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Visualize Your Shift Schedule

From Jeff: Please, check the website for a "How To" tutorial, use the in-app email buttons (on the Help tab), or send to sched@buddy.com. Please don't put questions or suggestions in a review -- there's no way for me to reply.

If your schedule varies from week to week, keeping track of your working days can be a chore, and it’s often difficult to quickly figure out when you’ll be on-duty weeks or months in the future.

Scheduler to the rescue! Designed for public-service employees such as police officers, firefighters and health-care workers — anyone who works an unusual but predictable schedule — Scheduler always shows your schedule for the next two years from “today.” Common shift schedules are built-in, such as the “Berkeley” (a.k.a. “California”), “48-96” and “Dupont,” but you can easily change them or create other repeating schedules covering any number of days. See the screenshots (here and on the web site) for some examples. And there’s even a “Doofus” mode for showing irregular schedules (e.g., health-care workers).

If your spouse/partner works a shift schedule, too, you can have that entirely different rotation appear on the calendar with yours. This will help you organize family activities such as vacations and day-care.


• Displays your schedule for the next two years, including vacations and holidays.
• Perfect for public-service workers such as police officers and firefighters.
• Records trades (swaps). Tracks hours earned or owed on a person-by-person basis.
• Formats emails for sending out trade offers and approval requests.
• Maintains a record of your OT hours.
• Tracks your vacation time: automatically computes hours earned and shows weekly balances. Also records and totals sick time.
• Logs “events” with date, time and location — you can edit the title, text, and location details when you have time. Event locations can be mapped.
• Overlays an entirely separate schedule for your spouse/partner to help you coordinate your lives.
• Totals your hours for each week and month, and accounts for trades and vacation days.
• Adjustable colors for shifts, vacations, Kelly days, holidays, etc.
• Mark special days such as Kellys, paydays, “early” shifts, or training days.
• Countdown to retirement.
• Tutorial mode: help and tips for every screen.

1. You *can* enter a custom schedule.
2. You *can* set the text that appears on each day.
3. You *can* enter very long rotations.
4. You *can* superimpose text to mark special days on the calendar.
5. You *can* set bi-weekly repeating events (e.g., for paydays)
6. There *is* a detailed setup tutorial on the website.
7. Visit my website (link below) for more screenshots and help info.

8. Scheduler is complicated. Please don't give up and leave a bad review -- I can't help you that way. Contact me at sched@buddy.com (or using the in-app email button on the Help screen) with questions or comments. I reply to all emails immediately (or within a few hours if I'm sleeping or traveling, which isn't often). If you didn't hear from me promptly, it means there was failure in the Ethernet. Please try again to contact me.

Attention FDNY (firemen): you'll find my other app, FDNY, more useful for FD New York.

Attention: UK bus and train drivers: you might find my other app, UK Rota, more useful.

What’s New

Version 5.1.4

1. Oops! I accidentally sent Backup/Restore and other tabs on walkabout! Back now.
2. Bug fix: CAL long-press for new-event: the dot appears immediately.
3. Removed Contacts features (use Apple's Contacts app, it's better).

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

My mechanic ,

Great app

I have a difficult 2-2-3 schedule that this app works perfect for. It's a bit challenging adding vacation days that are not holidays. I'm possibly doing something wrong. I could possibly use a bit more tutorial. I'd also like to be able to export my schedule more than the current screen display. Other than those areas. I love the app. Great for my schedule.

Developer Response ,

To add/remove vacation days, touch Edit, Vacation, then just tap the days. Please adjust your review or contact me (Help tab, Email).

zapper464 ,

Great app

I have been using this app for several years now and love it. It is far better than keeping a pocket calendar with me when scheduling appointments or making plans with family and friends. I have a rotating schedule which is not in the app but I was able to put my schedule in manually. I can see what my schedule is going to be next year rather than trying to figure it out. If you have rotating days off this is what you need to keep your life in order.

xxRochelleC10 ,

Love this calendar!

I don’t know how this app doesn’t have more reviews. I have been using this scheduler for years and would be lost without it! So easy to use! Customize your fire schedule, tracks vaca hrs accumulated with cut offs even, trades, debit days, sick hours... does it all! And I can link my google calendar with visual alerts to help keep track of everything. LOVE it!


The Buddy System, LLC
5.3 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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