Microsoft Planner 4+

Microsoft Corporation

    • 4.7 • 11.2K Ratings
    • Free



Microsoft Planner requires an eligible Office 365 work or school subscription. This app does not support Office 365 personal accounts (for example: or If you are not sure about your company’s subscription or the services you have access to, please contact your IT department.

Planner provides a simple, visual way to organize teamwork. Planner makes it easy for your team to create new plans, organize and assign tasks, share files, chat about what you’re working on, and get updates on progress.

-- Organize work visually --
Each plan has its own board, where you can organize tasks into buckets. You can categorize tasks based on their status or on whom they’re assigned to. To update the status or change assignments, just drag and drop tasks between columns.

-- Visibility --
The My Tasks view provides a comprehensive list of all your tasks and their status across all your plans. When working together on a plan, team members always know who is working on what.

-- Collaborate --
Built for Office 365, Planner lets you work together on the same tasks, attach captured photos directly to them, and even have conversations around tasks without switching between apps. With Planner, all your team’s discussions and deliverables stay with the plan and don’t get locked away across disparate applications.

-- Works across devices --
Planner works across all your devices. And with Planner, everyone is always on the same page. Continue conversations and updates tasks while on-the-go or at your desk.

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The Microsoft Planner app will request permission to access your photos and your camera: When you try to attach a photo to a Planner task, the app requests permission to access your Photos app in order to select images. If you choose to take a photo to attach to a Planner task, the app will request permission to access your Camera app.

What’s New

Version 1.15.9

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
11.2K Ratings

11.2K Ratings

Hizzle8 ,

Hands down - Best planner app I have ever used

Seriously, this app is everything I could need in my life right now. I'm pretty old fashioned and like to write most of my events and tasks down in a physical planner, but I have learned I also need that info on the go as I have become a busy adult. I’ve searched for different apps to assist with my organization, but none have done it quite so well as this one. Working on my PhD coursework, research, advisor tasks, plus new-mom duties to take care of my 6 month old, and building a business... this app helps me keep my head together. I need this app to stay around forever, so please don’t disappear or phase out!!
When I tell others (everyone, basically) about why I love this app, my description boils down to “lists, on lists, on lists” which is perfect for an organizer like myself!!
I never thought I would be over the moon anything by Microsoft but this app pleasantly surprised me. Keep doing your thing, y’all!!

Developer Response ,

Hi Hizzle8 - Thank you taking the time to share your kind words, we really appreciate it! We spend a lot of time making sure that everything is working properly in Planner, and it's always a nice reminder when we hear directly from people that it's going well. We hope you'll continue to enjoy using the Planner app!

Donald Tynes II ,

A great software application for managing my personal tasks.

I have used this software for about six months now. Although the application has collaboration functionality, for my single-member LLC, all that I need is to keep track of a set of tasks, describe them, estimate the time to complete them, create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), assign a date and time (with the help of Calendar) to complete each time, which shows on my schedule as 'Busy' - which is exactly what I want, then finally record the actual time the task took. There are a few features that I would like it to have, like automatic integration with my Calendar product on iOS. But, except for a few features that I would love it to have, the software application is a great solution for my task needs.

Developer Response ,

We’re so glad that you’re enjoying the Planner app! And, thanks for taking the time to give feedback! We’ll review this with the product team. Thanks for making Planner better!

LonDon.of.the.Yukon ,

Good looking but vulnerable and insecure

I’ve been using Planner for several years to manage assignments within my engineering department. It’s a great communication tool with good features. I like the fact that it provides a comment log and checklist so that projects can be handed off to other engineers or teams. I also like the mobility when using the app. I use it at weekly one-on-one reviews to discuss progress and prioritize.
However, any member of the group can change or even delete a task. There is no security so that the owner of the task has control. Furthermore, once a task or bucket is deleted, that’s it! Sayonara baby. It’s gone forever. No undo. No warning the owner or even the deleter that it will be lost permanently. My IT department backs up OneDrive files, but no way to backup Planner.
I lost two years’ worth of project info this way. It’s like losing your house to a fire after the Insurance company handed out torches to your guests and then after the fire they tell you “oh that’s too bad. We’re sorry that happened. “

App Privacy

The developer, Microsoft Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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