Time management can lead almost any activity towards success. This starts with basic methods, such as planning school attendance sheets, or even the weekly timetable. In this regard, Class Schedule Tracker comes with the means to help keep an organized structure of notes with an intuitive calendar, and built-in contacts manager.
Lightweight, and easy to use
Because of development tools used to build the application, .NET Framework is a mandatory functionality component, so you need to make sure it’s on the target PC, even though it’s usually a default Windows feature in modern iterations.
On the visual side of things, the main window shows up taking up little desktop space. However, this can make you feel a little overwhelming, especially when creating a loaded timetable. Two calendars make it easy to think ahead. Unfortunately, all editing is done for the current day, unless you have all data already saved in a RTF document you can load.
Leaves more to be desired
Notes you create are also saved under the RTF format. Sadly, the general structure is rather poor, with no font tools of any kind, and all text written in a plain editing field. On the other hand, a couple of study years are at your disposal, with dedicated quarters to set up a complex timetable.
It’s best to pay attention to the field type when adding any kind of data. Unfortunately, poor programming can result in errors whenever unsupported characters are inserted. Study year quarters can be filled with lists of details, all shown in an organized table with info headers for department, course number, class description, day of the week, time of class, room number, and grade.
The application also comes with a built-in contacts editor. Handled in a similar manner, editing is done on the spot in a table, but with less fields than the quarterly timetable. Errors can occur here as well, so extra attention to field types is required.
A few last words
Taking everything into consideration, we can say that Class Schedule Tracker comes with good intentions, but fails to deliver the variety of tools, or at least stability on which an organized timetable relies. The general layout is intuitive, but the frequency of errors you can run into creates frustration, and can make you look for alternatives.