Grade Tracker 2.0 (Free) by Will Tobey aims to provide a solution for not only tracking due dates and assignments for students, but keeping tabs on grades as well. A grade tracking system is a must-have for any student attending high school or any post-secondary institution, since averages aren’t simply added up and divided out in most cases. Using an app like Grade Tracker keeps you up-to-date with relatively little work.
The first thing that came to mind when initially launching Grade Tracker is how identical the app is to iStudiez Pro. Not only does Grade Tracker have a similar feature set when compared to iStudiez, but when looking at the two apps side-by-side, it can almost be difficult to tell them apart. While this gets more forgivable in the stark-white world of modern iOS, it also begs the question of whether Grade Tracker is actually better than the leader of its category.
The app definitely covers the basics quite well. You start by adding a semester, along with classes that lie within it. Each class can be assigned a custom grading scale, so whether your school uses percentages or points, you’re covered. You can also add different weights for categories of assignments, which is crucial to obtaining accurate calculations.
The idea is that you add assignments to the app before they’re due, which will help you stay on top of things, and then you can mark them as complete before adding a grade in. This can make Grade Tracker your one-stop solution for everything relating to school assignments. You can also view graphs to see how well you’re doing in a course, along with looking at how each assignment impacts your grades.
The good thing about Grade Tracker is that it’s completely free with no in-app purchases, and it works. It’s got a clean and easy-to-use UI that stays out of the way while featuring extra goodies like swipe gestures and visual representations of data. The only reason why I don’t plan on using Grade Tracker during my next semester of school is because it isn’t any better than other solutions.
I myself use iStudiez Pro and have had nothing but a great experience with it. Not only does the app do everything Grade Tracker does, but it also includes more features like scheduling for classes, exams, and holidays. It even lets you store information about instructors. Finally, the fact that iStudiez lives on and syncs between my iPhone, iPad, and Mac makes it the best solution for me.
So ask yourself this: would you rather have a free iPhone app that will do a great job at simply tracking grades or assignments. Or would a somewhat-pricey suite that will serve as an ultimate solution for staying on top of school be a better option? It’s up for you to decide.
If you answered “yes” to the first question only, go download the free Grade Tracker on the App Store for your iPhone.