It is Back-to-School time and for many parents that means it’s time to organize or re-organize carpools. It is always nice to share the burden of transporting your children to and from various activities but it can get a bit overwhelming keeping everyone’s information organized and accessible. There is a fabulous app out that helps parent’s keep that information organized and much more! MommyTaxi is the answer for every over-extended carpooling mom or dad!
MommyTaxi takes all of your carpool contact information and allows you to store it, by carpool in a very simple and easily accessible format. Simply open the app and tap Create a Carpool. Each carpool is distinguished by a name you choose as well as an optional picture. You can add the name of every child that is in your carpool along with their parent or guardian names and contact information. MommyTaxi can access your iPhone contacts or you can enter information manually. Once all of the information is saved, you can use MommyTaxi to do several useful things. First, you can use the “Drop Check” function to send a quick text message to each parent letting them know when their child has been safely dropped off at their location. If you are running a little late, you can use the “Broadcast” messages to send a mass text message to everyone in your group to let them know. Finally, if your child has an iPhone or iPod, you can link their mobile device to the app and track their location via GPS.
I love apps that help me organize my life and give me one less thing I have to worry about and MommyTaxi definitely fits that description. I think the best thing about the app is simply the fact that it allows me to organize everyone’s contact information by carpool. That way I don’t have to spend time scrolling through my contacts to find a number or racking my brain trying to remember the names of the parents of each of my carpool kids. I love the “Drop Check” feature as well. It would really give me peace of mind to get a quick message telling me that my child has been dropped off safely at home or school or soccer practice or wherever. Also, keep in mind that just because the app is called “MommyTaxi” doesn’t mean it can’t be used for adult carpools as well. If you or your spouse drives a carpool for work, then this app can work just as well to organize their carpool information as well!
This app can be downloaded for free and comes with the ability to organize one carpool. If you wish to add multiple carpools, you must upgrade to the full version for $1.99. For busy moms like me, this app is a life-saver. In my opinion, it is worth the $1.99 to have one less thing to worry about each day. MommyTaxi is a great app that makes my life a whole lot simpler!
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.