By Mike zipper
As with so many apps nowadays the platform is not user friendly. So much wasted time trying to figure out what and how to accomplish things. Why not a tutorial? are they so hard to do?
My review 1/5
This app is crap. No real response from the developers. People are abusive. Harassment, threats, even people that say kill yourself. Do not download this app. You’ll be disappointed. Discord is the way to go. Download that.
Not getting notifications 1/5
Ever since I updated I haven’t gotten a single notification from the band app and on top of that my feed is not refreshing and showing new posts. I’ve tried everything to fix it and I’m fed up and don’t know what else to do!!!
No contact 1/5
So i was locked out for something that was not done. Have been searching for the last several hours how to contact them. Well there is no way to. Worst costumer service app out there.
A Shortage in the App for my business 3/5
By PE Mohammad
I like this app and i would like to share my customers on a band from my company's customers&partners at least 1500 people but there is a shortage on the app and i hope developer fixs it. Indeed our customers can easily contact and find each other. we as a company want to advertise our products on the band , not our customers could contact each other!
Dear Developer , do you have solution for the issue ??
More platforms 5/5
I use my tablet a lot, but it's an amazon kindle and Band isn't on there appstore!! Sometimes I'm on a chat and somebody makes a group call, but I can't join because I'm using the website on my tablet. Please make it to where you can join group calls on the site, and also where you can listen to those sound recordings, Thanks!
P.S. App is great, I suggest it for anyone
confusing at first
but got the hang of it
Love band 4/5
Only wish that the calendar was easier to use for reoccurring events
No Dark mode on iOS 1/5
By Gamer, but this is sad
Until they have dark mode in the settings this app gets 1 Star. They have it for Android for those trolls.
Broken app, silent support staff 5/5
With the 6.2 update came all kinds of headaches, most notably messages appearing in some unknown order rather than by recent, and load times that are frankly unbelievable. Using 6.2 it takes 2-3 times as long to load each chatroom, which is frankly unacceptable when when I monitor so many.
To top it off, in response to the update I messaged the support team and have yet to hear back. I now have sent three requests for assistance in the approx. 12 months since I started using Band, and I have yet to receive a response for any of them.
After the 6.2 update, Band is absolutely unusable.
Edit- Chat error resolved promptly, thank you🙂
Terrible—10/10 do not recommend 1/5
By Ten Hens
This app works okay, but it confuses everything way too much. The notifications are annoying, coming from all of these unnecessary categories. I wish my youth group had never switched to using it because it’s just overwhelming, confusing, and because there’s so many different categories and sections, I miss most of the information distributed to me via this app.
Forget about messenger! 5/5
Thank you for creating band! It’s more secure and reliable than messenger, you can keep your band as a secret band and nobody can access to it unless you send an invite to join your group, also, personal information is displayed to those who are invited to your group nobody else can see it, good stuff!
Confusing for anyone who isn't tech savvy--- I despise trying to make sense of it. Especially when there's more than 1 group. We are forced to use it for cheer 😑
Love it ! 5/5
Very nice app and great entertainment/information source!
I have been a youth group leader for about 10 years and this is the BEST app I have found for keeping everyone in touch with each other. Thank you band app!
Girl Scout 5/5
This app is perfect for communicating with our Girl Scout Troop. Is easy to use & very informative.
By Lt 0333
Just get GroupMe. It’s so much less annoying and easier to work with. This app constantly gives you a notification to buy their stupid stickers. And you think it’s something important related to your group and meanwhile it’s just some bull. I’m on quite a few Rec league teams and we use GroupMe which is so much easier to operate. ONE team I’m on uses Band and We’re already done with it
***thanks for the reply but I’m not going through ALLLLL of that. (See below) absurd.
I do enjoy using Band, it helps me share videos and photos with the parents of my students. I can also post reminders. I just wish band would show a notification for responses as we as new posts
Works great!...especially for the price! 5/5
Our American Legion Clubhouse management team uses Band for our Events Calendar, scheduling meetings, communicating with each other and staff, and it serves as a digital record of past conversations to keep each of us accountable and helps us avoid mistakes. We are a small town and this is our community center. We can't afford to close the Clubhouse doors. Band has made a significant contribution to the success of the last 6 months!
By Da Truth is Free
App is difficult - unable to delete a band you created
Happy with this app 4/5
Love this app. I am a worship leader at a med sized church and the we use this to communicate with all the bandmembers which help stay focused.
Girl Scout Troop 5/5
I love this app for our troop. I love that you can post an event with a sign up list, take polls, and communicate with everyone without clogging up my email!
I wish there was a way to RSVP more than one person. Like if we have a family event they could indicate they are coming with 3 people. Something like that.
Made My Position Easier; really good, but could be great. 4/5
By 8-bit Bass
Nice to have a one stop communication platform for our group that doesn't get drowned out in notices from mixing it with social media.
Love the event rsvp, private chat, ability to post important notices, see who has read a post and who hasn't. The Todo list is really nice. The poll would be better if we could ask more than one question so we didn't have to create so many polls. Something more like survey monkey.
My google sheets do not upload like they should but it could be my phone needs to be updated??? But I post links and those work for now.
I wish you could create groups to tag, or at the bare minimum be able to tag entire group.
I would also like to be able to see who has read the chat and be able to edit a chat post. Or if it's possible to do so, easier to find on tips.
I also love that you can pin chat messages to top of chat,
....but I wish I could pin posts to top of page that are not necessarily a notice but a lot of comments are being generated from.
Its disappointing the rsvp does not have a place to indicate how many will attend. Since our group is made up of families it would be nice to rsvp with the total coming instead of simply being able to say the family will be there.
I feel it's similar to Facebook but cleaner.
I dislike the stickers and have found no use for those.
I only have one group I'm a part of. If I had to look at my feed all the time I don't appreciate adds.
So it definitely is better than anything I've found so far and does so much but always room for improvement.
Amazing App 5/5
My Explorer Program uses this app on a daily to keep everyone interested and informed. By far the best organizational app out there!
It’s so busy and not very user friendly. I am so annoyed by the “Sticker” notifications. The ads make the app confusing to look at maybe because they’re so big. The faster I can read whatever message was sent to me the better so I can close the app. But the notifications for irrelevant things like “stickers” annoy me so much.
Perfect app 5/5
By Jeremy Washington
I don’t know where my organization
(Dazzling Divas of Essence) would be without it
Great App!! 5/5
Wonderful app. We are using it for our alumni. Suggest having a feature in a chat where user can press a comment and reply to it so it becomes a thread ..
Also allow # (tags) search within chat group in a particular BAND.
Thanks for iPhone X version 5/5
Once I grabbed iPhone X in my hands, I could meet a beautiful screen on BAND app.
I HATE THIS APP 1/5
YOUR APP IS BAD I HATE IT AND ALL THE PEOPLE ON THERE ARE SOMETHING I CANT SAY IN PUBLIC
Now that it seems to work for me... 3/5
Now that it seems to work for me I now have a new problem. I have a coworker who is a bit annoying and won’t stop posting band comments on every little thing. Is there a way to block individual users within a group? This one is a bit of a hAssle.
Love it! 5/5
Brian a home daycare and this app has made a huge difference in the communication with all my families. I can post messages to individual people as well as to the group. I love all of the features that allow us all to communicate effectively and quickly.
Using for a Conference 3/5
I am using Band for a conference. So far I like the communication channels and it seems to be handy, however I have one major annoyance. Conference attendees are using the upload photo feature which is great, however I want to be able to turn off notifications for photos but keep notifications for important posts on and there is no way to separate the notifications. This seems like a no brained thing to have set from the beginning, so please fix this feature and I will be able to recommend your app to others.
Error when uploading original HEIF 3/5
New iOS came with new image format and when uploading image with original, Band fails to upload a post and its attachments. I guess HEIF is not supported yet because uploading with JPG original is fine. Please support HEIF upload with original version.
Made the switch 1/5
We took our 105 person Band group and switched to Discord. Band is a nightmare to navigate. Trying to get someone signed up is like walking through hot glass shards. Deleted.
Stop with the notifications!!!! 2/5
By MORE ANGRY!!!!
This app would be AMAZING for my group if it didn’t send me notifications about other groups and stupid stickers all the time. I’m pretty sure most of the people in the group have turned off their notifications already because they keep turning out to be from BAND instead of from me which pretty much defeats the point of the app. If I could pay to turn this off for our entire group, I would. Knock it off with the stickers and the posts about other groups already!! I just want an app to communicate with my group— not another social media outlet!!
Great app needs an update 1/5
This app was rated 5 star until the last IOS update. All notifications no longer work for the app. I checked all settings and did research and found that I’m not the only one with this issue for many apps. It seems the apps need updates to send notifications now. Plz get this fixed!
This would get 5 stars if it had GIPHY put into it kinda like the app groupme but other than that this app is pretty good.
Does just what it says on the tin, however... 4/5
It should be rated 17+, as kik is, because it's basically the same thing, and it has erotic, violent, and drug groups on it as well. Please either rate it 17+, or put an option to turn off many key words relating to drugs, erotica, or anything else 18+.
I want to like it... 1/5
My school’s drumline and I have used this app for about a year now, but lately, nobody has been on. There’s a bunch of problems with the app, but i’ll start with some positives.
First off, I loved the calendar. This is something I had trouble using in other group chat apps (mostly because it’s non-existant in most apps). When I asked who still even used it, most of the members said “I only look at the calendar anymore.” Another positive how when you post, it’s like a dashboard. It’s great because people can see what’s important.
Unfortunately, we’ve stopped using it for a couple reasons. First off, THE DUMB NOTIFICATIONS. This shouldn’t have to be a point, but it is. Nobody looks at their BAND notifications because half the time it’s like “Check out the new Summer sticker pack!” which is ridiculous. It’s probably the number one reason that people deleted the app. Secondly, the chat system is super weird. The board posting is cool, and it works. Usually people ask questions here. There isn’t really a reason to have the SMS chat, but it’s there. So many people got confused by it. Another reason is the fact that there’s just not much you can do with it that you can’t do any other way. It basically just turned into Remind. It was just the leaders of the chat sending posts to everyone else with little conversation. If we used Remind, we could have done the same thing and cut out all the extras.
I want to like this app, but if it did without the self-marketing and if it stopped acting like a social media app rather than a group chat one, it would probably see a lot more use.
You have no control 1/5
By Jay is Frustrated
I started a band and wanted to delete or remove it and the app won’t allow it. Crazy! Every time I try an remove the band I’m the admin of and created it say’s I should choose another admin. Well no, there is no other admin. I chose to remove it so I should be able to do just that. If you want complete control of information you choose to upload and post don’t use band try Shutterfly.
Content Posting with Delay 3/5
I get push notifications when someone comments or chats, but when I go to the post or thread, I don't see what they wrote right away. I have to close the app a few times or wait a few minutes before I see the message.
The Appearance is a Clusterf*** 1/5
By Ads start randomly
“Organized” is what this app is not. Please make it better like GroupMe. My company insists on using this.
By JUA VAJ
The application is great for users who need an easy interface, yet doing lots of tasks at once.
The problem right now is that when setting up an event or specific date. You cannot set it on the correct day in which you want. Ex: Creates event for Tuesday the 17th, (which is two days away from today (10/15/17) ) it’ll glitch after you have made the event and it’ll be put on the “actual day it is on your phone (10/15/17)”.
Please fix ASAP, we all know this app has GREATT potential for all who needs to group up.
Stop stealing my info 1/5
Not going to give you access to my phone number, email address, or Facebook so you can sell my info. Sorry not sorry. Email should be enough.
Good App but needs to be fixed 3/5
When I have the app open and someone sends a message I don’t get a notification, nor is there a green symbol next to the chat to show there’s a new message.
Please fix this. It has been this way for weeks.
Good lawd stop the notifications 3/5
By Spurs make me sad
For the love of all things in the world stop pushing me notifications that do not directly relate to groups I'm using. Ive tried to turn off ALL notifications and some how they still invade my life like a candy crush invitation
New messages hidden 3/5
Overall it’s a good app, very helpful for managing a group like an online clan, but there is one flaw that needs to be addressed right away:
Sometimes when a person in a chat room posts something, the small green notification icon doesn’t appear, and it appears as if nothing has been said in the chat. You can only find the message if you click on the chat room, which has notification that something has been said in it.
Please fix this.
By 염염 예원이
Awesome app. BETTER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED 5/5
Thanks for fixing The Who read my posts option😇😇
Make a dark mode 3/5
Wanna to say in the app make a dark mode