OLLY - The Organized Life and Learning Yearbook for homeschooling parents makes lesson planning and record-keeping simple and reliable. Enter grades, attendance, journals, photos, activities and more. Print out grade reports, transcripts, and yearbook pages for your homeschooled students.

What's New

Version 1.5.8

Add support for MacOS version 10.13 - High Sierra.
- Fixed lists and screens that were blank on this MacOS

Customer Reviews

It has potential


I have literally been waiting years for homeschool planning software compatible with Mac. So even though money is tight, I decided to take a chance on Olly. I like it. Well, I *want* to like it. It has all the features I was hoping for, but it also has a few issues that are extremely frustrating. The worst has to be that it's so slow when adding assignments to the assignment calendar. I want to be able to drag and drop assignments quickly but the lag is really bad on my 1 year old MacBook. At this rate, I could write out my 3 girls' weekly assignments longhand. Then, sometimes assignments will rearrange themselves or disappear after new ones are added. Thank goodness for 'Undo'. And finally, the assignment calendar doesn't scroll for me. I schedule 10-15 assignments per day and cannot view them all on my screen as I'm assigning them. Ugh. I have to constantly switch over to the 'Today' view to see exactly what is scheduled. Don't even get me started on the assignment calendar monthly view…what a mess that is! However, I do have high hopes that these issues will eventually be fixed and Olly will turn out to be the planning software of my dreams. Someday.

No recent updates and minimally supported


In principle, OLLY is an excellent way to keep homeschool organized and to document your coursework. If you have a support issue, you will likely get a reply. However, the program has many limitations for which there are no planned updates. Among them is the wonky way student and teacher update the system via DropBox. If one person is updating an open database, the most recently saved takes precedence (rather than locking out and synching both changes) — you wold need to carefully coordinate with other family members before making changes.

There is no functional “catch up” in transcripts for classes taken before adopting OLLY. Instead, you have to create a dummy lesson in a course, give the final grade and then it will show up in the transcript. It works fine, but is neither user friendly nor intuitive.

THE GOOD PARTS: OLLY has a good collection of how to videos available on their site. The low number of stars in my rating is deceptive. As is, the program is excellent and can go a long way toward getting your school organized and your transcripts maintained as you go. The wonkiness and lack of updates is more of a distraction and inconvenience, but OLLY still does a great job.

Don’t buy and wait for an updated version hopefully in August 2017


I hate writing negative reviews especially when this application was developed and was managed by two individuals but as a consumer I need to let other consumers be aware of issues and let them decide for themselves if they want to continue with a purchase.

In December 2016 OLLY was sold to a new developer, it’s been 5 1/2 months and there hasn't been any update or communication from the new OLLY App. developer. I have to say I am really disappointed and was hoping for improvements/changes. If the program is no longer going to be supported it would be a good idea to remove it from being sold, that would be the right thing to do. I have had the program for over two years and I can't remember any update being done. Don't get me wrong the program is a fairly decent but it needs to be simplified. There are way to many steps that need to be done before you can even start scheduling your assignments. I really wanted to love this program but as of right now I will no longer be using it unless updates/changes are done.


Real Zoe, LLC
15.3 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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