Good but... 4/5
By zach lioez
This app is a great way for me to see what I’m scheduled for and to communicate if I can make it or not. However, recently I haven’t been receiving any schedule request for one of my positions and I don’t know why any help would be greatly appreciated.
The best update descriptions on the internet. The app is good also.
Great app, missing one thing 4/5
My church loves PCO and use it for every service. It’s awesome to have this app to make quick changes during meetings or see what’s going on in service from anywhere on campus. However, I wish administrators can change user permissions from this app, versus having to sign in online to do this.
Never Connects 2/5
Seems half the time I use this app there are network issues and it doesn’t allow me to enter Blackout dates or see my updated serving schedule. Since that’s all I use this app for I don’t have anything good to say about it.
Bug problem 5/5
I have this app and music stand on my phone and they are great. But i have it on ipad and when i sign in it returns to the login screen immediately. I tried resetting my ipad but i dont know what the problem is.
“Sign ups available”? 3/5
The button marked as above does not link me to available shifts for which to sign up.
I love the app update write ups!! 5/5
I go to the App Store just to check to see if the PCO app was recently updated so I can read these!!
Not accepting 2/5
I’ve used for years now every time I try to accept a request I get a “oops that didn’t work” message. Needs to be fixed.
I need help! 4/5
At the top of my app it says “my schedule” but it doesn’t have “plans” and I have no way to access old chord charts that are in the app.
BEWARE- this app has a VIRUS 1/5
Our church asked us to use The Planning Center for volunteer signups. Several of us downloaded the app and we got a virus! We all downloaded it at different days/times too. Some a couple months from each other. Anyway- our phones are really, really screwed up. Email apps need to be deleted and reinstalled, Drains batteries like crazy, kicks you off of WiFi, asks for your passwords constantly and now I can’t even access safari without spam coming up. DO NOT INSTALL!!!
Logging in! 1/5
I can’t seem to get logged in?
Unreliable for service planning/revising 2/5
I don’t know what our church would do without PCO.
But—it seems like a coin toss whether or not the iPad app will save the changes I make to plans. Item notes, needed positions, song attachments, you name it. I’ll hit the check mark to confirm the change only to see it not actually take effect.
I’ve gotten used to having to make the same change multiple times. Wish that I could eliminate this redundancy and frustration from my workflow.
PCO app 1/5
The new version of the mobile app is not working properly. I can’t sign up how I used to???? Please help fix the bug
Services not working with new version of app 1/5
By linda kay morgan
So my volunteers can’t sign up via their mobile device with your latest release unless i go to my computer ... stopping our progress for weekend services . Linda Kay Sagebrush Church
Won’t let me confirm my request 3/5
Every time I’m scheduled for a job at church like pro presenter I click the confirm button and it will say error the request is invalid it is very frustrating. Help please
Great service 5/5
By Spencer Hola
My boss told me everything via this app! This is a great service and I recommend it for your church.
Please fix 3/5
I don’t know why but recently when switching between the plans for my church and my school the app crashes. Please fix!
Can I get app for my PC?
Good App 4/5
Love the app but can someone tell me why I don’t have the option for My Plans?
Photo Upload Issue 1/5
You all need to fix the uploading a photo option. I’ve been trying to upload my picture since December 19, 2018
Sometimes Amazing 3/5
It glitches all the time. When it doesn’t it’s the best thing ever but that rarely, if ever happens. It doesn’t seem to properly sync up to the website. The information is often wrong and sometimes random people show up in my scheduling. When that doesn’t happen it’s an amazing app but, that’s a very rare occurrence.
Works well 4/5
App works well
Ok app 3/5
Every week i have to pray extra hard so the mp3s decide to show up on it. It’s a hit or miss, I need to work with both the app and the webpage on my computer, that’s the only way to do it. Other than that i think is a good app.
Why can’t I use this to modify plans and create new ones? 2/5
This should be called “Planning Center Services Companion” app. If you are simply using it to look at your scheduled plans, it’s passable. Although the UI is a bit perplexing with many dead ends (back buttons anyone?) it does the job more or less if u are needing to a hand in practice, but that’s about it.
That’s being said, I don’t think modern people want to use just a portion of a service in an app. I don’t understand why I can’t use this to even ADD a person to a plan. As a leader it’s a real pain if, say I forget to add a person, and then I want to give them access to set on stage and I have to grab my laptop. Of maybe I wanna just review future plans on the fly I haven’t been scheduled on but I MADE BECAUSE I’M THE ADMIN and I can’t do it. Just annoying. I want a uniform experience.
By Help 04
Hi, I’d like the option of printing Order of Service directly from Planning Center App. Great app!
Is this app even actually available for newcomers? 3/5
Hi there. I see that at the top of the app’s description, it says: you must already have an account to use this mobile app.
Does this mean that I cannot create an account? Is it only available to former users? There is also no option to sign in, which leaves me wondering.
It seems to me that this app has great potential, but a tip or two, maybe some clarity, would be helpful. Thank you!!
Super helpful! 5/5
By O.o reviewingguy
Had a problem with things not updating I contacted help and support and they gave me an easy solution that fixed everything😁
“Oops… That didn’t work. Please try again.” Constantly. 3/5
No other app I use asks me to re-enter my password as often as this one does, destroying the convenience factor you expect when using an app.
Also, the app sometimes gets stuck in an out-of-sync state, and can’t be persuaded to reflect the true information visible from the website. This requires me to force-quit the app and/or go into Settings and use the “Reset” option under Cached Data. (I feel bad for my regular users, who will have no idea when their app data is stale and won’t know how to fix the problem.)
Additionally, it still seems to be using its own custom-built UI elements in certain areas, resulting in intermittently unpredictable behavior when dragging & dropping things in service order. Elements I’m moving can end up randomly hopping to different spots, so I sometimes have to switch to another service and back again to see where my latest changes actually ended up.
Overall, it feels like this app is built on an overcomplicated legacy codebase, which results in a less than ideal user experience. It’s still generally useful, but not as reliable as it needs to be.
A Game-Changer for Ministry 5/5
The guys at PCO have truly revolutionized how the local church prepares for events and services in a convenient and user-friendly platform. They consistently update the app and listen to their customers. Great job!
App is great! 5/5
Overall this app is great and works amazing in everything we do to organize our services, and the cross platform between groups Is great! There sometimes is bugs with the app and music stand, but the longer I use it the better it gets!
This app is amazing! It helps you with whatever your doing and every aspect of life. If your planning a concert,party, or anything else you might need an orginized way to plan this will work! Thanks planning center for all the help you provide
Just downloaded the app 3/5
Where’s the option to create an account so I can log in?
Works well. 4/5
EDIT: I tried a few things on my phone and it turns out another app was messing with the internet. So the issue has nothing to do with the Planning Center app. I fixed the issue and the app runs fine now.
Since I upgraded to iOS 12 every time I open the app it tells me there’s no internet connection and doesn’t load anything so I can’t use it right now.
Uh oh 1/5
By ✌️that girl
Whenever I log in it says “uh oh something went wrong.” It’s been doing this since I got the app and this is very stressful because I’m part of band at church and I can’t see when I’m on the schedule 🤷🏻♀️
It doesn’t work me cause I’m an usher for my church and I don’t get anything from them within several weeks!!!! I give this app “1” star cause of the service...
Slow Tempo Feature for Files 4/5
I like the app, I just wish there was a feature where you can slow down media files so musicians can better grasp melodies while practicing.
So I just got the app and I put in my email but it won’t let me login any ideas why??? 2/5
By haley c short
i have an account with planning services and i am 100% sure of the email that i am using, and it keeps saying my email is not found. i NEED to log in to this app for my church worship, and i have no idea how else to get in.
A problem with links 3/5
I downloaded this app yesterday to prepare for a church service I am scheduled to play. The app is suppose to include links to tracks, YouTube, etc.. that the worship leader sent however no links are provided, only text. They work well with other musicians I know but for some reason they do not come into my app as links, just text. Please help! Thank you!
Just ok 3/5
Does what it needs to, but the reminder has a glitch. It shows up saying I have an event in 1 DAY instead of 1 WEEK. Gets me panicked every time.
First, the Services app does NOT reflect the changes I make to my plan on the computer at planningcenteronline.com To me if I update the plan in either place, the changes I make should show up in both places! Is the app not connected to the website?
Second, realizing that the app is NOT reflecting the website, I have attempted NUMEROUS times to change/adjust my plan in the app but to no avail!! None of my changes EVER stick even after clicking Save! At this point this app is no good to me which is a shame because it would be much more handy than the website if it was indeed accurate!
Goofty me 5/5
By mr. stewart!!!!!
I want to serve at life center I just hit the wrong button. Sorry.
The app doesn’t load any information. 1/5
By apple and nickname junk = 💩
It’s been a week and a half that I’ve had the app. I work with technology and applications and I know I’m not doing anything wrong, I’ve triple checked everything and compared side by side with other users.
Stilllll doesn’t work :/
New to this 4/5
Seems like a great app! I just started serving at my church and it's very helpful to see when and who I'm working with. There are some things that seem to confuse me. The set up of it is a bit confusing but I can get a hold of it.
I think you should be able to add friends on here, if you have someone specific to talk to about the plans (if they don't use email)
I think that that would be a great addition because there's a person I've been wanting to contact about my schedules.
But overall this is a great app (sorry if my English was bad)
I really love it!!! 5/5
By Makana ʻOhana
Your updates are the only one that I read all the way every time there’s one! You make it so hilarious, I love it! Thanks for the update, it will help for sure!!! Keep up the good work! God bless!
App needs work 2/5
I don’t like that you cannot see openings to serve in the first upcoming service if you are not scheduled or if you decline an opening and circumstances change and you want to volunteer for an opening that may still be available. You should also be able to see the entire list of scheduled volunteers for a service whether you are serving or not. This app is difficult to use and not intuitive for someone who has worked in IT for years. The link to the support website from the App Store also does not work.
Unintuitive Music Playback 2/5
On the Planning Center Website using a desktop computer, I can play through all the songs nonstop on the same screen, whether they are YouTube videos or mp3’s. The desktop version of the website is great. However in the PCO app, you have to keep clicking on the songs one at a time and navigating back to “order of service.” On top of that, sometimes if the song includes an mp3 it jumps to another screen that appears to include songs from previous services, so if I don’t stop the music it proceeds to play songs not included in the current week’s service. It would be great to be able to just open the order of service, hit play, and have it play all the songs in the current week’s service straight through as it does in a desktop web browser.
Planning Center Live on Mobile 3/5
By Winner O
Live Tracking is not very stable. I have to tap next three times before it moves onward. This would be great if it were more reliable on mobile.
Push notifications not getting through 4/5
I’ve noticed a recent poor development. People on my team and I have not been receiving push notifications. Open the app, and within a couple of seconds, a notice appears for an incoming message. Team members are missing schedule requests and other notifications because of this. Too often I hear “I used to get notifications, but lately I don’t.”