Helpful for my church to communicate messages to the flock. But please allow the app to let my iPhone bring up my saved login name and password. Every time I need to log in I have to remember and enter my saved login and password. Most other sites let me easily login on iphone by showing the saved login and then saved password for me to select.
Flocknote had been an easy and effective tool to communicate information to various church ministries and clubs. With one click we can reach out by text or email to our specific group. It even tracks who has opened the message for effective follow-up. In the email communications, I wish there was an option to allow for email replies to be shared with the whole group and create more of an email thread. Otherwise super-effective.
This is one of the worst communication applications that I have ever used. The sign up process is terrible because the magic email doesn’t get you in the app, it logs you in the browser. You have to go create a password to login to the app which defeats the security purpose of the magic email. To get notifications about new posts, you have to sign up to receive all notifications that anyone posts. That’s a lot of spam. Lastly, the app isn’t the least bit intuitive. I teach computer science and app design and this app was annoying for me to setup. I’m only using this app because my child’s school uses it.
Great app, very helpful. Problem = when I click the eCatholic group there is no way to get back “home”. Even if you close and reopen the app it still forces you to join the eCatholic group if you want to get back to your other groups. If you remove yourself from the group afterwards, it brings you back to the join eCatholic group signup page and your back at square one. Suggestion: allow for app notifications so admins know when people comment.
I’ll start off saying that I am really enjoying exploring the possibilities of the Flocknote platform. That said, an app that just takes users to the Flocknote website “as is” doesn’t cut it. If the app is intended to be a glorified hyperlink to the website than it isn’t going to cut it. The app developers need to realize that the user experience on a smartphone screen, which is dramatically smaller than a laptop or desktop is very different, and they need to make the appropriate adjustments to compensate for that difference.
In signing up the process is confusing and poorly designed. Please allow us to set up our usernames with our password on the same page. I keep getting caught in a loop of request to set a password click button - clicks button - to reset password click this button - gets taken to original page. Its very frustrating
The app doesn’t allow members to get text messages when groups post messages. No rhyme or reason to the blackout (Yes, notifications aren’t on for all modes of communication) While I can go in and check the app frequently, some of the groups communicate at the last minute. Defeats the purpose of real-time communication. So frustrated with missing important message while driving to the event the notification pertains to.
I’m surprised that Word on Fire is directing people to Flocknote. I’ve found this app Super buggy. Poorly formatted for mobile (this is where they should be excelling). My messages don’t even fit on the screen. Regularly crashes. As a new pastoral Associate for evangelization I’m hesitant to use or recommend as it’s not a well designed app and it doesn’t appear there are regular updates or attention being given to it.
From a church staff member: The desktop application of this program is nice. However, the phone app is unbearable on my iPhone. It continually locks up and glitches. I appreciate their customer service, but I have tried to bring this up to developers twice, and nothing has changed. It is unfortunate.
This app has had bugs for at least 2-3 years. Now I can’t even send anything because when I got to edit the preview button disappears. Need to look for an alternative. This company obviously does not care about the app. I get so many emails of “new features”…..Hey that’s cool, how about fix what you have first….
Looks like app hasn’t been updated in 3 years and the interface is pretty much like the web version. Terrible on an iPhone screen. I downloaded the app thinking I can do things in my account faster instead of using web. I will stick to web usage.
Great idea, amazing platform. Have a long way to go on app though. It is supper buggy and crashes every-time I use it. Have tried different devices and have tried removing and adding fresh installs. Also, it always kicks me off my account during a session then I need to re-enter all my creds, even though I checked box to remember my id.
This app is not intuitive at all. Not user friendly, not inviting. I have not Googled help yet because I thought it should be easy enough to get news from my local curches without an hour of figuring. I cannot join multiple churches apparently and there is no information from the church I did join.
Have had to use this app with two different churches and it’s awful. It’s buggy, is hard to find groups, and shows me groups for other churches I didn’t sign up for. I have to click on emails sent by our administrator to access our groups. I can’t access them by logging into the app.
I’m grateful for this service though the iOS app is in want. For example: rather than saving my log in info in Keychain, I’m asked to reinput the info. Also, if I want to cancel an in the works email, I cannot. In addition, there’s no help or contact section on the app. Please craft the iOS app so that we administrators can get in and get out. Thank you!
I can only think that this must actually be a tool for sanctification in disguise as it pushes your patience to the limit for even the simplest of tasks. Touch one place to edit or insert and it highlights a completely different area. Want to add a link from YouTube? Maybe you can, maybe it crashes, roll the dice, but be sure to save often as it does not auto save, among other things we have come to expect as a basic function rather than a feature. While the browser version on a PC is better, for a program that claims to be a do all for media on any platform, it is easily the most difficult one to work with that I have ever encountered on any platform but especially on a mobile device.
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