Real human here. This is the clunkiest form of communication I’ve ever used. Stick to schoology.
Does not show messages 1/5
By Daena deva
Does not update to show new messages. Very frustrating.
Landscape needed 2/5
It would be really helpful if the app would turn to landscape on a tablet or phone. I usually find myself reading updates and messages sideways. Lately, I get notifications of messages from a teacher, with a preview of the message, but when I open the message portion, said message is missing. There seem to be a lot of glitches that still need to be ironed out.
Can’t view messages with new update 1/5
Not sure what happened but with the new update I cannot view messages. The page just circles and circles. Before this I would give it 4-5 stars.
Horrible layout 1/5
If you have more than one student... good luck navigating this app. The user interface is unnecessarily complicated. This shouldn’t be that hard to design. Hopefully the creators of bloom do something about this since schools are using the more due to COVID.
Does not work since mandatory update 1/5
Gives a message about a database error, tells me to kill app and reopen. Upon reopen, same issue again.
PreK teacher 5/5
Really liking it so far! During virtual, I like knowing when parents have read my posts and messages. I like that the links work for parents from the app. Messaging is easy.
No complaints so far from myself or parents!
Can’t search apparently w/o paying and keeps freezing 1/5
Too Busy and Too Much 3/5
We have been using this app starting fall semester of 2020 for both of our kids because our child’s school implemented it. Both of us parents have spent a lot of time on this app just to figure out how it works. It definitely does a lot. It does a lot more than our school will ever use. It’s not as intuitive as it could be. I would like to see everything I need to see in one or two buttons. There’s just too many places to put information, so every time I check into this app I have to check many places for information. I have found it to be a little bit more of a waste of time then I savior off time. My wife is a superintendent of a school district, and has a background in tech. She has basically given up on using this app. We gave it three stars because it’s a good start. It be great if Bloomz could streamline the app and make it more user-friendly. For now we still just use emails and texts with our teachers and classmates. Also, Google classroom has most of the useful Bloomz features which the teachers and parents at our child’s school seems to be using over this app.
Love this program 5/5
I use Bloomz for our music school. The program is very user friendly and parents enjoy the app as well. Great for sharing performance videos, practice material, and easy student-instructor communication.
Bloomz Support 5/5
I’m a preschool teacher and have enjoyed using Bloomz for 4+ years. It’s user friendly, and my parents support/communication has never been better! I also love the scheduled options, it makes it easy to prep for future posts. The Bloomz Support is amazing too, I’ve used it many times and gotten quick feedback and help!
Horrible app 1/5
This app is terrible. It is the opposite of intuitive, and figuring out how to message one teacher vs the whole class is impossible. Class Dojo is a million times better. Lots of unnecessary crap like a volunteering tab when it’s covid and parents and kids can’t even go in the building. This app gives me visceral rage.
Decent app. NO WAY to stop chat notifications 3/5
Please, allow the ability to stop notifications during the chat. I’d love to get notifications from my children’s teachers but I do not like to hear every single other parents comments, chatting, useless nonsense as a notification. I don’t need to know when everybody posts a little comment on something and I would love to only be able to single out when the teacher posts something. It’s becoming relentless which makes me want to turn notifications off completely.
Fraudulent billing 1/5
I cancelled my upgraded Bloomz account in 2019 because my parents were having difficulty using it. Thankfully they returned my money. Sadly, I have been charged $95.99 and $59.99 this year. I did not give them permission to charge my credit card. I’m finding it very difficult to get my money refunded from them.
I need to be able to snooze notifications 2/5
Y’all. This is a big deal for working parents. When the Bloomz gets hoping while I’m at work, I need to be able to snooze that stuff and come back when my work day has called down. Other apps let me snooze the notifications for 30 minutes or an hour. Working parents need you guys to get on board.
THE WORST APP 1/5
It’s pathetic. It’s not even worth 1 star. Nothing works. The teacher posted a photo, I was messaging the teacher and in 5 minutes all the contents disappeared. I deleted and installed again same issue. The desktop version works much better than this app. Just highly frustrated. I even tried to upgrade it and it’s so horrible the upgrade link does not work.
No landscape mode 2/5
Most iPad cases are designed so the front flap flips around back forming a wedge to hold the iPad in landscape orientation. This is how I use my iPad 99% of the time sitting on my desk. The glaring omission of a landscape mode means that even if it is my son’s teacher’s preferred method of communication, I’m going to avoid this app as much as possible. Come on dev team, it’s not that hard to add one more layout.
Very helpful! 5/5
Same teacher used the same for 2 of my kids! Loved my notifications and never felt lost on app.
Pay to save a pic? 1/5
The whole pay up if you want to save a pic is garbage.
So practical! 5/5
As a teacher, makes my life so much easier!
This app is horrendous 1/5
If it were used besides anything but an elementary education app it would have been abandoned a long time ago. It’s so awful I wonder if there’s something going on behind the scenes that resulted in it being selected.
Apple Watch 5/5
Love the app, wish I was able to get notifications to my Apple Watch.
Awesome app & Lifesaver during distance learning 5/5
I’ve been using Bloomz for the past 3 years and love how easy it is for teachers to post messages, videos, pictures, ask for donations, and set up parent conferences. It does a lot more but these were my most used features. It was not until distance learning that I realized how important having this type of communication with your parents actually is. Bloomz was a lifesaver for me when many of my colleagues were running around trying to figure out how to communicate with their parents easily and efficiently during a pandemic. Most of my parents use Bloomz on their phones and get immediate notifications when I post. This made it super easy for them to access my lesson plans, links, PDF homework packets, and videos I would post. I’m not looking forward to distance learning again but find comfort knowing that I can communicate with my parents via this awesome app. Thanks Bloomz!
Paid for premium service not provided 1/5
I paid for premium access and I don’t have access to the premium features. I have sent help requests on multiple occasions over 3 or 4 months and have not had a reply. I am not unhappy with the app, but very unhappy with your service. This is my latest attempt to contact customer support. I hope this gets your attention. Please contact me.
Add horizontal view 2/5
By Customer 132
You guys reall need to add horizontal view. What’s the point I cant type anything using my smartpad ?
Not impressed 1/5
Doesn’t usually recognize my email for log in. There’s no oversight when other parents make insulting or attacking comments. Due to glitches and log in issues, you’ll actually miss out on more than your getting informed on. Poor and superficial support. Not a
Good use of technology.
Worst App Ever 1/5
Not sure how this app is rated so highly. It’s awful... It’s so unreliable. 8 times out of 10, my class, my messages, and my posts disappear. The app crashes ALL the time. I truly regret ever getting this app for my first year of teaching. Instead of making things easier, it made things sooo difficult.
By General Mutley
Trying to navigate around this app is a joke.
Nothing is intuitive and following the latest update I have lost all previous communications and links sent by the school.
You need to take another look at the UX and UI....it really does not work well.
I tried to reach the company via the feedback feature and it just endlessly gives a please wait symbol.
Can not believe that schools actually use this clunky, outdated software.
Happy to change my mind but so far having used it for last 6 months I am not impressed.
Ok but what Evz 1/5
By zane boi
It was a bit ok but it won’t let me do ANYTHING!!! It was ok tho 😡😡😡😡 that is what I think 0 out of 10000 well what ever it’s ok tho i just dont like the way it is in so yea oooooof 😂😂😂 I’d rather just play around and show my fans what I’m saying right now😂😂😂😂 so WHAT EVER LETS GET BACK TO WHAT I THINK I think it is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo......
👏🏻👏🏻 OK I WILL STOP AND TELL YOU
That’s what I think
Good news is it’s not glitchy
Have used this app for 2 years. It is terrible and not improving. Notification settings don’t work, and I get badge notifications for every comment and they don’t go away. App freezes often. Messages to teachers take forever to go through. Teachers, if you are considering this app, this parent begs you to please look elsewhere.
Good app 4/5
By Dan Ske
This app has really helped us maintain excellent communication with our kids teacher. Glad she opted to use it.
I truly enjoy Bloomz it’s a great way to communicate with teacher and see what kids are doing in class . Love it
I LOVE BLOOMZ! 4/5
I’m a grandmother of a 2nd grader. I joined Bloomz so I could keep up with my grandsons school life. I am in awe of this app - there is open communication with the teacher - daily messages from the Principal - parents can freely communicate with on another, sharing stories and photos! I WISH I had BLOOMZ when my daughters were growing up! Much more efficient than passing notes back and forth thru their book bags! LOL. I rated BLOOMZ
Four stars, only because I know technology changes and improves so quickly - and I want to see them get better and better each year!
Terrible programming 1/5
The user interface is horrible. When responding to group messages, entire fields will disappear forcing you to retype everything. For an extended period my wife’s account would not send notifications and there’d be delays in her reading messages. Truly hot garbage. We have 2 kids separated by 2 years. In those 2 years nothing improved. So glad Bloomz will not be following our children into next year.
Amazing, especially now 5/5
This app was great when school first started. Our teacher posted pictures of our little ones on their first day, pictures of arts and crafts, pictures of parties, and special events. They posted tips on how to help our kiddos learn and study the lessons they were working on in class. We even used it to invite classmates to parties on weekends. Now that school is closed due to Covid 19, we’re using it to keep in touch with teachers so they can send resources for our kids to learn while they’re home. We’re sending pictures of our kids swimming, doing arts and crafts at home and studying. This app is great and I hope our next teacher uses it, too.
Great app for school! 5/5
Unlike some of the school apps out there this one is easy to use & navigate. Doesn’t have 100 annoying advertisements & makes it easy to find announcements & message teachers individually. Wish all my kids teachers used this app!
Functions well! 5/5
For a non tech savvy hard working single papa, this app function well! It has helped me with a vehicle to quickly check in, as well as stay in the loop while I’m on the go. Well done, warmly, Gorn
Update quickly!! 1/5
We can no longer submit work to my students portfolio!!!
This parent is happy 5/5
By sagi in paradise
Children already love electronics. I find that the children are focusing on their work and has less distractions and develop more discipline studies via this means. Parents transparency without the need to go to the child school , , disturbing a class or taking time off from work. Monitor child progress at the tip of your finger tips.
By Neha 2905
It’s a very easy and faster way to communicate with teacher. I really like this app.
Worst app ever 1/5
This is the worst app ever. It is always crashing and unfortunately our teachers rely on this as communication. It is difficult to navigate through. Only get about half of the messages and usually far too late. What’s the point if we have to use back up communications as well?!?!
Years of unimproved glitches 1/5
I have used Bloomz for 4 years with my children’s classes. Bloomz continues to have serious glitches that freeze the phone, do not allow photo uploads, etc. As an iPhone user (have had 2 different phones while using Bloomz) I cannot upload a photo in the messages to communicate with our teachers. If I try to upload a photo it always freezes. I have to shut down app and start the message over. Never am I able to post a photo. Not once.
Our entire school (26 classrooms) have wanted to love and use Bloomz as a school wide platform but it has too many glitches that make the app freeze. This is a huge bummer. I love all the potential features of Bloomz when they actually work.
We will be moving to Class Tag even though we in theory like Bloomz features better- if they actually worked.
Bloomz- Why have these glitches not been fixed in 4 years? Many of us have asked for these specific features to work. Make the switch to make it work or take away the false features. The first thing out of every parent’s mouth in regards to Bloomz, “It has a lot of glitches.” “It’s very glitchy.” “I can’t ever get it to work.” “It keeps freezing.” “I can’t upload photos to an album.” “I can’t message a photo assignment to teacher.”
For old pepople. 1/5
This application is very frustrating, it is not work for what it is supposed to be, please just delete it, so the older teachers can see the new applications, much easier, much more simple. Stop complicating our lives in this quarantine.
Never gives help!! 1/5
I was never given help when I needed a class code and still do and when I asked two times more never got a response!!
Bloomz is gaming user ratings and it is fraud 1/5
It is against Apple rules to only give the rating prompt to users who first reply they enjoy the app.
Great Application! 4/5
By Heart Teaching
I love this app and the way it helps me keep in constant communication with families. I also love that it helps me track frequency of homeschool communication. I wish that it were less glitchy, but I’m hoping that when I buy a paid subscription it will be everything I need to document and track behavior and home/school communication.
Kind of confusing 2/5
Not really easy to navigate.
You guys really have a difficult app! Not even gettin messages Is easy. I sometimes don’t see stuff from my grandson’s teacher till days later. It tells me it’s there but nothing.A very difficult app to navigate.
Not family-friendly 2/5
I like the concept but the app just isn’t very intuitive and frequently has glitches in the feed causing parents to miss important information.