Preview new version of Prime Timetable

In the recent version of Prime Timetable we have added Preview new version option in main menu. Clicking it your current timetable will be opened in the upcoming Prime Timetable 2.0.

Here is the short list of what's new in Prime Timetable 2.0:

  • Instead of ribbon, there is only a school board with instantly available tools on board frame leaving more space for your timetables.
  • There is a new optimized menu when you click the owl in the top left corner.
  • New interactive board tools: Pin, Sponge and Zoom which make timetabling more fun.
  • New Help -> Options where you can configure application as best suits your needs.
  • User interface is redesigned and more natural with curved lines and nature associations (e.g. form background looks like a piece of paper).
  • There are lots of animations which make application smoother.
  • Performances are increased. For instance, timetable view is rendered much faster in larger timetables.

All these changes make timetabling faster, easier and more fun.

9/18/2010  preview, redesign

Using sponge tool in Prime Timetable

Sponge tool Timetable sponge tool icon is located in the bottom right corner of the board and is used to remove cards from timetable.

Using sponge tool is simple; just click sponge tool (or press [Ctrl + Backspace] key) to select it and then click card(s) you want to remove. Hold mouse left button to remove more cards.

How to remove the whole timetable or specific day?

With sponge tool selected, click on day or period (in timetable header) to remove the whole day/period or click on the first column in the timetable row to remove the whole row.

There are also keyboard shortcuts: Shift key affects the whole timetable, Control key affects the row and Alt key affects the current column. You can do the same even without using sponge tool, e.g. click on sponge tool with Shift key pressed and all timetable cards will be removed.

To drop sponge tool just click tool once again or click on an empty timetable period or use Esc key.

As always, undo Undo timetatable change tool icon and redo Redo timetable change tool icon can be used to revert or to redo the last timetable change.

Using pin in Prime Timetable

Pin tool Timetable pin tool icon is used to pin/unpin card(s) on a specific position. Pin tool is located in the bottom right corner of the board.

Using pin tool is simple, just click pin tool to select it and then click card(s) you want to pin/unpin.

Pinned cards can't be moved by drag & drop and won't be relocated while generating or improving timetable.

When to use pin tool?

Pin tool is useful when you are satisfied with card(s) position and you want to assure that those cards won't be moved by starting the generator or by improving the existing timetable.

How to pin/unpin faster?

With pin tool selected click on day or period (in timetable header) to pin/unpin the whole day or period or click on a timetable row (first column) to pin/unpin the whole row.

There are also keyboard shortcuts: Shift key affects the whole timetable, Control key affects the row and Alt key affects the current column. You can do the same even without using pin tool, e.g. click on pin tool with Shift key pressed and all timetable cards will be pinned.

To drop tool just click tool once again or click on an empty timetable period or use Esc key.

As always, undo Undo timetatable change tool icon and redo Redo timetable change tool icon can be used to revert or to redo the last timetable change.

Good old board improves school timetabling

Welcome aboard, exciting times for timetabling! There are some great improvements that we would like to share with you. In the upcoming version of Prime Timetable we are introducing a new visual element – good old school board which should replace the ribbon. Instead of ribbon, there is only a board with the owl in the top left corner. Clicking the owl brings main menu, while other timetabling tools are placed around the board frame and are instantly available.

Previous ribbon design had around 30 options for clicking on startup screen, which made software too complicated for timetablers. With new design the number of options is reduced by half making it clearer and easier to use.

Furthermore, by maximizing timetabling space, timetables are easy to use even on the netbook.

School timetable software screenshot using school board
Screenshot using school board

9/11/2010  preview, redesign

School timetabling software for Mac

Are you looking for school scheduling software for Mac? If true, then look no further. Prime Timetable is unique and innovative online timetabling service available at https://primetimetable.com/ that works natively on your Mac OS X and also tablets and smartphones. Say goodbye to virtual PC emulators, no need for downloading unsafe files/programs from the Internet. It just works! You can create your school timetable online on your home or school computer and share it with your colleagues and students. The shared timetables can be accessed on the iPhone/iPad/Android, or any other smartphone or tablet.

Prime Timetable also works on Windows and we are expecting to support Linux and phones/tablets. Check out, what's new in our latest release. Happy timetabling on your Mac!

School timetable software for Mac OS X screenshot

Prime Timetable - school timetable software for Mac OS X screenshot

Welcome to Prime Timetable blog

Prime Timetable blog is the place where we are going to write about online timetabling services available at https://primetimetable.com/ and generally about timetabling software for schools. We hope that you will be able to find lots of valuable timetabling/scheduling tips for creating timetables more easily and provide us with your feedback and comments which will help us shape the product to best suite your specific timetabling requirements.

7/1/2010  general