Love the app but lacks 1/5
I love using this app. It brings most unusual people together. But when one becomes annoying you can’t ignore ‘that guy’. I don’t know what policy this app has but, I don’t like how the blocking only goes to the chat room instead of the entirety of a notification. My suggestion is to update it so that it may do so. Then you’ll get your stars instead of a star.
Great app but room for improvement 4/5
This is an edit from the previous review, which was very professionally resolved by the Band team. It entails suggestions for improving the app’s capabilities.
I’ve really enjoyed using this app for my online clan; we can set up events and communicate effectively and clearly.
But there are a few things that my team and I would appreciate more than anything.
1. The ability to create notes like in the Line application - Posts which you could access from the chat room directly. An example would be a list of rules easily accessible to anyone. It’d be like the shared photos function. By clicking the 3 bars on the top right of the chat room, you could access a in-app document that’s been created or post that’s been highlighted by an admin. (Also, the ability to edit said document)
2. The ability to edit a message you’ve sent in a group chat room. Sometimes we post events or trainings and then we pin them to the top of the screen. Then the time of that event changes but we have to post an entire new message because we can’t edit the wording of that text.
3. Some more emojis to add as “shouts” such as an OK emoji, or a thumbs down emoji.
Thanks for creating such a great app, we’d be euphoric if you could actually implement these suggestions for us.
Question re: Notices 4/5
The app has proven to be very useful as a tool to organize gaming guilds, where the in-game chat features are totally inadequate.
One question: Several members of our Bandpage have accidentally swiped off the notice that appeared at the top of the chat page (it has a little megaphone icon next to it). None of us can figure out how to get it back. Does anyone here know how?
By Grandma Gemma
Love the app as it will keep us informed when we can’t make it to a game.
I am trying to find out is there a cost for this?
Good but could be better 3/5
Just need this for our group without all the notifications for stickers and other various things that aren’t of interest.
Obnoxious Irrelevant Notifications 3/5
Overall I like the app. It’s good for coordinating groups as it’s intended for. HOWEVER, it feels like there are weekly notifications from the app about stickers, updates, etc that there is no option to turn off. This results in the user wondering whether or not the notification is relevant for the groups they joined the app for. I often miss things because I think it’s just the app being annoying again.
Kids loved the community it builds 5/5
Just too 100kids on a 4 day trip. They loved using this app to post photos and get to know each other via this app. I loved the ease of communication between everyone without character limits!!! Love this app!
Band is great 5/5
I like this app, it keeps me up to date on what is going on with friends and family most of all what is going on with are church activities!
Best thing ever created!!! 5/5
By S. Newsom
This all is the absolute best thing ever!!! It’s super convenient, easy to use, and has saved me so much time and energy!!! It’s literally one stop shop for all communication!
Band review 3/5
App continuously freezes and doesn’t keep up with the timeline... I disconnect from WiFi and reconnect and I still find myself stalled out of the app... when it’s working it’s a great app but more times than none as of lately I haven’t been happy with the connection or the Band server
So far so good! 5/5
I have not been using this app for very long, but it seems to be running very smoothly for now. It has done everything it promised and the visual design of the app looks nice as well.
Better than Shutterfly! 4/5
This app has been great for communicating to parents and girls. My only complaint is that my “sub-group” bands are literally independent bands. Is there a way to connect it several bands together so they can share one calendar, RSVP compiles to one calendar, etc? We have a multi-level troop and I separated each level out to a separate to decrease unnecessary messages and events, but sometimes trying to do a big event for everyone is cumbersome. I need to post the event on every band, re-do to do lists and attendance, look at each to see who signed up for one event...I’m debating if I should just go back to Shutterfly.
Great App for my Studios Competitive Dance Team 5/5
This app helps keep everyone in the loop. We love it! The calendar feature allows everyone to know what is going on at a glance. Highly recommend this app if you need to get information to a group of people. No more lost emails or I never got that text excuses because it’s all right there!
Think it should let you put your thumbprint instead of entering your password every time you get a message
Band is amazing! 5/5
I use band to communicate with my team, to see what events are coming up, and if any events are cancelled/ rescheduled. It helps with organizing plans! This app is amazing.
Love attendance...can you expand this feature??? 5/5
Love the new attendance feature - awesome idea! Our group checks not only attendance, but total hours. Any thought of adding a check out feature down the road - so a check in - like the current attendance - and then a check out? We track volunteer hours for honors society and other student groups via pen and paper...your app would make it so much easier to tally if admins could extract and compile it somehow. Thanks.
Still My Fave App! 5/5
I've been using Band for over two years now for my MMO Guild and it just keeps getting better!! It makes organizing raids and keeping updated outside the game so easy! Band offers almost anything you could ask for groups and better than most social networks since it actually allows for more privacy. It's also a lot more organizational and tidy than other chat group apps. You can even have large group calls while gaming so there's no need for separate apps, Band offers almost everything!
The new "online" feature is awesome, but I would like to suggest that admins can still be able to view who is online, regardless if a person hides it from the rest of the group. I also agree with one of the other reviews that asks for a feature that allows people to see who reads comments in the chat room, which would make my previous suggestion unnecessary.
The only thing missing that would be perfect for gaming groups is the ability to add synchronized timers, but I'm not sure how complicated it would be .. but it's just a suggestion. Other than that, I wish there was a way to turn off Suggestions, but Band is awesome either way and I wouldn't use any other app for my community of gamers :)
It can read links sent in personal messages 2/5
By Otola Photography
I got temporarily suspended due to a link I sent via a PM to someone else. The app itself is fine, but the fact that personal messages are being monitored is a bit of a turn off. It’s called “personal message” or “private message” for a reason.
EDITED 3/14/2018: I’m going to call BS on the developer’s response. Here’s why.
I created a burner account and invited it to a trusted Band group. With a friend that I KNOW wouldn’t report a link BY MY SIDE, I sent him a personal message with a link to a site. Before he even responded, the link was “reported”. Now I know HE didn’t report it; he was literally next to me. So if developers aren’t reading/moderating personal messages, someone or someTHING is.
Also, thanks to the record screen feature on the iPhone I was able to record the whole exchange so that I’d have proof. Just sayin’...🤷🏾♂️
Great app 👍🏾✨👍🏾 5/5
By On top of the world 😁😊😄🎁
Very useful app to stay connect with your team mates in a organized manner.
Love this app 5/5
My supervisor started this app for communication for the leadership team...i’m glad he found this app coz it is really effective..👍
Perfect app 👍 5/5
I have been using this app for a few months now and I have been able to organize my band team with no issues.
I love it and I need it, highly recommend. Thank you 👍
Great App! 5/5
I have tried several methods for communication and organization for our Girl Scout Troop, but Band has been the perfect fit. It is easy to use and offers so many options. It allows me absolute control over my Band experience. I can manage our calendar, make sign ups, schedules and even share our pictures with the families. I am so glad I saw the ad on instagram for it!!
I am a big fan of Twitter & feel this is a poor substitute. I’m trying this for a 2nd time because the 1 time I was completely overwhelmed! There’s just too much to keep track of. Messages, that aren’t really messages specifically for me & messages from “Band” itself & messages for me. Somebody save me!!!
So far.. it’s a lot but might work for us 3/5
이 국가의 밴드에는 추가 가입이 제한됩니다 1/5
By yoojin kim
얼마 전부터 밴드 가입을 하려고만 하면 이렇게만 뜨고 가입이 안 되네요 해외 번호 한정으로 이러는 거 같은데 방안이 없는 건가요?
쓰레기 어플입니다. 1/5
구형기기에서 작동이 잘 안됩니다.
설정이 너무 불편 합니다.
각각의 설정기본값이 불편하게 세팅되어 있습니다.
시도때도 없이 알람이 오는게 기본 디폴트값, 이게 정상은 아닙니다.
한마디로 쓰레기 입니다.
Simple and intuitive despite having so much to do 5/5
The App Store suggested this app and I was honestly surprised to discover some pretty good content and info. Flawless transitions between workflows suggest this app was developed with love. #kudos
I’m In! 5/5
I’m sold on Band for my Girl Scout troop!
It’s good don’t get me wrong I put the 2 star rating because 2/5
It’s a very good app, but can you get real people to fix your translations because what it translated was so off to what we said. Please fix
SO CONFUSING! 2/5
On paper this does everything and more that the church I work for is looking for...HOWEVER.... I am having a difficult time getting answers to my questions and have read everything I can find in support section on app, Facebook & even Youtube! changes to the church calendar (google) aren't being reflected inside the app calendar and I dont see a sync option. If I have to make changes in BOTH places we can not use this app. I also read I can send group calls... Can not seem to find where that can be done. I emailed customer support.
Calendar needs improvements 2/5
The Calendar feature would be hugely improved if any member could edit a calendar event. The way they have the app developed only the creator of an event can edit, which makes managing events way more complicated than necessary! It would improve the Band’s feature if anyone had HAR option. Such a simple fix for such a huge improvement. Pls make this upgrade, Band developers?!!!!!
Works Great! 5/5
I’m going to disagree completely with mom198. Most of the issues expressed in that 1-star review are a function of not fully understanding how to use the app. She recommends SI, which is used by my son’s rugby team, and I can positively state from experience that BAND is a much more powerful and user-friendly app than SI. Does it have a learning curve? Of course it does, but once you learn to fully utilize it, it’s great.
I do agree that some of the pop-ups can be annoying, but it literally takes 5 seconds once every week or 10 days to turn them off for the week. Not really something to complain greatly about.
I do have one request from the developers...can you make it where I can see who has read my chat room messages? That would be a nice upgrade.
Overall, great app. Easy to use and a powerful communications tool for my organization.
So far the only thing that’s frustrating is the map. It ask you to open the map in default map but nothing happens. Tried emailing but always getting an error message. Any suggestions?
Nice app, but... 3/5
This is a really nice tool for my group to communicate (previously on Yahoo groups). The chat room feature is great for quick updates, but it’s annoying that you don’t get the full history of the chat room. You only get the history since you joined the room.
No offline support ((( 1/5
Everything is good except I cannot read even my Band wall offline,it should work like a notebook for all members of group
I can not stand this app 1/5
I have used many apps to connect with teams and organizations. This app by FAR is the most annoying and confusing app I have. First of all, I constantly am checking the app because it appears I have a notification. 90% of the time it is an offer from the “sticker” shop or a notification from the “band” guide. I am 43, I don’t need stickers to talk to my daughters coach. My time is to valuable to constantly have to check because this app is advertising. I told the coach to do emails because I refuse to respond on this app anymore. I have every setting possible set to not receive notification except for the one “band” group I am on.
On top of it the threads are super confusing. You don’t have the option to delete an old thread off you messages unless I am guessing the administrator of the band or if your the person who started the thread. The threads all look alike. It’s infuriating. Had enough. Told her to get S.I. Or huddle. At least the info huddle offers is useful, not unicorn stickers. I gave it one star only because it actually works and you can receive messages. Other than that, trash.
This app saves me from digging thru email! 5/5
Thank you so much for developing this app! It’s a great place for me and the people that I connect with to go and communicate.
Our messages and meeting times are much easier to find now! It beats the old way which was trying to dig through piles of email.
Band is truly a time saver!
Awesome app. BETTER THAN WHAT I EXPECTED 5/5
Can y’all fix the preview of notifications... Every time I send a message or a upload a post, my friends get an notification that has the name of the group band along with my name and it’s really long that they don’t feel like reading it or open it. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Sports Communication 5/5
We use it for all our sports/team communication, and LOVE it!!!
Girl Scouts 5/5
We decided to try BAND for our Girl Scout troop. So much easier to communicate than text, email or even Facebook.
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. In app support never works. If you email them they tell you to report in app. Which doesn’t do anything. Do not download this app. Comeplete waste of time. You’ll be disappointed. Discord is the way to go. Download that.
Titanically confusing 1/5
This is the most confusing communication application I’ve ever used. Been playing with it for nearly an hour and I have no idea how to join the group I am looking for.
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?
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