If your family is anything like mine, then you know how difficult is to keep everyone’s schedules and calendar of events organized and well communicated. With a husband who is constantly traveling, it’s near impossible to keep him linked up and synced with my schedule and the kids. Everything from bill paying to doctor’s appointments tend to fall through the cracks when you can’t keep your calendar of events and to-do lists straight. So when I discovered the Hub Family Organizer app, I thought I’d give it a try and see if it worked well enough to meet our family’s needs.
What is it?
This app is exactly what it’s name suggests. It’s an information hub for families to share calendar events, to-do lists, home schedule planners, kids household chores, grocery lists and daily notes.
How Does it Work?
Each family member must download the free app to their mobile devices and then must be added to the family “hub.” Once everyone is linked up to the family hub, they will have access to the calendars, to-do lists, planners, grocery lists and daily notes. Anytime any member of the hub completes a task or adds to a list or calendar, each hub member will receive a notification directly to their mobile device.
- Free to establish family hub and setup account
- User friendly interface
- Customizable cover photo allows personalization
- Syncs automatically with your calendar – Zero Setup is Required!
- Immediately links up with the entire family hub members
- Available for iPhone, iPad and Android users
- A Gold (unrestricted) Membership will require a fee of $4.99/ mo or $49.99 annually.
- Without upgrading to the Gold membership, hub users are limited in sharing capabilities, cannot assign tasks to other users, repeat events, or set reminders.
Here’s my take on this app:
My husband and I have been using this app for a little over two weeks now. Essentially, we don’t have a huge need to assign tasks, repeat tasks or mark a task with a specific due date. So I don’t see us needing to upgrade to the paid features.
We use the calendar features to communicate like a message board for the whole family’s activities. We make shopping lists so that we can add to it whenever we need to. And wherever we are, we always have an updated version of it with us. The to-do lists have been especially handy with helping us keep organized with our bill paying and honey do lists.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to use, uncomplicated, family organization tool. However, if you tend to load up your calendars and to-do lists, be warned. The service is limited and you can only use so much of the free service until you must pay to access additional space in your calendars. The initial week allows users to experience an unlimited version of the application. Since we are just getting into the second week of our trial, I am wary that we will fill up our allotted usage and require a payment to continue using the service. I hope this is not the case because I find the app very useful and would hate to lose capabilities. Hopefully, the developer will change the service requirements or allow users to purchase this app for a one time fee instead of the monthly or annual fees.
Do you think you would use a family organizer app like this?
Does the price of a service determine whether or not you will use it, even if you really like what it offers?
What do you use to stay connected with your family’s schedules?