By David M. Reed Software

  • Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-07-16
  • Current Version: 6.1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 19.59 MB
  • Developer: David M. Reed Software
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 5
From 13 Ratings


See two-minute introductory video at Attendance2 is a new app from the developer of the original iOS Attendance app. It is a complete rewrite of the app with a new data format to make it more flexible and easier to use. * Main Features * Easy to get started with and powerful features you can learn if you need them. Flexible importing of names from CSV file or your Contacts (videos on website show how to create an import CSV files) Display photos next to names while taking attendance. Photos can be taken with the device, imported from Dropbox, or from your Photo library. Statuses (i.e., Absent, Present, etc.) are customizable so you can add your own statuses. Each day includes a status, a second status, and a generic note field. Use the second status to track participation points or for dropoff/pickup (more information on website for how to do this). Manually select status for each person or scan QR or barcode to record a person's attendance status (Attendance2 will create QR codes for you). Optionally enter course meetings times (i.e., MWF 9AM) so you add your next class time with one tap or manually select meeting time if course does not meet at regular times. Standard fields for first, middle, last, email, etc. for each person plus 5 custom fields you can optionally use. Customize which person fields are visible while taking attendance in the Take settings. Multiple report options (spreadsheet, summary, detailed report) that can be emailed or saved to Dropbox in CSV format. Reports of students who have missed a specified number of classes to help identify at risk students. Customize what fields are included in the reports in the Report Settings. Each course is a separate data file and you can share your data file with teaching assistants or administrators by sending it to them in an email. Easily backup your data file to Dropbox or via email. Supports TextExpander touch snippet expansion in various note fields. * Gestures while taking attendance * Tap photo to view larger photo or to change the photo. Tap name to enter the note for that day for the person. Tap and hold name to view/edit details for a person. Double tap a name to view summary report of attendance. Tap and hold status to select status from a list. Swipe right/left all the way across screen to switch to previous/next date. * Sharing data between multiple devices or people * Data cannot be synced between multiple users, but as long as you send the data file back and forth between multiple people and the person using it has the latest copy, mutliple people can take attendance at different times. For example, an instructor could take attendance on MWF, email the data file to his/her TA after class Wednesday and the TA could then take attendance at a recitation section on Thursday and email the updated data file back to the instructor afterwards so the instructor could use it again on Wednesday. The same instructions apply for using it on multiple devices - just share the data (via email or Dropbox) with your other device and make certain the device you're using at the momemnt has the latest copy of the data before you modify the data. As of version 2.0 of Attendance2, it includes all the major features of the original Attendance app (version 2.0 adds importing from your Contacts). I have a list of requested features and will continue to update the app regularly as I have time to work on it. While I can't promise to add every feature request, if you have a specific request, feel free to email it to me ( See for more information about the app. There are a few videos there showing more information about the app and how to use it.



  • Perfect for music teachers

    By Beardyboyc
    I have been using Attendance 1 for a number of years now and it has saved me bags of time dealing with paper registers. I have just upgraded to this version and I am overwhelmed with the new features. The reports are perfect as I am able to email a school with the attendance of a class within a set time period in minutes. Tried most of the similar apps and this one is the best one out there!
  • Amazing!

    By MessageWillDestructIn10Sec
    This really is a first class app! This is a go to app for any kind environment where you need to take a register and/or even keep track of people. Works great with the QR scan. The developer is also very obliging in that he's happy to listen to users and responds to them as well. Great work!
  • Excellent app - excellent support

    By SaltireDJ
    Our education team has been using this successfully to take student attendance. Setup was incredibly simple, including creating and sending QR codes. Being able to save data in a variety of spreadsheet styles and then save directly to Dropbox has been a lifesaver. Support is exceptional. When a request was made to make a small tweak, we received an email within 24 hours and it was fixed within a week. There is a little bit of a learning curve (not much) but there is ample support available online. An excellent app with excellent support.
  • Superb App!

    By Anna Jenkins
    1. Very intuitive app to use 2. Extensive features, which are well thought out and easy to use 3. Having tried others, I think this has got to be one of the best attendance apps out there! 4. In the 2 years I've used the app, I've only ever needed help once and this was given immediately 5. Generally, very impressed with this product, I would highly recommend it!
  • Attendance2 is great

    By SeaScoutLeader
    I wanted to take an attendance register for a Scout Group who meet once a week. My problem is we are always out kayaking, sailing, climbing or building pioneering projects. I obviously always carry my phone, but I did not want to carry a paper book as well. Attendance2 really hits the spot, I can easily import the data into Excel as a .csv file so I can graph it and analyse it. That saves retyping all my data. It is so easy customise and to back the data up. I've been using Attendance2 for over a year and love it. I highly recommend it.
  • Fantastic App for our Sports club register

    By Dz Oxford
    We've been using Attendance since it came out to take the register at our hockey club. Does the job brilliantly. I always know who's training, what they ahve been doing and I have emergency contact details immediately on hand. New QR functionality has speeded uptaking the register by 50%. What a simple, genius idea Dave. thank you. We print QR codes on everyones hockey stick and they scan then as they walk onto the pitch
  • Bags Of Functionality

    By Richard Walls
    I am very impressed with the level of functionality offered by this application. I am currently integrating its use with a central database / application for running soccer training sessions. Attendance2 will be used by the coaches to preform registration and the capture of player information including photos. The application has a very good QR code feature, where codes can be easily produced for each player then scanned at registration time to make the process quicker. The data import and export facility is very slick and easy to use via DropBox. Customer support is also very good. I received a reply to my emailed query within minutes. I highly recommend this application if you are running any type of course or session.
  • Flexible app and fast feedback!

    By drewloganbotswana
    I downloaded this app after doing quite a bit of research on attendance register apps. I was impressed by the flexibility of Attendance2 with many options to customize registers, reports and backup schedules. Our work activities required specific reporting options and after emailing Dave with a problem, he responded promptly with a simple and effective solution. I was impressed by his fast response and his willingness to help. Attendance2 does all that I need it to do and I rely heavily upon it. I cannot recommend this app enough!
  • Complicated at first, but works very well

    By dockwray
    I'd been using the original Attendance app for a while before upgrading to this version, and it did take me a while to get used to the extra bells and whistles--but it's well worth it! Adding class lists is more straightforward, and there are lots of options for customising each class register. The developer is also very responsive to queries and feedback.
  • Great

    By @sundogme
    A really useful app which makes my life a little easier. Version 2 has lost the ability to select random students and generate groups but this is promised to return in an update.