Scheduler 4+

The Buddy System, LLC

Designed for iPhone

    • $7.99

iPhone Screenshots


Visualize Your Shift Schedule

From Jeff: Please don't put questions or suggestions in a review -- there's no way for me to reply directly to you. Instead. use the in-app email buttons (on the Help tab), or send to

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 six 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 six 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.
• Overlays an entirely separate schedule for your spouse/partner to help you coordinate your lives.
• Adjustable colors for shifts, vacations, Kelly days, holidays, etc.
• Mark special days such as Kellys, paydays, “early” shifts, or training days.
• Countdown to retirement.
• Extensive Help pages for every feature and screen; indexed.
• Includes UK Rota features for London train and bus drivers.

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. Scheduler is complicated. Please don't give up and leave a bad review -- I can't help you that way. If you have questions or comments, the best way to contact me is by using the in-app email button on the Help screen (2nd best: 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 "Tubes." Please try again to contact me.

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

What’s New

Version 6.1.2

What's new:
1. Bug fix: After updating, some people saw an incorrect dialog saying that your new version was old. Sorry about the confusion.
2. Known issue: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth sharing does not always work.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 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).

Goofy artist ,

Great app but where did the emojis go?

My husband and I have rotational shifts and so this app is a life saver for us. But to keep the clutter down of events I prefer to use emojis for the event title. That option seems to have gone away? Why?! It’s frustrating having so many events titled on one day and I tend to miss something if I don’t read each one carefully. I preferred using emojis to keep it easier and with less clutter. Also PLEASE get rid of the time zones!!!!! It doesn’t matter where I am when I put an appointment in my calendar, the time of the appointment is still the same no matter where I am. I can make the mental hour change myself if I know I’m in a different time zone but at least I’ll know what time the appointment is! This has caused a lot of problems for me with the app changing the times for my appointments.

Dinky109 ,


First off, THANK YOU Jeff for the recent updates!!!

I’ve worked shift work (rotating days off, platoon, fixed 4-10s) for 15 years. I came across this app in 2009. I took a chance and bought this app. I have used it since. It has everything you need to map out your work schedule. I’m a visual person so this app allows me to customize my calendar with color and markings. It’s not hard to use. You can always email Jeff for assistance.

I’d highly recommend this app!!!

App Privacy

The developer, The Buddy System, LLC, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Location
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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