App Review: Power Planner For Windows Phone

Power Planner for Windows Phone is a study assistant app for students in universities. The app is designed specifically with students in mind, so this app is not for regular users.

What it offers for students ?

  • Students can add their classes and homework assignments with all necessary associated inputs. Once you have added the classes with their timings, you can view a beautiful class schedule.
  • Reminders are automatically created when homework items are added which will be very helpful.
  • Once you create an assignment with a timing, it will show up on the Live Tile which is a welcome addition.
  • You can share the items created with your friends
  • The app supports Online backup and restore through Microsoft SkyDrive.
  • And small things like support for GPA, adding notes to classes created, etc., will be more useful for students.

What is does not offer for students?

  • This app is strictly for study related alone. You can no way add other types of reminders such as for paying internet bills, keeping up with your commitments, etc.
  • It only supports one Live Tile for the app. Multiple Live tile support such as for classes, exams, etc,. would be awesome. (The app developer says its coming soon.)
  • You can share items only through SMS & Email ! I don’t think students these days use services other than Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
  • Backup & Restore requires paid version which is acceptable, but the ability to add exams should not be a paid version since its an essential part of student life and they use apps like Power Planner only during the exams !

Overall, the whole app experience was fast and snappy. I would definitely recommend students to try this free app and also I don’t think there is any compelling alternative apps for this scenario on Windows Phone Marketplace. If there is any, let me know.qrcode

Download the free app here from the marketplace.

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