It works great! I teach first through third grade art, it can get a little crazy in there if I’m not on top of it. Too noisy is the best assistant, and the kids even enjoy it: Students monitor each other and will request it so that the classroom can be quiet so they can concentrate. I have been using it for at least a couple of years. I would give it a five if they would get some new background images. I’m tired of these images and would like more. But it is a lifesaver!
This app has been very helpful for our situation. The decibel meter is very accurate and the display options are nice. My only suggestion and request is that the number of seconds before the warning alarm goes off can be changed. Currently, this is set at 4 seconds, but it would be very helpful if this number could be adjusted.
I love Too Noisy Pro and so do my students! It makes station time run smoothly and the students work at a very low level (or they're not talking at all). They even encourage each other to "keep it down" if they see the meter move. I've enjoyed the additional background themes and hope you add some more soon! My students love the cat, dog, and snowman backgrounds. Thank you for a great app!
I set the minutes for 10 stars to total the time until our next scheduled break, which I am really bad at remembering to give. This helps the students to maintain self control. Takes advantage of peer pressure to act properly, and reminds me to give breaks at the right time.
I love this app I use it daily my one complaint is that it freezes if something interrupts the screen. A text or alarm. If you close it and check something else and come back it’s frozen. You then have to close the app reopen it and reset their stars. If they fix that then it’s golden.
I tried to contact the app support. I get an error page instead. I paid the 3.99 the first time. Then I needed an update, so I got charged again. Will I be charged every update? Overall, I really like the app. My students have responded well to it. I will continue to use the app for classroom behavior. Can someone let me know how the billing works. Thanks
The sensitivity levels are not close enough. 99% sets it off pretty easy, but 98% is not sensitive at all. Please make smaller variances between sensitivity levels. I can never use anything under 98%. Even 98% is too loud in my room. Fix this and it’s a 5 star app!
Best purchase ever!!!!!! Subbed in first grade today. This app worked beautifully!!! They were completely quiet all morning earning the 10 stars!!! The peer pressure was magical. So I popped popcorn for them after they reached the 10 stars. Quick. Easy snack. They were thrilled!!!!!! I was thrilled.
I can’t wait to use this with my class after Christmas break! It was recommended to me by another teacher. I LOVE that the class can EARN stars for being quiet as opposed to the ineffective LOSING of privileges. Will update once I get to use it.
I’m not sure what I am doing incorrectly, but I had adjusted the levels to very sensitive and it barely picks up my students’ talking/noise level. I really wanted to use this app. My co-workers use it and love it, but I can’t seem to get it to work correctly.
I’m not ready to review this yet, but I have a question and cannot find a place to contact support online or app. I bought the pro version in the App Store for my phone and wanted to know if there was a way to login so I could also use the pro version on my computer also. Or do I have to buy 2 separate subscriptions?
I paid for the online pro version and the meter doesn’t work. The free version online works just fine. I emailed customer support and have not received any response. Waste of money. I wish someone would contact me and fix the problem!
My students have really enjoyed using this app. They earn classroom money each time they earn 10 stars. The visual has helped them understand how noisy they actually are. I encourage all teachers to try it. A few things I would like to see... the ability to save each classes final star count and average decibels by date. This would allow each class to compete against each other and to beat their last score. The ability to change between silent, quiet and class settings without loosing the stars already earned. Maybe even adding achievements to earn. Making it more of a game. Let's face it children love online games! The difference this app has already made in my classroom is staggering. Thank you!
This program is targeted for teachers in the classroom, however, as a psychiatrist, I use this self-monitoring app for select patients, usually towards the end of a session. The app allows the patient a sense of independent control of their environment, as well as increasing awareness of their impact on the surroundings. Patients enjoy the "cat on the couch" background, as well as the "city-scape" background, however, a few more "adult" backgrounds would be nice. I appreciate the ease of disabling the alarms (which are too distracting for an office setting).
I hadn't been using this app this year in my classroom, because I had used it last year (spring 2013) prior to the updates that you recently made, and I found it was somewhat limiting for my liking. But I was just revisiting it today and discovered what you'd added--the new screens, the ability to control the alarm length, and the addition of the star earnings among others. This really opened up some options for me to use with my 2nd graders. I'm going to get started with it again first thing on Monday morning!! Thanks for improving your product.
Teachers, seriously just buy this app. Do not read anymore of this review; do not do anymore contemplation; do not wait and talk to other friends; buy this app right now. If you like your students to work in groups, and you want them to be quiet, and you don't want to go home with a headache, buy this app. I do not even really write reviews, but this app is seriously worth it's weight in gold. Why are you still reading this, go buy the app.
I absolutely love this! I tried the lite version and my class really Thought it was cool. They asked me to keep using it. They are a group of wonderful kids but they can get pretty chatty and loud during activities. I told my colleagues it would even be better with a counter and some kind of warning sound. Imagine my delight when I realized the PRO version had all the things I wanted. I can't wait to use it tomorrow. I just hope the alarm doesn't give ME a heart attack.
It works pretty good in classroom but 1 problem is my kids in back room think there slick and can talk softly and the iPad cant hear it but I think it's pretty good but even on 100 percent it can't hear them but pretty good. Try it RIGHT ON!
I love the new sound controls! It is much easier to use. This app is amazing! Definitely worth the money. I've used it in first, third, and fifth grade. It has been effective in every grade. I just wish we could save sound levels that work for certain times (silent reading, small group work, large group work, etc). Thank you for the wonderful app!
I really love Too Noisy Pro for my 8th grade classroom. I love being able to set the sensitivity and they love earning stars! It is truly customizable for the ever-changing routine of middle school. I would love even more options for backgrounds, especially ones for middle school kids. They love holiday themes, seasonal themes, and sports themes among other ideas. They really dig the spooky moon background with the bats. Thanks for such a great and versatile app!
I love this app! I use it during writing time in my kindergarten classroom. The kids can earn stars if they don't get too loud! When they earn them all, they get a reward from me! If they are too loud, the meter "breaks the screen", and they have to work in silence until another star is earned. They love earning those stars!
The noise sensitivity isn't accurate at all. If you set it on silent mode (which is 100 percent noise sensitivity) you can sit 2 feet away from your phone and have a normal volume level conversation and it won't go off. I basically had to yell to get it to go off and the phone was in arms reach. So if you are in a classroom full of kids they can all talk in a low to normal volume and it won't set it off. Once the kids figure this out it will probably encourage them to talk because they see it isn't going off.
They actually beg me to use it. I don't always want to because sometimes I'm using my iPad for something else, but it's great to keep them wanting more. Also, the people behind the product are very open to suggestions.
The first time I used this app it was great. I didn't have to keep asking my class to get quiet. They knew that if the buzzer went off they lost a star, so they were self-monitoring. But the app hasn't worked that well since. My students will be talking and it won't buzz no matter how much I adjust it. Furthermore, when I try to contact the company, my the email address is invalid. Too bad. This would be a great tool if it did what it says it will.
Excellent for special needs kids who have trouble with volume control! We dealt with yelling and crying meltdowns when frustrated or upset and this app has completely helped with giving a visual for impulsive yelling.
Great App, would give it two more stars if we could a) use the app over Bluetooth speakers so that the class can hear the too noisy signal. B) have the two noisy signal louder or somehow usable over speakerphone. When the kids get too noisy, it is too faint to hear the signal. I love the graphics!
Use it on an iPad 2. Helps me monitor an elementary school cafeteria. Works great because it is accurate and consistent. The bright display is easily seen throughout the whole room. Would love to see an option of a decibel reading.
The best app ever for teachers. If your an elementary teacher and don't use this daily, you are going to be blown away when you start. Best of all, students love it as well. The best 2.99 I have ever spent. Written by a 3rd grade classroom teacher!
I use this app on my classroom which gets quite loud sometimes considering I teach art, music to grades k/3 all the way to middle school and drama! This app has been a lifesaver and the kids absolutely love getting the golden star coin!
I really love this app for group assignments in my classroom. Unfortunately ever since I downloaded iOS 10, the buzzer for the room getting too loud goes off instantly. I've tried to reinstall the app and I tried it on both my iPad and iPhone, but the same thing happens. Please fix this and I will be sure to update my review with my usual love for your product. Thanks!
This is a good app, but I don't appreciate a paid app giving me notifications telling me that I "haven't used Too Noisy Pro in a while". I even disabled all notifications for this app and I still get them.
This is a fun app that children enjoy and respond to. It's a real boon to any adult who needs to control the levels of noise of a group of children. For the responsible adult it is like having a virtual assistant with you, constantly monitoring noise levels and letting the children know in a fun and engaging way if noise levels have reached an unacceptable level. In tests we have found when using this app with groups of children peer pressure alone is generally sufficient to control noise levels. Summary of Features • Displays graphically the background noise level in a room in a fun and engaging way. • Allows the tolerable noise level to be adjusted to cater for those "louder activities" as well compensating for banging doors and other sudden noises with the "sensitivity" and "dampening" sliders. • When the predefined noise level is exceeded for more than 3 seconds: 1) An audible Alarm is sounded (this can be switched ON or OFF) 2) The App appears to shatter the screen of the Device (this can be switched ON or OFF) 3) A counter, displayed on the noise meter, is incremented by one. Keeping track of the number of “Too Noisy" alarms.(this can be switched ON or OFF) • There is a built-in "Star Awards" rewards system. It can operated in two modes: - Achievement Mode In this mode a Star is awarded each time the Class keep their noise under control for a pre-determined period of time. This can be from 1 to 15 minutes. Normally, if the class triggers the alarm in this mode they will lose the Star currently running, however, there is also a switch that, if set to ON, will remove an additional Star every time the Class cause the “Too Noisy” alarm to be triggered.If students get all 10 stars a "Super Star Award" is displayed. Stars can also be manually Awarded and removed by the responsible adult. - Session Mode In this mode the Teacher sets the length of time for a complete session. This can be any length of time. Perhaps for a full lesson (e.g. 1 hour 10 minutes) or for a time period set to complete a specific task (e.g. 20 minutes). The app will take the session time and divide it by 10 (the maximum number of Stars that can be Won in any one session). The Stars are then awarded at that rate. For example if the Teacher sets the session time to 60 minutes then one Star Awards will be awarded every 6 minutes (60 minutes / 10 Stars = 6 minutes per Star) • Keep things fresh with over 200 Dial / Background Theme combinations • The "Alarm Counter" can be reset or disabled completely. If the noise level is acceptable a happy smiling contented graphic is displayed. If the levels of noise increase beyond what the responsible adult has determined as acceptable, the graphic changes to reflect the unacceptable noise level. Once the level of noise returns to an acceptable level the graphic automatically returns to the happy contented one, however, if the volume of noise remains unacceptably high for more than 3 seconds...an audible alarm is sounded (this can be turned on and off) and the screen of the device appears to shatter! Also, the "Alarm Counter" on the meter is incremented by one (this can be zeroed at any time with a reset button). If you have any issues with Too Noisy Pro, before you write a bad review, please tap the "?" button in the app for help, or if you do not find the answer there, please contact us at [email protected]. We can't fix what we don't know about, and writing a bad review is not the way to report a bug! You can also use this email address to submit feature requests. Too Noisy Pro has been developed over several based from cool feedback from users.