I am an educator. I am faced with a interesting problem. Apple is switching to 64 bit only applications. I need a full featured (something like EasyGrade Pro) stand alone grade book program since I will not be able to use the 32 bit version much longer. Not really interested in a cloud based program. TIA
@eta They have been making the transition to a complete 64 bit environment for several years. The iOS no longer will open 32 bit apps. With the latest macOS update a warning window opens saying a 32 bit app is not optimized for usage. I am pretty sure they will make 32 bit apps unable to be opened in the next few months. I cannot speak for Apple's reasoning on this.
@wdmonte I wish I had a meant-for-grading app to share with you, but I've never tried one I liked and eventually just settled on using a spreadsheet since I could customize the heck out of it for whatever class I taught.
As you aren't interested in cloud based solutions, I would suggest something like Libre Office.
@theartguy I will be honest with you and say I lack the skills to set up a spreadsheet to do the things I need to do. Weighted averages, point vs percentage calculations, etc. What has happened is big Student information companies have bought up the stand alone programs and made the cloud/subscription based. Blackboard bought EasyGrade Pro for just that reason.
@wdmonte I didn't either, at first.
Fortunately, there are more free templates out there than what existed when I first slogged through it. These from MIT look promising: http://web.mit.edu/jabbott/www/excelgradetracker.html
Aaron had a really good solution. It should be pretty future proof and also work in multiple applications.