Cozi

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This article is about the company. For the television network, see Cozi TV.
Cozi Group Inc.
Type Subsidiary
Industry Internet, Computer software
Founded March 14, 2005 Seattle, WA
Key people Robbie Cape, CEO/President/Co-Founder
Jan Miksovsky, Co-Founder
Products Productivity Apps, Cozi Family Organizer
Employees 35 (June 24, 2011)
Parent Time Inc.
Website www.cozi.com

Cozi is a free mobile app and website that helps families stay organized. Its features allow multiple family members to manage appointments and schedules with one account, as well as organize and update shopping and to-do lists. Cozi also provides articles and recipes of particular interest to modern families. Cozi is accessible from any computer, mobile phone, or tablet. The company's tag line is "Family Life. Simplified."

Cozi is an American company co-founded by Robbie Cape and Jan Miksovsky after the two of them left Microsoft.[1] Most of the company's employees worked previously at Amazon.com, Expedia, or Microsoft. The company's first product was called Cozi Central and released on September 25, 2006, and includes a family calendar, shopping lists, family messaging, and a photo collage screensaver. The company had 35 employees as of June 24, 2011,[2] and is based in Seattle, Washington.

Cozi was acquired by Time Inc. in 2014.[3]

Free and Premium Accounts[edit]

Cozi offers an ad-free version of their app, called Cozi Gold, as an in-app purchase. Cozi Gold's additional features include Cozi Contacts, Birthday Tracker, more reminders, mobile month view, change notifications, VIP customer support and more.

Corporate culture[edit]

Cozi believes that all employees should be treated like family. The company maintains an open floor plan to facilitate easy conversation and cross-team collaboration. Their main meeting room is dubbed "The Family Room."

Recognition[edit]

2013[edit]

Listed on the Today Show as one of Mario's "Must Have Apps" [4]

19 Mobile Apps for Your Mobile life--Huffington Post [5]

Wired--5 apps to streamline the home [6]

cNet--Bring Order to your domestic chaos with Cozi [6]

PC World--Ultimate tech tools for the household CTO [7]

11 Apps that will supercharge your personal life [8]

Mint.com--7 Apps to help simplify your life [9]

Top 10 favorites--Parents Magazine [10]

PC World--15 products we love [11]

PopSugar Moms--14 Mom-tested Organization Secrets [12]

Reuters--Can Siri and her mom save you money [13]

Modern parents Messy Kids--[14]

2012[edit]

Parent Tested Parent Awarded (PTPA) Winning App [15]

Huffington Post--Despite Partisan Differences in America, job of rising children rises above [16]

All You magazine-- Creating a family calendar [17]

TODAY--Busy women's little technological helpers [18]

Cool Mom Tech--Back to school tech, our favorite helpful websites [19]

Parenting--App Pick of the week [20]

2012[edit]

Appy Awards--Best family/parenting app [21]

Top App for Parents, 2012, Babble [22]

The Webby Awards--Utility and Services [23]

Parents--App to School, Mom [24]

USA Today-- Apps to keep your family organized [25]

The Kim Komando Show-- Keep track of your busy family [26]

Huffington Post-Parents--Table Talk, benefits of eating together [27]

2011[edit]

On June 5, 2011, Cozi set a Guinness World Record for the longest line of ducks in a row. The line stretched for one mile and was made up of 17,782 rubber ducks.[28]


References[edit]

  1. ^ PodVentureZone
  2. ^ Cozi Web Site Team Member Page
  3. ^ Time Inc. Buys Family Organizer App Maker Cozi Inc.
  4. ^ TODAY (2013-06-26). "All-time greatest movies, TV shows, and music - Video on". Today.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  5. ^ "19 Mobile Apps For Your Mobile Life". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Rosy Robots: 5 Apps to Streamline Your Home | Reviews". WIRED. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  7. ^ Jasmine France @WeirdEaredJas (2013-05-15). "Ultimate tech tools for the household CTO". PCWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  8. ^ By Dani Fankhauser2013-03-04 16:32:28 UTC (2013-03-04). "These 11 Apps Will Supercharge Your Personal Life". Mashable.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  9. ^ "7 Free Apps to Help Simplify Your Life". MintLife Blog. Mint.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  10. ^ http://www.cozi.com/documents/Press_ParentsMagazine02012013.pdf
  11. ^ "15 products we love (or the geekiest Valentines ever)". PCWorld. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  12. ^ Rockwell, Barbara. "14 Ways to Keep Your Home Organized". Moms.popsugar.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  13. ^ "Can Siri and her friends save you money?". Reuters. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  14. ^ "Best organization apps". Modernparentsmessykids.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  15. ^ "Winners - PTPA". Ptpamedia.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  16. ^ "Despite Partisan Differences in America, the Job of Raising Children Rises Above | Michael Zacka". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  17. ^ http://www.cozi.com/documents/Press_AllYou%2010012012.pdf
  18. ^ Dana Macario (2012-09-18). "Busy women's little technological helpers - Money". TODAY.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  19. ^ Mom, Cool. "Back to school tech: Our favorite helpful websites". Cool Mom Tech. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  20. ^ "App Pick of the Week: Cozi". Parenting. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  21. ^ "MediaPost – Appy Awards". Mediapost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  22. ^ http://www.babble.com/products/50-best-apps-parents-organization-cozi-family-organizer/
  23. ^ "Utilities & Services (Handheld Devices) | 2012 | The Webby Awards Gallery + Archive". Winners.webbyawards.com. Retrieved 2014-05-08. 
  24. ^ http://www.cozi.com/documents/Press_ParentsMagazine09012012.pdf
  25. ^ http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/products/story/2012-09-01/techlicious-keep-your-family-organized/57483344/1
  26. ^ http://www.komando.com/coolsites/index.aspx?id=13070
  27. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/22/table-talk-the-benefits-of-eating-together_n_1619377.html
  28. ^ TechFlash Venture Blog

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