If you are anything like me, not only are you a busy parent, but you also have many other responsibilities that you juggle every day. Kids are a full-time job and when you add in work, household tasks, and everything else you have to take care of, it is no wonder many of us feel disorganized and overwhelmed at times. Sound familiar? Want a solution? AboutOne just might offer the answer for how to get organized for yourself and your family.
AboutOne is a new online organizer that launched it’s BETA version earlier this year. I learned of AboutOne at the Type-A Parent Conference I spoke at in June. As an attendee, I was offered a free account to test it out. I haven’t used it a lot yet, but already I am learning of several ways AboutOne could be useful to me and my family. I look forward to the launch of the full version with even more capabilities and the ability to sync my Google and Outlook calendars with the AboutOne Family Calendar, since I use both of those calendars every day. Being able to sync them both and have all the info in one calendar so I can easily check my schedule would be very helpful.
One of the great features this family organizer offers is the ability to keep track of important health information for each member of your family. You can input health histories and medications for each individual. As a nurse, I know how vitally important it is to have this information handy and accessible in the event of a medical emergency. In fact, it was this very need that led to AboutOne’s creation. Founder and CEO Joanne Lang is a mom of four young boys, one of whom had a medical emergency while she was away from home. Not being able to access and provide a list of her son’s medications to the paramedics left her feeling there had to a way to have that information readily available at all times, along with other important family, individual, and household information.
In addition to health and household info, I plan to use AboutOne this school year to track all the necessary information and documents needed for my youngest child, who is a senior in high school. College applications and financial aid applications require a huge amount of information and if we can organize it all into one place that either of us can access from our computers and mobile phones, it will make the process much smoother. For that reason alone, AboutOne couldn’t have come along at a better time for us!
Want to see some of the other features and ways AboutOne can help you keep your family and household organized? Check out this fun video by Carley Knobloch, Founder of Digitwirl:
One more thing I really, really like about this particular online organizer is their commitment to keeping your personal information private and secure. AboutOne takes their clients’ privacy seriously so they use bank-level security measure to insure that no one has access to your information without your authorization. They also back up your data on a regular basis so you don’t have to worry about losing it.
Now it is your turn! What features you want in an online organizer? What would make your life easier? The creative team at AboutOne wants to hear from you as they add new features to help their customers. I will share your comments with them, so please let us know!
FTC Disclosure: I was compensated for my work by AboutOne to review their online organizer. All opinions and text are my own honest and true ones and not influenced by anyone else.