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*** Featured by Apple as a New and Noteworthy App in the Mac App Store (Oct 20th, 2011) ***
Planbook is lesson planning software for the Mac. Designed by an educator for other educators, Planbook lets you plan lessons, attach handouts and web links to lessons, track lesson standards and even (using the included, free, service) easily create web pages for your students, their parents and other educators

Planbook has dozens of features to make your teaching life easier:

* Enter up to 15 classes a day, 25 classes total using a schedule that matches your school's schedule. Planbook can handle rotating schedules, A/B schedules and more with ease.

* Insert custom days into your schedule to accommodate all the unforeseen changes to our schedules.

* Quickly bump lessons forward or pull lessons back to deal with changes in a lesson.

* Attach files and web sites directly to your lessons.

* Print nicely formatted reports for subs, administrators, absent students and others who might need them.

* Sync your plans to the free website for your own, or your students' use.

* Easily track standards

* Much, Much More.

What's New in Version 4.4.2

Fixes an issue related to daylight savings time in November 2015.


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Customer Reviews

Please keep adding improvements and features.

This is the program I use to keep track of all of my lessons and organize my year. I have used this program for three years and have every expectation that I will again. That should tell you how important this program is to me and how much I value its feature set which is well described by the program’s author. That being said Planbook is starting to feel very long in the tooth. There are several small bugs and UI quirks which, while not preventing me from getting what I need to do done, seem like they should have been taken care of a long time ago. This program is updated very infrequently and it shows. I would gladly pay $50 for a snappier, cleaner version of Planbook, just please make it happen. Helmansoft you are lucky that no one else seems interested in competing with you because I would jump ship and give them my $50 gladly if they could deliver the same feature set in a cleaner more intuitive package. This program is not far from being awesome, reducing the amount of clicks it takes me to do common tasks, giving more options for the kind of info presented in different views, making the menu bar menus less confusing, add keyboard shortcuts to the menu bar options. With any program you expect a certain amount of constant iterative progress, but it simply has not come with Planbook, which is a shame because the program as it stands it extremely useful and well made, but it could be better.


I have the updated version of Planbook and I’m trying to get ready for the new school year and suddenly in mid November, it decides I don’t teach on Mondays and that I teach classes on days in which they don’t meet. I tried fixing this by adjusting course times and the program would not allow me to do so. I could only adjust the schedule by fixing each day individually. I do not have time to do this for every day from November to June nor should I have to. I set up new planbooks and each one did this- changing the scheudle and getting rid of Monday in November through June. This is completely ridiculous and unacceptable. I cannot use this program now, obviously, and will have to shop around for a new one. I will not recommend Planbook to anyone.

Ditto on What the Heck

I have used planbook for the previous 2 1/2 school years and loved it. Since I last updated, I am having problems just setting up my planbook. When assigning course times, I had classes disappear from that page. Although I checked Mondays as class days, the program shows “no class” on those days and won’t let me edit times to show that there is class. I teach K-12 music, and I don’t have the time to fight with this. I have also bought a new program and am miserable because it is poor in comparison to what Planbook use to be. Please fix and I will be able to once again consider it a five-star program.

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  • $34.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.4.2
  • Size: 6.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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