Connor Burke
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Overview
Use a spreadsheet to manage your institutional schedule, and let Shift Scheduler automatically manage each user's Google Calendar!
Automatically create and maintain your organization's schedule in a single spreadsheet that automatically creates Google Calendar events for your users, as well as creates and maintains separate a separate spreadsheet view reorganizing your schedule by shift, to immediately see who's covering what responsibilities.

Designed by a family medicine Chief Resident with medical residencies in mind (but flexible enough to be used by anyone with complex scheduling needs), this shift scheduling application simplifies the process of creating and maintaining complex schedules for even large numbers of people. At the first run, an example spreadsheet is created to demonstrate how the program works. A tutorial guides you through customizing that spreadsheet to your specific users, and the program will open a sidebar in which you'll have the option of defining several attributes of commonly worked shifts (each can have a start and end time, custom location, as well as several other advanced properties). With that, setup is complete and you're ready to schedule!

Then, when you then assign shifts to your users (either by assigning a shift to their name in the "User View" tab or by assigning their name to a shift in the "Shift View" tab), the program will use the shift information you've already supplied it to create google calendar events for your users (and synchronize with the other spreadsheet view to keep everything up to date)! 

If you assign a user a shift name which doesn't match one of the specially defined shifts you've set up in the sidebar, the program will create an All Day event in the google calendar for your user instead. You can even type in a custom event with it's own times -- for example "1-4:30 Meeting" -- and it will create a calendar event based on those times. You can create multiple events in the same day by separating them with a forward slash "/" or a comma ",". 

There are lots of advanced options and features too, but if you're not interested by now I don't think they'll convince you. Check it out for yourself! You can always access a more detailed summary of information within the program by opening the help or tutorial views from the menu.

My residency program is now using this as its primary scheduling resource - I hope you find some use for it as well!
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A User of Shift Scheduler
March 25, 2020
I love the idea and was happy with the features while setting it up. Unfortunately, it deleted two of my work center calendars with my entire shop's workload. Now I'm back to square 1.
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A User of Shift Scheduler
February 26, 2020
I recently looked into using this however decided against this. For some reason, the “Theo” and “Wallace” calendar won’t delete from my google calendar no matter what I do. Any suggestions on how to delete these calendars?
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A User of Shift Scheduler
February 24, 2020
So far this looks like it's going to suit my needs! I wonder if you have the help resource in a searchable format. So far I'm only seeing it in a screen popup. What I'm looking for is how to start a second schedule using the same staff and calendars.
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A User of Shift Scheduler
January 29, 2020
Sidebar is blank. Help and tutorial menu items cause a little pop up telling me to click a link that isn't there. Using firefox - maybe it doesn't play nicely with this app?
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A user of Shift Scheduler
April 7, 2020
I have the same issue
A User of Shift Scheduler
January 19, 2020
Wont load the first demo schedule tutorial, nothing happens
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A User of Shift Scheduler
January 17, 2020
Thanks to Connor for developing and maintaining this scheduler. I've just started using it and I'm already a big fan. This is exactly what I have been looking for for the past month and a half. I was getting tired of signing up for scheduling apps that were over-complicated, or offered the features I needed at an expense I wasn't willing to pay. This scheduler has the best of both worlds. With that being said, I noticed that there are times when shifts get removed from the Google Calendar for no apparent reason and I have to re-sync everything to get them back on the calendar. I also noticed that there are times where the refresh/re-sync times out, compounding on the initial issue of removed shifts. Is this a known issue, or am I the only one experiencing this problem?
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A User of Shift Scheduler
January 7, 2020
I use this for myself and to schedule and my bar team, great app!
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A User of Shift Scheduler
December 1, 2019
Hello, verry nice app but is there a way to assign more people to one shift. I need to assign four people to one shift. Please add it to the program.
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A user of Shift Scheduler
January 7, 2020
Hi - you can definitely assign as many users to a shift as you'd like! In the User View, simply assign multiple users to the same shift, or in Shift View type multiple users under the same shift. Separate them by commas, slashes or new lines.
A User of Shift Scheduler
November 21, 2019
Does anyone else have serious performance issues?
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ULearn English School
November 20, 2019
Sign in with Google temporarily disabled for this app... Any update on this? can't use it without that
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A user of Shift Scheduler
January 7, 2020
Hi, this is Connor, the developer. I'm really sorry that this was an issue for so long. It occurred because Google tightened up their security, and found that Shift Scheduler requested overly broad permissions, such as the ability to read all the files in a user's Google Drive. Shift Scheduler never actually used these permissions - they were requested because of the fairly ungranular way that Google manages their APIs - but at the end of the day, I updated the app to no longer require these broad permissions and everything is back to working normally. I hope you'll give Shift Scheduler another try!
Megan Strickland
December 5, 2019
I would love to try this app---it looks awesome!---but can't because I'm also having this issue. :(
A user of Shift Scheduler
December 3, 2019
I'm having this issue as well.
A user of Shift Scheduler
November 28, 2019
Facing the same issue. Please, fix ASAP. Thank You!
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