5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in Cozi
Even if you've been using Cozi for a while, here are 5 features you may not know about that will TOTALLY make your life easier:
1. Add a schedule with the Schedule feature
If you have a recurring schedule (like Girl Scouts or child care or soccer team) the Schedule feature is definitely the best way to add it to your Cozi calendar. It allows you to
- see the whole schedule all in one place
- add multiple schedules (like two kids with different practice times)
- quickly make changes, add exceptions (like days off or holidays)
- add extra events (like that end-of-season potluck dinner)
Once you have it set up, just click save and the whole schedule becomes part of your Cozi calendar. To learn more about how to use the Schedule feature, watch this screen cast.
Please note: you can add a schedule by logging into Cozi from a computer, but not from the Cozi mobile apps. Go to your Cozi calendar, select Set up from the top menu and choose Activity schedules/Internet calendars. Once a schedule is added, you'll see the events on your calendar from any device you use to access Cozi.
2. Add an Internet Calendar
Wouldn't it be nice if you could import your favorite sports team calendar into Cozi? Or have all the religious holidays you want to see added on the right dates automatically? The good news is that Cozi can already import digital calendars. All the details on how to add your preferred calendars are in this blog post and quick screen cast.
Please note: you can add Internet calendars by logging into Cozi from a computer, but not from a Cozi mobile app. Go to your Cozi calendar, select Set up from the top menu, choose Activity schedules/Internet calendars, and choose Add an Internet calendar at the bottom of the page. Once a calendar is added, you will see the events from any device you use to access Cozi.
3. Add Dates to Your To Do List
It's easy enough to create a to do list and then forget all about it, right? Cozi helps you remember your to dos by linking your to do list to your calendar. Just add a date to any to do item (using month/day OR month/day/year format), hit enter and watch it show right up on the day you need to do it!
For example, type: Sweep out the garage 11/20. Then, check your calendar and you will see "Sweep out your garage" as an item on November 20. Makes that honey-do list pretty sweet, huh?
4. Organize Your Lists with Categories
If your lists seem a little long and unmanageable, you can organize them by typing category names in all capital letters like this: PRODUCE. Cozi automatically creates a subheading in your list for it. For example, you can type DAIRY and a Dairy category is instantly created. Then you can add more list items like: yogurt, milk, butter. To move items to a different location in your list, please use the drag and drop feature (not currently available in IE9).
5. Get a Map to Your Next Appointment
Got a birthday party or dinner plans coming up? When you create the appointment on your calendar, take an extra moment to type the full address into the location tab. When you do, Cozi will automatically provide you with a map to that location. This is very handy when you are racing to a swim meet and you have absolutely no idea where the opposing team pool is. Just open up Cozi, and a map to the location will be right there.
Note: This feature only works if you have included your ZIP CODE in your Cozi settings, so if you haven't done that yet, it only takes a minute to add it in the web version of Cozi under Settings > General Household Information.
Ready to be even more organized? Go ahead and try a few of these features now and let us know what you think in the comments below.
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Posted on November 15, 2011, 2:04 pm in