By Kimie Bear
I don't know how I would get any event planning done without Hobnob! No one responds to Facebook or email invites anymore, with text I get responses in minutes and it's so easy to send updates. Totally worth it! And I love the designs. ❤️
Hostess can’t edit? 1/5
Hostess can’t edit her invite to her specs. Is this the case?
No Longer Free 1/5
App is no longer free unless all your contacts use the app. Cost money to send to non users after 10 invites
So grateful! 5/5
By Chrissy Nikki Joy
I am so happy to have been introduced to this amazing app. Using the communities side of HobNob has made my life so much easier, more organized, and I feel like I can keep in touch with my group more efficiently.
Love the concept but do not love that they now charge monthly 2/5
Have had this app for months, planning on using it for event invite I was just waiting on a date. Now I see to use the basic features previously offered I had to pay a monthly fee? Bummer.
Great except for the price, $50 a year is pretty hefty.
After my initial review, received an email from Apple, stating that it should cost $24 for the year. I paid $50 a week ago, if apple would like to give me a refund for the difference, I will happily give this app 5 stars.
For some reason I can’t see your message with the email address.
The FREE original was better 3/5
This was my go to for beautiful and unique invites that didn’t get lost in people’s emails or the mail but allowed for immediate response and the sharing of photos of the event. This was it, or so I thought.... the update of this requires a “subscription” for basic things the app did for free previously. So people like me who have been using the app for YEARS are forced to pay for what we were getting for free. I can’t tell you how many people have started using the app as a result of my using this app to invite them to my events. I’m also disappointed that they would switch over to such a drastic cost model that doesn’t consider the people who were here from the start.
Life saver! 5/5
Love this app, it’s been super clutch! Made my wife’s birthday party a breeze!
Not recommended 1/5
Run and don't buy any upgrades. Paid for premium access but most of those features did not work such as automatic reminders and co host couldn't log in. My screen was always blank but at least my guests could view what I couldn't see on my screen. Had so many bugs and crashed a lot. Emailed customer support and never gotten a reply or any help. Just took my money! Go use Evite or Paperlesspost.
So sad 2/5
I was in love with this app for months! Now they charge you if you invite more than 10 people per month. Why wouldn’t I just send a FREE group text to 10 people? Additionally, my husband and I have several groups that we invite to things each month but we are not allowed to share a plan. It doesn’t make sense for us to spend all that money on an invite app when Evite is FREE!
We made a painful switch back and pay nothing, plus the added benefit of Evites familiarity and email capability.
If you ask me, it would’ve been more beneficial for hobnob to just start using ads than to begin charging their Faithful customers.
Great resource 5/5
Love this app for my business and for personal!
Helpful, but restraining 4/5
Sry helpful, but this app requires that you pay in order to use some more advanced features or invite more than 10 people.
New updates lost me as user 2/5
I’ve been using hobnob for a few months now and have really enjoyed it, and had lots of feedback that it worked really well for my monthly event invitations. However, they recently removed many of the features for pay only, and it’s made it quite difficult to coordinate my events. The changes also seem to affect the text messages/notifications so people aren’t actually seeing my invite anymore. Definitely bummed since it worked so well at first, but this will be the last event I’ll be using hobnob for.
Update: Appreciate your developer response, and I understand needing to charge in order to be sustainable. Unfortunately, $46 just to be able to send updates and I still have to individually contact people to check the app to make sure they see the invite isn’t going to work for me right now. I’ll check back in a few months to see if anything has changed since I really did enjoy your product before.
Attention getter 5/5
I don’t use this app often but will probably start using it more. It seems to get responses from people where other methods do not.
I love this app!! 5/5
It is a great and amazing way to easily make a cute and creative invitation! I love how simple, unique, and organized! This app is incredible and needs to be downloaded! There are never any problems or slow loading. It is perfect!!!
Extravagant Ericka 5/5
By Extravagant Ericka
Hobnob is the best ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ it’s so convenient and easy to creat in 5 min or less .
Great at first 1/5
I’ve used it once before and it worked great. Now a few months later I am unable to invite anyone because it says I exceeded my invites??? Please fix this. I am not able to send my invites. Or does the free app not work non-Hobnob members? It worked the first time. Thank you.
Nice app but disappointed in the upgrade fee! 3/5
By Babbling Brooke
Overall this is a nice app. Great alternative to Evite since you can text out the invites. A few months ago I would have give them 5 stars because I’ve used this for numerous events and have loved it. However, tonight when I went to use it i found out that it was very restricted and I have to pay a monthly “upgrade” fee to get all of the features. I don’t mind paying a one time fee for an app but I don’t like being forced into a monthly fee option to send out invites. It’s not worth it to me when I only send out 6-8 a year so I will have to find an alternative.
Bait and switch 1/5
I get the need to monetize your product but for the people who love it and only use it a couple of times a year you have made it pricey enough that there is no reason to keep using it. Too bad. Charge me like 2 bucks an event and it's a no brained. Not being able to invite more than 10 people a month makes the free version unusable.
Lost a User 1/5
Hobnob is a great app. A use it all of the time to not only schedule events but to schedule outings with friends.
My problem is with this new subscription service. Some of the services offered, were once free. I have a problem with removing what you once gave me a now charging a monthly fee to use.
To charge for new functions is one thing but to charge for existing functions is a deal breaker for me; especially charging a monthly fee for those functions (such as auto reminders).
It is a great app. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed using it but they have lost a user due their business practices.
Watch out for yearly subscription 1/5
App is okay, did have trouble changing the address on the flyer when needed to change the location of event. I was automatically charged a yearly subscription when I thought it was monthly and it won’t let me unsubscribe for the year. Annoying because yearly subscriptions are not common.
HobNob was cool 2/5
Was! is the key word. Used to be great text app now it limits number of people to 10 for invites... unless you upgrade. It also used to give good text updates. What a bummer
Best party planning app ever! 5/5
Made the whole process of inviting and communicating not only easy, but convenient!
See all your invites
It send reminders to their phones!
Bait and switch 1/5
Used to love the app until after 3 uses they now charge $50 a year and limit options that were originally free such as reminders and number of invites you can send. Too bad. Was great while it lasted.
Best invite app I tried so far 5/5
Hands down the best and most reliable one so far! Tried a couple invite apps like evite and eventbrite but hobnob is the winner by far. Been using it for game nights, birthdays, etc. Very easy to use. Love that my friends can accept the invite even if they don't have the app installed and most importantly, it works for my older relatives who doesn't have a smartphone. Just exactly what I need. Perfect!
Upgrade .... 1/5
I loooooved this app. Used it for all parties and BBQs. I tried to do an invite and 10 invites max or you have to upgrade. Want a different background...... upgrade. No thanks....it used to be free why would I pay for something that’s free on a different app. Such a disappointment :(
Charged for a subscription I did not approve 1/5
Terrible app. I downloaded it to check it out, but deleted it without using it to plan my event. there is now a $47 charge appearing on my account for a subscription I did not approve.
Great Tool! 5/5
By Mya Babi B
This is a wonderful app! So simple, so easy, so user-friendly...😊
Beautiful designs. Awesome app. 😻🔥 5/5
By Hiro Protagonist 😶
I’m so glad I found this app. It’s beautiful and works so much better than evite.
Bait and switch. Shame on you HOBNOB 1/5
I previously rated this a 5. Loved it! Told all my friends. Used it often. A recent update really limited the function and fun. They started limiting the number of invitations you can send for free down to a miserly 10 people and now you can only pick a few of the designs for free. SHAME ON YOU HOBNOB. Moving on to another invite app. I don’t like the bait and switch... now I don’t trust you.
Needs to interface better with contacts 2/5
It only shows the first line of your contacts. In my case, i am a teacher and I have parents filed as “parent” under the “business” line in my phone and so the app was useless to find these folks. It only displays and searches in the first name and last name field.
Great App for Invites 5/5
By Happy Hob Nobber
I have used Hob Nob for several birthday parties and my son’s prom. I love how you can message each other and upload pictures. And, as for the family that couldn’t attend party, at least they were able to see the photos and send a thoughtful Happy Birthday message. I mostly like how other people that attended party could upload their photos also. I absolutely love this app. Planning my 50th birthday party and plan to use Hob Nob. I looked at Evite and wasn’t impressed. Thanks for the great app!!!
Disappointed now 3/5
I originally loved this app. Text invites and reminders to guests for my own events and receiving them from others until I realized that once the app is actually downloaded you no longer receive invites, reminders, or updates via text message. The text feature is what most of us love. Not only that the app doesn’t show a notification on its symbol (at least not on my phone ) so you actually have to go into the app to check for invites, updates, etc. I missed reminders, etc. I’ve removed the app. Hopefully they will integrate the text feature even for those who download the actual app because it’s the best feature.
I have used this app twice in the past and never had all these restrictions now I have to pay to send reminders and to have more
Then ten guest invited? I will. O longer use this app I'm sorry.
Once free is now overpriced. 1/5
Use to love the app until they made you pay for all the features that were once free. I know everyone needs to make money, but this new monthly/yearly subscription is not a good move. Should have it a one time fee and pay for extra templates. Will stop using this app because of the subscription service fee.
Loving this 5/5
Love, Love, Love it❤️
Love app and concept but why pay for features 4/5
Need free features
Quality app & great support 5/5
Easy way to send birthday invites and when I had an issue their customer support was top notch.
In love with this app 5/5
I love how easy this app is to use. The Invitations are super fun and look amazing. I love that I can simply invite my friends to an event through text message. It keeps all my up-and-coming events organized and I can see what I have planned for the future.
Fun app for parties 5/5
By A morning cup of Joe
Great app for planning parties and get togethers.
This a a great App to help you plan parties. Really helpful to collect the RSVP's from all of your guests. Especially good because it occurs over SMS since most of my friends don't read their email often anymore.
Once Loved... 3/5
I loved this app and used it many times until the recent update. Now I have to purchase a membership in order to assign someone as a co-host. I don’t like that. Time to find a new app.
All good things come to an end 2/5
I absolutely love this app!! I’ve used it for three different events of my own and have been invited to multiple events. However, the new pricing that they rolled out is very high. As good as the app is I don’t see why it will cost almost $50 for a yearly plus membership. So for that reason I’m being forced to find an alternative.
Disappointing update 2/5
I'm really disappointed to find after this latest update, I need to pay for features that were free before (co-host, guest reminders, etc.). Also, there is a limit to how many guests you can invite in the free version. Terrible. I really liked the app prior to this.
APP DOES NOT WORK 1/5
I downloaded it and for 4/5 days I have not been able to update or edit anything to the invite. Error message comes up "Oops something went wrong...."
Will be deleting it. Never got the chance to actually create something on it.
Need More themes 2/5
Convenient and fun! 5/5
My only complaint would be it texts the invite in a way that it looks like spam so some people don’t open it.
It gives options to update the invitees and it’s very customizable. I love it :) used it for my bridal shower invite
I love the fact you can send it via text, however there are a few things that just don’t work for me: 1. You now have to pay to send more than 10 invites. 2. The lack of backgrounds. 3. People think the text message they receive is spam because it comes from an unknown number and not your own. If those things were changed it may be my go to. I was so excited to change from evite to this but once I saw the above take place I decided I will co tiniest my hunt for the best invitation app.
Beautiful Invites 5/5
By Ugly begone
Beautiful invites and extremely easy to use!
What a waste. 1/5
This was a good app but the entire upgrade to different levels makes it super difficult to manage. Eventbrite is so much easier to manage with no caps on how many you can send.
Love this app! 4/5
In the age of text messaging this app Makes it so easy to invite your friends to an event. Once your guest list is loaded into your contacts in your cell phone the inviting can begin. I’ve used this app for mainly birthday parties and brunches. I can track who is coming and I can hide my guest list from other guests. My only criticisms is that they need more background choices and the ability to select your own font style and placement of fonts on the invitation. Other than that, great app!!!