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organizer
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cozi calendar
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Description
cozi family organizer is the surprisingly simple way to manage everyday family life. With a shared calendar, reminders, grocery list and more, cozi is a 3-time Mom’s Choice Award Winner and The TODAY Show “must-have app” for a better life. cozi is free, easy to use, and available from any mobile device or computer. family calendar • Keep track of everyone’s schedules in one place with a simple color-coded calendar • Set reminders for yourself or others in the family so no one misses practice or an important event • Send automated daily or weekly agenda emails to any family member • Subscribe to other calendars you use like your work calendar, school calendars, personal calendars, and team schedules. SHOPPING LISTS & TO DO LISTS • Everyone in the family will always know what you need at the grocery store • See items added by other family members in real time, and never forget the one thing you really need to make dinner • Create to do lists for anything - a shared to do list for the whole family, chore checklists for the kids, a vacation packing checklist. recipe BOX • organize all your recipes in one place that's accessible anytime, anywhere - at home or at the store • Add ingredients to your shopping list quickly and schedule meals onto your calendar • Cook from your phone with helpful features like the no-dim button that keeps your screen on while you're cooking MORE ABOUT cozi • Your cozi calendar, shopping lists, to do items, and recipe box are accessible from any mobile device or computer • No matter where or how your family signs in to cozi, everyone will be looking at the same information • The whole family shares one account that everyone can access using their own email address (as specified in Settings) and the shared family password RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT cozi • "cozi is, in short, ridiculously handy. My only regret is that I waited this long to start using it." –PC World • "cozi just works. It looks clean, organized and uncluttered, regardless of hectic schedules." –The Wall Street Journal • "This thing is indispensable for busy families" –CNET • "cozi is a flylady-approved application." –The flylady All the features listed above are free. cozi also offers an optional ad-free premium subscription called cozi Gold which gives you additional features like Birthday Tracker, more reminders, mobile month view, change notifications and more. cozi Gold is $29.99 USD per year. Price may vary by location. Your subscription is charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription automatically renews each year at $29.99 within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You may cancel your subscription at any time by turning off auto-renew in your iTunes account at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription in iTunes. cozi privacy policy: www.cozi.com/privacy-policy/ cozi terms of use: www.cozi.com/terms-of-use/
Cute little app
by Danielledanielledanielleeeeee on 2021/01/15 18:16
I really like the recipes and lists feature really nice app
What if??
by SunsetTery on 2021/01/15 17:36
There was no Cozi!? Horrible thought! I can't imagine my life without Cozi to keep me on track! Thank you designers for my most used app. I tell people about it all the time. Love it and anyone with or without a family should try it! Your family members cannot say they don't know what is going on because you can give everyone access!
Stop prompting for reviews
by hdieodbfiensnd on 2021/01/15 16:49
Stop
No journal with latest update
by katmurrell73 on 2021/01/15 02:29
While I love this app and have debated several times on going gold....the fact that they took away the journal feature in the update has me looking for new family organizing app. Please add back journal feature!!!
Great For Business Use
by Yaherd on 2021/01/14 19:03
I ditched my paper planner when I discovered this. It's super easy to use and works well with multiple users. Highly recommend!
Best Family Scheduler!
by Wildcat0520 on 2021/01/14 16:35
We’ve used this app for many years now, and the whole family is trained to use it! Love the color-coding, super easy to put things in right away, it’s clean to look at, user-friendly and love all the extra features too - but the calendar is the best. I truly prefer this one to any of the others I’ve tried. A couple of suggestions that I think would improve this for me is for the color coding to go beyond just the dot...it would be even easier to tell them apart at a quick glance. So that for each person the entire entry would be in their color. Also, I would LOVE it if the Cozi app could link easily to other calendars. For example, if i could directly link it to my Apple calendar, it would also link to my watch. I wouldn’t have to enter things on both apps individually.
Reminder function should allow alarm and volume control
by Dr Rick of Springfield VA USA on 2021/01/12 17:22
See above
Cozi Gold Not Worth It
by Hyacinth Miles on 2021/01/11 19:54
I like the potential of this app. For the most part I like the design and I love the recipe box function. The month view is absolutely horrible though especially to be something that you have to pay for. For an application marketed to families which generally means a minimum of three people connected to it, you the month layout is hard on the eye. As soon as anyone in your family has two things tot do, it’s a mess. I would like to see the events in month view color coded according to who is attending. I would also like clearer month headings between moths when scrolling rather than 12-point-font in the middle of a page telling you you’ve gone from May to June. Really bad, needs big work. Otherwise I am satisfied.
Cozi
by Jimmie Lee & Debbie Sue on 2021/01/11 19:46
My daughter hooked my wife and I on Cozi and it’s working great keeping track of our schedules and shopping lists. I’m sure there will be a lot more things that will be working for us.
Great App!
by benwilly86 on 2021/01/11 13:35
This app has been so helpful for me and my wife for us planning our daily, weekly and monthly schedules. I’ve never seen anything more helpful for myself.
Nice App but outdated.
by Geo_502 on 2021/01/11 01:30
I will start by saying that I have been a Gold member for several years now and family finds it useful. It’s really easy to use if you use basic functionality and don’t get into importing and syncing calendars. Be nice to have the ability to sync a calendar two ways without jumping all around to do so. I have paid for Cozi for multiple years but hardly ever see updates to the UI or any functionality support for voice control with Alexa or google home. A am a technical product manager for web/app software and can’t believe this hasn’t been more money focused on better features and user experience. A couple years ago they added the ability to update your list from Alexa but not for the calendars. You can setup a work around by setting up a google calendar that then syncs to Cozi but again this should be a feature added to application, but nothing since the 2017 update. I don’t think they care about their users and funding from subscriptions are used appropriately. Yes there are upgrades but focused on making sure this poorly aged app is supported on the next gen phones. Nothing around user experience or the technology in the application. Different calendar views or more modern layout would be nice or 3D Touch etc.. It’s 2021 and their app looks like it’s from the blackberry and flip phone days. If you need to be organized with the family then this app does that but I can’t see them lasting much longer without more functionality and modern look. Another app is going to come along and sweep all their users up with a fancy version with more bells and whistles. just #my2cents
Cozi is a perfect!
by feilc on 2021/01/10 21:51
The whole family is on Cozi. We use the calendar and the grocery list. It’s a great way to know who is doing what, and to keep the family organized. I even have the dog on Cozi so I know when to give her monthly medications.
Convenient
by Shivelys on 2021/01/10 18:45
Let’s my family keep up with my schedule
App Force Closes ALL the time
by AceGoesLow on 2021/01/10 13:22
App is great when it works, but it force closes itself ALL the time...super frustrating!
Cozi FIVE Star Rating
by Fan of Cozi on 2021/01/09 01:19
I was told about Cozi three years ago and I just started using it for my assistances and my children. It is beautiful! It keeps everyone organized and on track. I love it.
Same page
by Mom-on-the-go77 on 2021/01/08 16:09
This app is a great tool that helps my husband and I stay on the same page with our busy schedules. From kids’ sports to our own appointments, it’s so helpful to share a calendar.
I can’t find the journal part! It disappeared!!!
by Horse kisser 1962 on 2021/01/07 21:39
Sad
Great Ap, Has Potential to be Better.
by Georgiaofthemtns on 2021/01/06 20:09
Overall, I love the Cozi Ap and have been using it daily for 5 years. It's benefits outweigh it's drawbacks. If I had the power I would change a few things. I would make it easier to select a specific day on the calendar for adding or editing an event. Currently, while using an ipad, I have to double tap on the day but instead of just opening the day with the events listed it zooms in and gets all scrolled around. It's just not streamlined. I work around this but it's annoying. Also, if I had the power, I would perfect the ap so that when you click on a day to add an event it would open that day. Many times I have clicked on a day only to have the ap open a different day and I proceeded to add an event to the wrong day. My work-around is to ALWAYS assume that the event has been entered on the wrong day so that I double check the date and time inside the event editing window and not just rely on the calendar view. One more thing, if I had the power I would fix the ap so that it asks before deleting a line with a swipe. Often times, while grocery shopping specifically, I have deleted lines accidentally because I moved the phone or my hand grazed the screen. There is no option to go back and recover lost lines, sadly. This is a huge frustration for me. My work around is to be super-careful when touching the screen and to only "select" and "delete" lines.... never swipe! I hope this review prompts some helpful updates. Thanks for reading my review.
It’s ok
by BraxTeeMitchyDee on 2021/01/06 18:51
This was the only app my girlfriend and I were able to find that worked for both Andriod and iPhone. I wish you could do more without having to pay for gold. I mean I get that it’s only $30/yr., that’s still more than I would like to spend for something as simple as a scheduling app.
Was 5 star
by missthejournal on 2021/01/06 14:50
I used the journal a lot. Really miss the journal convenience. Otherwise it’s still a 5 for calendar and lists.
Reliable and easy
by Diane SK1 on 2021/01/06 11:59
I’ve been using this program for a couple of years and love it. My family all have access and keep up with our daily routine with no problems. I would recommend it.
Glitchy
by socaltochitown on 2021/01/06 11:44
I love the concept. I’m trying the gold features before buying the membership. I love the meal plan linking with recipe box and shopping list on the calendar. I love that it linked to my son’s school calendar for assignments. Glitches - (I’ve already deleted the app and reinstalled with no improvement ) • I open and more than half the time the recipe tab is blank • the “share to Cozi recipe link” is not available • on computer, when meal planning ahead in week, it keeps defaulting to correct day Wishes - ideas improvement • better grid option for meal planning. Ability to drag and drop recipes in a more efficient way • ability to add ingredients to sub headers ie add directly to produce versus having to note and then move later • from phone to be able to click and view recipe
Lists Keep Crashing!
by jj21506 on 2021/01/05 15:04
Been a Cozi Gold member for a few years. I’m willing to absorb the recent loss of functionalities (with no concurrent reduction in fees), but what my family can’t deal with is lists crashing every time one of us adds an item to it. It’s excruciatingly frustrating. This has been happening since before the last update. I saw other reviews mentioning something similar. Please resolve this issue COZI!! It’s making your product nearly unusable. Otherwise I will be looking for another app.
Gold not working
by brainneek on 2021/01/05 03:30
Love this app, but my gold renewal isn’t unlocked in the app.
Crashes all the time
by narkotic on 2021/01/04 19:09
In iOS latest version when clicking / holding an item to move it around towards bottom of list it crashes every time. Been using this app for years. This started in the latest iOS version.
Used to be great. Now Good.
by Labt5231 on 2021/01/04 12:54
This app used to be great but after removing the journal feature I would have to rate it “good”. Also, other apps do a better job of menu planning and recipes since links are hard to cut and paste for recipes now. Maybe that’s not a fault of Cozi but I guess the sites have more blocks in them now. Paprika does a better job of saving online recipes and menu planning. I’m hoping that they will consider bringing the journal feature back after seeing how many people are not happy with it being removed. Still a good app, but it lost some of the features that really made it special.
Great app
by Cathy Ocean on 2021/01/04 12:46
Easy to use and above other calendar apps due to identify events by family member
Love this app!
by junkman2921 on 2021/01/03 15:38
Helps me track all the things I haven’t done and all the things I have yet to do
A must have!
by Spiceritaville on 2021/01/03 15:10
Cozi calendar is the absolute best for family organization. With Cozi Gold, members can communicate events to all, leaving no room for error. Grocery list are communicated as well.
Great family calendar
by W5MI on 2021/01/03 14:20
Have used for years. Great for a family calendar with reminders for everyone. Also love the recipe book. So easy to save a web recipe straight to Cozi & then edit as desired. Love the meal planner too.
Cozi
by tuffir on 2021/01/02 20:39
I love Cozi. Our daughter-in-law introduced me to it several years ago. Thank you. Chip
Impressive
by melissawhitacre on 2021/01/02 19:21
I wasn’t sure I would like this app. However, once I downloaded it and started to navigate it. It was very user friendly and simple. I need simple these days. Thank you.
Awesome planner; easy to use
by Hugs, Marcia on 2021/01/02 05:11
I was addicted to a paper planner and wondered if I could change to a digital one. What a wonderful upgrade from paper. Love this app. Have been using it for many years now and couldn't live with out it.
Great tool.
by PeteyP-500 on 2021/01/01 17:45
This app is great. It keeps everyone in the know and on the same page. Highly recommended.
Sad about journal
by Kim1msw on 2021/01/01 17:40
The best part of this app was discontinued on December 31 2020. I used the Journal feature frequently. I really have no use for the app now.
I used to love this long ago, but...
by God's Girl, Lovely Lynn on 2020/12/31 12:32
I just signed up again after years. I used to love the Cozi app that was free on my new laptop. Just downloaded the app today. While setting up my account, I selected a picture and then changed my mind. Now I can’t change it. The picture I selected is the only option that shows and the option to take a picture. For whatever reason, it’s not allowing me to access my photos. That’s frustrating me already. Selecting and changing my picture should be the easy part. I will double check to be sure I don’t have a wacky setting in place preventing me outside of Cozi. I will change my review if there is an error in my operation and navigation of the app.
Most resourceful app.
by jim bob 1027 on 2020/12/31 00:02
I’ve used this app for years. It is where I keep all of my bills and my wife and I communicate all events. There is not a more resourceful app and it has helped me tremendously in organizing and being consistent with my bills and appointments. I love it!
Notifications
by Brontolee on 2020/12/30 18:31
I like Cozi, but get frustrated with not being able to notify other family members about appointments. It asks who to notify, I add the person, but their name never shows and they don’t get the notification. Is there a fix?
YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
by the guy who made sausage on 2020/12/30 16:52
Ok, so I downloaded this and first thing I saw? Ad’s! ad’s Ad’s AD’S! For a family app, this wasn’t a good start. Besides the adds being for in appropriate websites for my kids, it then never reminded me on my phone so I missed like 3 events! Cozi needs step it up a bit.
Personal Calendar
by My busy life on 2020/12/29 21:16
I like the way this app functions and how easy it is to use. Adding family members is effortless so that’s nice as well. What I am not happy with, are the feature that are not available unless you purchase the app. i.e Not being able to schedule a second reminder. Apps like these should not cost money for simple features.
Work on holidays
by 1987mar2003 on 2020/12/28 20:32
Good app but couldn’t add appts on holidays like MLK day. Everything isn’t closed on holidays.
Lost years of info
by Luna Solari on 2020/12/28 17:56
Loggin in to find our family journal gone. Years of family dates, medical info, passwords, email n sign in info all fracking gone. So much for your app being reliable. Everything....just gone.
No Shopping List
by 19ron57 on 2020/12/27 14:05
Really sleazy to offer the shopping list as part of the free version then taking it away. Now only available on the paid version. Very cumbersome to use without it. Search for another app that’s customer-friendly.
Decent app
by MikTikki on 2020/12/26 21:25
Decent app from what’s out there, allows for lists - helpful for shopping 🛒 and moving 🛻 as well as reminders - to send notifications of upcoming appointments up to three times. Could have been helpful to have 1) better integration with gmail and outlook and 2) easier communication b/n family members, as well as allowing extended family to see certain events and 3) direct communication to family members via messages from the app, aside from the obvious, but also having direct comment on “in progress” shopping 🛒 list, for example.
Getting worse
by Bill_Jeff on 2020/12/26 04:59
I have been a pro user of this service for years. It hasn’t improved much over the years, but it has always met my needs. They removed the Journal part of the service and suddenly with little notice, they removed the shared contacts, claiming it was too hard to maintain. We're left with a shared calendar and task list. Google services provide this for free. I won't be renewing my account next year.
The best
by Queen Z😜😎😍 on 2020/12/25 20:50
You guys are amazing it’s now very easy for me to see what I have to do and what to look forward to
Organized
by RHKC on 2020/12/23 23:21
I love this app. It keeps me together. I have been using it for many years now and don’t know where I would be without it...
Used this for years
by LBrown1904 on 2020/12/23 17:44
Had this app for many years now. We even include my mother in law so everyone always is aware of what’s going on. We paid for the Gold version and it’s worth it. The family has a running grocery list too so when someone is at the store they can pick stuff up as needed.
Great for caregivers!!!!
by Stella's daughter on 2020/12/23 16:54
I became acquainted with Cozi as my 84 yo mom’s caregiver. I was responsible for coordinating all doctor and other appointments, dog walkers, outside caregivers, family visits and everything else. I can’t imagine everything going as well as it has without Cozi. I think it should be in every busy family’s planning structure. Cozi was essential to our family’s function and my mom’s stable health. Now that she’s gone, I’m still using it for appointments and birthdays. I just started using it for lists. It’s a really useful tool I didn’t expect to stick with outside my caregiver role, but I still rely on it. Thank you Cozi!
Terrible
by rollie1293 on 2020/12/22 20:47
It doesn’t even work I can’t even add my husband to my family group
Loss of Features
by c_ozanich on 2020/12/22 17:36
Cozi recently got rid of the family journal and contacts lists. Both items that brought added value to the app; made Cozi Gold worth it. Now the only seemingly benefit to gold is “ad-free”. Will search for another all inclusive app. Such a Shame to water down something that worked so well
Glitchy
by duetfreak on 2020/12/20 14:57
I really like the features of this app but when you try to move list items it crashes frequently. Bummer.
List keeps crashing
by ss283843 on 2020/12/20 14:28
Used to love the app but currently looking for something else. The shared calendar and lists were great but the list crashes almost every time I add an item now and it’s insanely frustrating.
Great app
by heathrab on 2020/12/19 03:12
Really helps my family stay organized!
Absolutely love
by Roshilliam on 2020/12/16 22:32
I am a baker at heart, so I put everything I need to make great things for my kids down here. Then I never forget, or if I’m feeling productive, I’ll put the recipe on cozy. It’s such a great system. I love it and will continue to use cozy until I die.
Family calendar - ok, but needs watch compatibility
by amj206 on 2020/12/16 20:35
I like the idea, and the ability to track the whole family in one place, but only have reminders set for certain individuals. However, there is not an Apple Watch app, which is a must for us. And it is a pain to link other calendar apps with it in order to get on wrist calendar reminders. The whole reason for using it is to have ONE calendar. So, I’m back on the search. I would use this IF they got an Apple Watch app.
Stop asking for reviews!
by stop!asking on 2020/12/16 05:08
Appreciate the app but please stop asking for reviews
Costs too much
by ErdtheBird on 2020/12/15 22:57
It’s fine. It does what it needs to do. However, with free alternatives on the market this is rather expensive with not much value add.
Not so great an app any longer
by thewrig on 2020/12/15 21:20
This was a killer app to coordinate my family’s busy life until recently. Since the advent of iOS 14 the app crashes when refreshing lists / screen. Also items drop off lists. I have reached out to the company three times re troubleshooting this issue or when they will have this bug fixed. Crickets for a response. Until these issues are resolved I can’t really recommend.
Would be five stars,
by Heylyn2 on 2020/12/15 15:22
Unfortunately Cozi doesn’t work as well in IOS as it does in Android for adding things to headings that are supposed to be able to be added to 😦
Crashing
by Boomermartin1982 on 2020/12/15 14:22
App keeps crashing on IPHONE Anytime I move something on a list the app crashes. Please fix asap
Great app
by Sassy-Susu on 2020/12/15 03:38
I really like the Cozi app, but I wish it had a bit more functionality for the subscription cost.
Ok
by Pat's I-pad on 2020/12/14 20:40
Everything as promised
2 MAJOR flaws
by Itsthatgoodgood on 2020/12/14 16:22
We LOVE this app to keep our busy family organized but there are 2 significant flaws that the developers have yet to address: 1. Read only family access. Kids do not need to be deleting and moving appointments, can you make different levels of account access? 2. Can we PLEASE address the time zone issues? We travel and are constantly across at least 5 time zones and the app doesn’t automatically sync appointments to the local time and it is causing MASSIVE CONFUSION. This isn’t a hard one, please fix this so we can continue to use the app. Simply switching the time zone in the app doesn’t adjust the appointment times to local time.
Family love it
by ~Pike~ on 2020/12/13 23:35
Each family member use this calendar an feature
Cozi
by Hana Girmay on 2020/12/13 22:56
Wow this episode great news all day long and I can schedule this your time every single day it’s so cool you guys should use it someday
Cozi is the best
by vinnie vitale on 2020/12/13 21:54
Cozi is the best I now know everything on the right date
Why different??
by Arawlings on 2020/12/13 21:21
I just got a new iPad and installed Cozi first thing. My family (I) have been using this app for years. Interesting that the meal planner is not even an option on the iPad. That’s one of my favorite features. Not happy.
Calendar is confusing
by toiletlickers on 2020/12/12 17:05
I’m used to days numbers being on the top of the day square on a calendar. Seems like a small thing but I sometimes add things to the wrong day because this calendar looks upside down I guess. Please add option to display day number at top of box for simpletons like me. Love it otherwise.
Love Cozi
by Will.j.P on 2020/12/12 12:16
Love cozi but the Android and online versions a much better than the iPad version. The app is not easy to navigate doesn’t recognize group headers on the list and then after editing jumps back to the top of the list.
Ms
by charleeluke on 2020/12/11 17:41
Enjoy using
Holliday Cooking
by Baker Jan on 2020/12/11 12:53
it’s helpful to remember all ingredients needed for certain recipes, for special occasions.
Love the app
by KevinWS4316 on 2020/12/10 16:43
We have been using the app for about 7 years maybe more. I thought there was an Apple Watch version but I don’t see it listed. I love being able to leave my phone in the car when I shop. I am so much quicker when I leave it in the car
Helpful app
by Amilew on 2020/12/10 07:25
It would be even better if there was an actual alarm to come on to alert you of scheduled events. What’s the good of the email when people don’t always check their email
Very solid for a free app
by tg23 on 2020/12/10 03:24
We’re not sure if we’re going to pay for the Gold version as the perks don’t seem to justify it so far. The desktop version is definitely superior to the phone app, but the phone app is normally sufficient. One notable glitch: according to the Tips, if you add a date (mm/dd) anywhere on a task item, it should automatically be added to the calendar. Not so. I’ve tried every variation I can think of (mm/dd, mm/dd/yy, mm/dd/yyyy, etc) but none achieve the promised function. It’s a shame because it’s a great idea and would really help. If it’s a Gold feature, that isn’t stated.
Cozi
by Kdub442 on 2020/12/09 15:39
Works great for family members. Everyone can enter items for all to see. From groceries to calendar activities.
Love it!
by Ladymfh on 2020/12/09 02:30
We absolutely love this app! We are able to keep family schedules and everyone on track!
Is this cancel
by rgoodman1518 on 2020/12/07 22:51
I got message that Cozi was canceling and would not be available any longer
Sam's Club
by Burning for Dummies on 2020/12/07 05:33
Would be nice to coordinate the app with Sam's "Scan and Go" app. I have to constantly switch back and forth when shopping there. A pain in the patoot!
Excellent family organization app
by TheEveryNick on 2020/12/06 20:25
We use Cozi for all lists ranging from packing for trips, family to-do lists, cleaning and groceries that we can both edit whenever we think of something. The calendar reminders are useful too.
Has been helpful
by rdlnar on 2020/12/05 22:00
Has helped keep family informed on what, when, where, etc ...especially in pandemic
Organizers
by DenHan1954 on 2020/12/05 20:01
Cozi is a nice app to store key events shopping lists The recipes are easy to use
Ouch
by kders5 on 2020/12/05 01:50
It’s difficult for members to add themselves easily
Not worth it
by kmdawson0522 on 2020/12/04 14:33
I loved Cozi and even paid for the gold just so I could have my contacts in one place on all my devices. Now that they took that away there’s nothing worth $30 a year but since I just renewed they won’t refund. Ripoff.
Often confusing to look at...
by Corner whiner on 2020/12/03 16:34
Can you please allow us to edit where the date is placed on the calendar? Top left corner as opposed to bottom right.
Address book
by Bennneylee on 2020/12/03 16:16
We will miss the address book
Works great
by MoDiva77701 on 2020/12/01 20:25
I love the fact that Cozi combines calendars and to do list all in one app. Also, the best part is getting to share your schedule with your family and see their schedules. It really keeps my family on task with everyone’s agendas.
Not perfect but close
by Littletasha on 2020/12/01 06:16
01DEC20: leaving for good After 8 years Cozi is discontinuing the journal. The MAIN reason I have kept a subscription for this long!! To add insult to injury they didn’t even have the courtesy to give decent notice. Two weeks to download 8 years of entries. Free app here i come. It would be nice to know why this sudden change as well since there’s been no mention of it ********************************************** There are still some issues with the phone and iPad apps, like not being able to pick certain frequencies like you do online, but overall a great tool to keep my family on track Nov 14: Still love the app, but lately it seems to be crashing more or not saving data after all the information is entered or telling me I'm offline when I'm looking at my 3G signal. As well, while I would GLADLY pay for a Cozi app $50 is way more than slightly ridiculous!! $50 gets me no adds, a second reminder and what? Let's be reasonable here and you'd get your money by sheer numbers. That price point needs to seriously be reevaluated
Charging to see the monthly calendar
by KrisManLar on 2020/11/30 21:03
Charging money to see a month calendar? I’m going back to Fam cal
Family planning
by justinsdusso on 2020/11/30 14:04
We’ve used Cozi for years... it’s great for keeping my wife and I on the same page whether it’s with our calendars, shopping lists, things we need to get done... we love it.
Crashing a lot
by gabegaloshes on 2020/11/29 17:39
Why is this app crashing all the time? It’s never ending. I am trying to create and organize a list and it keeps crashing.
It’s pretty good
by ToxicMan42 on 2020/11/29 15:00
It’s pretty good
Some features disappeared
by Mo Houston on 2020/11/29 02:28
It used to be that to-do items would appear in the calendar. That’s no longer the case. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue my subscription - that was an important feature.
No more nagging. Calendar sanity is here!
by Jensofunky on 2020/11/28 19:28
My husband and I have used Cozi for over 4 years and quickly upgraded to Cozi Gold. It’s been priceless in keeping us organized and remember birthdays since we have opposite schedules. Best part is I don’t have to nag him anymore, I can just set repeated Cozi reminders for him!
Great family app
by CajunRicky on 2020/11/28 19:25
Works great. Just what we needed to keep track of each other’s schedules.
Constantly glitching
by kerbear03101980 on 2020/11/28 15:48
I’ve used the Cozi app for over 5 years and it’s been amazing. For the past few months, it keeps glitching and kicks me out constantly. This is such a disappointment. I’ve updated the app numerous times but nothing works. Looks like it’s time for a change. :o(
Easy to stay organized
by Mwcrusader on 2020/11/28 01:58
Easiest way to mage calendar for whole family.
Best Calendar
by Rsalq on 2020/11/26 20:33
This has been the best family calendar we’ve ever used. Lots of great features, perfect for a family with adult children and grandchildren located in different households and areas.
Cozi is exactly what I was looking for
by CJBG2 on 2020/11/25 19:58
I have been searching for an app that help with meal planning but also could use my own recipes. This app does just that. Plus it will make a grocery list as well. Love this app
Mostly satisfied
by BusyMomOfFourPlusAHubby on 2019/03/10 14:57
The good: It successfully fulfills the purpose of having a ‘family management app’ and it’s nice that it has the ability to notify family members of events with multiple reminders. I LOVE the recipe tab and like that it is easy to transfer those ingredients to the shopping cart. I appreciate that my husband and I can keep track of what’s going on and what’s needed all in one place. The bad: not entirely super user friendly, in that it’s easy to do things but not as easy to undo them. Like when you transfer the ingredients to the shopping cart, you have to individually delete each item as needed rather than selecting multiple (at least on the mobile app, it sure how that part is on the desktop). You can’t just select an entire recipe and delete if you accidentally add it twice. Also, I putting a ton of appointments was way easier on a desktop (at initial startup) than on the phone, but adding individual events is fine. Lastly, I added my kids as family members only to keep my husband and I in the loop of who is where, and it’s frustrating to have to uncheck their names in the “notify” section because they don’t have their own emails so I was getting five “notifications” since it was mine plus 4 of them until I started removing them. It could be a little smoother in that aspect. Overall though, the price is good for what you get (I NEVER pay for apps, but was willing to for this one!!) it’s been a life saver but could use some improvements.
Cozy is AWESOME
by Fun rode on 2017/07/07 19:27
I downloaded the Cozy app for the summer so that I could keep my children's calendar organized for myself and our summer babysitter. I actually had the babysitter input all the different activities lessons and outings so that she would have firsthand knowledge and be more in tune with their schedule, which is crazy! It's been wonderful to be able to see what everyone has going on at a glance. It's also been nice for my husband who will ask me what's going on today and I can just refer him to the calendar. Our babysitter does some tutoring on the side so she was able to plug in her tutoring hours well in advance so that I could make sure we had a plan on the times we would be without her. The reminders are also very helpful. I told my children it was their responsibility to be up and ready for all activities so that the sitter could literally just pulled in the driveway and they would be ready and amazingly it has worked! I've even plugged in a few of my business meetings into the Cozi calendar as a second reminder for myself as I have so much happening between home and work. I haven't used a lot of the other functions yet but I'm excited to explore what else this app has to offer! Thanks for creating an app that keeps families communicating well and organized :-) Kristel Ersan Bettenforf Iowa🌽
Still love it after 4+ years of use
by mommacrocks on 2019/12/29 14:53
We started using the Cozi when our two oldest kids were in high school. Two varsity athletes and athletic club participants, a child in elementary school, and two parents who travel for work made for a daunting job of keeping track of all the commitments. Our bigs are now in college, youngest is just about to enter middle school and we both still travel for work. This app is perfect for any family with a ton of balls to juggle. Everyone (including the pets) are part of our group. We can keep track of every aspect we need to know for scheduling appointments, work trips, meals...literally everything. Before my husband or I agree to a meeting out of town, we can make sure no conflicts exist with our youngest child (someone is always home for her.) The notifications help keep everyone up to date on the latest changes immediately. Meal planning is simple as we can decide what kinds of meals will work best on any given day ( both of us out all day, crockpot meal; after school lessons, something quick ; just two for dinner, portion adjustment) Plus, having the meal plan allows whoever is home first to get dinner started since the recipe is also available in the app. Running to the store? Grocery list of needed items is available to confirm we have everything we need. Anything we do is in the Cozi, it is a great tool. It keeps us on track and running smoothly.
Ok for basic stuff
by HorribleSpider on 2017/09/24 18:39
I found this app looking for something to help with meal planning and was glad to see it had calendar features too. Unfortunately the recipe suggestions and categories are useless if you're looking for vegetarian recipes -- and the idea of being able to search just for dairy free (or vegan) options is a joke. I tried to search for "vegetarian" and got zero results even though I'd already saved one recipe that claimed to be a veggie twist on a traditional meal... so maybe the recipes are there, they just don't make them easy to find. Lots of meat recipes though, if that's your thing. But here's the real problem: I like a lot of the features, but was disappointed that some things I'd like to be able to do require annual membership payments. I'd be willing to just pay a flat fee for the app, but considering how much they're asking for monthly or yearly memberships they'd probably ask a ridiculous amount for a one-time purchase to unlock all features. My main issue with paying monthly to unlock features is that there are only SOME that I want to use. It's expensive to pay the subscription anyway, but when you only want one or two features...? Forget it. Maybe they could make cheaper, flat-rate purchase packs that unlock only certain things? I dunno, it seems crazy expensive to me for what it is and what I'd use it for. I'd rather just stick with google calendar and a free app or two to fill in the blanks (like to do and shopping lists).
Good stuff!
by Sky_Blue_Eyes on 2017/10/08 06:35
My husband and I have been using this calendar and list app to help simplify plans and communication. It’s great! This is a success because we used to constantly ask the other “What’s our plan tomorrow?” and similar questions. Now that’s more rare (it was all day, every day). The grocery and to do lists are also helpful. I especially Love the combo of the calendar and the lists all in one app. I usually need one thing to create the other, so the duality of the app functions work for me. There’s also an option to choose recipes within the app and have the food items needed loaded into a shopping list. Excellent add on that’s free! —The recommendation I have to the developer is to include healthy recipes that focus on clean eating. —Another recommendation is to create the ability to hide appointments and lists. For example, I need to use my iPhone calendar app to keep track of things throughout my day. Maybe it’s remembering to eat a snack, take a vitamin, or make a dr appointment. Regardless, it’s for me and not my husband. If only the administrator on the account could have that option then that’s fine, but ideally all users might need the option to keep things private. That would eliminate my need the to log my personal items and tasks in two places. Every. Single. Day. :) And it would make this my favorite organizational type app to date.
Best calendar/organizing app I've found
by weareramsey on 2017/06/30 11:37
I love this app! I'm a busy mom of two pre-teens who's schedules get busier and busier, and a husband with a busy work calendar. I'm also an "old dog" who doesn't like to learn new tricks so transitioning was daunting for me. What I initially loved about Cozi was the ability to create tabs for each family member so each knows where they need to be and where others are. I also loved that I had an experience where I missed a "search" feature in the Calendar where you could search for the last time you went to the dermatologist, or changed the a/c filters, etc. Sent the feedback to Cozi and within a couple months saw that feature added in an update. Now my calendar works better than my previous calendar! Another review remarked she had trouble moving items in a list. If I understand her complaint accurately, you should be able to do that by "dragging and dropping" the item up or down. I organize my grocery list (after writing it freestyle) then organize in the order my grocery store stocks them. Same with errands. I write them freestyle, then sort into the order I want to run them. I'm always excited for updates to see what new features have been added. (Please note I am a Gold member and it's worth it to me for the upgrade!)
What a fabulous app!
by Mom Ellen on 2019/07/09 19:27
I’ve asked my teenage daughter for months to look into a calendar app for the two of us. Between scheduling appointments (for her, me, the dog, the car, etc!) social activities, random babysitting jobs for her and deadlines for me, it’s been a major challenge to stay organized. I’ve always used a personal calendar/planner, but that isn’t my daughter’s style, and the big wall or kitchen counter family calendar attempt was a complete fail. Enter COZI!!!! My daughter suggested it three days ago, and we’re hooked!! So easy to enter our own commitments, designate which one (or both!) of us is involved, log in events that repeat going forward, etc. And the ability to keep a grocery/drugstore list without forgetting to write an item down on paper or pick it up from the store?!?! Huge bonus!! Edits are simple, and the beautiful layouts and pleasing color combinations are wonderful too! Have not tried any features beyond the calendar and lists, and haven’t tried to print out a copy, but so far, so GREAT! Wish we had discovered this app earlier.....would have made scheduling and communicating changes throughout high school less stressful for both of us. It’ll make these weeks before my daughter heads to college SO much easier to navigate! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Highly recommend for busy families!
by Wegots2kids on 2020/03/09 01:16
I highly recommend this app for anyone, but especially for busy families! We are a family if 4, which includes 2 adults, a teenager and a tween. All of which have super busy schedules. What we love the most is that we only get notified if something affecting the included family member gets scheduled. For instance if we plan a dinner with grandparents and all should be there, all will get notified or if said dinner gets canceled and deleted, all get notified. However, if my son (age 19) schedules a dentist app it’s just in the schedule, no notifications will be sent to the rest of us. With that said, we can all still access the calendar and see the schedules of each other, which makes planning group activities better. This app is fantastic! It has greatly reduced scheduling overlaps within our family. Even reducing difficulty within the family, like needing to schedule something but not being able to reach others to get it coordinated. The only thing that disappoints me with the app is that you have to pay for the subscription to be able to search for an appointment. I’d love to use that feature but just don’t feel like it’s worth the additional cost.
Perfect app for adult ADHDers!!!
by PERFECTION FOR ADHD'ers on 2019/02/19 20:28
As an adult with ADHD, this has been a Godsend app! I am a Gold member/subscriber and the fee has been ABSOLUTELY beneficial and WAY WORTH THE INVESTMENT. This is my second year using/utilizing the Cozi Gold app. I plan to continue and refer to many family, friends and colleagues. This app is extremely user friendly and has truly been a blessed for me in keeping organized and orderly tasks; appointments, to do list and has overall simplified my “overwhelming ability to stay focused, organized and daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities and tasks! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP AND HAVE DONE SO TO MANY FRIENDS, FAMILY & COLLEAGUES! Thanks a million for helping me to stay focused, on time and improving my ability to overcome mishaps, missed appoints, detailed to do/ tasks lists that has been a tremendous app in keeping me on track with ability to complete what once caused unnecessary chaos, stress and anxiety in my daily routines. The gold subscription has been worth EVERY penny and more! Sincerely, Queen ADHD P.S. I highly recommend anyone (moms, busy professionals, etc.) to give this top rated app!
Great Family Calendar! The Lists Need Some Work...
by K8e L8y on 2018/12/22 16:16
We are a blended family of 6, with split custody we share with 3 other parents. Plus the kids are in school and are in activities. First we tried a simple calendar on our kitchen wall, which is great for our 5 year old and if you want a giant visual monthly overview. But...we are always on the move and schedules change fast. This app has been a lifesaver! We even have the option for our kids’ other parents to join, once our relationship is at that level. And I can access it at work on my computer where I can’t have my cell phone! The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of the Lists. We need a satisfying “ding” after a job complete when we check the box. We make an audible noise ourselves and it’s just not the same. The ding makes the day! Also, it would be great if in list items, when you click one item, you could add subtasks and notes and things. That way a recipe could be listed, and then the ingredients could be within it. Or a task could have a person assigned and an explanation. We still use lists because we are set on using one app, but it’s not the best. Maybe you could partner with Wunderlist? They have it down! Thanks so much!
Nice for families but...
by Annalynne on 2018/10/30 19:17
UPDATE: with all of the free apps available these days, this one is outrageously expensive annually for the gold membership benefits. I researched for months before getting this calendar. I’m a grandmother who babysits for multiple families. It’s very hard scheduling between us all over the phone and we needed a place where we could put our schedules that we could merge together and see who is available when. This one works very nicely even as the free version. But for our needs we upgraded to the paid version which I think is too expensive. The only problem I have with this app other than the high annual cost, is I find it very difficult to distinguish between the months , weeks and days. I think there needs to be a higher contrast visually as you scroll through. Sometimes I put my things in the wrong box because distinguishing between them is not that easy. The location of the date in the box is sometimes a little confusing. I just think there needs to be a better visual display separating the months, weeks and days. Especially for anybody with low vision but even for those with good vision. Otherwise it’s a nice app in the paid version offers many useful features.
Your kids can DELETE EVERYTHING in your "family calendar"
by Wifid143 on 2017/07/26 21:29
What a nightmare! You carefully schedule appointments, doctors, outings. Then one day you look up and a LOT OF THINGS you KNOW you put on the calendar are GONE! Yes, COZI has NO admin authority, so go ahead and schedule your life away. Then have your 10 year old open his calendar, leave the phone open an inadvertantly (or not) DELETE calendared events! This has been a nightmare resulting in TWO important events being deleted, info lost, and NO WAY TO RECOVER> When it first happened I contacted them and their reply was "oh yeah, we dont have a solution for that, anyone using the app can freely or mistakenly delete events" Now, it has happened a second time on a very serious appointment scheduled months in advance, and I am beyond furious. This is a FAMILY calendar. When it is only as strong as a 10 year olds fat finger mistake, its USELESS. They need to add an admin 4 # password to allow an event to be deleted. Trust me folks, the advantages quickly become a NIGHTMARE when your kid decides to muck around in the app thats supposed to bring families together. I am on the hunt for something new. We cant afford another screwup in this app that has no parental controls over deletions! They know about it and havent fixed it.
Not as good as I thought it was
by Ipodallthetime on 2017/06/26 19:38
When I found this calendar I was so excited. We have a really busy family and lots of moving parts. I was so happy I wouldn't have to send emails and texts as reminders anymore or field the when and where questions. It was all at our fingertips. Until I had to get a new phone. My old phone died. I got a new one and as is the usual I needed to sign back into the app. Only I can't sign back in. At all. I thought I had forgotten my password, but nope, my email address isn't recognized. I emailed customer service where I get an auto generated response telling me it will be at least 3 days before they will get back to me. If I am paying for the app (which Im not) it will be sooner. So after waiting 3 days I receive an email suggesting that I may have typed in the wrong email address or spelled it incorrectly. This is as if I'm bot intelligent enough to think of that on my own that I had to wait three days for someone to point it out. So I responded to the email letting them know what I tried and guess what...they will get back to me in 3-5 days. I will no longer be using this app. If I have to start a new account I would rather go to an app that cares about their customers and that realizes how important a family calendar is. So incredibly disappointed in this app and their level of customer service.
Great for organization of the family
by Kshoe14 on 2019/01/23 17:08
My husband is always asking me, “do we have anything planned for next weekend!?” -after I have told him our plans almost daily for the last month- NOW i can say “check the cozi!!” My husband is a Samsung lover, and I’m an apple advocate, so this helps join our lives easily. I also like the joined lists. My husband has a cleaning and to do list, and so do I. I like this because we know exactly what needs to be done, and it holds us accountable. This app would get 10 stars if it had a pantry list, so when I’m at the store, I can also look to see what’s in my pantry and replenish if need be. I’ve tried other pantry apps, but the importance of having an app that shares this list would be HUGE. That way if my husband eats all the peanut butter, he could check it off, and that could get added to the shopping list automatically. Developers?!? I am currently using the free cozi, but if this was an option, and it ACTUALLY worked (a lot of the pantry apps Ive tried are crap) I would definitely pay!
It’s awesome except for a couple small things
by TheCrazyBernards on 2019/02/04 15:48
I really like this app for organizing and sharing a calendar between multiple people. We have 6 kids so they are everywhere, I especially like the feature where they can add something to the calendar and we all see it. My only complaint is the addresses; When adding an address to an event in the iphones basic calendar it pops up so you don’t have to type the whole thing, which this app doesn’t do - it’s lazy but I don’t want to type the whole thing in, lol. I also wish I could type in the location area the name and if it’s saved in my contacts once again....it pops up and fills out automatically. Also some events happen yearly that aren’t birthday, like my friends baby who died I like calling her every year to tell her I’m there for her for example. Events that happen weekly like various sports or church would be nice to have an icon like the birthday icon next to it. I’m trying the Gold for a year to see how I like it, but so far so good for the most part!! My notes would make things easier to handle or just thoughts.
Best calendar app EVER
by Kristyn0417 on 2019/04/05 14:15
My husband and I were looking for a good shared calendar to keep track of allllll the things. We found this and gave it a try. We upgraded to gold after we were using it for a bit and saw the value in the gold membership. The “lists” portion of the app is absolutely incredible. We plan our out meals for the week and I just found that they have some preselected recipes so I was scrolling those and decided to give one a try. You can add all of the ingredients to your grocery list with one click (and just as easily delete the ingredients you don’t need to pick up for it). I thought that was so cool. But then I found something even COOLER! I was searching recipes online and I went to share one to my email so I could print it and I found that I can share it to the cozi app and it will create the recipe there for you so all you have to do is click a button and all the ingredients will go to your list again. And that’s just ONE feature of this app. Definitely worth it. We love it.
OMG! Organizers heaven!
by Sophiasgrace on 2019/01/03 17:57
I saw an ad for this on Facebook and I thought it might help organize my families activities and such. OMG! I have used this every day since I downloaded it, it is so useful. It notifies every family member every time you add something to the agenda, everyone can see grocery lists, you can search for recipes or so easily just add all your favorite recipes from the web - just copy and paste the web address. It allows you to plan your meals out by simply clicking on a recipe and adding it to your calendar and then adding the recipes to your shopping list so you are sure to have everything. I simply search Pinterest for recipes I want to try and add them to the family recipe file. It has a button to keep your phone from turning off while you are in recipe mode. I mean, come on! This makes me look Martha effing stewert! And I’m sorry but all this organizational help and a subscription that amounts to about 2.50 a month? What could you possibly not love about this?
Convenient
by Tamar69 on 2017/09/03 17:01
Pros: Calendar helps keep you & your kids on the same page with events, activities, appointments, due dates, etc. by facilitating ease of communication & a visual reminder. Shopping lists also allow all users to add & remove items, making shopping trips more productive. Cons: Annoying ads everywhere with basic (free) version; some features only available with Gold (paid) version. When I added "laundry detergent" to my shopping list, Cozi "suggested" its ad brand and embedded the ad into my list. Yuck. Also, Calendar view isn't visually appealing/easy to look at. SUGGESTIONS/REQUESTS: It would be SO much more convenient if the Grocery List had SECTIONS (e.g., Produce, Frozen, Deli, etc.) for items - it would really expedite the actual shopping process (no more backtracking 5 aisles to get that peanut butter you skipped!). It would also be cool if the Lists could identify or track those items you buy on almost every trip to the store, and suggest said items each time a new list is started.
Still dislike
by Mandapan on 2018/06/28 06:53
I tried this app several years ago in a coparenting situation and didn’t care for it then. We ended up using a different, much more expensive, app/site and were happy for several years. I pulled this app back in this month because my husband and I need one calendar for our family. The one he wanted to use required invitations to be sent, which weren’t accepted, and events didn’t get added. I prefer paper, which cannot be shared easily on the go with three kids. I was really really happy with it for about four days. I entered a TON of events and activities and travel information. I entered grocery lists and to-dos. I loved it for what I needed. Then I gave my husband the password to log in and join me. That’s pretty much when the honeymoon ended. Day 1- my to-dos and grocery lists were deleted. Okay. No problem. Rentered it all. Day 2- every. Single. Effing. Calendar entry was DELETED. don’t know what he did. But I can almost guarantee he doesn’t either. I do know that, literally, hours of my time were wasted. So I deleted the app. There’s no way to secure the entries and protect them from deletion. It’s too risky to depend on this calendar for actual families who need this information saved.
Worth it!
by ImagineHatch on 2017/11/27 11:26
Our family used the free version of Cozi for a few months before we upgraded. We don’t typically purchase apps and keep a pretty strict budget but Cozi has been worth every penny! With 5 kids and a business, we rely on this app to keep things in order. One of my favorite features is the shared lists. My kids can see their chore lists and my hubby can see our grocery list if he’s out running errands. I also love being able to add things to the calendar far in advance and using our calendar to let everyone know what’s for dinner and getting our meal plan together. We haven’t tried any of Cozi’s recipes but I like being able to add recipes from other sites. This app is everything we need and has been worth every single penny. The best part about the upgrade is that it’s a one-time payment and not a subscription. So I paid a few bucks once and now we have access to everything. We love love love this app! Highly recommended!!!!
Crashes, puts things on wrong day
by eaymsmg on 2020/07/07 14:34
I rely on my free version of Cozi a lot but when I try to update my calendar on my iPhone it has a years-long history of crashing and losing all my updates - I get a msg that somebody just made changes so my changes were lost or something like that - and every time I get this message I was the person who just made the changes (my husband never logs on). It also does not always place items on the date I selected when I opened the calendar post screen - I have to go back and search the calendar for the mistaken entry, or just place the item again in the right place & know there is a duplicate out there somewhere. When I have time to dedicate, I plan to transfer to a different app. I currently don’t have the extra funds to go back to the paid version, but when I paid for it, the same things were happening. I have reloaded and changed my password several times to no avail. Not reliable enough for 5 stars, but was a helpful app before all the crashing, etc.
Divorce Arguments down 95%
by Sandman SF Bay on 2017/08/03 15:34
My ex-wife brought Cozi to my attention years ago (2009?). For and handful of years we consistently bickered and quarreled over one or the other not remembering or not thinking the other person remembered things she or I planned into the kids' schedules. With Cozi, 95% of our reasons to have weekly (or daily) flare ups were eliminated. Having one master calendar source (with reminders) to refer to just made daily life smoother for all of us (most especially our children who stopped seeing their parents bicker over little things so frequently in the past. As a guy, who can remember 3 things told to me in a rapid verbal laundry list of "To Dos" before I simply don't retain any additional info (but who is indeed a will do...follow-through and dependable person), Cozi has been invaluable. Thanks for being largely responsible for 8+ years of much smoother sailing through the daily realities of divorce with children Cozi!
Loving it so far - after a few changes would be irreplaceable!
by Italyrose on 2017/10/19 18:23
I love this app for calendar sharing! I can notify my husband of changes and I can enter data from the computer - much easier for me!! I love that I can send notifications to him and he uses our COZI calendar as his calendar too. We don't have to "push" appointments to and from each other. If I update it on COZI, he sees it. I also love that I can instantaneously update the grocery list and he sees it (in case I remember something while he is shopping). I only gave it 4 stars because I would love to be able to copy an appointment! If I have an event with a couple of possible dates now I have to enter all the data twice, or enter a hair appointment - same info as last time just a new date. I would also love to be able to sync with contacts so I don't have to look up an address for the location. Another great add would be syncing with my iPhone calendar in case I like to use both. Still LOVE the app though :).
User Friendly
by Dewdropmas on 2019/04/11 20:01
Our extended family has finally found a shared calendar we all can live with. It is easy to enter or edit an event & indicate who is participating. There is extra room on a pop-up screen when you want to provide extra detail about an event but because it pops up when you want it, it isn’t in the way from seeing the larger picture. It is easy to see at one glance what is happening no matter which device you are using at the time. When you are away from home it is easy to make an appointment and know that you are not going to conflict with something else. Customer service is timely, friendly & helpful even if you are using the free version. Using Cozi has eliminated scheduling problems within the family. It is meeting our needs very nicely. If you are looking for a way to coordinate family events, do give Cozi a try.
Great with an annoying flaw
by Frendlycat on 2019/11/05 23:46
My family has used this app for awhile and likes it overall. However I am sick of the fact the app is set up in a way where your lists pop up, then after a delay of a second or so what is on the page shifts so that an advertisement link is in the place where your list used to be. Too many times I hit an ad link instead of my list because of this last minute “page layout switch.” This does NOT happen on other apps and I have a very nice iPhone so this an app feature that I have had enough of. After being tricked into clicking an ad too many times today I am considering finding a better app. I have no doubt this is done deliberately to give the appearance of an inflated number of ad clicks but it is stupid and useless. If I do not want to see an ad and did not deliberately click it then it quickly gets closed out quickly anyway, but I am tired of dealing with thus irritation for the appearance of extra ad clicks. There is no excuse for this. Unfortunate.
2+
by Angme37 on 2020/07/15 21:54
Not bad but will raise it to 5 stars once I can bring all my calendars over to Cozi. I do like the layout and how everything is. I bought gold thinking that when I sync my google cal or Apple cal it would remind me of my events on my calendar but it does not. I’m not going into every single event I have on Cozi to change it to send me a Notification. It should have this option as a default but it does not. Yes I have it enabled in my settings to receive notifications . I have tested this in your app if you do not put to remind you which again it should be set to do this as default to remind you then it will not remind you at all and then I tested to remind me and it reminded me. No one wants to go into every single event and put send reminder. That’s why it should be set as default so it actually reminds you when you add a calendar to your app. Hopefully it’s something you add soon cause I know myself would love for every time you make an event or move calendars over it puts notifications as a default. Wish I knew it didn’t have this before buying it.
OK but...
by Hargrepa on 2020/02/07 12:49
I use an iPhone... I have it set to receive notifications, the only notifications I get or the 4 other people using is an email, no pop up notifications. Tried everything I can think of, so has everyone else using. Followed all steps to link Apple calendar to Cozi and visa versa. Many times. Zero success. My son plays baseball and the coach uses Team Snap for all practices, games etc, it took me less than a minute to link that to the Apple calendar. I look online and see reviews complaining of same issue from 2014, why 6 years later is it no better? Update I’ve had a prompt and comprehensive reply to my issues with Cozi. Their tech support, Marian, did a through and complete study of my and my family settings. Deleting and reloading app seemed to to the trick for my notifications issue, go figure. The linking of calendars seems to be an Apple issue. Thank you for taking the time to study my issues.....great tech support!
Cozi Gold is the best Organizer App ever!
by Too Darn Busy on 2019/12/24 16:03
Our family is so busy; this app helps us not only to keep track of our own individual dates & times, but we can also see what other family members are doing. The reminders are so helpful too. I use nearly all of the many features that Cozi offers. One of my favorites is the shopping list feature. Two or more people can shop from the same list at the same time, checking items off as they put them in their cart. The other person can see in “real time “ on their phones as each item is checked off. No duplication and shopping finished in half the time. We also use the “To Do” list function to keep us on track. There are so many things you can do with the Cozi App, which is free, but we think that the extra features in the Gold version is worth the money.
Month Calendar View
by Popples987 on 2019/04/07 11:41
I am currently on a trial for Gold and have been testing out other family organization apps. I love most of what Cozi has to offer and I love the simple and user friendly interface and text, however the month calendar view that I was so excited to get access too is disappointing to say the least. The layout is awful and actual distinct boxes and the date numbers on the upper left of each box would be less confusing, I would prefer color coded text and the ability to click on the day and have the events pull up underneath the calendar in a manner similar to the week view, with even the option to scroll through the subsequent days in this section as well. Also, being able to set an actual location that can be pulled up on maps would be amazing! I am still looking at other options, but I see so much potential for Cozi. I just can’t justify paying the premium for access to a calendar that is essentially unusable.
Don’t buy Gold; terrible design
by D.Alexarnett on 2020/01/20 16:07
I made the $30 mistake of purchasing Gold, primarily so that I could access the 1-month calendar view. I didn’t realize- because you cannot preview the full calendar view without paying $30- that Cozi has decided to format their calendar exactly opposite to any other calendar I have ever used. On each day’s rectangle, the day’s events are formatted to the very top, while the numerical date is formatted to the bottom. Maybe the malfunction is specific to my brain and not the app, but I was absolutely confused as to which week the calendar items were associated with. I contacted Cozi support and they let me know that while they were more than happy to TAKE my money, they were sorry to report that they have absolutely no mechanism to give it back. They pointed me to Apple Support, which summarily rejected my request for a refund without even allowing a human being to read what I had typed into their text box. So, buyer beware. You’ll have to shell out $30 to discover the mystery of whether or not Cozi’s absolutely unintuitive design and interface confuses you as much as it did me.
Great App Love but needs improvements
by Smart Professinal on 2017/10/23 04:11
I really love this app but needs improvements to be more user friendly. My first complaint is the grocery list has too many steps to erase the items & I cannot tell you how dumbfounded I am no one at Cozy can figure this out. Adding items to the calendar has to change because I keep putting an appointment type it close it then I cannot find it because to input the date it’s just terrible again way too many steps come on people!!this is meant to replace the paper agenda keep this in mind genius developers!! I have kids and let me tell this app fails me as a parent hire Dads and Moms as developers to figure out what I’m talking about because you clearly have no CLUE!! So I’ll keep the app for now until I find another one who knows what the heck I’m talking about. FYI I’m a professional who has a full time job
Best Family Scheduler!
by Wildcat0520 on 2021/01/14 16:35
We’ve used this app for many years now, and the whole family is trained to use it! Love the color-coding, super easy to put things in right away, it’s clean to look at, user-friendly and love all the extra features too - but the calendar is the best. I truly prefer this one to any of the others I’ve tried. A couple of suggestions that I think would improve this for me is for the color coding to go beyond just the dot...it would be even easier to tell them apart at a quick glance. So that for each person the entire entry would be in their color. Also, I would LOVE it if the Cozi app could link easily to other calendars. For example, if i could directly link it to my Apple calendar, it would also link to my watch. I wouldn’t have to enter things on both apps individually.
Good but could use some improvements
by Emmybug179 on 2020/07/21 19:00
The good: - it does what it says. It is a family organizer and allows me to see my husband’s work schedule so that we can coordinate childcare, etc. - it aids in communication. It solves that whole “I didn’t know you had drinks tonight!” The term “it’s in cozy” has replaced “it’s on the calendar.” -it is color coded and has the person’s name underneath to make things clear -the shared to-do list is a game changer - same for the grocery list. Needed improvements: - the default participation for every event is “All [members],” even when you’re in an individual’s calendar. I have to manually unselect All for every event, which is annoying when I’m putting in my work schedule. - it would be very helpful to set up recurring events without needing to add a patterned. Especially for shift workers. For example, i work 6am-6pm but not in a patterned schedule that I could put on repeat. It would be helpful to make a 6am-6pm event or tag that I can apply on the calendar instead of manually setting the time for each shift. It would also be helpful for childcare, for example make an event called “pickup” at 5pm that I can apply to any days I need my husband to do pickup. - I can’t figure out how to view just certain members’ schedules. If I just want to look at my husband’s and my schedules but not my sister’s childcare needs, I can’t.
TRIAL PERIOD OF COZI GOLD
by Dgy3gt on 2018/01/24 12:41
My husband and I are retired and I was looking for a simplistic way to share a calendar, grocery list and to do list. I very quickly decided the ads were going to be distracting and decided to use the 14-day free trial of Cozi Gold to determine if this is the app for us. I like the ease of making multiple shopping lists (grocery store, Sam's, Walmart, etc), the ease of making individual To Do lists and the ease of adding things to the lists. What I don't like is being unable to rearrange and organize the items on each list after they are entered. For example, I add things to the grocery list as I need them, but am unable to organize the list to make it easy to shop. Also, I have a lengthy To Do list and would like the option of rearranging to prioritize my chores. I haven't moved our calendar to the Cozi app yet, but read in another review you can't repeat entries without reentering all the information. Unless there are ways I've missed to do these things, I'll be leaving Cozi. DEVELOPER: Can you help?
Great for busy families
by Silverramette on 2018/11/28 01:42
Negatives (why it lost a star): Unlike apple calendar, this app will not search locations for events so you must manually enter locations/addresses. Also this app’s charge for Gold is ridiculously high and not worth the price for a few extra features. The app does not coordinate with social media like Facebook events. Positives: Anyone can enter an appointment or event and all can see it. If you are invited to an event you receive a notification plus weekly reminders for events. I write my grocery list out on paper but the grocery list function is useful to me if I’m out and about and need to give myself a reminder to add something to my list. The app is easy to use—so much so that my retired parents use it (they watch my kids after school). I haven’t really used the recipe section but I like the idea of it. It might be worth it to have user submitted recipes.
Organization!!!
by Was a fan :( on 2019/02/17 17:24
Cozi has become our personal assistant. With family members spread over several states we manage to find weekend get always that work for the whole family. Being able to post to each others calendars is a benefit! For the immediate household we are always up to date on neighborhood gatherings, personal appointments, and our daughters college & dating schedule. Cozi recipes, and shopping make life easy on daily basis. Reminders, help us organize days in advance. Household maintenance schedules are easier to follow with Cozi. To do lists make floating chore days easy work through! The the same chores getting done weekly by three people on different days, so nothing’s overwhelming! To do list made for an easier move last year! Birthday reminders help us remember things when we are at a frantic pace.
Ok but could be better
by User7835 on 2018/01/06 17:43
I’ll start by saying my wife and I have used this app for about six years. We got it initially because it was about the only decent family calendar in the App Store when we started looking. We never upgraded to the full pay version because it’s ridiculously expensive for limited improvement. It’s nice to have a family planning app with shared calendar, shared lists, recipes, journal, etc, BUT each of these components are all mediocre. I have a “to do” app, a recipe app, that are much more functional (and still free). My wife and I also just started using the iOS calendar app with family sharing. It’s easy to set up shared calendars and it has better calendar views than Cozi. For the money Cozi makes from advertising and paid subscriptions they should have a top-of-the line product to offer, but they don’t. The developers have done little to improve the app it the time we’ve been using it either. After over five years of using Cozi, I’ll be moving on.
So far so good
by Momof3Brooklyn on 2019/11/18 14:15
My husband and I have been using the free version of this app for a week trying to determine if we liked it enough to use instead of handwritten version of a family command center in our kitchen. Getting my husband to use a new app is typically difficult but he’s been on board pretty well so far. There are a few annoyances that keep this app from being really great though and I’m writing to see if the app makers can fix: 1. Being able to move to-do’s from one list to another. Currently you have to re-create the todo under a different list and delete the first. Not efficient when I’m trying to create efficiency. 2. Lists seem to always default upon opening to the Shopping list view instead of sticking to what you were last viewing, in my case typically the To Do lists.
Good app but...
by JLaudert on 2020/09/24 15:49
I really wish there was a version on Apple Watch with a few simple things such as viewing to do lists, calendar items, and shopping lists. It’s great on mobile, having all our info in one place is very helpful and there’s more to it than just a simple calendar. My fiancé and I leave each other sweet family journal entries at random and I love “finding” them. So far it’s just the two of us using it, but I plan on getting my kids into it soon, now that they’re in junior high and have more to keep track of each day. Having a Watch app with reminders throughout the day would be amazing because I could make sure the kids put their due-dates for assignments in it and I could help them stay on task simply from my wrist...if I see something is due soon, I could just send them an iMessage while I’m at work without having to go get my phone.
Love it, but has minor glitches
by happyuser&76$ on 2019/03/14 19:27
Love the fact that I can synchronize my schedule with the rest of the family’s. I liked the way time was entered before. Now, it is difficult because when I enter the time, sometimes it gets changed by mistake if I touch the screen (it is very sensitive to touch and easily changed) and I end up with the wrong time messing up my schedule. I liked the drop down option better. That option was impossible to change by mistake. Also, sometimes I keep entering ‘pm’, but when I save, the time still displays ‘am’. No matter how many times I change it, it remains ‘am’. Very annoying. Usually, it changes to the right time the next time I open the app, but I never know if I saved the right time or not. Other than that, the app is great. I use it every day.
Love it! Needs a couple more features to be super useful to me...
by W8! on 2019/09/28 23:08
Works great as a family grocery list for sure. My kids have it on their phones and when they run out of something or want something new, they add it to the list and I see it when I’m at the store. It also works great as a repeatable packing list, particularly with the Heading feature to let me organize the list within the lists. For example, I create subheadings for toiletries, business travel, international travel, clothes, etc, and when I put it in my suitcase I mark it off the list. When everything is packed, I select the feature to Uncheck All and I have the list at the ready for my return trip as well as future trips. The two features that would make this app even more useful for me are: 1) the ability to change the list item to a different List or To Do, and 2) the ability to add a date to a list item to make it appear on the calendar. I can’t tell you how many times I had something on my Walmart shopping list but needed to put it on my BJs or grocery list, and there are things in my To Do world that need to be completed by specific dates but need to be on a master To Do list where I can see them all in case I can get to it earlier. With those two features, I’d give this app a 5 star rating. Thanks!
Awesome For Families!
by Smcramer on 2017/11/09 13:37
A must-have for families! This app helps us keep our family's schedule organized and everyone aware of what's happening. We have 5 people's schedules, plus the dog, my husband's work travel schedule, a home business ... lots going on. This app keeps us going! I LOVE the shared shopping list feature in Cozi Gold! All the users can add to multiple lists so that when one person is shopping, the list is just there! Birthday reminders are fantastic too! My only “wish list" items for this app are: (1) I wish it had a reminder setting for when certain bills are due; (2) I wish the items themselves could have an option for color coding based on person or category; (3) I wish the sub-categories were easier to work with. Those three features would complete it for me!
Great App. Great features but is missing one thing...
by Shabbychic12 on 2019/08/19 01:43
This is an awesome app for a husband and wife to be able to stay connected with their busy schedules. HOWEVER, I feel that the Cozi app is missing one important thing that would make this app one of the top scheduling apps. There is absolutely no place or ability to upload any pictures to any of the “calendar events”. For example, I’d love to be able to upload a photo of a wedding invite or graduation invite to my calendar event in the app but I can’t. I literally have to type all of the info into the notes section if I want to keep it all in one place if the invite gets misplaced. A quick photo would be so convenient and be a HUGE PERK to this already awesome app. I hope that the creators of this app will consider this option in the next update.
Constant crashing!
by Need a reliable organizer on 2017/07/15 14:28
I have used and loved and highly recommended Cozi for the past 2 years to organize our large family. But in the last month it crashes within seconds of opening nearly every time I try to use it which is many times a day. Very frustrating as our entire lives are organized by this app. I'll have to switch since this is just not workable and doesn't seem to be changing. Update- I have removed and reinstalled Cozi no less than 25 times in the last month. I've even removed other apps that I thought might be interfering, deleted many things to increase available memory, performed soft resets on my phone multiple times and taken my phone into the store to see if they had any ideas. Cozi still crashes every time I open it. It seems to be to be related to how complicated you've made it now with all the little unnecessary pop up screens and extras that seem great but really aren't needed in a basic calendar app. I wish you could go back to the basics and then just leave it alone.
Seniors
by Pallette Knife on 2019/03/29 09:56
Harold and I are empty nest senior citizens. We both love Cosi: What I don’t love is the way I lose most of my entries. I need a window that warns me I need to sign in first if I want to make changes to the shared calendar. At present I have to remember never to sign out, which is counterintuitive to the process of “blowing out” apps that are running in the background in order to save battery life on my phone. I almost always make changes. I have a little work-around that I use, but it is tedious and time-consuming when I am scheduling appointments at the doctors office or my hair salon or one of several book clubs and NFP boards I serve on. Can you provide a sign in warning window with a choice that I can make to “always see this window when I open cosi” or “I don’t want to see this again when I open Cosi” ?
Very good, could be great!
by Holli** on 2017/12/21 17:38
I love so many things about this app! Shared calendar, shared family journal, user-friendly, and more. But my constructive criticism is this: when looking at the month view, one can’t see whose appointment it is (the type could be shown in their color, as a suggestion); when zoomed in on the month view, the font is so tiny, even zoomed in, that it’s hard to tap on the right appointment, in case of a need to edit - one must go to the weekly view and scroll to the appropriate day; and, finally, one must choose a time for the appointment with the scroll-through-the-times method, whereas apps like Sunrise allowed a quick-set method where one typed it in, saved it, and then one could adjust the time by drag and drop. Of course, keep in mind that I am PICKY, so with these being my only irks, and the rest being lovely, it’s a well-earned 4 stars!
Calendar is great; Lists not as great
by Baayybee789 on 2017/06/28 23:16
I tried Cozi when it first came out and it never really worked for me. Recently I was talking with a friend and she raved about so I gave it another chance. Now I really like it, especially the calendar. It is really intuitive and easy to use. The lists, while intuitive, are not as helpful. I like the subtitles but once I've added an item I can't move it to a subcategory. My style is to brain dump my list items and organize later. I also like to organize my errands by priority and/or location. I use another app called Errands that I like better for the To Do list. I love the shopping list functionality in Cosi a lot though, especially the recipe integration but I still want to organize my lists by store/grocery aisle, etc. Cut and paste is too time consuming. I would prefer a grab and drop interface or something similar.
Used Cozi for years! Needs Siri & Apple Watch capability
by Hen W. on 2019/09/29 12:13
First off - I would like to say that Cozi has been my #1 productivity app for at least 7 years, if not longer. I use it Every Day & I feel like I have my entire life on there. I would like to request to the developers to update it for 1) Siri capability (Hey Siri, add milk to my Cozi Grocery list; Hey Siri, add Pick John up at 5pm to my Cozi calendar) and 2) Apple Watch comparability. Lastly, and this is just a pipe dream of mine: it would be great to be able to use digital stickers & embellishments to be able to decorate my journal, calendar, lists, etc. there is not a fully functional planner app out there that you can decorate/embellish. You would be cornering the market! I will be continuing to use Cozi - it is still the best app I have found (and I look yearly - mostly for the reasons I have added above). I’m sure I will be using Cozi for years to come - Thank you for keeping me organized!!!(
Holidays/Messaging/Recipes
by EllyMay808 on 2018/07/10 20:22
It’s missing Easter and April Fool’s Day. Those are pretty basic so that’s odd. Also, the app really needs some kind of comment or messaging feature similar to Picniic, FamCal, or several other family organizer apps. Until that’s added, I can’t bring myself to subscribe because so many of these other apps offer that feature for free. I really like the colored dot system for family members. And I want to love the recipe saving/importing system but it doesn’t seem to work very well. I just finished trying it on about 10 sites and it pulled from 4 (the other 6 it just gave me an error on), with one of those having pulled nutrition info into the ingredients section instead of the actual ingredients. So it really only worked 3 times out of 10. This is definitely not something I would pay for without some improvements. I do like the the concept enough that if the issues I listed were fixed, I most likely would gladly subscribe.
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cozi family organizer is the surprisingly simple way to manage everyday family life. With a shared calendar, reminders, grocery list and more, cozi is a 3-time Mom’s Choice Award Winner and The TODAY Show “must-have app” for a better life. cozi is free, easy to use, and available from any mobile device or computer. family calendar • Keep track of everyone’s schedules in one place with a simple color-coded calendar • Set reminders for yourself or others in the family so no one misses practice or an important event • Send automated daily or weekly agenda emails to any family member • Subscribe to other calendars you use like your work calendar, school calendars, personal calendars, and team schedules. SHOPPING LISTS & TO DO LISTS • Everyone in the family will always know what you need at the grocery store • See items added by other family members in real time, and never forget the one thing you really need to make dinner • Create to do lists for anything - a shared to do list for the whole family, chore checklists for the kids, a vacation packing checklist. recipe BOX • organize all your recipes in one place that's accessible anytime, anywhere - at home or at the store • Add ingredients to your shopping list quickly and schedule meals onto your calendar • Cook from your phone with helpful features like the no-dim button that keeps your screen on while you're cooking MORE ABOUT cozi • Your cozi calendar, shopping lists, to do items, and recipe box are accessible from any mobile device or computer • No matter where or how your family signs in to cozi, everyone will be looking at the same information • The whole family shares one account that everyone can access using their own email address (as specified in Settings) and the shared family password RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT cozi • "cozi is, in short, ridiculously handy. My only regret is that I waited this long to start using it." –PC World • "cozi just works. It looks clean, organized and uncluttered, regardless of hectic schedules." –The Wall Street Journal • "This thing is indispensable for busy families" –CNET • "cozi is a flylady-approved application." –The flylady All the features listed above are free. cozi also offers an optional ad-free premium subscription called cozi Gold which gives you additional features like Birthday Tracker, more reminders, mobile month view, change notifications and more. cozi Gold is $29.99 USD per year. Price may vary by location. Your subscription is charged to your credit card through your iTunes account. Your subscription automatically renews each year at $29.99 within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. You may cancel your subscription at any time by turning off auto-renew in your iTunes account at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. You can manage your subscription in iTunes. cozi privacy policy: www.cozi.com/privacy-policy/ cozi terms of use: www.cozi.com/terms-of-use/
Cute little app
by Danielledanielledanielleeeeee on 2021/01/15 18:16
I really like the recipes and lists feature really nice app
What if??
by SunsetTery on 2021/01/15 17:36
There was no Cozi!? Horrible thought! I can't imagine my life without Cozi to keep me on track! Thank you designers for my most used app. I tell people about it all the time. Love it and anyone with or without a family should try it! Your family members cannot say they don't know what is going on because you can give everyone access!
Stop prompting for reviews
by hdieodbfiensnd on 2021/01/15 16:49
Stop
No journal with latest update
by katmurrell73 on 2021/01/15 02:29
While I love this app and have debated several times on going gold....the fact that they took away the journal feature in the update has me looking for new family organizing app. Please add back journal feature!!!
Great For Business Use
by Yaherd on 2021/01/14 19:03
I ditched my paper planner when I discovered this. It's super easy to use and works well with multiple users. Highly recommend!
Best Family Scheduler!
by Wildcat0520 on 2021/01/14 16:35
We’ve used this app for many years now, and the whole family is trained to use it! Love the color-coding, super easy to put things in right away, it’s clean to look at, user-friendly and love all the extra features too - but the calendar is the best. I truly prefer this one to any of the others I’ve tried. A couple of suggestions that I think would improve this for me is for the color coding to go beyond just the dot...it would be even easier to tell them apart at a quick glance. So that for each person the entire entry would be in their color. Also, I would LOVE it if the Cozi app could link easily to other calendars. For example, if i could directly link it to my Apple calendar, it would also link to my watch. I wouldn’t have to enter things on both apps individually.
Reminder function should allow alarm and volume control
by Dr Rick of Springfield VA USA on 2021/01/12 17:22
See above
Cozi Gold Not Worth It
by Hyacinth Miles on 2021/01/11 19:54
I like the potential of this app. For the most part I like the design and I love the recipe box function. The month view is absolutely horrible though especially to be something that you have to pay for. For an application marketed to families which generally means a minimum of three people connected to it, you the month layout is hard on the eye. As soon as anyone in your family has two things tot do, it’s a mess. I would like to see the events in month view color coded according to who is attending. I would also like clearer month headings between moths when scrolling rather than 12-point-font in the middle of a page telling you you’ve gone from May to June. Really bad, needs big work. Otherwise I am satisfied.
Cozi
by Jimmie Lee & Debbie Sue on 2021/01/11 19:46
My daughter hooked my wife and I on Cozi and it’s working great keeping track of our schedules and shopping lists. I’m sure there will be a lot more things that will be working for us.
Great App!
by benwilly86 on 2021/01/11 13:35
This app has been so helpful for me and my wife for us planning our daily, weekly and monthly schedules. I’ve never seen anything more helpful for myself.
Nice App but outdated.
by Geo_502 on 2021/01/11 01:30
I will start by saying that I have been a Gold member for several years now and family finds it useful. It’s really easy to use if you use basic functionality and don’t get into importing and syncing calendars. Be nice to have the ability to sync a calendar two ways without jumping all around to do so. I have paid for Cozi for multiple years but hardly ever see updates to the UI or any functionality support for voice control with Alexa or google home. A am a technical product manager for web/app software and can’t believe this hasn’t been more money focused on better features and user experience. A couple years ago they added the ability to update your list from Alexa but not for the calendars. You can setup a work around by setting up a google calendar that then syncs to Cozi but again this should be a feature added to application, but nothing since the 2017 update. I don’t think they care about their users and funding from subscriptions are used appropriately. Yes there are upgrades but focused on making sure this poorly aged app is supported on the next gen phones. Nothing around user experience or the technology in the application. Different calendar views or more modern layout would be nice or 3D Touch etc.. It’s 2021 and their app looks like it’s from the blackberry and flip phone days. If you need to be organized with the family then this app does that but I can’t see them lasting much longer without more functionality and modern look. Another app is going to come along and sweep all their users up with a fancy version with more bells and whistles. just #my2cents
Cozi is a perfect!
by feilc on 2021/01/10 21:51
The whole family is on Cozi. We use the calendar and the grocery list. It’s a great way to know who is doing what, and to keep the family organized. I even have the dog on Cozi so I know when to give her monthly medications.
Convenient
by Shivelys on 2021/01/10 18:45
Let’s my family keep up with my schedule
App Force Closes ALL the time
by AceGoesLow on 2021/01/10 13:22
App is great when it works, but it force closes itself ALL the time...super frustrating!
Cozi FIVE Star Rating
by Fan of Cozi on 2021/01/09 01:19
I was told about Cozi three years ago and I just started using it for my assistances and my children. It is beautiful! It keeps everyone organized and on track. I love it.
Same page
by Mom-on-the-go77 on 2021/01/08 16:09
This app is a great tool that helps my husband and I stay on the same page with our busy schedules. From kids’ sports to our own appointments, it’s so helpful to share a calendar.
I can’t find the journal part! It disappeared!!!
by Horse kisser 1962 on 2021/01/07 21:39
Sad
Great Ap, Has Potential to be Better.
by Georgiaofthemtns on 2021/01/06 20:09
Overall, I love the Cozi Ap and have been using it daily for 5 years. It's benefits outweigh it's drawbacks. If I had the power I would change a few things. I would make it easier to select a specific day on the calendar for adding or editing an event. Currently, while using an ipad, I have to double tap on the day but instead of just opening the day with the events listed it zooms in and gets all scrolled around. It's just not streamlined. I work around this but it's annoying. Also, if I had the power, I would perfect the ap so that when you click on a day to add an event it would open that day. Many times I have clicked on a day only to have the ap open a different day and I proceeded to add an event to the wrong day. My work-around is to ALWAYS assume that the event has been entered on the wrong day so that I double check the date and time inside the event editing window and not just rely on the calendar view. One more thing, if I had the power I would fix the ap so that it asks before deleting a line with a swipe. Often times, while grocery shopping specifically, I have deleted lines accidentally because I moved the phone or my hand grazed the screen. There is no option to go back and recover lost lines, sadly. This is a huge frustration for me. My work around is to be super-careful when touching the screen and to only "select" and "delete" lines.... never swipe! I hope this review prompts some helpful updates. Thanks for reading my review.
It’s ok
by BraxTeeMitchyDee on 2021/01/06 18:51
This was the only app my girlfriend and I were able to find that worked for both Andriod and iPhone. I wish you could do more without having to pay for gold. I mean I get that it’s only $30/yr., that’s still more than I would like to spend for something as simple as a scheduling app.
Was 5 star
by missthejournal on 2021/01/06 14:50
I used the journal a lot. Really miss the journal convenience. Otherwise it’s still a 5 for calendar and lists.
Reliable and easy
by Diane SK1 on 2021/01/06 11:59
I’ve been using this program for a couple of years and love it. My family all have access and keep up with our daily routine with no problems. I would recommend it.
Glitchy
by socaltochitown on 2021/01/06 11:44
I love the concept. I’m trying the gold features before buying the membership. I love the meal plan linking with recipe box and shopping list on the calendar. I love that it linked to my son’s school calendar for assignments. Glitches - (I’ve already deleted the app and reinstalled with no improvement ) • I open and more than half the time the recipe tab is blank • the “share to Cozi recipe link” is not available • on computer, when meal planning ahead in week, it keeps defaulting to correct day Wishes - ideas improvement • better grid option for meal planning. Ability to drag and drop recipes in a more efficient way • ability to add ingredients to sub headers ie add directly to produce versus having to note and then move later • from phone to be able to click and view recipe
Lists Keep Crashing!
by jj21506 on 2021/01/05 15:04
Been a Cozi Gold member for a few years. I’m willing to absorb the recent loss of functionalities (with no concurrent reduction in fees), but what my family can’t deal with is lists crashing every time one of us adds an item to it. It’s excruciatingly frustrating. This has been happening since before the last update. I saw other reviews mentioning something similar. Please resolve this issue COZI!! It’s making your product nearly unusable. Otherwise I will be looking for another app.
Gold not working
by brainneek on 2021/01/05 03:30
Love this app, but my gold renewal isn’t unlocked in the app.
Crashes all the time
by narkotic on 2021/01/04 19:09
In iOS latest version when clicking / holding an item to move it around towards bottom of list it crashes every time. Been using this app for years. This started in the latest iOS version.
Used to be great. Now Good.
by Labt5231 on 2021/01/04 12:54
This app used to be great but after removing the journal feature I would have to rate it “good”. Also, other apps do a better job of menu planning and recipes since links are hard to cut and paste for recipes now. Maybe that’s not a fault of Cozi but I guess the sites have more blocks in them now. Paprika does a better job of saving online recipes and menu planning. I’m hoping that they will consider bringing the journal feature back after seeing how many people are not happy with it being removed. Still a good app, but it lost some of the features that really made it special.
Great app
by Cathy Ocean on 2021/01/04 12:46
Easy to use and above other calendar apps due to identify events by family member
Love this app!
by junkman2921 on 2021/01/03 15:38
Helps me track all the things I haven’t done and all the things I have yet to do
A must have!
by Spiceritaville on 2021/01/03 15:10
Cozi calendar is the absolute best for family organization. With Cozi Gold, members can communicate events to all, leaving no room for error. Grocery list are communicated as well.
Great family calendar
by W5MI on 2021/01/03 14:20
Have used for years. Great for a family calendar with reminders for everyone. Also love the recipe book. So easy to save a web recipe straight to Cozi & then edit as desired. Love the meal planner too.
Cozi
by tuffir on 2021/01/02 20:39
I love Cozi. Our daughter-in-law introduced me to it several years ago. Thank you. Chip
Impressive
by melissawhitacre on 2021/01/02 19:21
I wasn’t sure I would like this app. However, once I downloaded it and started to navigate it. It was very user friendly and simple. I need simple these days. Thank you.
Awesome planner; easy to use
by Hugs, Marcia on 2021/01/02 05:11
I was addicted to a paper planner and wondered if I could change to a digital one. What a wonderful upgrade from paper. Love this app. Have been using it for many years now and couldn't live with out it.
Great tool.
by PeteyP-500 on 2021/01/01 17:45
This app is great. It keeps everyone in the know and on the same page. Highly recommended.
Sad about journal
by Kim1msw on 2021/01/01 17:40
The best part of this app was discontinued on December 31 2020. I used the Journal feature frequently. I really have no use for the app now.
I used to love this long ago, but...
by God's Girl, Lovely Lynn on 2020/12/31 12:32
I just signed up again after years. I used to love the Cozi app that was free on my new laptop. Just downloaded the app today. While setting up my account, I selected a picture and then changed my mind. Now I can’t change it. The picture I selected is the only option that shows and the option to take a picture. For whatever reason, it’s not allowing me to access my photos. That’s frustrating me already. Selecting and changing my picture should be the easy part. I will double check to be sure I don’t have a wacky setting in place preventing me outside of Cozi. I will change my review if there is an error in my operation and navigation of the app.
Most resourceful app.
by jim bob 1027 on 2020/12/31 00:02
I’ve used this app for years. It is where I keep all of my bills and my wife and I communicate all events. There is not a more resourceful app and it has helped me tremendously in organizing and being consistent with my bills and appointments. I love it!
Notifications
by Brontolee on 2020/12/30 18:31
I like Cozi, but get frustrated with not being able to notify other family members about appointments. It asks who to notify, I add the person, but their name never shows and they don’t get the notification. Is there a fix?
YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME
by the guy who made sausage on 2020/12/30 16:52
Ok, so I downloaded this and first thing I saw? Ad’s! ad’s Ad’s AD’S! For a family app, this wasn’t a good start. Besides the adds being for in appropriate websites for my kids, it then never reminded me on my phone so I missed like 3 events! Cozi needs step it up a bit.
Personal Calendar
by My busy life on 2020/12/29 21:16
I like the way this app functions and how easy it is to use. Adding family members is effortless so that’s nice as well. What I am not happy with, are the feature that are not available unless you purchase the app. i.e Not being able to schedule a second reminder. Apps like these should not cost money for simple features.
Work on holidays
by 1987mar2003 on 2020/12/28 20:32
Good app but couldn’t add appts on holidays like MLK day. Everything isn’t closed on holidays.
Lost years of info
by Luna Solari on 2020/12/28 17:56
Loggin in to find our family journal gone. Years of family dates, medical info, passwords, email n sign in info all fracking gone. So much for your app being reliable. Everything....just gone.
No Shopping List
by 19ron57 on 2020/12/27 14:05
Really sleazy to offer the shopping list as part of the free version then taking it away. Now only available on the paid version. Very cumbersome to use without it. Search for another app that’s customer-friendly.
Decent app
by MikTikki on 2020/12/26 21:25
Decent app from what’s out there, allows for lists - helpful for shopping 🛒 and moving 🛻 as well as reminders - to send notifications of upcoming appointments up to three times. Could have been helpful to have 1) better integration with gmail and outlook and 2) easier communication b/n family members, as well as allowing extended family to see certain events and 3) direct communication to family members via messages from the app, aside from the obvious, but also having direct comment on “in progress” shopping 🛒 list, for example.
Getting worse
by Bill_Jeff on 2020/12/26 04:59
I have been a pro user of this service for years. It hasn’t improved much over the years, but it has always met my needs. They removed the Journal part of the service and suddenly with little notice, they removed the shared contacts, claiming it was too hard to maintain. We're left with a shared calendar and task list. Google services provide this for free. I won't be renewing my account next year.
The best
by Queen Z😜😎😍 on 2020/12/25 20:50
You guys are amazing it’s now very easy for me to see what I have to do and what to look forward to
Organized
by RHKC on 2020/12/23 23:21
I love this app. It keeps me together. I have been using it for many years now and don’t know where I would be without it...
Used this for years
by LBrown1904 on 2020/12/23 17:44
Had this app for many years now. We even include my mother in law so everyone always is aware of what’s going on. We paid for the Gold version and it’s worth it. The family has a running grocery list too so when someone is at the store they can pick stuff up as needed.
Great for caregivers!!!!
by Stella's daughter on 2020/12/23 16:54
I became acquainted with Cozi as my 84 yo mom’s caregiver. I was responsible for coordinating all doctor and other appointments, dog walkers, outside caregivers, family visits and everything else. I can’t imagine everything going as well as it has without Cozi. I think it should be in every busy family’s planning structure. Cozi was essential to our family’s function and my mom’s stable health. Now that she’s gone, I’m still using it for appointments and birthdays. I just started using it for lists. It’s a really useful tool I didn’t expect to stick with outside my caregiver role, but I still rely on it. Thank you Cozi!
Terrible
by rollie1293 on 2020/12/22 20:47
It doesn’t even work I can’t even add my husband to my family group
Loss of Features
by c_ozanich on 2020/12/22 17:36
Cozi recently got rid of the family journal and contacts lists. Both items that brought added value to the app; made Cozi Gold worth it. Now the only seemingly benefit to gold is “ad-free”. Will search for another all inclusive app. Such a Shame to water down something that worked so well
Glitchy
by duetfreak on 2020/12/20 14:57
I really like the features of this app but when you try to move list items it crashes frequently. Bummer.
List keeps crashing
by ss283843 on 2020/12/20 14:28
Used to love the app but currently looking for something else. The shared calendar and lists were great but the list crashes almost every time I add an item now and it’s insanely frustrating.
Great app
by heathrab on 2020/12/19 03:12
Really helps my family stay organized!
Absolutely love
by Roshilliam on 2020/12/16 22:32
I am a baker at heart, so I put everything I need to make great things for my kids down here. Then I never forget, or if I’m feeling productive, I’ll put the recipe on cozy. It’s such a great system. I love it and will continue to use cozy until I die.
Family calendar - ok, but needs watch compatibility
by amj206 on 2020/12/16 20:35
I like the idea, and the ability to track the whole family in one place, but only have reminders set for certain individuals. However, there is not an Apple Watch app, which is a must for us. And it is a pain to link other calendar apps with it in order to get on wrist calendar reminders. The whole reason for using it is to have ONE calendar. So, I’m back on the search. I would use this IF they got an Apple Watch app.
Stop asking for reviews!
by stop!asking on 2020/12/16 05:08
Appreciate the app but please stop asking for reviews
Costs too much
by ErdtheBird on 2020/12/15 22:57
It’s fine. It does what it needs to do. However, with free alternatives on the market this is rather expensive with not much value add.
Not so great an app any longer
by thewrig on 2020/12/15 21:20
This was a killer app to coordinate my family’s busy life until recently. Since the advent of iOS 14 the app crashes when refreshing lists / screen. Also items drop off lists. I have reached out to the company three times re troubleshooting this issue or when they will have this bug fixed. Crickets for a response. Until these issues are resolved I can’t really recommend.
Would be five stars,
by Heylyn2 on 2020/12/15 15:22
Unfortunately Cozi doesn’t work as well in IOS as it does in Android for adding things to headings that are supposed to be able to be added to 😦
Crashing
by Boomermartin1982 on 2020/12/15 14:22
App keeps crashing on IPHONE Anytime I move something on a list the app crashes. Please fix asap
Great app
by Sassy-Susu on 2020/12/15 03:38
I really like the Cozi app, but I wish it had a bit more functionality for the subscription cost.
Ok
by Pat's I-pad on 2020/12/14 20:40
Everything as promised
2 MAJOR flaws
by Itsthatgoodgood on 2020/12/14 16:22
We LOVE this app to keep our busy family organized but there are 2 significant flaws that the developers have yet to address: 1. Read only family access. Kids do not need to be deleting and moving appointments, can you make different levels of account access? 2. Can we PLEASE address the time zone issues? We travel and are constantly across at least 5 time zones and the app doesn’t automatically sync appointments to the local time and it is causing MASSIVE CONFUSION. This isn’t a hard one, please fix this so we can continue to use the app. Simply switching the time zone in the app doesn’t adjust the appointment times to local time.
Family love it
by ~Pike~ on 2020/12/13 23:35
Each family member use this calendar an feature
Cozi
by Hana Girmay on 2020/12/13 22:56
Wow this episode great news all day long and I can schedule this your time every single day it’s so cool you guys should use it someday
Cozi is the best
by vinnie vitale on 2020/12/13 21:54
Cozi is the best I now know everything on the right date
Why different??
by Arawlings on 2020/12/13 21:21
I just got a new iPad and installed Cozi first thing. My family (I) have been using this app for years. Interesting that the meal planner is not even an option on the iPad. That’s one of my favorite features. Not happy.
Calendar is confusing
by toiletlickers on 2020/12/12 17:05
I’m used to days numbers being on the top of the day square on a calendar. Seems like a small thing but I sometimes add things to the wrong day because this calendar looks upside down I guess. Please add option to display day number at top of box for simpletons like me. Love it otherwise.
Love Cozi
by Will.j.P on 2020/12/12 12:16
Love cozi but the Android and online versions a much better than the iPad version. The app is not easy to navigate doesn’t recognize group headers on the list and then after editing jumps back to the top of the list.
Ms
by charleeluke on 2020/12/11 17:41
Enjoy using
Holliday Cooking
by Baker Jan on 2020/12/11 12:53
it’s helpful to remember all ingredients needed for certain recipes, for special occasions.
Love the app
by KevinWS4316 on 2020/12/10 16:43
We have been using the app for about 7 years maybe more. I thought there was an Apple Watch version but I don’t see it listed. I love being able to leave my phone in the car when I shop. I am so much quicker when I leave it in the car
Helpful app
by Amilew on 2020/12/10 07:25
It would be even better if there was an actual alarm to come on to alert you of scheduled events. What’s the good of the email when people don’t always check their email
Very solid for a free app
by tg23 on 2020/12/10 03:24
We’re not sure if we’re going to pay for the Gold version as the perks don’t seem to justify it so far. The desktop version is definitely superior to the phone app, but the phone app is normally sufficient. One notable glitch: according to the Tips, if you add a date (mm/dd) anywhere on a task item, it should automatically be added to the calendar. Not so. I’ve tried every variation I can think of (mm/dd, mm/dd/yy, mm/dd/yyyy, etc) but none achieve the promised function. It’s a shame because it’s a great idea and would really help. If it’s a Gold feature, that isn’t stated.
Cozi
by Kdub442 on 2020/12/09 15:39
Works great for family members. Everyone can enter items for all to see. From groceries to calendar activities.
Love it!
by Ladymfh on 2020/12/09 02:30
We absolutely love this app! We are able to keep family schedules and everyone on track!
Is this cancel
by rgoodman1518 on 2020/12/07 22:51
I got message that Cozi was canceling and would not be available any longer
Sam's Club
by Burning for Dummies on 2020/12/07 05:33
Would be nice to coordinate the app with Sam's "Scan and Go" app. I have to constantly switch back and forth when shopping there. A pain in the patoot!
Excellent family organization app
by TheEveryNick on 2020/12/06 20:25
We use Cozi for all lists ranging from packing for trips, family to-do lists, cleaning and groceries that we can both edit whenever we think of something. The calendar reminders are useful too.
Has been helpful
by rdlnar on 2020/12/05 22:00
Has helped keep family informed on what, when, where, etc ...especially in pandemic
Organizers
by DenHan1954 on 2020/12/05 20:01
Cozi is a nice app to store key events shopping lists The recipes are easy to use
Ouch
by kders5 on 2020/12/05 01:50
It’s difficult for members to add themselves easily
Not worth it
by kmdawson0522 on 2020/12/04 14:33
I loved Cozi and even paid for the gold just so I could have my contacts in one place on all my devices. Now that they took that away there’s nothing worth $30 a year but since I just renewed they won’t refund. Ripoff.
Often confusing to look at...
by Corner whiner on 2020/12/03 16:34
Can you please allow us to edit where the date is placed on the calendar? Top left corner as opposed to bottom right.
Address book
by Bennneylee on 2020/12/03 16:16
We will miss the address book
Works great
by MoDiva77701 on 2020/12/01 20:25
I love the fact that Cozi combines calendars and to do list all in one app. Also, the best part is getting to share your schedule with your family and see their schedules. It really keeps my family on task with everyone’s agendas.
Not perfect but close
by Littletasha on 2020/12/01 06:16
01DEC20: leaving for good After 8 years Cozi is discontinuing the journal. The MAIN reason I have kept a subscription for this long!! To add insult to injury they didn’t even have the courtesy to give decent notice. Two weeks to download 8 years of entries. Free app here i come. It would be nice to know why this sudden change as well since there’s been no mention of it ********************************************** There are still some issues with the phone and iPad apps, like not being able to pick certain frequencies like you do online, but overall a great tool to keep my family on track Nov 14: Still love the app, but lately it seems to be crashing more or not saving data after all the information is entered or telling me I'm offline when I'm looking at my 3G signal. As well, while I would GLADLY pay for a Cozi app $50 is way more than slightly ridiculous!! $50 gets me no adds, a second reminder and what? Let's be reasonable here and you'd get your money by sheer numbers. That price point needs to seriously be reevaluated
Charging to see the monthly calendar
by KrisManLar on 2020/11/30 21:03
Charging money to see a month calendar? I’m going back to Fam cal
Family planning
by justinsdusso on 2020/11/30 14:04
We’ve used Cozi for years... it’s great for keeping my wife and I on the same page whether it’s with our calendars, shopping lists, things we need to get done... we love it.
Crashing a lot
by gabegaloshes on 2020/11/29 17:39
Why is this app crashing all the time? It’s never ending. I am trying to create and organize a list and it keeps crashing.
It’s pretty good
by ToxicMan42 on 2020/11/29 15:00
It’s pretty good
Some features disappeared
by Mo Houston on 2020/11/29 02:28
It used to be that to-do items would appear in the calendar. That’s no longer the case. I’m not sure if I’m going to continue my subscription - that was an important feature.
No more nagging. Calendar sanity is here!
by Jensofunky on 2020/11/28 19:28
My husband and I have used Cozi for over 4 years and quickly upgraded to Cozi Gold. It’s been priceless in keeping us organized and remember birthdays since we have opposite schedules. Best part is I don’t have to nag him anymore, I can just set repeated Cozi reminders for him!
Great family app
by CajunRicky on 2020/11/28 19:25
Works great. Just what we needed to keep track of each other’s schedules.
Constantly glitching
by kerbear03101980 on 2020/11/28 15:48
I’ve used the Cozi app for over 5 years and it’s been amazing. For the past few months, it keeps glitching and kicks me out constantly. This is such a disappointment. I’ve updated the app numerous times but nothing works. Looks like it’s time for a change. :o(
Easy to stay organized
by Mwcrusader on 2020/11/28 01:58
Easiest way to mage calendar for whole family.
Best Calendar
by Rsalq on 2020/11/26 20:33
This has been the best family calendar we’ve ever used. Lots of great features, perfect for a family with adult children and grandchildren located in different households and areas.
Cozi is exactly what I was looking for
by CJBG2 on 2020/11/25 19:58
I have been searching for an app that help with meal planning but also could use my own recipes. This app does just that. Plus it will make a grocery list as well. Love this app
Mostly satisfied
by BusyMomOfFourPlusAHubby on 2019/03/10 14:57
The good: It successfully fulfills the purpose of having a ‘family management app’ and it’s nice that it has the ability to notify family members of events with multiple reminders. I LOVE the recipe tab and like that it is easy to transfer those ingredients to the shopping cart. I appreciate that my husband and I can keep track of what’s going on and what’s needed all in one place. The bad: not entirely super user friendly, in that it’s easy to do things but not as easy to undo them. Like when you transfer the ingredients to the shopping cart, you have to individually delete each item as needed rather than selecting multiple (at least on the mobile app, it sure how that part is on the desktop). You can’t just select an entire recipe and delete if you accidentally add it twice. Also, I putting a ton of appointments was way easier on a desktop (at initial startup) than on the phone, but adding individual events is fine. Lastly, I added my kids as family members only to keep my husband and I in the loop of who is where, and it’s frustrating to have to uncheck their names in the “notify” section because they don’t have their own emails so I was getting five “notifications” since it was mine plus 4 of them until I started removing them. It could be a little smoother in that aspect. Overall though, the price is good for what you get (I NEVER pay for apps, but was willing to for this one!!) it’s been a life saver but could use some improvements.
Cozy is AWESOME
by Fun rode on 2017/07/07 19:27
I downloaded the Cozy app for the summer so that I could keep my children's calendar organized for myself and our summer babysitter. I actually had the babysitter input all the different activities lessons and outings so that she would have firsthand knowledge and be more in tune with their schedule, which is crazy! It's been wonderful to be able to see what everyone has going on at a glance. It's also been nice for my husband who will ask me what's going on today and I can just refer him to the calendar. Our babysitter does some tutoring on the side so she was able to plug in her tutoring hours well in advance so that I could make sure we had a plan on the times we would be without her. The reminders are also very helpful. I told my children it was their responsibility to be up and ready for all activities so that the sitter could literally just pulled in the driveway and they would be ready and amazingly it has worked! I've even plugged in a few of my business meetings into the Cozi calendar as a second reminder for myself as I have so much happening between home and work. I haven't used a lot of the other functions yet but I'm excited to explore what else this app has to offer! Thanks for creating an app that keeps families communicating well and organized :-) Kristel Ersan Bettenforf Iowa🌽
Still love it after 4+ years of use
by mommacrocks on 2019/12/29 14:53
We started using the Cozi when our two oldest kids were in high school. Two varsity athletes and athletic club participants, a child in elementary school, and two parents who travel for work made for a daunting job of keeping track of all the commitments. Our bigs are now in college, youngest is just about to enter middle school and we both still travel for work. This app is perfect for any family with a ton of balls to juggle. Everyone (including the pets) are part of our group. We can keep track of every aspect we need to know for scheduling appointments, work trips, meals...literally everything. Before my husband or I agree to a meeting out of town, we can make sure no conflicts exist with our youngest child (someone is always home for her.) The notifications help keep everyone up to date on the latest changes immediately. Meal planning is simple as we can decide what kinds of meals will work best on any given day ( both of us out all day, crockpot meal; after school lessons, something quick ; just two for dinner, portion adjustment) Plus, having the meal plan allows whoever is home first to get dinner started since the recipe is also available in the app. Running to the store? Grocery list of needed items is available to confirm we have everything we need. Anything we do is in the Cozi, it is a great tool. It keeps us on track and running smoothly.
Ok for basic stuff
by HorribleSpider on 2017/09/24 18:39
I found this app looking for something to help with meal planning and was glad to see it had calendar features too. Unfortunately the recipe suggestions and categories are useless if you're looking for vegetarian recipes -- and the idea of being able to search just for dairy free (or vegan) options is a joke. I tried to search for "vegetarian" and got zero results even though I'd already saved one recipe that claimed to be a veggie twist on a traditional meal... so maybe the recipes are there, they just don't make them easy to find. Lots of meat recipes though, if that's your thing. But here's the real problem: I like a lot of the features, but was disappointed that some things I'd like to be able to do require annual membership payments. I'd be willing to just pay a flat fee for the app, but considering how much they're asking for monthly or yearly memberships they'd probably ask a ridiculous amount for a one-time purchase to unlock all features. My main issue with paying monthly to unlock features is that there are only SOME that I want to use. It's expensive to pay the subscription anyway, but when you only want one or two features...? Forget it. Maybe they could make cheaper, flat-rate purchase packs that unlock only certain things? I dunno, it seems crazy expensive to me for what it is and what I'd use it for. I'd rather just stick with google calendar and a free app or two to fill in the blanks (like to do and shopping lists).
Good stuff!
by Sky_Blue_Eyes on 2017/10/08 06:35
My husband and I have been using this calendar and list app to help simplify plans and communication. It’s great! This is a success because we used to constantly ask the other “What’s our plan tomorrow?” and similar questions. Now that’s more rare (it was all day, every day). The grocery and to do lists are also helpful. I especially Love the combo of the calendar and the lists all in one app. I usually need one thing to create the other, so the duality of the app functions work for me. There’s also an option to choose recipes within the app and have the food items needed loaded into a shopping list. Excellent add on that’s free! —The recommendation I have to the developer is to include healthy recipes that focus on clean eating. —Another recommendation is to create the ability to hide appointments and lists. For example, I need to use my iPhone calendar app to keep track of things throughout my day. Maybe it’s remembering to eat a snack, take a vitamin, or make a dr appointment. Regardless, it’s for me and not my husband. If only the administrator on the account could have that option then that’s fine, but ideally all users might need the option to keep things private. That would eliminate my need the to log my personal items and tasks in two places. Every. Single. Day. :) And it would make this my favorite organizational type app to date.
Best calendar/organizing app I've found
by weareramsey on 2017/06/30 11:37
I love this app! I'm a busy mom of two pre-teens who's schedules get busier and busier, and a husband with a busy work calendar. I'm also an "old dog" who doesn't like to learn new tricks so transitioning was daunting for me. What I initially loved about Cozi was the ability to create tabs for each family member so each knows where they need to be and where others are. I also loved that I had an experience where I missed a "search" feature in the Calendar where you could search for the last time you went to the dermatologist, or changed the a/c filters, etc. Sent the feedback to Cozi and within a couple months saw that feature added in an update. Now my calendar works better than my previous calendar! Another review remarked she had trouble moving items in a list. If I understand her complaint accurately, you should be able to do that by "dragging and dropping" the item up or down. I organize my grocery list (after writing it freestyle) then organize in the order my grocery store stocks them. Same with errands. I write them freestyle, then sort into the order I want to run them. I'm always excited for updates to see what new features have been added. (Please note I am a Gold member and it's worth it to me for the upgrade!)
What a fabulous app!
by Mom Ellen on 2019/07/09 19:27
I’ve asked my teenage daughter for months to look into a calendar app for the two of us. Between scheduling appointments (for her, me, the dog, the car, etc!) social activities, random babysitting jobs for her and deadlines for me, it’s been a major challenge to stay organized. I’ve always used a personal calendar/planner, but that isn’t my daughter’s style, and the big wall or kitchen counter family calendar attempt was a complete fail. Enter COZI!!!! My daughter suggested it three days ago, and we’re hooked!! So easy to enter our own commitments, designate which one (or both!) of us is involved, log in events that repeat going forward, etc. And the ability to keep a grocery/drugstore list without forgetting to write an item down on paper or pick it up from the store?!?! Huge bonus!! Edits are simple, and the beautiful layouts and pleasing color combinations are wonderful too! Have not tried any features beyond the calendar and lists, and haven’t tried to print out a copy, but so far, so GREAT! Wish we had discovered this app earlier.....would have made scheduling and communicating changes throughout high school less stressful for both of us. It’ll make these weeks before my daughter heads to college SO much easier to navigate! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Highly recommend for busy families!
by Wegots2kids on 2020/03/09 01:16
I highly recommend this app for anyone, but especially for busy families! We are a family if 4, which includes 2 adults, a teenager and a tween. All of which have super busy schedules. What we love the most is that we only get notified if something affecting the included family member gets scheduled. For instance if we plan a dinner with grandparents and all should be there, all will get notified or if said dinner gets canceled and deleted, all get notified. However, if my son (age 19) schedules a dentist app it’s just in the schedule, no notifications will be sent to the rest of us. With that said, we can all still access the calendar and see the schedules of each other, which makes planning group activities better. This app is fantastic! It has greatly reduced scheduling overlaps within our family. Even reducing difficulty within the family, like needing to schedule something but not being able to reach others to get it coordinated. The only thing that disappoints me with the app is that you have to pay for the subscription to be able to search for an appointment. I’d love to use that feature but just don’t feel like it’s worth the additional cost.
Perfect app for adult ADHDers!!!
by PERFECTION FOR ADHD'ers on 2019/02/19 20:28
As an adult with ADHD, this has been a Godsend app! I am a Gold member/subscriber and the fee has been ABSOLUTELY beneficial and WAY WORTH THE INVESTMENT. This is my second year using/utilizing the Cozi Gold app. I plan to continue and refer to many family, friends and colleagues. This app is extremely user friendly and has truly been a blessed for me in keeping organized and orderly tasks; appointments, to do list and has overall simplified my “overwhelming ability to stay focused, organized and daily, weekly and monthly responsibilities and tasks! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP AND HAVE DONE SO TO MANY FRIENDS, FAMILY & COLLEAGUES! Thanks a million for helping me to stay focused, on time and improving my ability to overcome mishaps, missed appoints, detailed to do/ tasks lists that has been a tremendous app in keeping me on track with ability to complete what once caused unnecessary chaos, stress and anxiety in my daily routines. The gold subscription has been worth EVERY penny and more! Sincerely, Queen ADHD P.S. I highly recommend anyone (moms, busy professionals, etc.) to give this top rated app!
Great Family Calendar! The Lists Need Some Work...
by K8e L8y on 2018/12/22 16:16
We are a blended family of 6, with split custody we share with 3 other parents. Plus the kids are in school and are in activities. First we tried a simple calendar on our kitchen wall, which is great for our 5 year old and if you want a giant visual monthly overview. But...we are always on the move and schedules change fast. This app has been a lifesaver! We even have the option for our kids’ other parents to join, once our relationship is at that level. And I can access it at work on my computer where I can’t have my cell phone! The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because of the Lists. We need a satisfying “ding” after a job complete when we check the box. We make an audible noise ourselves and it’s just not the same. The ding makes the day! Also, it would be great if in list items, when you click one item, you could add subtasks and notes and things. That way a recipe could be listed, and then the ingredients could be within it. Or a task could have a person assigned and an explanation. We still use lists because we are set on using one app, but it’s not the best. Maybe you could partner with Wunderlist? They have it down! Thanks so much!
Nice for families but...
by Annalynne on 2018/10/30 19:17
UPDATE: with all of the free apps available these days, this one is outrageously expensive annually for the gold membership benefits. I researched for months before getting this calendar. I’m a grandmother who babysits for multiple families. It’s very hard scheduling between us all over the phone and we needed a place where we could put our schedules that we could merge together and see who is available when. This one works very nicely even as the free version. But for our needs we upgraded to the paid version which I think is too expensive. The only problem I have with this app other than the high annual cost, is I find it very difficult to distinguish between the months , weeks and days. I think there needs to be a higher contrast visually as you scroll through. Sometimes I put my things in the wrong box because distinguishing between them is not that easy. The location of the date in the box is sometimes a little confusing. I just think there needs to be a better visual display separating the months, weeks and days. Especially for anybody with low vision but even for those with good vision. Otherwise it’s a nice app in the paid version offers many useful features.
Your kids can DELETE EVERYTHING in your "family calendar"
by Wifid143 on 2017/07/26 21:29
What a nightmare! You carefully schedule appointments, doctors, outings. Then one day you look up and a LOT OF THINGS you KNOW you put on the calendar are GONE! Yes, COZI has NO admin authority, so go ahead and schedule your life away. Then have your 10 year old open his calendar, leave the phone open an inadvertantly (or not) DELETE calendared events! This has been a nightmare resulting in TWO important events being deleted, info lost, and NO WAY TO RECOVER> When it first happened I contacted them and their reply was "oh yeah, we dont have a solution for that, anyone using the app can freely or mistakenly delete events" Now, it has happened a second time on a very serious appointment scheduled months in advance, and I am beyond furious. This is a FAMILY calendar. When it is only as strong as a 10 year olds fat finger mistake, its USELESS. They need to add an admin 4 # password to allow an event to be deleted. Trust me folks, the advantages quickly become a NIGHTMARE when your kid decides to muck around in the app thats supposed to bring families together. I am on the hunt for something new. We cant afford another screwup in this app that has no parental controls over deletions! They know about it and havent fixed it.
Not as good as I thought it was
by Ipodallthetime on 2017/06/26 19:38
When I found this calendar I was so excited. We have a really busy family and lots of moving parts. I was so happy I wouldn't have to send emails and texts as reminders anymore or field the when and where questions. It was all at our fingertips. Until I had to get a new phone. My old phone died. I got a new one and as is the usual I needed to sign back into the app. Only I can't sign back in. At all. I thought I had forgotten my password, but nope, my email address isn't recognized. I emailed customer service where I get an auto generated response telling me it will be at least 3 days before they will get back to me. If I am paying for the app (which Im not) it will be sooner. So after waiting 3 days I receive an email suggesting that I may have typed in the wrong email address or spelled it incorrectly. This is as if I'm bot intelligent enough to think of that on my own that I had to wait three days for someone to point it out. So I responded to the email letting them know what I tried and guess what...they will get back to me in 3-5 days. I will no longer be using this app. If I have to start a new account I would rather go to an app that cares about their customers and that realizes how important a family calendar is. So incredibly disappointed in this app and their level of customer service.
Great for organization of the family
by Kshoe14 on 2019/01/23 17:08
My husband is always asking me, “do we have anything planned for next weekend!?” -after I have told him our plans almost daily for the last month- NOW i can say “check the cozi!!” My husband is a Samsung lover, and I’m an apple advocate, so this helps join our lives easily. I also like the joined lists. My husband has a cleaning and to do list, and so do I. I like this because we know exactly what needs to be done, and it holds us accountable. This app would get 10 stars if it had a pantry list, so when I’m at the store, I can also look to see what’s in my pantry and replenish if need be. I’ve tried other pantry apps, but the importance of having an app that shares this list would be HUGE. That way if my husband eats all the peanut butter, he could check it off, and that could get added to the shopping list automatically. Developers?!? I am currently using the free cozi, but if this was an option, and it ACTUALLY worked (a lot of the pantry apps Ive tried are crap) I would definitely pay!
It’s awesome except for a couple small things
by TheCrazyBernards on 2019/02/04 15:48
I really like this app for organizing and sharing a calendar between multiple people. We have 6 kids so they are everywhere, I especially like the feature where they can add something to the calendar and we all see it. My only complaint is the addresses; When adding an address to an event in the iphones basic calendar it pops up so you don’t have to type the whole thing, which this app doesn’t do - it’s lazy but I don’t want to type the whole thing in, lol. I also wish I could type in the location area the name and if it’s saved in my contacts once again....it pops up and fills out automatically. Also some events happen yearly that aren’t birthday, like my friends baby who died I like calling her every year to tell her I’m there for her for example. Events that happen weekly like various sports or church would be nice to have an icon like the birthday icon next to it. I’m trying the Gold for a year to see how I like it, but so far so good for the most part!! My notes would make things easier to handle or just thoughts.
Best calendar app EVER
by Kristyn0417 on 2019/04/05 14:15
My husband and I were looking for a good shared calendar to keep track of allllll the things. We found this and gave it a try. We upgraded to gold after we were using it for a bit and saw the value in the gold membership. The “lists” portion of the app is absolutely incredible. We plan our out meals for the week and I just found that they have some preselected recipes so I was scrolling those and decided to give one a try. You can add all of the ingredients to your grocery list with one click (and just as easily delete the ingredients you don’t need to pick up for it). I thought that was so cool. But then I found something even COOLER! I was searching recipes online and I went to share one to my email so I could print it and I found that I can share it to the cozi app and it will create the recipe there for you so all you have to do is click a button and all the ingredients will go to your list again. And that’s just ONE feature of this app. Definitely worth it. We love it.
OMG! Organizers heaven!
by Sophiasgrace on 2019/01/03 17:57
I saw an ad for this on Facebook and I thought it might help organize my families activities and such. OMG! I have used this every day since I downloaded it, it is so useful. It notifies every family member every time you add something to the agenda, everyone can see grocery lists, you can search for recipes or so easily just add all your favorite recipes from the web - just copy and paste the web address. It allows you to plan your meals out by simply clicking on a recipe and adding it to your calendar and then adding the recipes to your shopping list so you are sure to have everything. I simply search Pinterest for recipes I want to try and add them to the family recipe file. It has a button to keep your phone from turning off while you are in recipe mode. I mean, come on! This makes me look Martha effing stewert! And I’m sorry but all this organizational help and a subscription that amounts to about 2.50 a month? What could you possibly not love about this?
Convenient
by Tamar69 on 2017/09/03 17:01
Pros: Calendar helps keep you & your kids on the same page with events, activities, appointments, due dates, etc. by facilitating ease of communication & a visual reminder. Shopping lists also allow all users to add & remove items, making shopping trips more productive. Cons: Annoying ads everywhere with basic (free) version; some features only available with Gold (paid) version. When I added "laundry detergent" to my shopping list, Cozi "suggested" its ad brand and embedded the ad into my list. Yuck. Also, Calendar view isn't visually appealing/easy to look at. SUGGESTIONS/REQUESTS: It would be SO much more convenient if the Grocery List had SECTIONS (e.g., Produce, Frozen, Deli, etc.) for items - it would really expedite the actual shopping process (no more backtracking 5 aisles to get that peanut butter you skipped!). It would also be cool if the Lists could identify or track those items you buy on almost every trip to the store, and suggest said items each time a new list is started.
Still dislike
by Mandapan on 2018/06/28 06:53
I tried this app several years ago in a coparenting situation and didn’t care for it then. We ended up using a different, much more expensive, app/site and were happy for several years. I pulled this app back in this month because my husband and I need one calendar for our family. The one he wanted to use required invitations to be sent, which weren’t accepted, and events didn’t get added. I prefer paper, which cannot be shared easily on the go with three kids. I was really really happy with it for about four days. I entered a TON of events and activities and travel information. I entered grocery lists and to-dos. I loved it for what I needed. Then I gave my husband the password to log in and join me. That’s pretty much when the honeymoon ended. Day 1- my to-dos and grocery lists were deleted. Okay. No problem. Rentered it all. Day 2- every. Single. Effing. Calendar entry was DELETED. don’t know what he did. But I can almost guarantee he doesn’t either. I do know that, literally, hours of my time were wasted. So I deleted the app. There’s no way to secure the entries and protect them from deletion. It’s too risky to depend on this calendar for actual families who need this information saved.
Worth it!
by ImagineHatch on 2017/11/27 11:26
Our family used the free version of Cozi for a few months before we upgraded. We don’t typically purchase apps and keep a pretty strict budget but Cozi has been worth every penny! With 5 kids and a business, we rely on this app to keep things in order. One of my favorite features is the shared lists. My kids can see their chore lists and my hubby can see our grocery list if he’s out running errands. I also love being able to add things to the calendar far in advance and using our calendar to let everyone know what’s for dinner and getting our meal plan together. We haven’t tried any of Cozi’s recipes but I like being able to add recipes from other sites. This app is everything we need and has been worth every single penny. The best part about the upgrade is that it’s a one-time payment and not a subscription. So I paid a few bucks once and now we have access to everything. We love love love this app! Highly recommended!!!!
Crashes, puts things on wrong day
by eaymsmg on 2020/07/07 14:34
I rely on my free version of Cozi a lot but when I try to update my calendar on my iPhone it has a years-long history of crashing and losing all my updates - I get a msg that somebody just made changes so my changes were lost or something like that - and every time I get this message I was the person who just made the changes (my husband never logs on). It also does not always place items on the date I selected when I opened the calendar post screen - I have to go back and search the calendar for the mistaken entry, or just place the item again in the right place & know there is a duplicate out there somewhere. When I have time to dedicate, I plan to transfer to a different app. I currently don’t have the extra funds to go back to the paid version, but when I paid for it, the same things were happening. I have reloaded and changed my password several times to no avail. Not reliable enough for 5 stars, but was a helpful app before all the crashing, etc.
Divorce Arguments down 95%
by Sandman SF Bay on 2017/08/03 15:34
My ex-wife brought Cozi to my attention years ago (2009?). For and handful of years we consistently bickered and quarreled over one or the other not remembering or not thinking the other person remembered things she or I planned into the kids' schedules. With Cozi, 95% of our reasons to have weekly (or daily) flare ups were eliminated. Having one master calendar source (with reminders) to refer to just made daily life smoother for all of us (most especially our children who stopped seeing their parents bicker over little things so frequently in the past. As a guy, who can remember 3 things told to me in a rapid verbal laundry list of "To Dos" before I simply don't retain any additional info (but who is indeed a will do...follow-through and dependable person), Cozi has been invaluable. Thanks for being largely responsible for 8+ years of much smoother sailing through the daily realities of divorce with children Cozi!
Loving it so far - after a few changes would be irreplaceable!
by Italyrose on 2017/10/19 18:23
I love this app for calendar sharing! I can notify my husband of changes and I can enter data from the computer - much easier for me!! I love that I can send notifications to him and he uses our COZI calendar as his calendar too. We don't have to "push" appointments to and from each other. If I update it on COZI, he sees it. I also love that I can instantaneously update the grocery list and he sees it (in case I remember something while he is shopping). I only gave it 4 stars because I would love to be able to copy an appointment! If I have an event with a couple of possible dates now I have to enter all the data twice, or enter a hair appointment - same info as last time just a new date. I would also love to be able to sync with contacts so I don't have to look up an address for the location. Another great add would be syncing with my iPhone calendar in case I like to use both. Still LOVE the app though :).
User Friendly
by Dewdropmas on 2019/04/11 20:01
Our extended family has finally found a shared calendar we all can live with. It is easy to enter or edit an event & indicate who is participating. There is extra room on a pop-up screen when you want to provide extra detail about an event but because it pops up when you want it, it isn’t in the way from seeing the larger picture. It is easy to see at one glance what is happening no matter which device you are using at the time. When you are away from home it is easy to make an appointment and know that you are not going to conflict with something else. Customer service is timely, friendly & helpful even if you are using the free version. Using Cozi has eliminated scheduling problems within the family. It is meeting our needs very nicely. If you are looking for a way to coordinate family events, do give Cozi a try.
Great with an annoying flaw
by Frendlycat on 2019/11/05 23:46
My family has used this app for awhile and likes it overall. However I am sick of the fact the app is set up in a way where your lists pop up, then after a delay of a second or so what is on the page shifts so that an advertisement link is in the place where your list used to be. Too many times I hit an ad link instead of my list because of this last minute “page layout switch.” This does NOT happen on other apps and I have a very nice iPhone so this an app feature that I have had enough of. After being tricked into clicking an ad too many times today I am considering finding a better app. I have no doubt this is done deliberately to give the appearance of an inflated number of ad clicks but it is stupid and useless. If I do not want to see an ad and did not deliberately click it then it quickly gets closed out quickly anyway, but I am tired of dealing with thus irritation for the appearance of extra ad clicks. There is no excuse for this. Unfortunate.
2+
by Angme37 on 2020/07/15 21:54
Not bad but will raise it to 5 stars once I can bring all my calendars over to Cozi. I do like the layout and how everything is. I bought gold thinking that when I sync my google cal or Apple cal it would remind me of my events on my calendar but it does not. I’m not going into every single event I have on Cozi to change it to send me a Notification. It should have this option as a default but it does not. Yes I have it enabled in my settings to receive notifications . I have tested this in your app if you do not put to remind you which again it should be set to do this as default to remind you then it will not remind you at all and then I tested to remind me and it reminded me. No one wants to go into every single event and put send reminder. That’s why it should be set as default so it actually reminds you when you add a calendar to your app. Hopefully it’s something you add soon cause I know myself would love for every time you make an event or move calendars over it puts notifications as a default. Wish I knew it didn’t have this before buying it.
OK but...
by Hargrepa on 2020/02/07 12:49
I use an iPhone... I have it set to receive notifications, the only notifications I get or the 4 other people using is an email, no pop up notifications. Tried everything I can think of, so has everyone else using. Followed all steps to link Apple calendar to Cozi and visa versa. Many times. Zero success. My son plays baseball and the coach uses Team Snap for all practices, games etc, it took me less than a minute to link that to the Apple calendar. I look online and see reviews complaining of same issue from 2014, why 6 years later is it no better? Update I’ve had a prompt and comprehensive reply to my issues with Cozi. Their tech support, Marian, did a through and complete study of my and my family settings. Deleting and reloading app seemed to to the trick for my notifications issue, go figure. The linking of calendars seems to be an Apple issue. Thank you for taking the time to study my issues.....great tech support!
Cozi Gold is the best Organizer App ever!
by Too Darn Busy on 2019/12/24 16:03
Our family is so busy; this app helps us not only to keep track of our own individual dates & times, but we can also see what other family members are doing. The reminders are so helpful too. I use nearly all of the many features that Cozi offers. One of my favorites is the shopping list feature. Two or more people can shop from the same list at the same time, checking items off as they put them in their cart. The other person can see in “real time “ on their phones as each item is checked off. No duplication and shopping finished in half the time. We also use the “To Do” list function to keep us on track. There are so many things you can do with the Cozi App, which is free, but we think that the extra features in the Gold version is worth the money.
Month Calendar View
by Popples987 on 2019/04/07 11:41
I am currently on a trial for Gold and have been testing out other family organization apps. I love most of what Cozi has to offer and I love the simple and user friendly interface and text, however the month calendar view that I was so excited to get access too is disappointing to say the least. The layout is awful and actual distinct boxes and the date numbers on the upper left of each box would be less confusing, I would prefer color coded text and the ability to click on the day and have the events pull up underneath the calendar in a manner similar to the week view, with even the option to scroll through the subsequent days in this section as well. Also, being able to set an actual location that can be pulled up on maps would be amazing! I am still looking at other options, but I see so much potential for Cozi. I just can’t justify paying the premium for access to a calendar that is essentially unusable.
Don’t buy Gold; terrible design
by D.Alexarnett on 2020/01/20 16:07
I made the $30 mistake of purchasing Gold, primarily so that I could access the 1-month calendar view. I didn’t realize- because you cannot preview the full calendar view without paying $30- that Cozi has decided to format their calendar exactly opposite to any other calendar I have ever used. On each day’s rectangle, the day’s events are formatted to the very top, while the numerical date is formatted to the bottom. Maybe the malfunction is specific to my brain and not the app, but I was absolutely confused as to which week the calendar items were associated with. I contacted Cozi support and they let me know that while they were more than happy to TAKE my money, they were sorry to report that they have absolutely no mechanism to give it back. They pointed me to Apple Support, which summarily rejected my request for a refund without even allowing a human being to read what I had typed into their text box. So, buyer beware. You’ll have to shell out $30 to discover the mystery of whether or not Cozi’s absolutely unintuitive design and interface confuses you as much as it did me.
Great App Love but needs improvements
by Smart Professinal on 2017/10/23 04:11
I really love this app but needs improvements to be more user friendly. My first complaint is the grocery list has too many steps to erase the items & I cannot tell you how dumbfounded I am no one at Cozy can figure this out. Adding items to the calendar has to change because I keep putting an appointment type it close it then I cannot find it because to input the date it’s just terrible again way too many steps come on people!!this is meant to replace the paper agenda keep this in mind genius developers!! I have kids and let me tell this app fails me as a parent hire Dads and Moms as developers to figure out what I’m talking about because you clearly have no CLUE!! So I’ll keep the app for now until I find another one who knows what the heck I’m talking about. FYI I’m a professional who has a full time job
Best Family Scheduler!
by Wildcat0520 on 2021/01/14 16:35
We’ve used this app for many years now, and the whole family is trained to use it! Love the color-coding, super easy to put things in right away, it’s clean to look at, user-friendly and love all the extra features too - but the calendar is the best. I truly prefer this one to any of the others I’ve tried. A couple of suggestions that I think would improve this for me is for the color coding to go beyond just the dot...it would be even easier to tell them apart at a quick glance. So that for each person the entire entry would be in their color. Also, I would LOVE it if the Cozi app could link easily to other calendars. For example, if i could directly link it to my Apple calendar, it would also link to my watch. I wouldn’t have to enter things on both apps individually.
Good but could use some improvements
by Emmybug179 on 2020/07/21 19:00
The good: - it does what it says. It is a family organizer and allows me to see my husband’s work schedule so that we can coordinate childcare, etc. - it aids in communication. It solves that whole “I didn’t know you had drinks tonight!” The term “it’s in cozy” has replaced “it’s on the calendar.” -it is color coded and has the person’s name underneath to make things clear -the shared to-do list is a game changer - same for the grocery list. Needed improvements: - the default participation for every event is “All [members],” even when you’re in an individual’s calendar. I have to manually unselect All for every event, which is annoying when I’m putting in my work schedule. - it would be very helpful to set up recurring events without needing to add a patterned. Especially for shift workers. For example, i work 6am-6pm but not in a patterned schedule that I could put on repeat. It would be helpful to make a 6am-6pm event or tag that I can apply on the calendar instead of manually setting the time for each shift. It would also be helpful for childcare, for example make an event called “pickup” at 5pm that I can apply to any days I need my husband to do pickup. - I can’t figure out how to view just certain members’ schedules. If I just want to look at my husband’s and my schedules but not my sister’s childcare needs, I can’t.
TRIAL PERIOD OF COZI GOLD
by Dgy3gt on 2018/01/24 12:41
My husband and I are retired and I was looking for a simplistic way to share a calendar, grocery list and to do list. I very quickly decided the ads were going to be distracting and decided to use the 14-day free trial of Cozi Gold to determine if this is the app for us. I like the ease of making multiple shopping lists (grocery store, Sam's, Walmart, etc), the ease of making individual To Do lists and the ease of adding things to the lists. What I don't like is being unable to rearrange and organize the items on each list after they are entered. For example, I add things to the grocery list as I need them, but am unable to organize the list to make it easy to shop. Also, I have a lengthy To Do list and would like the option of rearranging to prioritize my chores. I haven't moved our calendar to the Cozi app yet, but read in another review you can't repeat entries without reentering all the information. Unless there are ways I've missed to do these things, I'll be leaving Cozi. DEVELOPER: Can you help?
Great for busy families
by Silverramette on 2018/11/28 01:42
Negatives (why it lost a star): Unlike apple calendar, this app will not search locations for events so you must manually enter locations/addresses. Also this app’s charge for Gold is ridiculously high and not worth the price for a few extra features. The app does not coordinate with social media like Facebook events. Positives: Anyone can enter an appointment or event and all can see it. If you are invited to an event you receive a notification plus weekly reminders for events. I write my grocery list out on paper but the grocery list function is useful to me if I’m out and about and need to give myself a reminder to add something to my list. The app is easy to use—so much so that my retired parents use it (they watch my kids after school). I haven’t really used the recipe section but I like the idea of it. It might be worth it to have user submitted recipes.
Organization!!!
by Was a fan :( on 2019/02/17 17:24
Cozi has become our personal assistant. With family members spread over several states we manage to find weekend get always that work for the whole family. Being able to post to each others calendars is a benefit! For the immediate household we are always up to date on neighborhood gatherings, personal appointments, and our daughters college & dating schedule. Cozi recipes, and shopping make life easy on daily basis. Reminders, help us organize days in advance. Household maintenance schedules are easier to follow with Cozi. To do lists make floating chore days easy work through! The the same chores getting done weekly by three people on different days, so nothing’s overwhelming! To do list made for an easier move last year! Birthday reminders help us remember things when we are at a frantic pace.
Ok but could be better
by User7835 on 2018/01/06 17:43
I’ll start by saying my wife and I have used this app for about six years. We got it initially because it was about the only decent family calendar in the App Store when we started looking. We never upgraded to the full pay version because it’s ridiculously expensive for limited improvement. It’s nice to have a family planning app with shared calendar, shared lists, recipes, journal, etc, BUT each of these components are all mediocre. I have a “to do” app, a recipe app, that are much more functional (and still free). My wife and I also just started using the iOS calendar app with family sharing. It’s easy to set up shared calendars and it has better calendar views than Cozi. For the money Cozi makes from advertising and paid subscriptions they should have a top-of-the line product to offer, but they don’t. The developers have done little to improve the app it the time we’ve been using it either. After over five years of using Cozi, I’ll be moving on.
So far so good
by Momof3Brooklyn on 2019/11/18 14:15
My husband and I have been using the free version of this app for a week trying to determine if we liked it enough to use instead of handwritten version of a family command center in our kitchen. Getting my husband to use a new app is typically difficult but he’s been on board pretty well so far. There are a few annoyances that keep this app from being really great though and I’m writing to see if the app makers can fix: 1. Being able to move to-do’s from one list to another. Currently you have to re-create the todo under a different list and delete the first. Not efficient when I’m trying to create efficiency. 2. Lists seem to always default upon opening to the Shopping list view instead of sticking to what you were last viewing, in my case typically the To Do lists.
Good app but...
by JLaudert on 2020/09/24 15:49
I really wish there was a version on Apple Watch with a few simple things such as viewing to do lists, calendar items, and shopping lists. It’s great on mobile, having all our info in one place is very helpful and there’s more to it than just a simple calendar. My fiancé and I leave each other sweet family journal entries at random and I love “finding” them. So far it’s just the two of us using it, but I plan on getting my kids into it soon, now that they’re in junior high and have more to keep track of each day. Having a Watch app with reminders throughout the day would be amazing because I could make sure the kids put their due-dates for assignments in it and I could help them stay on task simply from my wrist...if I see something is due soon, I could just send them an iMessage while I’m at work without having to go get my phone.
Love it, but has minor glitches
by happyuser&76$ on 2019/03/14 19:27
Love the fact that I can synchronize my schedule with the rest of the family’s. I liked the way time was entered before. Now, it is difficult because when I enter the time, sometimes it gets changed by mistake if I touch the screen (it is very sensitive to touch and easily changed) and I end up with the wrong time messing up my schedule. I liked the drop down option better. That option was impossible to change by mistake. Also, sometimes I keep entering ‘pm’, but when I save, the time still displays ‘am’. No matter how many times I change it, it remains ‘am’. Very annoying. Usually, it changes to the right time the next time I open the app, but I never know if I saved the right time or not. Other than that, the app is great. I use it every day.
Love it! Needs a couple more features to be super useful to me...
by W8! on 2019/09/28 23:08
Works great as a family grocery list for sure. My kids have it on their phones and when they run out of something or want something new, they add it to the list and I see it when I’m at the store. It also works great as a repeatable packing list, particularly with the Heading feature to let me organize the list within the lists. For example, I create subheadings for toiletries, business travel, international travel, clothes, etc, and when I put it in my suitcase I mark it off the list. When everything is packed, I select the feature to Uncheck All and I have the list at the ready for my return trip as well as future trips. The two features that would make this app even more useful for me are: 1) the ability to change the list item to a different List or To Do, and 2) the ability to add a date to a list item to make it appear on the calendar. I can’t tell you how many times I had something on my Walmart shopping list but needed to put it on my BJs or grocery list, and there are things in my To Do world that need to be completed by specific dates but need to be on a master To Do list where I can see them all in case I can get to it earlier. With those two features, I’d give this app a 5 star rating. Thanks!
Awesome For Families!
by Smcramer on 2017/11/09 13:37
A must-have for families! This app helps us keep our family's schedule organized and everyone aware of what's happening. We have 5 people's schedules, plus the dog, my husband's work travel schedule, a home business ... lots going on. This app keeps us going! I LOVE the shared shopping list feature in Cozi Gold! All the users can add to multiple lists so that when one person is shopping, the list is just there! Birthday reminders are fantastic too! My only “wish list" items for this app are: (1) I wish it had a reminder setting for when certain bills are due; (2) I wish the items themselves could have an option for color coding based on person or category; (3) I wish the sub-categories were easier to work with. Those three features would complete it for me!
Great App. Great features but is missing one thing...
by Shabbychic12 on 2019/08/19 01:43
This is an awesome app for a husband and wife to be able to stay connected with their busy schedules. HOWEVER, I feel that the Cozi app is missing one important thing that would make this app one of the top scheduling apps. There is absolutely no place or ability to upload any pictures to any of the “calendar events”. For example, I’d love to be able to upload a photo of a wedding invite or graduation invite to my calendar event in the app but I can’t. I literally have to type all of the info into the notes section if I want to keep it all in one place if the invite gets misplaced. A quick photo would be so convenient and be a HUGE PERK to this already awesome app. I hope that the creators of this app will consider this option in the next update.
Constant crashing!
by Need a reliable organizer on 2017/07/15 14:28
I have used and loved and highly recommended Cozi for the past 2 years to organize our large family. But in the last month it crashes within seconds of opening nearly every time I try to use it which is many times a day. Very frustrating as our entire lives are organized by this app. I'll have to switch since this is just not workable and doesn't seem to be changing. Update- I have removed and reinstalled Cozi no less than 25 times in the last month. I've even removed other apps that I thought might be interfering, deleted many things to increase available memory, performed soft resets on my phone multiple times and taken my phone into the store to see if they had any ideas. Cozi still crashes every time I open it. It seems to be to be related to how complicated you've made it now with all the little unnecessary pop up screens and extras that seem great but really aren't needed in a basic calendar app. I wish you could go back to the basics and then just leave it alone.
Seniors
by Pallette Knife on 2019/03/29 09:56
Harold and I are empty nest senior citizens. We both love Cosi: What I don’t love is the way I lose most of my entries. I need a window that warns me I need to sign in first if I want to make changes to the shared calendar. At present I have to remember never to sign out, which is counterintuitive to the process of “blowing out” apps that are running in the background in order to save battery life on my phone. I almost always make changes. I have a little work-around that I use, but it is tedious and time-consuming when I am scheduling appointments at the doctors office or my hair salon or one of several book clubs and NFP boards I serve on. Can you provide a sign in warning window with a choice that I can make to “always see this window when I open cosi” or “I don’t want to see this again when I open Cosi” ?
Very good, could be great!
by Holli** on 2017/12/21 17:38
I love so many things about this app! Shared calendar, shared family journal, user-friendly, and more. But my constructive criticism is this: when looking at the month view, one can’t see whose appointment it is (the type could be shown in their color, as a suggestion); when zoomed in on the month view, the font is so tiny, even zoomed in, that it’s hard to tap on the right appointment, in case of a need to edit - one must go to the weekly view and scroll to the appropriate day; and, finally, one must choose a time for the appointment with the scroll-through-the-times method, whereas apps like Sunrise allowed a quick-set method where one typed it in, saved it, and then one could adjust the time by drag and drop. Of course, keep in mind that I am PICKY, so with these being my only irks, and the rest being lovely, it’s a well-earned 4 stars!
Calendar is great; Lists not as great
by Baayybee789 on 2017/06/28 23:16
I tried Cozi when it first came out and it never really worked for me. Recently I was talking with a friend and she raved about so I gave it another chance. Now I really like it, especially the calendar. It is really intuitive and easy to use. The lists, while intuitive, are not as helpful. I like the subtitles but once I've added an item I can't move it to a subcategory. My style is to brain dump my list items and organize later. I also like to organize my errands by priority and/or location. I use another app called Errands that I like better for the To Do list. I love the shopping list functionality in Cosi a lot though, especially the recipe integration but I still want to organize my lists by store/grocery aisle, etc. Cut and paste is too time consuming. I would prefer a grab and drop interface or something similar.
Used Cozi for years! Needs Siri & Apple Watch capability
by Hen W. on 2019/09/29 12:13
First off - I would like to say that Cozi has been my #1 productivity app for at least 7 years, if not longer. I use it Every Day & I feel like I have my entire life on there. I would like to request to the developers to update it for 1) Siri capability (Hey Siri, add milk to my Cozi Grocery list; Hey Siri, add Pick John up at 5pm to my Cozi calendar) and 2) Apple Watch comparability. Lastly, and this is just a pipe dream of mine: it would be great to be able to use digital stickers & embellishments to be able to decorate my journal, calendar, lists, etc. there is not a fully functional planner app out there that you can decorate/embellish. You would be cornering the market! I will be continuing to use Cozi - it is still the best app I have found (and I look yearly - mostly for the reasons I have added above). I’m sure I will be using Cozi for years to come - Thank you for keeping me organized!!!(
Holidays/Messaging/Recipes
by EllyMay808 on 2018/07/10 20:22
It’s missing Easter and April Fool’s Day. Those are pretty basic so that’s odd. Also, the app really needs some kind of comment or messaging feature similar to Picniic, FamCal, or several other family organizer apps. Until that’s added, I can’t bring myself to subscribe because so many of these other apps offer that feature for free. I really like the colored dot system for family members. And I want to love the recipe saving/importing system but it doesn’t seem to work very well. I just finished trying it on about 10 sites and it pulled from 4 (the other 6 it just gave me an error on), with one of those having pulled nutrition info into the ingredients section instead of the actual ingredients. So it really only worked 3 times out of 10. This is definitely not something I would pay for without some improvements. I do like the the concept enough that if the issues I listed were fixed, I most likely would gladly subscribe.
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