Field Book

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About this app

Field Book is a simple app for taking phenotypic notes. Collecting data in the field has traditionally been a laborious process requiring writing notes by hand followed by transcription. Field Book was created to replace paper field books and to enable increased collection speed with greater data integrity.

Field Book uses custom layouts for different types of data to that allow rapid data collection. Traits being collected are defined by the user and can be exported and transferred between devices. Sample files are provided with the installation.

Field Book is part of the broader PhenoApps initiative, an effort to modernize plant breeding and genetics data collection and organization via by developing new strategies and tools for data capture.

Development of Field Book has been supported by the Collaborative Crop Research Program of The McKnight Foundation ( and the National Science Foundation under Grant No. (1543958). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

A journal article describing Field Book was published in 2014 in Crop Science ( ).
Updated on
Nov 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

141 reviews
Rue Genger
June 3, 2023
I've been using this app for several years and find it very useful. Making customized trait lists has greatly increased its usefulness, especially since I can add descriptions and resources for students to use. I don't like the new tutorial format, however - the pulsing/flashing circles are annoying and distracting. The old tutorial was fine!
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Thomas Hickey
June 3, 2020
I have used this for two seasons and enjoy it (5 stars). However, the new updates are crashing my device whenever pressing anything in the Collect window. I will have to change my data collection this season if no resolution is found. Edit: Trevor was a great help resolving my issue promptly. Simply reach out to them for assistance.
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June 1, 2020
Hi Thomas, please contact us via email and we will work to identify the issues you are experiencing.
Trunal kotadiya
November 13, 2022
there is bug in data grid option, it not works properly for some fields (means not showing any data except column title). there is also bug in selecting storage location. kindly improve these bugs. & there is one suggestion, when we import field it only important data identifier colums, but data columns were not imported. If you can set the features that can import data also while importing field it will be great help🤗. Hope you will bring this feature.
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What's new

✔ New GoPro trait!
✔ Improved in-app update mechanism
✔ Bug fixes and performance improvements
✔ Search option selections saved for subsequent searches
✔ String and setting updates
✔ Merged move to unique ID settings
✔ GeoNav Updates
✔ Added preference to return to first trait
✔ Set require person default to true
✔ Coordinate order swapped to match ISO
✔ Added percent complete to Collect