Bud is a visual diary of your plants life. Growers have kept journals for years to track their plants health and development. The information derived from monitoring a plants life cycle has helped increase yield and potency over time. Up until now most growers have used a variety of tools to track this information, excel sheets, word documents, photo galleries, and good old pen and paper. Bud aims to put this all in one place and give growers an organized way to track grows.
Growing is often a solitary activity and for those who want to keep it this way bud allows users to keep all their journals private. But for those who like to share, get feedback, discuss strains, talk techniques, and ask advice, bud offers a way for users to easily share their journals with the community. Public journals can be seen by all, and users can follow individual grows or other users to keep up to date with their latest updates. Privacy is important to growers so all images are stripped of meta data before being stored and shared.
Bud’s aim is to provide a product people like to use, so feedback is encouraged, happy growing.
This is a huge update! The app has been completely rewritten and designed to run faster and provide better overviews of your grows. You can now edit everything, including your username, have a profile, and comment on grows more easily. You will also now know when someone responds to your comments via push. There are many more updates to come with new features and some old ones that didn't make it through to the rewrite yet. But this update is an entirely new experience! *Fixes 2.0 avatar loading*
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Such a great app
Very clean and intentional design. It is a little laggy, but app development is hard and this app is free so whatever. It is definitely the best of its kind. I personally don’t use it for ‘grows’, just my regular boring plants, but I have showed it to a few friends who grow and they are obsessed. The social aspect of seeing other people’s grows is super nifty. Hats off to the creators and developers. 10 outta 10 would recommend.
Great app to track your grows
I think there’s definitely room for improvement but it does a good job at what it does. Allows notes on each update and multiple pictures. I wish I could label each sub picture so people know what each is. I grow 4 at a time and don’t feel like making 4 different grow series as all 4 share the same nutrients and time schedule. But for what it’s worth, it’s the best I’ve found thus far. I like to browse other people’s grows, it’s fun to see everyone’s grows and you can see who’s new to growing and who’s just starting. I think they should have categories for the types of grows. Hydro types, soil types, indoor, and outdoors. Would make for a great resource... maybe even a chat area. Blah, it is what it is.
Recent Update is Promising!
New update is clean and nice and has created more of a social growing experience. I like it, but I think some notable upgrades could be gleaned from the app “Grow With Jane”
I think the social functions are far better than Grow With Jane. I like the types of actions And the UI of that app though. I think there is a niche in the digital marijuana grow journal space and both bud. And growth with Jane are the leaders in the category.
If bud. Can create an easy to structure report UX , as opposed to the open ended post system, I think I would consider this as a true grow journal rather than a social media app for marijuana growing
Great app bummer it isn’t updated you. You can’t mark grows as done so you will have a huge long list of plants that will cause the app to run slower and slower. There is no export feature so you can’t send all your photos to your email or cloud drive to save them if you want to delete the grow and make space for more.
It looks pretty, but also pretty slow. I do not think I will continue to use this app because the lack of dev support and updates. The app fees half baked.
Developer Response ,
Feel free to check out the new update, your analysis was not wrong as the first version was meant to serve as a proof of concept, this version is 100% rewritten to make it easier to maintain, add to, and update going forward.
- Neil Hannah
- 32 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © 2020 growbud
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.