Figure8 Keeps Busy Parents Organized and On Schedule

Jan 02 2019

daughter and mother getting ready for school

As a busy parent, trying to manage your schedule and your kids’ rides can be overwhelming. Multiple planners, calendars, and phone reminders can be a bit messy and cause you to lose track of your daily tasks. The Figure8 app is here to help busy parents’ lives less stressful by letting you manage all of your kids rides in one app, export your activities to Google calendar and create communities for sharing carpools. If you’re not familiar with Figure8’s free carpooling app for parents, you can download it here for free.

Manage All of  Your Kids’ Rides With One App

Do you ever feel like you struggle to keep track of all of your kids’ rides? You find yourself writing it down one day, but then you forget when it comes time to pick up the kids! Thankfully, Figure8  helps you manage your kids’ carpools all in one app. The app reminds you when it’s your turn to pick up the kids and even sends you real-time notifications of your child’s location and driver status. Let the app sort everything out for you, while you get to sit back and relax.

Export Activities to Google Calendar

Iphone Figure8 App with Google Calendar

One of Figure8’s latest features is exporting your activities to your Google Calendar! This feature allows you to stay organized all in one place. You can even sync your Google Calendar events with your iPhone or Android calendar. You even have the option to pick individual activities or export your entire Rides Calendar. It’s a quick and easy way to stay organized with just a few taps!  Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to add your carpool activities to your calendar’s schedule: (LINK)

Create Activity Communities To Share Carpools

Figure8’s Communities tab is where parents from large groups–schools, sports teams, or neighborhoods–can invite each other to carpool without having each other’s numbers in their contacts lists. This helps you keep your community conversation and carpools all in one app. Want to learn how to use our community feature for sports teams and activities? Check out our “Why Figure8’s Communities Feature is Perfect For Kids’ Sports Teams” blog. To learn how to share carpools with your community watch our short video tutorial below.

What’s next?

Interested in creating a community for one of your child’s activities or sports teams? Send us an email at [email protected] with a list of parents’ names and phone numbers, the activity title, and a picture or icon to go with it!

If you are a busy parent who wants to share and organize your kids’ rides, download the Figure8 app here.

Looking for more ways to make school drop-offs and pick-ups easier? Have your school sign up for Figure8’s Attendance and Dismissal Manager, a system that provides schools with real-time dashboard updates on parents’ ETAs as they arrive to pick up and drop off children. Parents can make last-minute changes about who is picking up each child from the free parent app. Want to sign up your school? Click here!


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