Shift Worker is an iPhone/iPod Touch application designed for people who need a quick and easy way to enter and view their shifts.
A traditional calendar is not always ideal for shift workers. Sometimes it's not easy to see your upcoming shift schedule very clearly, especially if your shifts don't fall into the traditional working week. Shift Worker solves this problem and turns the frustrating task of entry into a quick and easy experience.
Shift Worker allows you to create your own types of shifts by combining visually-attractive icons with letters/numbers so that they can be easily identified at a glance. By including a range of icons (such as suns and stars for day and night shifts) in a variety of colors, any combination is possible for all types of shifts.
Entering shifts can be done quickly by simply selecting a type of shift and tapping on each date it occurs. An entire month of shifts could be entered in seconds, an entire year in a few minutes!
In addition, Shift Worker allows you create multiple calendars to see friends and family shifts! You can send your shifts to others so they can also see your shifts at a glance as an image or in their copy of Shift Worker. To make things even simpler, you can even save your shifts to your iPhone/iPod's background so that referring to your upcoming shift schedule is as simple as picking up your iPhone/iPod.
Shift Worker also includes the ability to create colored personalized notes for each date. Notes can be used anytime additional information needs to be added to a date.
- Create a virtually unlimited amount of shift types
- Enter shifts on the calendar months in advance in seconds
- Add your rotation and automatically fill the calendar in a few simple steps
- Show friends and family shifts using multiple calendars
- View the calendar in timeline format to see your shift flow at a glance
- Create colored personalized notes for any date on the calendar
- Include week of year or week 1/2 alternating pattern on calendar
- Jump to any month by using the "Goto" button
- Save a month's worth of shifts to your background
- Share your shifts to others via email, MMS, Facebook or Twitter
- Import other Shift Worker shifts and view them all within the one app
- No in-app purchases!
- No ads!
- Fixed a crash issue when changing a shift icon
- Fixed an issue with the calendar rotating to landscape mode
Ratings and Reviews
Would be perfect with one improvement
I love this app. It makes adding and removing shifts so easy so that I can organize my life month to month. Because I rotate myself around the shifts within, I feel the need to add personal and social activities alongside shifts so everything is accessible on the same page. Unfortunately the coloured tabs just aren’t enough to manage this; they make multiple activities messy to read and adding events is a multi step process. If this extra activity option could be improved, this app would be perfect.
I really like this app but it is missing a crucial option for many a shift worker I'm sure. It needs to include the ability to add split shifts/two shifts on any given day or date; I would have thought this was blatantly obvious. That said, it works well, is easy to use and set up, looks good and is quite useful; if the developers were to add the option as per my feedback I would be singing it's praises and promoting this app to all and sundry. One last thing; to give feedback or to get support via the app it is via Facebook or Twitter; I will never be a part of either, both options woefully inadequate, hopefully they follow user reviews and take my suggestion under serious consideration, if so this app would be brilliant!
Great in its simplicity but ...
I really would like to sync with ical where I keep my schedule ... It drives me nuts having to double enter each shift!!! I know a lot of people have been asking for a while, but please, please, please allow this feature. I do love the simple interface of this calendar better than any other app, and being able to snapshot my month of shifts is great, but I'm going to be looking at other apps which allow iCal syncing.
EDIT: I now use ShiftLife which allows syncing and also calculates my pay. Unfortunately, entering shifts is not as quick and easy but the ability to see my whole schedule together is invaluable.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.