Microsoft Planner Reviews

Microsoft Planner

Work management and organization for teams

3.85/5 (72 reviews)

Pros
  • I have loved it from the moment my work started using it and all the staff I work with love it. It’s so easy to work with and wonderful.Kodilyn F.Read the full review
  • Love that I have all the office programs I'm used to plus more and they are always up to date. Outlook especially is my favourite as it is such a clean easy to use mail system.Rob J.Read the full review
  • I like that it is easy to share documents and folders with coworkers or links to a document with anyone. It is nice that the subscription covers a few devices and users.Tiffany G.Read the full review
Cons
  • Seldom have I got confused while being on call because the voice/audio just on the other end just slows down and create confusion in the meeting or conference that leads to poor audible experience.Aliza Z.Read the full review
  • Unable to pin important posts for the whole team to reference, ugly emojis, and poor gif selection. Also unable to remove old chats from the "recent" section of the private message interface.Rachelle T.Read the full review
  • There is nothing I dislike about the software. My problem is customer service when I have a simple question, I can barely understand the representatives.Anquanetta D.Read the full review
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Freddie Isbister

Transformed how I manage my team

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-11-13
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
For some time before finding Planner I had wished for a tool that allowed me to remotely monitor how my team members were progressing against their to do lists without having to nag and ask them directly. Not only does Planner allow you to do this but it can create goals and objectives for people and allow managers to monitor their productivity. Asides from this you can also create project mapping tools and upload all the relevant files for a project, assigning smaller tasks to different team members.

Cons
It took some time to convince my team of its benefits. It's probably more useful for managers than team members. It can also make an additional layer of activity for team members to regularly check which some may find overbearing and not helpful.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Mark Goodwin

Useful, but needs more features

Used monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-05-05
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
I like that the system is accessible on any device. The design is straightforward to use and is moderately feature rich.

Cons
There are some core missing features. You can't see all tasks by person assigned, and you can't see all tasks assigned to a team across multiple plans. The team aspect of Planner is minimal and needs to grow. Management features need to be added.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Planner missing the plot completely

Used occasionally for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-01-20
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Mmm, easy to install? Colourful? A great application of a pivot table?

Cons
Not what I expected. Neglects their entire target market. Quite useless, in the true sense of the word. I watched a captivating presentation given by a MS employee about how Planner is going to be the 'quot;go-between'quot; with this app, that is, go between Tasks, and MS Project. My interest was immediately piqued. I have many small business clients, ran by over-stressed small business owners who only use their phones, and only have time to take in limited amounts of information. This app is useless on mobile. It has no dashboard feature, which is the second most important feature my clients need. The most important feature, and which is most irritating of all, is that there is no way to sync with Microsoft Outlook! Pardon my vulgarity, but 'quot;double you tea F'quot;?! This app is therefor useless, except for one-man-show businesses that spends most of their time at their desks...whom should be quite satisfied by using Outlook To-Do lists already. Read the rest of the Planner reviews on site again. Most refer to the Office 365 software as great, and I agree with that, but count Planner out of it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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India Owens, MSN, RN, CEN,NE-BC,FAEN

Microsoft Planner and Mac

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-12-16
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Microsoft Planner is a nice addition to the Microsoft Suite but as a Mac user I find the interface can be cumbersome. The cost of purchasing an additional platform outweighs any inherent benefit.

Cons
Ease of interface with Mac, constant updates, almost daily, and cost are three barriers to my continued use.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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William Tucker

Limited Features, but at least it's free.

Used weekly for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2018-03-19
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
Planner was designed to provide many of the features of Wrike that was drawing customers away from Microsoft. It's an easy to use task management system. You can collaborate with teammates and keep track of different tasks.

Cons
Unfortunately, some of the critical capabilities like setting recurring tasks, and saving dashboard views of items to be completed, have not yet made it to Planner.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Anonymous

Great organization tool

Used weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-01-05
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
It is a fantastic asset to have if you want to be organized, productive, and effective when conducting business or school.

Cons
Regarding this app, there are few things I dislike. One aspect could be that it could be easier to navigate.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Reviewed 2016-10-14
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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Reviewed 2019-05-05
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Reviewed 2019-03-30
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Reviewed 2019-02-24
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Reviewed 2019-03-11
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Reviewed 2019-02-13
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Reviewed 2019-01-31
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Reviewed 2019-02-03
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Reviewed 2018-12-27
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Reviewed 2019-03-09
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