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Ratings and Reviews
First ever app review.... this should be used at every school!
This is the first app I’ve ever reviewed! But I have to say how this app has been so amazing for our family! My 5 year old son has autism and receives a lot of special services including seeing numerous teachers and therapists at school. Before this app I was never able to keep up with all the emails, found it impossible to go through everything and respond to everyone in a timely manner. Once his school started using Remind, all the important communications, the stuff directly from his teachers regarding things in his specific care, now had their very own home on my phone, and the unique style alerts easily combined to separate these important messages from the noise of my constantly roaring email inbox! With this app I have been able to GREATLY improve my communications with my son’s teachers and therapists at school and it allows so much better cross communication between the entire group on his team as well! I think every school should be using this app. Teachers, get your classroom on here! Parents, send Remind invites to your children’s teachers! I love this app so much and hope to see it used everywhere soon!
Good so far, but could use improvement
I really enjoy using remind because it’s user friendly and extremely compatible with all of my apple products. Even my students without smart phones are able to use remind through SMS. I also love the feature of allowing parents to join a class. However, there are a few features that are lacking. I don’t like that my characters are limited when I send an announcement. I tend to send a lot of attachments and that seems to lower the character count additionally. Also, I like to create videos of my solutions to problems and send them to students. Remind doesn’t allow for videos to be sent. It does allow pictures to be sent, but if I have a multitude of pictures (for example a packet where each page is its own separate picture), I have to send the pictures one at a time in their own separate messages. I’m looking forward to updates that will make Remind even more useful for my students and myself.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for sharing! A regular SMS message is limited to 160 characters by cell carriers, then we use 20 of those characters for your class name (announcements) or signature (conversations), so that's why the messages are limited to 140 characters. We've just launched a couple Remind Plans that include new features like much higher character limits and phone calls. If you think your administration might be interested in upgrading to a School or District Plan, you can send them here: remind.com/plans.
Great for teachers
I love this app. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is because I think you should be able to send longer messages. I often have to send 3 messages to relay the week’s reminders, which is annoying to me and the parents. Also, I have to keep a parent contact log and I wish there was a way to sort the dates of messages sent directly to the parents that aren’t whole class messages. I have to go into each parent and do them one by one and it takes forever- so a sort drop down menu filter would be nice.
What’s great? The fact you can go back and look at old messages. I actually had a parent try to sue our school because she said her child slipped on the bathroom floor and lost a permanent tooth. On the day her daughter was playing with the sink water, she did slip and lose a tooth, but her mom texted me through remind and said, “ thank goodness the doctors said it was a baby tooth, her permanent one is getting close to coming in.” Lawsuit saved! I also like that it lets you attach pics. I often take pics of school flyers or homework sheets and send.
Developer Response ,
Great feedback! Thank you for sharing! We are glad it has been so beneficial! Additionally, a regular SMS message is limited to 160 characters by cell carriers. We use 20 for your class name or signature, which leaves the remaining 140 characters for your message. We've just launched a couple Remind Plans that include new features like much higher character limits and phone calls. If you think your administration might be interested in upgrading to a School or District Plan, you can send them here: remind.com/plans.
- Remind101, Inc.
- 146.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Remind, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.