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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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  • 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.
  • 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 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 13, 2021

    By Bryan Catherman
    The desktop version of Realm is fine, but this app is really bad. ACS needs to invest some money to fix this mess. Update: When I first gave my review in 2019, I gave in 1 star. Today, in 2021, this app has seen some improvements. Therefore, now I give it 3 stars.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Sandy Eyl
    I am getting the constant notification that Connect is running. An app running is not news and so shouldn't be in the notificatior. However I do not get notifications about chats or other posts in my groups. How do I get wanted notifications and hide the "background running" ones?. Also... Call the darn thing REALM. NOT CONNECT WHICH US ALREADY TAKEB BY GARMIN.
  • 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
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Bernadette Waddell
    I keep getting error messages when trying to use pathways, l keep getting message connect is still running.
  • 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!
  • Feb 13, 2021

    By J Lecci
    App has improved greatly since I posted in 2019. It has been a lifeline for our church during the pandemic to keep people connected and engaged and has allowed the church to continue giving to the work when they can't attend services. Very thankful we did this prior to 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 13, 2021

    By Bryan Catherman
    The desktop version of Realm is fine, but this app is really bad. ACS needs to invest some money to fix this mess. Update: When I first gave my review in 2019, I gave in 1 star. Today, in 2021, this app has seen some improvements. Therefore, now I give it 3 stars.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Sandy Eyl
    I am getting the constant notification that Connect is running. An app running is not news and so shouldn't be in the notificatior. However I do not get notifications about chats or other posts in my groups. How do I get wanted notifications and hide the "background running" ones?. Also... Call the darn thing REALM. NOT CONNECT WHICH US ALREADY TAKEB BY GARMIN.
  • 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
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Bernadette Waddell
    I keep getting error messages when trying to use pathways, l keep getting message connect is still running.
  • 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!
  • Feb 13, 2021

    By J Lecci
    App has improved greatly since I posted in 2019. It has been a lifeline for our church during the pandemic to keep people connected and engaged and has allowed the church to continue giving to the work when they can't attend services. Very thankful we did this prior to 2020.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mar 18, 2021

    By Barbara Jones
    System is always stopping and freezing up
  • 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!
  • Jan 29, 2021

    By gwen parker
    I have 2 issues with the app 1-Notification icon is not working on my Samsung S20 Android. I 2-Although, I do not logout, I have to login each time I access Realm. I did not have these issues with my LG phone

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  • 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
  • Feb 13, 2021

    By J Lecci
    App has improved greatly since I posted in 2019. It has been a lifeline for our church during the pandemic to keep people connected and engaged and has allowed the church to continue giving to the work when they can't attend services. Very thankful we did this prior to 2020.
  • 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.
  • Jan 8, 2021

    By Yvonne Massie
    The Connect app is a great way to stay connected to your family. The news feed, events, and groups to call people right from the app. Try it today.
  • 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.
  • Realm to the rescue! Dec 28, 2020

    By Pat from South Florida
    Now, more than ever, I appreciate the way Realm has allowed our church family to stay connected when we have not been able to meet face-to-face.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Dec 11, 2020

    By Barbara Chambers
    Working well until recently when I couldn't sign in. I uninstalled & installed it again & now no problems.
  • Good Chms app Nov 13, 2020

    By Jennib821
    I appreciate the ease with which I can find member contact info and access my giving history or make a gift. I wish the pictures were a little clearer, but overall I am happy!
  • Good ap Feb 21, 2020

    By Ministry Assistant CBC
    I love this ap and being able to get information from and about our church. I do wish that we could access Pathways through it.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 13, 2021

    By Bryan Catherman
    The desktop version of Realm is fine, but this app is really bad. ACS needs to invest some money to fix this mess. Update: When I first gave my review in 2019, I gave in 1 star. Today, in 2021, this app has seen some improvements. Therefore, now I give it 3 stars.
  • Mar 25, 2021

    By Sandy Eyl
    I am getting the constant notification that Connect is running. An app running is not news and so shouldn't be in the notificatior. However I do not get notifications about chats or other posts in my groups. How do I get wanted notifications and hide the "background running" ones?. Also... Call the darn thing REALM. NOT CONNECT WHICH US ALREADY TAKEB BY GARMIN.
  • Apr 9, 2021

    By Bernadette Waddell
    I keep getting error messages when trying to use pathways, l keep getting message connect is still running.
  • Dec 31, 2020

    By Alexandra Bowersox
    Android users cannot see the chats. Notifications come through, but the chat tab hasn't updated since November 16. I have to go to a computer. my friends with iPhones don't have a problem, but all my friends with Androids have this same issue. The news tab does update. Photo uploads don't work well. I can't find a photo on my phone to easily attach to a post.
  • Mar 21, 2021

    By Susan Ferrell
    I cannot get the app to load on my homepage on my phone. I have to search for the app in the playstore to open it.
  • Calendar of Events Nov 8, 2019

    By Teacher 601
    My parish is new to Realm. As we customize the site, I notice the calendar only displays 1 event each day; if 2 events are listed, the second appears on the next day. This could lead to great confusion in a busy Catholic parish. Setting up the system has been easier than anticipated.
  • Feb 18, 2021

    By Donna Wilson
    App icon doesn't load on android phone. Restart didn't help
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jan 1, 2021

    By S J Hudson
    The app no longer lets you stay logged in. You have to log in every time now. Can you change that back to how it was?
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Mar 18, 2021

    By Barbara Jones
    System is always stopping and freezing up
  • 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!
  • Jan 29, 2021

    By gwen parker
    I have 2 issues with the app 1-Notification icon is not working on my Samsung S20 Android. I 2-Although, I do not logout, I have to login each time I access Realm. I did not have these issues with my LG phone
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Gary Risley
    Inconsistent in working. Worked last week, but will not load today.
  • No Delete Option Nov 6, 2020

    By M1ddin
    I really appreciate this app. I believe this app needs a delete option-and not just an archive option. In communications-it showed a red number #1 indicating that I have not read one of the messages. So i clicked on each one -and to no avail- the red angry 1 - was still there. So then I tried archiving -the red 1 was still there. What to do? Please help.

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