Timetable: Keep track of classes, courses, homework and tasks

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 29, 2013
Apps, Google Android

The Android app Timetable would have been a great asset if it would have existed back in my school and university days. It did not and I had to use pen and paper to keep track of courses, classes, assignments and homework.

It helps you keep track of your weekly schedule as well as assignments that you may have so that you do not have to jot those down on paper anymore.

The application displays its dashboard view to you on start which is nothing more than a blank sheet of paper with three menu buttons on top as you have to fill it with information before it becomes useful to you. A tap on the plus icon opens the new subject menu which you can use to add a new subject, class or course to the application. While specifically designed with school and university in mind, you can in theory use it for other class-like activities as well.

You can assign colors and abbreviations to each subject as well as details such as the place, type, teacher and days. Once you select a day you can add a time or multiple times as well.

Since it is possible that the same subject is taught by different people, a teacher and maybe a student in a higher semester, or in different locations, you may add multiple data sets to each subject to take that into account.

The second button at the top opens another page that allows you to add assignments, tasks or exams to the application. You add a topic, subject, type of task, due data and your personal notes to it so that you do not forget to complete important tasks anymore.

The default view mode of the application displays whats up next on the screen. A tap on dashboard in the upper left corner of the screen on the other hand displays a menu that you can use to change  the displays to a day or week view instead, or displays tasks, exams and holidays on the screen.

Weekview displays all courses of the week in a calendar. If you have filled out the information correctly and used colors to distinguish different courses, you get a great overview of your whole workweek here.

Timetable Tips

  1. Both Saturday and Sunday are not displayed by default after installation. You need to enable them in the settings of the application. To do so tap on the menu button of your Android device, and select Settings > General from the menu. This is useful if you have classes on the weekend or want to add study groups or other activities like football or cheer-leading to the application.
  2. You can modify the default length of a lesson, 45 minutes, lesson start times or number of lessons per day under Duration in the settings. This can be useful if your school does not start at eight sharp or if you have different kinds of breaks.
  3. If weekly courses alternate, you can enable two week cycles in the settings to take that into account. Here you can also select what is displayed on the calendar by default.
  4. Notifications are turned off by default. To enable them open the settings to do so. You can also enable the auto-mute feature here to block further notifications once a session starts and mute the phone.
  5. Several widgets are available that you can place on your phone to view lessons and tasks right on that screen without opening the application first.


Timetable is an easy to use application which is certainly its greatest strength. It takes only a couple of seconds to add courses or new assignments to the application. The week view in particular is useful as it highlights all upcoming  classes and courses on a single page.

The application synchronizes data between Android devices but does not offer an export feature. If you are using a different calendar on your home computer, you may want to find a different application that supports that option.

If you just want to keep track of classes and assignments on your phone or Android tablet, then this is certainly an application that you want to take for a test ride to see if it ticks all the right boxes.


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments (https://www.ghacks.net/chatgpt-gets-schooled-by-princeton-university/#comments). Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If ghacks.net intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this Friend.tech as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/08/23/what-is-friend-tech/] and it appears there but as well here at [https://www.ghacks.net/2023/07/08/how-to-follow-everyone-on-threads/]

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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