According to an article in the September 2012 issue of Parent magazine, your smartphone or tablet can turn into a command center with everything you need to plan, prep, and navigate your kid's year. The best part is these great apps fro Apple and Android devices are all free. Below are 5 and 6 of 10.
5. Savvy Shopper
Save time and money on back-to-school shopping with RedLaser. Simply scan the item's bar code ad it compares online and in-store prices to locate the best deals
6. Student Tracker
If you're nervous about your kid taking the bus, get Life360 Family Locator. Register his cell (it doesn't have to be a smartphone), and this app will find him on the map. It also has a panic button.