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New Prime Timetable helps you create perfect schedule

Powerful school scheduling software

Experience state-of-the-art scheduling software, with a blazing fast automatic generator, real-time notifications and extra views, revamped design, efficient managing of lessons/cards, teacher substitute, 10 skins to choose from, share to social networks, export to Excel/Sheets, plus more. A brand new Prime Timetable is a perfect match for schedule challenges, making you more more productive on any device you choose.

Add personal touch to your schedules

Head into Owl > Options and choose your favorite blue, green, red, violet, orange, pink, cyan, brown, gray or dark skin. Additionally, you can choose any color you want for the card background.

Manage lessons efficiently

Adding lessons to classes on the same grade level or same subject teachers can be cumbersome. Instead you can add lessons for only one class and then copy/edit cards for other related classes or leave the desired room empty and assign teachers to their homeroom later to speed up the process.

Easily substitute teachers

Select any number of cards and edit all of them at once to substitute teachers or any other resources.

Share to Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Easily share master or individual schedule to Facebook, Twitter and Google+ by choosing Share > Social Networks. Additionally, choose Share > Embed Timetable to generate necessary Html code to insert the schedule into your school’s website or blog.

Export to Excel/Sheets

Once the schedule is finished choose Save as > Html Spreadsheet(s) to export master or individual schedule(s) as a table to Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets in case you need additional tweaks for your schedule.

School scheduling software - new owl

Tons of improvements based on your generous feedback

  • A new set of outline icons looking great on modern devices plus simplified owl
  • Read and search user guide without leaving the app
  • Importing lessons via Excel/Sheets is improved
  • Copy selected cards to another resource
  • Thanks to better text wrapping cards display more content on phones
  • New option for sharing currently opened individual view
  • Redesigned horizontal and vertical zoom
  • Specific optimizations for various devices: iPad, iPhone, Android

Add your ideas to online user voice or give us a feedback by sending email. We wish you happy scheduling!

New Prime Timetable - the ultimate scheduling experience

School scheduling software for iPad

Dear timetablers,
Thank you for incredible feedback you've been sending us. As a result of your generous support, we bring you the ultimate scheduling experience and much more productive timetabling on any device in the newest Prime Timetable.

Blazing fast automatic generation

We have optimized automatic generator specifically for Chrome browser that majority of timetablers are already using and the results are astonishing: generation is now 2 times faster than in the plugin app and at least several times faster than in any other modern browser. We highly recommend you give Chrome a try (if you haven’t already) and reward yourself with blazingly fast automatic generation.

Clip cards so they are scheduled together

The most requested feature in our online user voice is here. Clipped cards have a little clip icon in the top left corner and will be scheduled and dragged all together, which is essential for block scheduling.

Easily resolve conflicts by merging cards

Although you may hide error notifications by pinning conflicted/rotated cards, the recommended approach is to merge cards instead, and create one out of two or more cards by combining all classes/groups/students and teachers into one lesson.

Drag multiple cards

In a single move you can drag multiple cards simply by drawing rectangle selection around them using the mouse. In order to select the whole day/period/resource or specific range, use Ctrl/Cmd and/or Shift key. When dragging a selected card, the other(s) will follow. Pretty neat, huh?

School scheduling software Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android, Chromebook, Linux

Web app is now set as preferred

Web app works on Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, Linux and countless other devices. No installation needed. You can set your preference by choosing Help > Options > Preferred App.

Lots of other improvements

  • Saving timetable as local file is available without internet connection
  • Easily perform bulk actions on selected cards using context menu: pin/unpin, merge/split, clip/unclip, copy/paste to specific day or period, remove and delete.
  • Context menu also added for days, periods and resources in the view
  • iOS (iPad and iPhone) and Android specific optimizations and improvements
  • Help updates: generator tips, generator priority levels and many more...

We hope you will enjoy new improvements and wish you happy scheduling!

Blazing fast automatic timetable generation

Chrome for the best timetabling software experience

All modern browsers are perfectly suitable for everyday use, but when it comes to web apps and especially intensive calculations like automatic timetable generation, they give drastically different results.

Our statistics show that Chrome is by far the most popular browser among Prime Timetable users and therefore we did some extra optimizations for this browser in order to achieve maximum performance. The results are astonishing:

Desktop application performance on the web

It turns out that by using Chrome, the performance of automatic generator is 2-100 times faster than in any other modern browser, fully reaching desktop application performance on the web! If you don't already use Chrome for your timetabling work, we recommend that you give it a try.

The generator will work considerably faster in Chrome than in our plugin app, a couple of times faster than in Firefox and sometimes even 100+ times faster than in Internet Explorer 11.

Use Chrome and enjoy timetabling to the max

When it comes to performance, we have a clear winner: Chrome. The second best is Firefox and then comes Safari. If you are using Internet Explorer, we highly recommend that you avoid using it for any kind of complex school scheduling (although we do have high hopes for Microsoft's new browser called Edge). Please note that all browsers are still supported, even the 14-year-old Internet Explorer 6 via the plugin app. However, if you want the best performance, use Chrome and reward yourself with blazingly fast automatic generation!

School schedules for phones, tablets and desktop

Dear timetablers,

Your students and colleagues can now see published schedules on their phones, tablets and desktop and even when they are offline. No installation needed, no plugins, it just works! Take a look at this 1 minute video and read more:

How to publish the schedule and share it with students and colleagues

You might want to share the schedule you have created to check whether it suits everyone’s needs or whether it needs any further changes. Maybe you want to do away with endless printing of drafts or final schedules and save some paper as well? Whatever the reason, follow these 3 simple steps:

  • Choose Share > Publish to the Web > Publish.
  • Configure publish options, such as displayed view, skin and time format.
  • Share the published link with your students, colleagues and anyone interested, e.g. put the link on your school’s website, share it on your school’s Facebook page, or just send the link to other colleagues in the email.

Each teacher/student has direct access to their own schedule

When you click or touch the first column in the master schedule, individual view is opened and the link in the browser is changed. That means that anyone can bookmark their individual schedule to the home screen of their iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet, or pin the website link to the start menu on Windows Phone, or create a web shortcut on the Mac OS X, or just put it in their browser’s bookmark/favorites for easier access. Whatever you or your students and colleagues prefer.

No Wi-Fi? No problem. View schedules offline!

Once a student or a colleague has visited the published schedule, they will be able to see it again any time they want even without internet connection. Yes, the whole school schedule and all individual schedules are accessible offline. Even if you are stuck in the traffic without Wi-Fi, you will be able to see your schedule as well as everyone else’s!

Accessible on any device. No installation. No plugins. It just works!

Virtually any device, browser or OS you or your colleagues and students might have is supported! We have really gone extra mile here; even the 13-year old Internet Explorer 6 is supported. Of course, the latest and greatest browsers are capable of so much more, as they do animations, display nice rounded corners and linear gradients in the back of the card, and generally enable better user experience.

Published schedules support custom period intervals

You can define custom period intervals and appropriate cards will be repositioned and resized accordingly. This way you can publish highly flexible schedules like in this image.

K-9 school schedule example, 9th Grade

Example of 9th grade schedule for K-9 school
2 weeks with custom periods, breaks, half-time, lunch, electives

Published schedules are automatically updated

Don’t worry if you need to make changes to an already published schedule. All student and teachers schedules will be automatically updated once you save changes, so everyone gets an up to date schedule.

We are sure your students and colleagues will love beautiful schedules on their phones, tablets or any other device. Enjoy school scheduling like never before!

Groundbreaking! School scheduling software - smartphone demo (VIDEO)

Dear timetablers,

Take a couple of minutes to watch this groundbreaking video completely shot using only a pocket sized smartphone.

School scheduling software screenshot from video

Danijel Stulic, Prime Timetable co-founder shows generating and managing the whole school schedule using his pocket sized smartphone

Prime Timetable for Mac, PC, tablet, phablet, smartphone…

The video speaks for itself. Prime Timetable is available on Mac, PC, tablet, phablet, smartphone, on iOS, Android/Linux, Windows Phone OS... and most probably on any future device. Well, any device which supports web standards. From the largest desktop monitors to the smallest phone screens, portrait or landscape orientation, from mouse and keyboard as input to finger touch and pen, Prime Timetable is accessible whenever, wherever.

And now excuse us for a moment, we are going to have a big pint of beer and celebrate :). Cheers! Stay tuned and enjoy school scheduling like never before!

School scheduling software for any device - tablet demo (VIDEO)

Dear timetablers,

We are very excited to show you an exclusive preview of a brand new Prime Timetable that we have reimagined and rebuilt from ground up to work on any device you might have. Take a minute and watch a demo completely shot on a 7'' tablet. How about generating the whole school schedule in seconds with just a touch? Impossible, you might say. This demo shows how easy it is to generate a timetable automatically (in a matter of seconds!), instantly validate it upon any change, adjust manually by dragging cards with a finger and publish it online to share with colleagues and students. Yes, you’ll be able to do all this and so much more...We bet you haven’t seen scheduling like this before.

Screenshot from video

Danijel Stulic, Prime Timetable co-founder, presenting a brand new app which works on any device

Please note that we are going to support both apps: the Silverlight plugin app, which you are using today and which works on Mac and desktop PCs, and the new one which works everywhere, even on tablets and smartphones. Also, you will have the full control to choose which your preferred app will be and that application will be started after you log in.

The new application, shown in the video above, will be available very soon. Stay tuned and enjoy school scheduling like never before!