STEARsoft is a Watch, iPhone or iPad school attendance register app with a fully featured graphical interface.
The graphical attendance sheets enable multiple sessions and students to be scanned just like a paper attendance register, complete with code letters and attached notes. The flood-fill and auto-move-on features with pre-generated attendance register sheets make you quicker in the classroom, whilst ordered lists of outstanding absence notes and graphical attendance statistics gives instant control at your finger tips.
The Watch App gives even more flexibility, letting you take the class attendance register without your phone even. On the sports field, in a swimming lesson, on a run or just instantly to hand in the classroom.
An inbuilt incident recording system helps you track categorised incidents (like merits, or forgotten equipment) on a student-by-student basis. Customisable thresholds alert you when something happens too frequently, and a 'Report' output summarises this information along with attendance register statistics for each student in your class.
Export options are available for attendance data, attendance statistics, student details and student reports.
Teacher quotes (from Reviews in iTunes) say:
"I use it every day and wonder what I ever did before."
"Most useful app on my iPhone"
"I can't imagine being without this app now!"
"has reduced my admin considerably."
"Quality little app that is a great time saver."
"I use it all the time now and I highly recommend it."
If you work to a timetable and want to be more organised and efficient in keeping attendance records, we think you'll like STEARsoft and find it to be one of those tools you wondered how you managed without.
Limitation gone: Class sizes are no longer limited to 36. Just go to 'Advanced Setup' to put in your own maximum.
STEARsoft works well stand-alone, but there is also a Cloud version that can be synchronised with to give whole school attendance monitoring solutions.
STEARsoft (School Teacher's Electronic Attendance Register software) started in 2005, was one of the first electronic attendance register Apps for the iPhone and iPad and still works on older devices (such as the iPad 2) running iOS8. STEARsoft now works on your watch too, not just showing you which class is next, but lets you take the register too.
Names on Watch now pick up iPhone settings. You can now order by first or last name. Minor bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Make it Mac friendly!!!
I’ve used this at my English school for years in Japan and found it very useful. I now have more teachers, but don’t possess the required windows pc to set up multiple iPads. Please make a Mac friendly version!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. In a bid to not only remove the tie to Windows, STEARsoft now has a Cloud Server solution. Not even a Mac needed. As well as saving on hardware, you save the running costs, the setup and administration costs, it’s more secure (https and two-factor authentication standard) and has many new developments over the Windows version. Being cloud based you can synchronise and access school wide functionality off-site and your data is more secure. The cost is included within the license cost that you’d have to pay for running your own server, so is no more expensive either. If you’d not spotted this already have a look on the website and follow links to ‘STEARsoft Cloud Server’. I hope you’ll like what you see and might find this an even better way forwards (you will of course be able to securely use all your macs with the cloud server as it is all web based).
Most useful app on my IPhone!
This is an outstanding app, and i'm yet to see any registration software which is anywhere near as easy to use with such a clear, convenient interface (and I've seen quite a few!). I always have access to all my registers in my pocket, even on school trips! The students love the fact I can quickly and effectively register them on my phone. I can't imagine being without this app now!
Developer Response ,
Wow! Thank you for such a kind review. I'm so glad you've found STEARsoft to be so useful. Your feedback is really appreciated and encouraging; sorry it's taken over 6 years to reply! If you have any suggestions for improvement, please remember the Forum.
A solid B plus
This is a good solid product for the hard pressed teacher. As a PE teacher I find it very useful to quickly register in the field and then transpose to Sims later.
I would like to see this back up to drop box as I can't get it to back up to the searsoft sever. I would love to also see a way of being able to grade the students as well which would then make this truly the teachers planner - with some tinkering this will be the the premier product in this field
Developer Response ,
Thank you for such a considered, kind, balanced and useful review. Sorry it's taken so long to reply here.
6 years on, and sadly there is still no markbook, although there have been other improvements, and this is still on the back-burner.
For security of data, your iPhone should backup all App data anyway without needing to add an extra Drop-Box feature. However, perhaps of interest in this regard is a STEARsoft-Cloud-Server synchronisation option that has recently been added.
Thank you again.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.