Site Diary Apps

Keep track of daily activites, hours worked, perceived risks, and more with Nutshell’s mobile site diary apps. They’re all ready-built, 100% customisable to your workflow and come free with a Nutshell subscription…

What is a mobile site diary app?

In construction, rail, and engineering, site diaries are crucial in logging daily activities and communicating them across the workforce. Back-office planners will be able to produce schedules of work based on tasks logged in daily site diaries — it’s perhaps the most valuable tool in construction project management, and essential for promoting personal accountability and responsibility when out on site.

Site Diary apps are designed to replace your paper- and spreadsheet-based site diary templates with a standardised cloud solution that staff can access on their mobile phones and update whenever, wherever. Health and safety and planning data can be administrated instantly, exported and stored compliantly, and can even be pulled into other workflows for end-to-end process automation.

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What’s the best site diary app for me?

Nutshell has a selection of ready-made site log apps in our template library, and we’re building new versions with our customers all the time. Here are some of our most popular mobile site journals:

Construction Site Diary

Industry-standard daily site diary app

Exemption Report

Industry-standard exemption report app

Site/Shift Report

Industry-standard site/shift report

Site Briefing

Industry-standard site briefing app

Report hand-off and tracking

Make sure every report is processed and actioned on time

Pre-Populated Date/Time

Speed-up data entry with pre-selected date and time


Signature Capture

Confirm understanding of briefings with an e-signature

How do I choose a mobile site diary app?

Clear communication of the project brief and daily deliverables is essential for timely and efficient works delivery. Every team member has a part to play, and regular documentation of tasks and activities is essential for forward planning. Regulations are constantly being introduced to improve how essential information is collected in physical industries — it’s clear that safer and more efficient work starts with site workers, persons in charge, and back-office planners being on the same page.

With a Site Diary App, workers can log and even amend daily activities on the fly; instead of carrying around a physical paper log book or having to update awkward spreadsheets, there are pre-defined fields to record all relevant information. You can even schedule a notification to remind staff to fill in their site diary each day, and prevent them from moving through their workflow until this is done.

All site diary data can be set to automatically populate back-office documentation or even pull straight through to the Daily Briefing App. This is one the biggest benefits of using Nutshell — you can link whichever apps and processes you want to, saving valuable time and reducing data handling errors or compliance issues.

It’s also really handy to link your site diary with Nutshell’s Site/Shift Report App, as schedules of work can be populated automatically based on which activities have been ticked off today, who has worked, where, and what hours. This is the type of dynamic planning that can save back-office staff hours of sifting through half-completed site diaries to get the right information.

Related apps

Customers who use Nutshell’s site diary apps also find the following useful, especially as these apps can be easily linked together to create fully-automated workflows.

Weekly Timesheets

Industry-standard weekly timesheets

Daily Timesheets

Industry-standard daily timesheet

Clock-in/out Timesheets

Industry-standard clock-in/out timesheet

Employee Handbook

Industry-standard site induction

Leave Request

Industry-standard employee leave request

Accident Report

Industry-standard accident report app

How it works

With Nutshell, taking your business digital couldn’t be easier…

1. Buy a subscription

Your Nutshell Customer Success manager will be your new best friend guiding you through the process

2. Choose your apps

We’ll customise your apps to fit your workflow, add your colours and logo… you tell us how they should work

3. Publish to your workforce

When your employees login to Nutshell, they’ll have instant access to your customised business apps

4. Kick back and relax

Think of all the fun ways you can spend the time and money you’ve saved not having to chase missing data

Why Nutshell?

The trouble with off-the-shelf site diary software is that it rarely talks to the rest of your business software. You need to export and import data from one to another by hand, which is slow, expensive and leads to mistakes and data blind-spots… which defeats the object in going digital in the first place.

Imagine if your site briefing software pulled in and analysed live data from site diaries or daily reports to pivot projects based on perceived risks, all on its own. Well, with Nutshell it can.

Nutshell apps are 100% customisable to your business. Not just the superficial stuff – every part of your workflow, from data-capture and line-manager approval, to processing, reporting and integrating with your existing back-office systems.

Request a demo now to see for yourself how Nutshell can deliver fully-integrated and fully-automated software across every area of your business, without having to change the way you work.

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