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Family Tools Compared to Cozi

As you know, Family Tools is far from being the only family organizer app out there. In fact, it's relatively new compared to some of the others. You might wonder what makes it similar to and different from other apps, especially the ones that have really established their place in the app stores. Here, we'll compare the features of Family Tools and Cozi, a popular app that seems to have a similar purpose. For those who want to skim the table, we use bold phrases to indicate something unique to one of the apps, or something done better in one than the other. We'll do our best to be unbiased, but do keep in mind that we created Family Tools; if we didn't think previous formulas needed improvement, we wouldn't have made our own.

Also note that while Family Tools is the same on the web and in the app, Cozi's web and app versions are significantly different from each other. This table will compare Family Tools and Cozi's mobile apps, then group comments about the web versions into a single section.

Tasks

Calendar

Lists

Meals

Dashboard/Home Page

Account Options

Unique to Family Tools

Unique to Cozi

Ads

Web Version

Price

Summary

Both apps are useful in different ways. Based on our comparisons, Family Tools is better when you want every family member to participate in family organization, and/or if you’re interested in a wide variety of tools to get more organized. On the other hand, Cozi works better if you want to keep track of everything yourself, and/or if you’re primarily looking for a robust digital family calendar.

Cozi’s To Do lists are very customizable because you can set headers and move tasks where you want them. (This does come at the cost of the ability to sort automatically.) The calendar does well connecting to other digital calendars and includes searchability and multiple view options. The recipe book is free, and allows picture upload. Recipes can also be imported from websites using URLs. The dedicated birthday tracker is a little bonus, as well. Finally, account security between members isn’t an issue when you’re the only one that adds and edits things.

Family Tools sorts tasks the same way for every family member and includes notifications to help every family member stay informed. The calendar is simplified and much more kid-friendly. Lists are intended for many purposes, including wish lists, and all of them can be sorted automatically. The recipe book includes a dedicated meal planner with many features that make meal planning easier, especially the automatic meal plan generator. The dashboard is much more customizable and relevant to the user. The app’s account options are flexible to how much you want other family members to be involved, and always maintain security between accounts. Family Tools’ reward system with a greater diversity of customization options is designed to help motivate family members to add their own tasks, events, and lists. The web version is consistent with the app version, which helps both parents and children get familiar with it quickly. Finally, Family Tools has no ads, and its Premium version is lower-priced than Cozi’s.

We think Family Tools is great for a lot of reasons. Cozi has its merits as well. We hope this comparison helps you choose the app that’s best for your family.

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