This app has a lot of great features. I like how it's pretty age neutral for my middle school students. However, they have taken off the "set a reminder" capability and this leaves it pretty useless to me. I'm working towards independence with my students and if I have to tell them to check their schedules, it's not helpful. If this is fixed I'll up my review to 4-5 stars. It can be tricky and a little time consuming to set up initially as well.
I have just started using this app for an elementary student at church who struggles with transitions. I love the integrated timer feature and the interactive I created a couple activities very easily on my iPad. I am having trouble sharing to iCloud so I can print it from my computer. The option within the app says the copy has been sent to iCloud but I am unable to access it that way on my iPad either. I look forward to
This is a great app for individuals using visual schedules however the backup feature does not work. I’ve tried all the suggestions by the developers but I still cannot transfer the schedule from my son’s iPad to his phone (and it is running on the same operating system). If developers could figure out how to correct this, it’s definitely a 5 star app worth the money.
Excellent App For Individuals Needing Help With Scheduling
I have two children with special needs...a 5 year old diagnosed with Autism/Apraxia, and a 15 year old diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, and a Disorder of Written Expression (a specific learning disability). I originally found Good Karma's apps while searching for anything reasonably priced on the market that would assist my little guy with communication, and have been a customer of every app developed ever since! When I came across this app, I immediately saw it as potentially benefitting my older child, who has issues with organizing and prioritizing his time, as well as needing frequent reminders to accomplish simple daily tasks and self help skills (chores, hygiene, etc.) After piloting this app with my older son with HUGE success, I have decided to give it a try with my younger son as well. I cannot believe how much money I have wasted over the past couple of years on apps that cost twice, three times, even four times the amount that this app costs...with minimal features and lackluster customer support (I can be a little technologically challenged myself and am in frequent contact with Good Karma's customer support...I've been pleasantly surprised by how responsive and helpful they've been. I'm incredibly grateful for affordable, user-friendly apps like this, and hope to see even more from Good Karma in the future!
So happy to have found this app for my sons iPad. We now easily are able to take his Schedule with us everywhere we go. His teachers love it too. We use the notes section to write back and forth to each other about his day. I love the ease of editing and modifying as needed. Plus having social story videos embedded within his schedule is very helpful. The customer support is amazing! My questions have been answered immediately! Very supportive and helpful! I highly recommend this app!
I'm so impressed with the ease of use of this app and the functionality of this planner. The set up will take a bit of time, but it's easy to use and provides a very complete snapshot of an individual's day. Thanks so much for a quality app. Looking forward to an iTouch version in the future.
Looks good and promises a lot. But unfortunately it doesn't deliver. I like the interface and the ease of the app. But it has a ton of bugs. It crashes a lot, freezes, and erases data already entered. We have this on 3 iPads and they all have the same issues. I regret buying this app. Had it been cheaper it wouldn't have been such a big deal. But for the price it should deliver more. I hope the creators fix the problems and continue to improve it. Also, you should be able to check off tasks as they are finished.
I loved the app from the begining. My son has a need to have everything scheduled out. This has cut down on a lot of his behavior issues. I love that he can just look at the I pad and see what is coming next. Wonderful app with great support on the facebook page.
Thank u for this wonderful app. It is an awesome way to limit meltdowns. OTs use a paper version of scheduling, but this is much more user friendly, portable and easy to edit. Thank u again for designing apps that make life with special needs children easier.
I like the fact that it is not as glitchy as my choice works calendar app, however it says you can link an activity schedule to an event and that doesn't really seem to do anything. Also, when you do a repeat event you don't have the option to enter an end date such as, repeat every day until August 6.
Good karma apps has the best customer service I have ever seen. Even better then any retail box store. If you have to contact them about their app all you have to do is send an email, they get back to you right away!!! Thank you for being so outstanding!!!
Downloaded for my autistic 4 year old about an hour ago. I am unable to do ANYTHING on this app other than upload photos. I tap on a button for any date & NOTHING happens. Contacted Apple Support, and I uninstalled & reinstalled twice. No dice. They told me to contact the manuf support, and whomever answered my complaint email obviously did not read the message at all, as the information they gave me was about viewing past events, and editing. NOTHING WORKS WHEN I TAP THE SCREEN. NOTHING. WASTE of $15.
I will be asking for a refund. I should have went with my gut and not bought it. The timer doesn't work and to hard to set tasks. I have never written a review on anything I have bought but having children with needs I felt I should so another parent doesn't waste there money and find this useless. The app is a nice concept but to hard and unless you are glued to your iPad you have no clue when to start the next task
This app has nice pictures and can be used by people of all ages. The ability to set a reminder both as sound and vibration is needed in the next update . Compatibility with Iwatch and a vibrating alarm would mean a child could receive discrete prompts without a parent needing to be around.
I expect a lot more for $15. The Prod -you can use your own pictures -it's relatively user friendly -if the major issues listed below it would be a 5 star app unfortunately the issues are major. The BIG cons -No sync capabilities between devices except manually through the iCloud. If the screen times out the clock timer stops working properly. This is a major problem when my autistic son still sees time on the timer when in reality the timer should have ended several minutes prior and moved on to the next (several) item(s).
Super helpful! My Autistic son loves to check his schedule and use the custom steps to remember what he needs to do next. Thank you for an app that is so customizable to his special needs and schedule.
This app is so hard to figure out how to program. There are no instructions; at least I think there are none. If there are, I can't find it. Still haven't been able to program it, so I'm giving up. Don't bother!
I want a refund. The app looked promising, but it is useless. I cannot enter any information beyond today's date. There is no home screen, tutorial, or help feature. The worst part is that it isn't cheap.
I'll give it 1 star for the idea. Like where you they were going with it, but too expensive when what it does (nothing). Looks wonderful in the screenshots/description but don't let that fool you. It is not easy to enter information or plan ahead (and I am a web developer, very computer savvy). I WANT A REFUND, please!? Can that happen? At least improve it, please...I feel like I got majorly ripped off.
I had high hopes for this app, especially for the dollar amount. I was sad to discover that it is unbelievably cumbersome and useless for a practical person that has more than a few things to schedule. I am a behavior analyst that works with children on the spectrum and was trying to find electronic scheduling apps that would be practical for clients. The app has potential, but it takes HOURS to actually create "Activity schedules" (task analysis routines) and then you have to go in DAILY to assign these schedules, after creating an event for each and EVERY schedule item. You cannot just assign a created activity schedule to a start time and move on. In addition, the app defaults you to the current date of the day you're working on the schedule, so you have to manually go in for every SINGLE event and change that. Therefore, if you're working on a daily schedule in the next month, each event you will have to manually change the date and time, as it does not simply follow the date and time from the event proceeding it. This issue actually uses up a lot of time for the user. Another problem is the activity schedules have you assign time lengths, but these do not correlate to when you create events so you must have the exact schedule written down to make sure you do not overlap events on the daily schedule. For this app to have any practical purpose it needs to find a way to make creating schedules less time consuming, like maybe a desktop app that allows you to type everything in and then pushes it to the iProduct? As it stands right now, do not waste your time or money. There are far cheaper apps that allow visual task analysis. Basically, that is what this app does, as the scheduler is useless to most people. I hope the creators find a way to actually make this an efficient app.
I did bought this app for planning a schedule for my daughter,she is autistic and at school they use schedule planners for her,this app is very frustrating because I have spend two days already trying to set a schedule for a road trip for July 4 and I can’t even add pictures for that day,it only allows me to create an event name with the picture,is very frustrating and I am really disappointed of this app,is 14.99 and doesn’t help me at all!consider this before buying this app.
I am changing my previous 3-star review to 5 stars, because the developer gave me a code to try their First-Then app, which is more appropriate for our son's developmental level. Maybe when he is older, the Visual Schedule app will be helpful for him. (Previous review): Great features and easy to use, but the pictures on the daily schedule are so tiny that you can't tell what they are. My 3yo son does not read yet, so tiny pictures with large text descriptions is the opposite of what we need. The Activity Schedule pics are a nice size, but the daily schedule is useless for us.
Visual Schedule Planner is a completely customizable visual schedule iPad app that is designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day". In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule” or “video clip” to help model the task even further. Visual Planner is perfect for home, school, work or community environment. The app is designed for individuals who may benefit from visual support to ease transitions, anxiety, or who simply need a way to visually represent their day. FEATURES INCLUDE: -Ability to view events daily, weekly or via a monthly calendar. -Custom images -Custom sound -Activity schedules -Video Modeling -Timer -Checklist -Reminders -Notes Visual Schedule Planner was designed with a completely customizable easy-to-use interface, with multiple custom features. Overview of Features: --EVENTS CAN BE VIEWED DAILY, WEEKLY OR MONTHLY --CUSTOM IMAGES “Events” of the day and “Activity Schedules” can be customized with images from the photo album on the iPad, by one of the apps 1500+ icons, images taken from the built in camera (iPad2 only) or from the apps internet image search. --CUSTOM SOUND ”Events” also allow an audio clip to be added to the images by voice recording or Text-to-speech.*Using Flite Open Ears. --VIDEO MODELING and ACTIVITY SCHEDULES Events in a schedule can also be linked to a VIDEO CLIP or an ACTIVITY SCHEDULE to help model an “EVENT. For example, the event @12pm ”LUNCH” can be linked to an ACTIVITY SCHEDULE that shows a task analysis on “How to make a sandwich” or could be linked to a VIDEO CLIP of a person modeling “How to make a sandwich”. --CHECKLIST and TIMER feature for Activity schedules. Activity schedules have the option of having a “checklist feature” and/or a visual “timer” to help keep the individual on task. Both these features can be turned on or off via the settings menu. --NOTES App allows user or a professional to take notes about the individual’s day. These notes can then be emailed as a PDF for future reference. --QUICK ACCESS to Activity Schedules and Video Clips User can access previously saved video clips and activity schedules at a moment’s notice via the icons on the home page. These can also be “hidden” to prevent unwanted access. --PASSWORD PROTECTED SETTINGS MENU Allows user to: -Hide “QUICK” activity schedules , video clip and notes access icons. -Hide Editing features -Hide image libraries -Hide Clock -Hide Checklist -Hide access to video clip libraries -Hide access to Quick Activity Schedules