i have used 3 or 4 of the free ones, i cant remember any names... but i do remember that none of them were good enough to continue using or to even consider trying one of the grow apps that cost money. I always come back to a hand written calender,that works best for me. I like the ones that have a week per page with plenty of room to write things.
Note-pad and calendar. I have used the 420 cantinas little spread sheet for nute mix profile/strength. I need to get a new comp and find something to use again, I having the profile handy makes tweaking it much easier. A lot of the free apps I've seen are pretty limited.
I use herb iq as well. Really helps to see how far the plants are going along all on one screen shot. It could be improved for sure but gets the job done. I haven't found any other programs or apps to be as useful. At least with herb iq you can configure the main screen to show what you want instead of jumping through a bunch of menus to see all the info you need.
downloaded it and started playing with it. its ALOT like my paper records already. I mean A- LOT like the records I was already keeping. should be pretty easy to get into and finally all my data will be (assuming here...) easy to report and USE. I collect so much fucking data and its such a pain to put it into report able usable form I really hope this program delivers on that part. Thanks for the tip all
Ok here is a simple 12 month xlsx file made with excel 2010. You can guys can edit it anyway you'd like but if you would make notes here if you do or ask me and I can. I can add formulas to any of the sections for giving total's or averages at the bottom of the pages.
So herbiq....does that all work or is some of it just broke? I was dinking around with the financial section and I can't get it to do anything. The rest is pretty good, potential for sure more reports needed and I'd pay for that. if it had nice reports by height and feed schedule and transplant time some other stuff but for free its cool. I'll use it. I need to play with it more I think.
I use my own customized excel calendar along side of Herb.IQ right now, but I don't use all of it's functions. I grow mainly organic with soil amendments so I don't have much use for the nutrients section, and the finance section, lol...I don't think so. But I do use the plants section to keep track of my total plant numbers and dates so I can get a quick glance at my seedling/clones/vegging/flowering status.
I've used to use calendar and notes and was searching for a perfect app for my kindle also....I tried many and the one I like the most is grow buddy for the android....there is a free version out there...check it out...only buggy thing I found on the whole app is the bar code scanner... very customizable to your needs...