to work late. He can also add his own things to the calendar and I can login and add things that the kids and I do during the day too.
I am not into text messaging, but I know that many people would benefit from the text messaging feature. I can write my hubby a note and send it directly to his phone letting him know that we have run out of milk. I can also send my grocery list to his phone or by email.
On their website, they have included these features as highlights of their free program:
Personalize your Cozi Home Page by adding a favorite photo
View upcoming appointments
Access shopping and other lists quickly to keep them up-to-date
Send a Cozi Message to all family members
Simply type in a few words to describe your upcoming appointment and Cozi Central will place it correctly on your calendar
Add and view upcoming appointments at a glance—color-coded for each family member
Easily view the current day, week or month by zooming in and out
Print any view you want to
Cozi Central helps you manage and keep track of the various items you need to purchase and tasks that need someone’s attention. It’s easy to view and edit shared lists for groceries, big ticket items, birthday gifts, chores, and more.
Information is only useful if you know it’s there and can get to it when you need it. We all know what happens when we forget to take a look at the family calendar and other vital family information! Cozi Collage places reminders of your upcoming appointments amid photos of your family to make intelligent use of your computer’s down-time.
When there’s something quick you want to tell other family members about, it can be a hassle to give each and every family member a phone call or be sure they received your email. Cozi Central enables you to send a quick message. Simply type in your message and then select how to have it sent to each family member: email to Dad, text messages to the teenagers—Cozi Central takes care of the rest.
Doesn’t this sound too good to be true? I thought so too! I did email a representative of their company to find out what the catch was. Would they later be charging you? Would you need to pay to get a different type of membership to get access to other features? Just how did they intend to keep this product free? It was explained to me that Cozi will always be free and that the company receives it revenues by getting paid sponsorships, that way the users are never affected. Well, you know me and free (unless you have been missing my awesome Freebie Fridays) so this sounded like a dream come true.
I highly recommend this software, and heck…it’s free! What do you have to lose to try it?
Thank you to Cozi for contacting us about their wonderful product and we wish the company much luck in giving disorganized mothers everywhere some organization in our lives. As my husband is a former employee of Microsoft, we have a true love for guys who break out on their own from this company and create such fantastic products! Kudos to you all for making such an awesome product!
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