Weekly Schedule – When Time Matters Has Potential, but Falls Short

Weekly Schedule – When Time Matters is intended to be a scheduling app that lets users quickly and easily manage their time. It appears to be geared toward teachers who are looking for a solution to keep track of their schedule.

Initially I was a little confused as to what purpose Weekly Schedule aimed to serve, but once I realized it was designed for teachers, the app made a lot more sense. When you first open it, there’s a handy tutorial pop-up that points you in the right direction for using the app.

The idea behind Weekly Schedule is to allow teachers to quickly and easily view and manage their lesson and meeting schedule. Adding a new event takes almost no time at all, and only requires an event name, and optional note, the date occurs, and a starting and ending time. You can optionally select a background color for the event, which helps keep things visually organized.

Weekly Schedule allows users to swipe back and forth between days, but this is where things get incredibly confusing and clunky. Unfortunately there’s no actual date listed at the top of the schedule or in the event creation screen, so there’s no way to plan meetings and lessons according to date. The app only goes by day of the week.

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Naturally you can see how this could make things really complicated. There’s no way to plan for events in the future without the possibility of getting yourself mixed up. Plus, Weekly Schedule makes things even more difficult by forcing users to manually delete events in the schedule.

Overall, I feel like Weekly Schedule has very good intentions when it comes to helping teachers quickly and easily manage their schedule. However, there are simply far too many things wrong for me to say that this is currently a useful app.

Hopefully the developer can add a number of features, such as a calendar format that supports actual dates.

Weekly Schedule – When Time Matters is available to download from the App Store for free and requires iOS 7.0 or later. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

Editor’s Note – Originally we wrote that Weekly Schedule lacked weekend support, which was incorrect. Weekends can be unlocked in the app’s settings menu.

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