Microsoft Planner

Rating Microsoft Planner - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Microsoft Planner

Microsoft Planner is a daily planner app that you can use with ease. It allows you to organize the way you want your day to be. It also allows you to manage and know the things you want to do the way you want it to be. 

Microsoft Planner is available for free to download on Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft Planner Review

Microsoft Planner is a tool built for basic and simple task tracking and thus lacks in features when it comes to working management needs.

What do we like about Microsoft Planner?

A task management programme included in the Office 365 family of products is called Microsoft Planner. It is simple for your team to develop new plans, organise and assign tasks, share files, discuss what you're working on, and get updates on progress.

What skills does it improve?

Microsoft Planner does offer a fantastic additional function that enables you to examine the task from a higher perspective. When multiple people are working on numerous distinct jobs, this capability is helpful. This makes it simpler for us to concentrate on areas where there are still a lot of open tasks, like our website, and it can help us see which activities are running behind schedule.

Is Microsoft Planner free?

Microsoft Planner can be easily downloaded on all Android and IOS devices. 

Is Microsoft Planner easy to use?

Microsoft Planner employs task cards to identify and track tasks through the process, just like the majority of work management programmes on the market. They are identified by a name, due date, assignee, and the option to add details like a description, files, or comments. 

How will students benefit?

Although Microsoft Planner can be used alone, the interaction with the Microsoft 365 package is the key here. The main purpose of the Planner tab in MS Teams is to add some level of job management. There is a board for each established plan. With user-selected preview photos, each task appears as a separate card. The board displays information regarding the allocated team members, dates, task buckets, labels, progress signals, attachments, and comments. When plans are added, deleted, or generated, an automatic email is sent. Likewise, when tasks are allocated. When a user's assignment is designated as "Completed" or when another user comments on one of their given tasks, more emails become available.

How will teachers benefit?

The "schedule" option is one of the most popular features. This enables you to organise all of your projects according to due dates. When you are creating a content production calendar and planning the distribution of newsletter emails, this is quite helpful.

It makes teamwork and task distribution quite simple. When you have several things to finish with one assignment, you can also enjoy using the checklist tool.

How will parents benefit?

By default, Microsoft Planner recommends utilising the "bucket" view and the "progress" field to pick an item card's progress state. Users can switch to the "Progress" view to have a better understanding of the Kanban concept. Team members constantly alter and choose what they see as a result, rather than having a distinct, single task board view. This produces subpar visualisation and makes it challenging for teams to work together.

What can Microsoft Planner improve on?

Microsoft Planner works well for small teams tracking straightforward daily chores and is convenient if you already have the Microsoft suite, but it falls short as a work management tool.

How much does Microsoft Planner cost?

Microsoft Planner is offered in the Office Business Essentials Pan at the cost of $5 per month. 

Final thoughts

Microsoft Planner is a tool for team collaboration, project management, and task planning that enables users to make plans, add tasks to each plan, assign team members to tasks, and monitor team and individual progress for each plan. Users may assign tasks, adjust statuses, and categorise tasks with ease because of the interface's drag-and-drop functionality.

To detect shared characteristics amongst activities, such as dependencies, requirements, time limits, or locations, the user groups jobs into buckets and then flags them with colour-coded labels. Users can collaborate on Office files (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote) using co-authoring and attaching files to projects via OneDrive integration. Tasks can also have comments added to them. To notify team members of new comments, tasks display a comment sign.

App Details



Android, iPad, iPhone





Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Microsoft Corporation

Download Microsoft Planner

You can download Microsoft Planner on your iOS or Android devices from the app stores. Download the Microsoft Planner app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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