Top Time-Management Apps

These terrific scheduling apps, timer tools, digital calendars, and simulation games can teach kids essential organization and time-management skills. 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. Here are some of our favorites.

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Simple Android timer tool can help kids keep on task.
Devices: Android
(2015)
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Puppies help kids master tasks, visualize time passing.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Fire phone, Kindle Fire
(2016)
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Feature-filled routine manager doesn't come cheap.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Fun, incentive-driven tool for morning routines.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Productivity app lets families set own tasks and rewards.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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Fun time-management game, even if you aren't TV show fans.
Platforms: Nintendo DS
(2012)
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Empowering calendar tool helps alleviate anxiety.
Devices: iPad
(2015)
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Time-management fun for aspiring air traffic controllers.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2011)
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Classic time-management game serves up frenzied food fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2011)
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Fun, creative time-management sim from Diner Dash series.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2010)
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Restaurant time management game is entertaining fare.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, Android
(2010)
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Must-have time-management app for attention deficits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Accessible building sim both challenging and fun.
Platforms: Windows
(2008)
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Great strategy game with comic but slightly scary violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
(2010)
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Gamified task tracker is fun to-do list but easily fudged.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Watch focus grow, have real-world impact with visual tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone
(2016)
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Slick app needs full access to track device use, set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Form or break habits, track progress daily with sleek tool.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Robust calendar tool may be overwhelming for kids.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2015)
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Better habits only a game away; has purchases, messages.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Planner features ultra-detailed, flexible homework tracking.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac
(2016)
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