What's New in Version 3
School Assistant Version 3 is here! It comes with many new features, enhancements, refinements, and fixes. You can see more about them below. There is also a checklist that shows features I hope to get out soon. If you want to help me test those, join the beta using these buttons.
Check out what's new with Version 3!
With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new hierarchical design, which School Assistant now uses in place of the old outlined design. Many parts of the app have been tweaked and updated too.
Updated Schoolwork Cells
Schoolwork's cells now feature multi-line titles, a relocated Assignment or Test icon, new quick swipe actions, and a new compact style. See below for more details.
New Compact Style
You can now choose to hide the buttons in each Schoolwork cell, allowing you to view more Schoolworks at once. In place of the buttons, you can tap to view More Details or use the new quick swipe actions.
New Quick Swipe Actions
Delete and Done have been moved to the right, fitting in with the system-standard placement of deletion actions. Share has been replaced with a quick action to access the new edit view.
New Edit Schoolwork View
You can now edit all parts of a Schoolwork in one place with the new Edit Schoolwork view. Just tap to bring up More Details, then select Edit. Or, use the new Edit quick swipe action.
Redesigned More Details
More Details has been completely redesigned. Using the new iOS 15 half-sheet design, the new More Details fits in perfectly with iOS 15. It also incudes four new quick actions.
Haptic Touch / Right Click Menus
Schoolwork now features Haptic Touch menus, giving you quick access to common actions and a preview of the more details screen. Also, on iPad and Mac, those quick actions are presented with a right-click.
Dynamic Text Support
School Assistant will finally support Dynamic Text. If you prefer larger or smaller text for your device, that will now be reflected throughout School Assistant!
Highlight Due Dates
In Schoolwork, you can now highlight overdue Schoolworks and Schoolworks due in under 24 hours.
This is easily my most requested feature. Schoolwork finally has automatic sorting options!
Now, you can search for your Schoolwork by title.
Customize School Assistant even more by applying a theme color to the whole app.
School Assistant now supports multiple windows on iPad and Mac. This is especially great on Mac, as it allows certain views like More Details or Settings to open in their own window.
New Mac Toolbar
School Assistant now has the standard Mac Toolbar, which gives it a more Mac-like feel, and also allows full customization of the toolbar.
Assignments and Tests widgets
Use of Mac Accent Color
Default reminder scheduling
Improved Saved Websites browser
Completed Schoolwork view
Beginning of year mode (erase old Schedule and Schoolwork, etc.)
Mac Accent Color Support
Just like other Mac apps, School Assistant now has full support for the system Accent Color you set in System Preferences. However, you can choose to override it, and use your own color. Or, if you choose Multicolor in System Preferences, School Assistant will use your previously selected theme color.
Support Documents (Coming Soon)
Soon, you'll be able to search and access an extensive library of support documents to help you use School Assistant and solve issues. These documents will also be available online.
Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple Watch. Requires iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey (12.0), or watchOS 7 or later. Certain features listed here are in beta, and features and designs are subject to change. Not all features listed here are guaranteed to come.