○ App Store "Spring Cleaning" featured app
○ App Store "App of the Day" July 1, 2018
○ App Store "New Apps We Love" February 2018
○ #1 on Product Hunt Labor Day 2017
Merge helps couples stay on top of the day-to-day responsibilities of living together. It's a private place for just the two of you. Whether you've just moved in together, or you've been married for years, Merge is guaranteed to immediately improve household communication.
Create tasks among these four categories:
- CHORES is meant for household chores
- SHOP is meant for groceries and anything else you may need
- VOTE is for collaborating and coordinating on decisions big and small
- PAY allows you to organize lists of payments, such as rent.
For each kind of task you can:
- Set due dates
- Create reminders
- Sync reminders with Apple Reminders
- Make tasks recurring
- Set task urgency
- Reassign tasks
- Edit tasks
- Add #hashtags to create sublists, e.g., add #camping to all tasks related to your next camping trip to be able to view them in one combined list
Additional features includes:
- Merge Status: a quick and easy way to check in with your partner throughout the day. Choose from several standard statuses to update your partner with just one tap, or create your own! Statuses are cleared after each day.
- Comment on new and completed tasks
- Add a profile picture
- Seamlessly sync across iPhone and iPad
Sign up safely and easily with email today! Merge is completely free for the first week. One subscription per couple is required upon sign up. You own and control your personal data. Merge abides by and adheres to the industry standards for data protection and safety online.
Keep up with Merge on social media by following @mergefyi
More info about auto-renewable subscriptions
Merge offers two kinds of auto-renewable subscriptions: a one-month auto-renewable subscription and a one-year auto-renewable subscription. For pricing, please see the In-App Purchases section on this screen. A paid membership subscription to Merge enables access to the service beyond the free trial period. It includes unlimited access to all features. You may cancel at anytime. If you cancel within free trial period, you will not be charged. Subscriptions are correlated with the administrative partner's Apple ID and the couple that was created when initially signing up. Only one subscription per couple is necessary/possible. Apple currently does not allow subscription charges to be shared across two or more Apple ID's, therefore only the administrative partner in the couple will be charged. The prices of said subscription are subject to change at the discretion of the Company for any reason and at any time. Prices are not guaranteed to be carried over from previous subscriptions. Payment will be charged to the iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hous prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of renewal. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase. For more information, please visit http://www.merge.fyi/terms and http://www.merge.fyi/privacy. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication where applicable.
Thank you for continuing to use Merge. This update includes
+ Critical bug fix where users on iPhone 8 Plus (and below) and iPhone SE (2nd Generation and below), as well as iPad devices with physical home buttons, were unable to create new tasks
Please send us your feedback at email@example.com.
Ratings and Reviews
A simple addition
Edit: After using the app for a while, we found that list services like AnyList got the job done much better. As far as bill management and chores, it is very easy to make your own lists at home on paper or even find an app designed for chores. Nothing here that is not available for free on other apps.
I like this app so far. It seems pretty convenient. I think it would benefit from a shared calendar. Something that you can input your schedule so that your partner can see it. That way you can make appointments and plans based on your partners schedule inside the app, rather than using google or another service. If you want to be a full couple organiser and planner, you need a calendar.
Another thing you could add is a shared photo album? But that is not pivotal.
The option to change the color would be nice as well.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review! We have certainly considered adding a shared calendar and many of our members have requested it. We are currently consider a potential redesign that would incorporate such a feature, including the ability for more customization of lists (including colors). We have been delightfully overwhelmed by the App of the Day feature and will be spending the next few weeks planning on next steps. Please feel free to contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback. Thank you for joining Merge!
I think this app is easier to use than some reviewers are giving it credit for. When I got my first IPhone I didn’t know how to do anything either, but it quickly became second nature. I think the learning curve here is pretty short. Also have to give the developers credit for their considerate responses and efforts to improve. This is my first review and I’m only really leaving it because I know it will be considered by the devs. The app is less than a year old, so you’re probably gonna hit a bug here and there, but I’ve also only had the app a day and there’s already been an update released. Finding it very useful so far- keep up the great work!
I agree with the requests to be able to show all chores, and edit the texts of list items- but I know you’re working on that.
One other very helpful feature for us would be to add a “calendar” tab. We each have weekly time commitments that sometimes change days, and it would be GREAT to be able to peek at the app and see your partner’s weekly schedule. Nothing fancy, just to mark “I’ll be at _______ on ____day between ___am and ___pm”. Much easier than messing around with google calendar, or other such things. Maybe color coded by partner to distinguish the entries? Just a thought!
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your detailed feedback! A “view all” feature was initially available but was removed to simplify things. However, we have received several request to bring it back. As soon as we figure out a way to present it without over complicating the interface, we’ll re-add it. A calendar feature is also currently being designed, based on member feedback. We’ll certainly take your recommendations into consideration. Important is that it works seamlessly with the existing design and is easy to use, just as you mention. We’ll keep you posted on the status of these new features in our update notes. Thank you for joining Merge!
Hoping to get this fixed.
I love the idea behind this app and my wife and I were super excited to start using it, I was full intending on getting the year subscription if it lived up to what it said it could do. At first it seemed great, but then I went to add our monthly bills into it and it won’t allow me to add the payments under “both”, I just could do it under only me or only my wife. Not a huge deal, I figured maybe I was doing something wrong or it was a bug that could be fixed. But when I clicked on Contact Support, it wouldn’t do anything, as if the link was dead. I then went to the App Store to try and find a way to contact, and it took me to their website, which does not have a way of contacting, which was a bit frustrating. I am hoping with this 1 Star review I will be given a way to contact support, that way these issues, as well as with any future issues that may come up, I can actually get them resolved. If I can get this resolved and have an actual way of contacting support, I will gladly change to 5 stars. I understand glitches happen, but being able to contact support to notify of issues and get them resolved would be great.
Developer Response ,
Hello and thank you for your review! We will be enabling the ability to add payment tasks to the Both section in the next update. We will also certainly fix the Contact Support button. We encourage every single one of our members to reach out to us at anytime for any reason with any questions and feedback. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com and we will respond immediately. Thank you for joining Merge!
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