STEARsoft is a 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.
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, we think you'll like STEARsoft and find it to be one of those tools you wondered how you managed without.
The ultimate is to combine this app with a network version of STEARsoft. This can be for the whole school, or just for one person to give more powerful importing tools and a computer based backup of your data.
Limitation: Each class is limited to 36 students at any one point in time.
New 'advanced' setting to increase the Class size limit.
Future support for synchronisation with a STEARsoft cloud server over https and 2-factor login.
Other data-protection features to prepare for GDPR in the UK.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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).
Use this for every class. I'm a gymnastics coach so don't have time to write things out, find pens etc. I use this on my iPad and can make note of payments etc. only down side is I can only add 36 children when some of my classes are 40+ I usually create another class as an overflow register! For the money though I wouldn't do without!!!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for this kind review and taking time to give your feedback. You may have noticed the latest version now supports class sizes greater than 36. Go to 'Advanced Setup' from the top screen to increase the limit :)
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.