Safety App Of The Week

October 20, 2014 No Comments

Below is this week’s “Safety App of the Week“.  Every Monday we publish an article that reviews and rates a new workplace safety app.  Our testing is done on Apple iPads and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3s.  We rate each app from to ♥♥♥♥♥ (♥♥♥♥♥ is the best).  Prior app of the week articles are archived here.

SwipedOn – Employee In/Out Board 


Visitor Book

 Official Description  

SwipedOn is unique to the app store, an employee in/out board for the digital age. Also handles visitor registration.

***UPDATE*** If you want to register just visitors, check out our new cloud app, “Visitor Book™ – By SwipedOn™”!

Designed to sit at your front desk. SwipedOn™ is the perfect interface for employees and visitors to register in/out on. Employees can even leave custom statuses for all to see.

As you know exactly who is on site. In an emergency, just pick up the iPad to check everybody off on site! Genius ; )

Register all employee/contractor movements and auto-magically export work hours.

Customizable screen-savers for a unique visitor management experience.


Productivity – Know exactly how many staff and visitors are on site. Quick staff and visitor logging. No need for staff to fill out a time sheet ever again!

Communication – Know who is out, where they are and when they’ll return. Instant email notification when your visitor is on site!

Security – Optional employee swipe code security. Visitor registration, recording and adhesive ID printing.

Safety – Shake the iPad to enable emergency mode. Check off all staff/visitors quickly.


Visitor Book™ is the ultimate visitor registration system. Completely free to implement, log unlimited visitors and auto-magically notify employees of visitor arrivals. Because paper is so 2013!

Place an iPad at your front desk and get started straight away. Beautiful, functional and free!”1

Thumbs Up

  • cost for each app is free
  • keeps track of visitors’ and employees’ comings and goings on a dedicated iPad
  • in the event of an emergency, having an accurate headcount of visitors and employees who are in the plant is important
  • works off-line


Thumbs Down

  • complex to use – no instructions are provided
  • visitors would need to be trained in how to sign in and out
  • expensive ongoing monthly fees
  • need to have a dedicated iPad just for visitors and employees to sign in on (likely to be stolen)

Overall Rating

  • iPad  – ♥♥
  • Android –  not available
  • Overall – both “SwipedOn” and “Visitor Book” apps are overly complex and very expensive – they seem like technological “overkill”

¹ Description courtesy of  iTunes



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