This app is designed specifically for students who carpool to school. Find out who lives near you and invite them to form a carpool group. You can add members of your group manually or import them from your contacts.
The app lets you manually create a schedule, or it will automatically generate one based on the driver’s preferences, for example, if one person likes to drop off in the morning, or prefers pick-up. If you have a note or update for the group, you can add it in and everyone will be notified.
Particularly useful, you can also email the carpool schedule to those members who don’t have an iOS device, so they can view it on their computers and print it.
As if picking up kids on time isn’t stressful enough, traffic pileups and weather changes can cause unforeseen delays. KarPooler helps you manage your communications with the kids in the carpool and with the other adults, in case you need an assist.
With one button, KarPooler lets you text all adults linked to the kids in the carpool. Great for scheduling, but even more useful for those last-minute emergencies.
The app also lets you send a text to all the kids, should you need to change the pick-up location, say from outdoors to a safer location in bad weather. The driver can use the DropCheck feature, which notifies each adult via text that their kid has been safely dropped off at school or home, a great tool for working parents who want a little additional peace-of-mind.
Car Pool Party was designed to take the stress out of creating and managing a carpool. The app will look at the participants and the past history (if there is one) and determine who drives and when. It also creates a schedule to help you keep track of your turn at the wheel.
There’s plenty of room for flexibility — you can enter drivers or change dates manually. Not sure when you drove last? Tap to bring up the carpool history.
ZimRide uses social networks to enable real-life connections. So if you’re driving from San Francisco to L.A. and want some company or wouldn’t mind someone kicking in for gas, register your ride on the site. After you’ve set your profile and requirements, other users can check out your profile and request to “book it.”
ZimRide profiles also include interests such as musical tastes so there’s no arguing over the tunes on your trip.
Drivers have 24 hours to decide on the passengers, and you’re only charged after you’re accepted.
Corporate campuses and universities also use ZimRide to facilitate rides between known networks.
Cozi is a free online organizer and mobile app. Busy parents love it because it lets them create shared calendars jam-packed with info. Especially helpful, you can assign each family member a color code.
Cozi is a great way to keep track of your carpool. You can make a calendar of driving assignments and view it from any computer or mobile phone. You can also share the calendar with the parents in the carpool, and it will sync to their personal calendars.
You have one set of contacts for work, another for your book group and a third for your kids’ school friends. What a mess! Looptivity helps keep all that in one place by organizing your communications around your various activities.
Create a carpool loop to make sure you’re always able to reach everyone when you need them, whether it’s from a computer or a mobile phone.