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Realm Connect - For Our Church

Realm Connect - For Our Church

ACS Technologies

Connect with your church in amazing new ways.

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  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Randy Alexander
    Such a useful app for sending and receiving information about our congregation!
  • Adequate with Limitations and Bugs May 14, 2020

    By Will in Newnan
    Though I appreciate and often utilize the services that Realm provides, it consistently shows badge notifications after I’ve opened the application. I’ve had a badge notification on the Realm icon for weeks now, and the last time the app offered an update was in late April. I understand the times can limit fixes to things like this, but this isn’t new. The app has proven to be buggy since its inception, including limitations on posting. If you try to make a post that fills the visible area of your screen above the keyboard, the screen will not follow the cursor once it gets too big. Therefore, you lose visibility on your typing, which is dangerous for devices that like to autocorrect! Three stars is probably being generous.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Aline Graham
    It's a wonderful way to connect with God's people and keep in touch with our church
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Roger Barker
    prayer chain options are not available from what I see please keep me in mind when your schedule is open enough to praying for me.
  • Love this app! Apr 22, 2020

    By CamFromSC
    Awesome app that helps me stay connected with my church family. Getting to see my giving history, register for events, and stay up to date with church/group communication is awesome! I’ve struggled with feeling connected to my church family before through the week and this helps a ton
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Daniel Estabrook
    Updated rating since the problem seems to have been resolved with the latest update. The previous problem was: In news for a group I'm unable to add a comment. It just gets me a screen that is blank other than the words "Create in Group" at the top. Moto G Power on Android 11 with May 6, 2021 version of Realm Connect.
  • I Like the Realm App Feb 20, 2020

    By AMPavone
    I like the convenience of having the Connect App on my phone! It’s great to view to newsfeed, register for events or to check my giving. There are a number of communication modes with terminology that gets a little confusing, like a message is really an email, but overall it’s easy to use.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Charles Abbott
    Just okay, not great. The desktop version is much better. The mobile app can't copy and paste Zoom links to the calendar. It would be nice if the link to the Zoom meeting was also put in the calendar along with the event.
  • Printing Dec 11, 2020

    By gvl lady
    As the author of a newsletter, it does not come to me. Crazy! My husband had to forward it to me! I’m so dependent on that process which I think is a huge flaw. I like to print out the newsletter and can’t do that either. Cumbersome. And now I cannot seem to pick a nickname without it being a pain in the neck!
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Desiree Robinson
    This is a great/helpful app when it is working properly! I have trouble with pages loading sometimes.
  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Randy Alexander
    Such a useful app for sending and receiving information about our congregation!
  • Adequate with Limitations and Bugs May 14, 2020

    By Will in Newnan
    Though I appreciate and often utilize the services that Realm provides, it consistently shows badge notifications after I’ve opened the application. I’ve had a badge notification on the Realm icon for weeks now, and the last time the app offered an update was in late April. I understand the times can limit fixes to things like this, but this isn’t new. The app has proven to be buggy since its inception, including limitations on posting. If you try to make a post that fills the visible area of your screen above the keyboard, the screen will not follow the cursor once it gets too big. Therefore, you lose visibility on your typing, which is dangerous for devices that like to autocorrect! Three stars is probably being generous.
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Aline Graham
    It's a wonderful way to connect with God's people and keep in touch with our church
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Roger Barker
    prayer chain options are not available from what I see please keep me in mind when your schedule is open enough to praying for me.
  • Love this app! Apr 22, 2020

    By CamFromSC
    Awesome app that helps me stay connected with my church family. Getting to see my giving history, register for events, and stay up to date with church/group communication is awesome! I’ve struggled with feeling connected to my church family before through the week and this helps a ton
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Daniel Estabrook
    Updated rating since the problem seems to have been resolved with the latest update. The previous problem was: In news for a group I'm unable to add a comment. It just gets me a screen that is blank other than the words "Create in Group" at the top. Moto G Power on Android 11 with May 6, 2021 version of Realm Connect.
  • I Like the Realm App Feb 20, 2020

    By AMPavone
    I like the convenience of having the Connect App on my phone! It’s great to view to newsfeed, register for events or to check my giving. There are a number of communication modes with terminology that gets a little confusing, like a message is really an email, but overall it’s easy to use.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Charles Abbott
    Just okay, not great. The desktop version is much better. The mobile app can't copy and paste Zoom links to the calendar. It would be nice if the link to the Zoom meeting was also put in the calendar along with the event.
  • Printing Dec 11, 2020

    By gvl lady
    As the author of a newsletter, it does not come to me. Crazy! My husband had to forward it to me! I’m so dependent on that process which I think is a huge flaw. I like to print out the newsletter and can’t do that either. Cumbersome. And now I cannot seem to pick a nickname without it being a pain in the neck!
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Desiree Robinson
    This is a great/helpful app when it is working properly! I have trouble with pages loading sometimes.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Barbara Bevel
    This app consistently does not work on Android phones. I am unable to tithe through the app. It has gotten fixed before, but it stops working often.
  • It’s value is limited if everyone can’t use it Jan 17, 2020

    By classicalgas
    Realm has a very tight browser restriction for some reason—for example with Firefox they only support the latest version or the one previous to latest. I have one church member who doesn’t own a computer, she uses her computer at work to access Realm. At least she used to. After 4 months of successfully using Realm, she’s now blocked due to an unsupported browser. Her work computer is “locked down” so she can’t update her browser. Realm can offer no workarounds. I didn’t detect this restriction when initially evaluating the system or we never would have chosen it. Their browser restriction is, IMO, unnecessarily restrictive. We’ll have to evaluate whether we want to continue paying for a system that not everyone can use. And Realm is awfully buggy to boot. I’m sorry to say I can’t recommend Realm.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Luann Taormina
    Can't sign in unexpected end to the JSON input.... Huh? What does that mean?
  • Not totally accessible to people who use screen readers Oct 30, 2020

    By tn voiceover user
    I am blind and use voiceover on my iPhone to access realm. If the buttons are labeled and you tap on them nothing happens, you have to turn voiceover off and hopefully whatever you want comes on the screen. After tapping and turning voiceover off and back on you might be where you want to be. Our pastor posted an article and the only way to see this was to try that trick. Our church website is semi accessible making finding realm on the web difficult, once I did still could not navigate using Safari with voiceover. People disabilities are often excluded from church because elements are inaccessible. I am disappointed that is a person who is blind that this app which could otherwise connect me with people is another opportunity to exclude me.
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By Political Critter
    It just doesn't work. I take row and Sunday school and next week I go back in there and it shows I haven't even taken roll when I know I have and it constantly does that every week
  • Great too, disappointing app Jul 18, 2020

    By techiegene
    The functionality provided by Realm is great but this app is quite disappointing. The numerical indicator on the app icon never represents actual new things and almost never clears, even when I’ve read everything. Posting information with the app is extremely difficult due to the fact that switching to something else momentarily will almost always clear whatever was entered. Any of the things that fall under the communications section of the app are nearly useless due to the notification issues and the lack of timeliness of things coming in.
  • Still some kinks to work out May 13, 2021

    By violinlinda
    Realm connect is great for helping to stay on the same page, but there are still some hurdles. If you start to write a post, but then to need to look up some thing else on your phone, don’t click out of the app or it will delete the post and you have to start all over again. Make sure everything is the way you want it on your post, once you click “post” anyone with email settings will get an email. You can go back and edit the post later, but if the emails have already gone out, they won’t see the edits.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Cyndi Banks
    I guess I'll consistently put a 1 star rating on every time I use the app and have to uninstall then reinstall to get it to work. I was hoping to promote this tool for my congregation to use for directory contact but that still doesn't seem the case. I've had to do this for a year now with no foreseeable change so far. Yes, I'm about to reinstall ... again. Yes, tried to update, and no response when I search for member info as has been the case all along. Not sure if developers are seeing this.
  • Needs updates and missing lots of little iOS perks Dec 7, 2020

    By kabgolfer
    App has potential and could be very useful. However after waiting and waiting for bug fixes, updates and more. To be honest, seems ACS Team is not interested in a better user experience with this mobile app. One key issue, the badge notification does not update after you read all msgs or clear them. Also, my members continue to get app crash while in Chat...random occurrences from simple things like website links, file attachments, etc. Lastly the experience on iPad is the same if not worse.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Ari & Sade
    Doesn't work properly. It will not allow me to change my payment choices. App exits and crashes each time. This problem has been an ongoing issue.

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  • Sep 11, 2021

    By Randy Alexander
    Such a useful app for sending and receiving information about our congregation!
  • Sep 12, 2021

    By Aline Graham
    It's a wonderful way to connect with God's people and keep in touch with our church
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Roger Barker
    prayer chain options are not available from what I see please keep me in mind when your schedule is open enough to praying for me.
  • Love this app! Apr 22, 2020

    By CamFromSC
    Awesome app that helps me stay connected with my church family. Getting to see my giving history, register for events, and stay up to date with church/group communication is awesome! I’ve struggled with feeling connected to my church family before through the week and this helps a ton
  • Great App! Aug 19, 2021

    By Rebecca's Nest
    This is the best App for our church! It is easy to connect with other church members and keep track of events happening at the church. I love being able to get prayer requests and also to be able to give through the App. Highly recommend!
  • Aug 5, 2021

    By Brenda Hale
    It's very easy to use. Never any problems. I use it a lot.
  • Jun 29, 2021

    By jeff overton
    This is a great way to connect with others in various groups. we have used at our church and love it.
  • Great Help! Apr 29, 2021

    By mimitech 18
    This is going to be a terrific help in keeping all of our class rosters, pictures and videos in one location! Easy to navigate once I figured out the side categories and more options.
  • Just what we needed! Jun 19, 2020

    By Aaholt
    Realm and the Realm Connect app is just what we needed to keep our parish connected. It is a great tool for both parishioners and staff to keep connected. Now we have a one stop shop for everything we do as a parish.
  • Great app Dec 18, 2020

    By racricmft
    The posts are made immediately and the replies go immediately to the one who posted. The info for participants is easy to locate. Haven’t used the individual messaging much.
  • Jun 4, 2021

    By Daniel Estabrook
    Updated rating since the problem seems to have been resolved with the latest update. The previous problem was: In news for a group I'm unable to add a comment. It just gets me a screen that is blank other than the words "Create in Group" at the top. Moto G Power on Android 11 with May 6, 2021 version of Realm Connect.
  • I Like the Realm App Feb 20, 2020

    By AMPavone
    I like the convenience of having the Connect App on my phone! It’s great to view to newsfeed, register for events or to check my giving. There are a number of communication modes with terminology that gets a little confusing, like a message is really an email, but overall it’s easy to use.
  • Printing Dec 11, 2020

    By gvl lady
    As the author of a newsletter, it does not come to me. Crazy! My husband had to forward it to me! I’m so dependent on that process which I think is a huge flaw. I like to print out the newsletter and can’t do that either. Cumbersome. And now I cannot seem to pick a nickname without it being a pain in the neck!
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Desiree Robinson
    This is a great/helpful app when it is working properly! I have trouble with pages loading sometimes.
  • Great. But looking forward to updates Feb 11, 2021

    By nun82
    It’s a good app and very intuitive but hoping to have ability to add videos To share announcements and a friendly interface soon.
  • Jul 8, 2021

    By Kelly Selby
    This app is very easy to navigate through. I'm satisfied with the way it works.
  • Adequate with Limitations and Bugs May 14, 2020

    By Will in Newnan
    Though I appreciate and often utilize the services that Realm provides, it consistently shows badge notifications after I’ve opened the application. I’ve had a badge notification on the Realm icon for weeks now, and the last time the app offered an update was in late April. I understand the times can limit fixes to things like this, but this isn’t new. The app has proven to be buggy since its inception, including limitations on posting. If you try to make a post that fills the visible area of your screen above the keyboard, the screen will not follow the cursor once it gets too big. Therefore, you lose visibility on your typing, which is dangerous for devices that like to autocorrect! Three stars is probably being generous.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Charles Abbott
    Just okay, not great. The desktop version is much better. The mobile app can't copy and paste Zoom links to the calendar. It would be nice if the link to the Zoom meeting was also put in the calendar along with the event.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    By Scott Kimbrough
    The worst thing about this so is that it doesn't work with password managers. Logging in is a huge pain.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Bernadette Waddell
    I keep getting error messages when trying to use pathways, l keep getting message connect is still running.
  • iOS feed images can be disturbing Jul 23, 2021

    By Cary-20141001
    App has a hard time switching between the one-photo and four-photo layout in the basic feed. More than a little disturbing to see a death announcement photo of a recently deceased congregant with a random photo obscuring the upper right quadrant.
  • Sep 15, 2021

    By Barbara Bevel
    This app consistently does not work on Android phones. I am unable to tithe through the app. It has gotten fixed before, but it stops working often.
  • It’s value is limited if everyone can’t use it Jan 17, 2020

    By classicalgas
    Realm has a very tight browser restriction for some reason—for example with Firefox they only support the latest version or the one previous to latest. I have one church member who doesn’t own a computer, she uses her computer at work to access Realm. At least she used to. After 4 months of successfully using Realm, she’s now blocked due to an unsupported browser. Her work computer is “locked down” so she can’t update her browser. Realm can offer no workarounds. I didn’t detect this restriction when initially evaluating the system or we never would have chosen it. Their browser restriction is, IMO, unnecessarily restrictive. We’ll have to evaluate whether we want to continue paying for a system that not everyone can use. And Realm is awfully buggy to boot. I’m sorry to say I can’t recommend Realm.
  • Sep 7, 2021

    By Political Critter
    It just doesn't work. I take row and Sunday school and next week I go back in there and it shows I haven't even taken roll when I know I have and it constantly does that every week
  • Great too, disappointing app Jul 18, 2020

    By techiegene
    The functionality provided by Realm is great but this app is quite disappointing. The numerical indicator on the app icon never represents actual new things and almost never clears, even when I’ve read everything. Posting information with the app is extremely difficult due to the fact that switching to something else momentarily will almost always clear whatever was entered. Any of the things that fall under the communications section of the app are nearly useless due to the notification issues and the lack of timeliness of things coming in.
  • Still some kinks to work out May 13, 2021

    By violinlinda
    Realm connect is great for helping to stay on the same page, but there are still some hurdles. If you start to write a post, but then to need to look up some thing else on your phone, don’t click out of the app or it will delete the post and you have to start all over again. Make sure everything is the way you want it on your post, once you click “post” anyone with email settings will get an email. You can go back and edit the post later, but if the emails have already gone out, they won’t see the edits.
  • Needs updates and missing lots of little iOS perks Dec 7, 2020

    By kabgolfer
    App has potential and could be very useful. However after waiting and waiting for bug fixes, updates and more. To be honest, seems ACS Team is not interested in a better user experience with this mobile app. One key issue, the badge notification does not update after you read all msgs or clear them. Also, my members continue to get app crash while in Chat...random occurrences from simple things like website links, file attachments, etc. Lastly the experience on iPad is the same if not worse.
  • The app doesn’t work well on iPhone or iPad Aug 16, 2021

    By Nrwharris
    If I go to the website, things work the way they should. Often on iPad or iPhone, I get strange or no result. For example, just this week when I went to mark attendance for my class, the roll had brought in all these people who haven’t been on our roll in years! On the website, the roll is correct. If I email my class with an attachment, it will not download on iPad or iPhone. If you go to the website, it works.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By bill cavanaugh
    When responding to a service request I do not see the option for "find a replacement ". I don't see or in the app now on the web page. Adding a profile picture using the app no photo would appear. I needed to add a profile picture from the web page. I'm using SM-G973U fully updated Android 11.
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Bill Culbertson
    When I long-in to realm through a browser I can see all church members. When I log-in thru the connect app I cannot see certain church members. Very frustrating. How can I help you debug this app issue?
  • Very Buggy Jun 19, 2020

    By Ga User 999
    Like the other reviewer the badge notification staying on the icon drives this OCD brain crazy! Only way I’ve found to make it go away is to logout/login. And the overlapping text on the settings page isn’t very friendly either. ACS really needs to spend some time and money getting this app right if they expect it to be widely used.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Luann Taormina
    Can't sign in unexpected end to the JSON input.... Huh? What does that mean?
  • Not totally accessible to people who use screen readers Oct 30, 2020

    By tn voiceover user
    I am blind and use voiceover on my iPhone to access realm. If the buttons are labeled and you tap on them nothing happens, you have to turn voiceover off and hopefully whatever you want comes on the screen. After tapping and turning voiceover off and back on you might be where you want to be. Our pastor posted an article and the only way to see this was to try that trick. Our church website is semi accessible making finding realm on the web difficult, once I did still could not navigate using Safari with voiceover. People disabilities are often excluded from church because elements are inaccessible. I am disappointed that is a person who is blind that this app which could otherwise connect me with people is another opportunity to exclude me.
  • Apr 22, 2021

    By Cyndi Banks
    I guess I'll consistently put a 1 star rating on every time I use the app and have to uninstall then reinstall to get it to work. I was hoping to promote this tool for my congregation to use for directory contact but that still doesn't seem the case. I've had to do this for a year now with no foreseeable change so far. Yes, I'm about to reinstall ... again. Yes, tried to update, and no response when I search for member info as has been the case all along. Not sure if developers are seeing this.
  • Jul 2, 2021

    By Ari & Sade
    Doesn't work properly. It will not allow me to change my payment choices. App exits and crashes each time. This problem has been an ongoing issue.
  • Missing most important feature Mar 28, 2021

    By Whowasat
    Amazed that a social media app for a church is missing the most important feature/function church members need: an active prayer list function. Sure you can post a prayer in the news feed, but it soon scrolls way off your viewable timeline. If you’re wondering if there are any new replies or updates on a weeks-old prayer request, your only choice is to scroll back and back until you find it. Even keeping prayer requests in a separate feed would help greatly.
  • Realm doesn’t work they way other apps work, making it much harder to use Dec 17, 2020

    By DavidKellyPhoto
    I just wrote my update to my small group THREE times. I started out with a new post, sharing the zoom info, adding a scripture verse and question. I switched to The Bible App to get the scripture text, and when went back to Realm my draft post was gone! I had to recreate the two in an email, then go back and put it in Realm. But while I was editing I got a call... and lost it AGAIN!
  • Apr 10, 2021

    By Brian Henry
    Any time I click on anything I'm logged back out. This app has consistently been an unusable buggy mess.

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