Top Time-Management Apps

These terrific time trackers, scheduling apps, digital calendars, and simulation games can teach kids essential organization and time-management skills. This list features some of our favorite tools to help kids (and parents) struggling to stay on time, but it also has games that are so fun your kids won't even realize they're learning. Whether kids are keeping customers happy in a busy restaurant, directing air traffic, or managing a morning routine, they'll need to stay one step ahead of the action to succeed -- and use strategic thinking skills, too. And for more great tools, don't forget our list of Apps, Games, and Websites That Promote 21st-Century Skills.

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BFT - Bear Focus Timer App Poster Image
Simple timer breaks tasks into chunks, doesn't distract.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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KazuTime App Poster Image
Puppies help kids master tasks, visualize time passing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
(2016)
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Happy Timer - Handy Timer App Poster Image
Simple Android timer tool can help kids keep on task.
Devices: Android
(2015)
(2013)
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Test4Time App Poster Image
Do simple math problems to earn more screen time.
Devices: Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Brili Routines App Poster Image
Feature-filled routine manager has timers, prompts, rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2016)
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Homey - Chores and Allowance App Poster Image
Chore app is jam-packed with features, but also some bugs.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2018)
(2018)
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Pennybox - Pocket Money App Poster Image
Straightforward chore/reward app gets the job done.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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Chore Pad App Poster Image
Productivity app lets families set own tasks and rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
(2012)
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Morning Kids App Poster Image
Fun, incentive-driven tool for morning routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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iCarly: Groovy Foodie! Game Poster Image
Fun time-management game, even if you aren't TV show fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
(2012)
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unGlue Kids App Poster Image
Limiting screen time second to learning healthy balance.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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Choiceworks Calendar App Poster Image
Empowering calendar tool helps alleviate anxiety.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Airport Mania: First Flight App Poster Image
Time-management fun for aspiring air traffic controllers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
(2011)
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Diner Dash App Poster Image
Classic time-management game serves up frenzied food fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
(2011)
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Hotel Dash App Poster Image
Fun, creative time-management sim from Diner Dash series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
(2010)
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Pizza Shop Mania App Poster Image
Restaurant time management game is entertaining fare.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
(2010)
(2010)
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30/30 App Poster Image
Must-have time-management app for attention deficits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2014)
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Bear in Mind App: To Do list, reminder, tasks App Poster Image
Cool tool keeps kids on task via lists, alarms, VIP list.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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myHomework Student Planner App Poster Image
Awesome app to keep track of homework and project deadlines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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EpicWin App Poster Image
Gamified task tracker is fun to-do list but easily fudged.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
(2015)
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Forest: Stay focused, be present App Poster Image
Watch focus grow, have real-world impact with visual tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
(2016)
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Moment - Screen Time Tracker App Poster Image
Slick app needs full access to track device use, set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Streaks App Poster Image
Form or break habits, track progress daily with sleek tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
(2016)
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Visual Schedule Planner App Poster Image
Robust calendar tool may be overwhelming for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
(2015)
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Habitica: Gamified Task Manager App Poster Image
Better habits only a game away; has purchases, messages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2015)
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Hatch - Stay Focused App Poster Image
Cute creature-hatching focus timer lacks fun incentives.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2018)
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iHomework 2 App Poster Image
Planner features ultra-detailed, flexible homework tracking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
(2016)
(2018)
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WakeMe Social Alarm Clock App Poster Image
Video-based alarm and task reminders need adult oversight.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2018)
(2017)
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Onward - Reduce Tech Addiction App Poster Image
Powerful help if motivated, but major privacy concerns.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
(2017)
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Any.do: To-Do List, Calendar, Reminders & Tasks App Poster Image
Multi-function, powerful organizer best for teens, adults.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
(2017)
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