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OurHome – chores, rewards, groceries and calendar

OurHome – chores, rewards, groceries and calendar

OurHome

OurHome is your home, made easy.

3.9 Ratings 6K+ Reviews 500K+ Downloads
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About OurHome – chores, rewards, groceries and calendar

Ratings & Reviews

3.9
5.7K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    50+%
  2. 4
    19+%
  3. 3
    12+%
  4. 2
    7+%
  5. 1
    12+%
  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Greg Robinson
    I've tried LOTS of family organisers and this is by far the best imo. It has a few bugs and could do with a few more features like widgets and calender integration but that said, this is a truly free app. There is no subscriptions, NO adds and no in app purchases. It seems if its loaded up with too much content it tends to slow down so I decided to use a different app for groceries and has worked perfect since. I would gladly pay for this app if that meant it became more robust.
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  • Great so far!! Mar 21, 2019

    By Bomber bumer
    I’ve downloaded this app to keep track of chores and behavior. With a family of 7 it can get hectic at times. This app has allowed me to customize tasks for point values and also customize wrong behavior for subtracting points. We’ve set rewards for certain level of points and allow the points to roll over so they can collect those hard to reach rewards over a longer period of time. I’ve been spending the past week or so customizing it and making sure I have the permissions set just right before rolling it out to all of the devices. We don’t want big sister deducting points from little brother just because they can! I haven’t tested it in a “go live” environment just yet but wouldn’t expect any issues from what I’ve seen. I used an old device to test the child’s perspective which helped greatly to ensure they can’t remove each other’s points or mark them for a bad behavior. I love how flexible everything is and it is completely customizable. 5 children rotating chores and the app tracks that just fine when you figure out how to set it all up. The only downfall is learning how to get everything just right. It shouldn’t be to hard for a tech savvy person but not all of us are. It would help to have some tutorials or “how to’s” otherwise I could see many people getting frustrated and deleting it.
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  • Nov 7, 2020

    By Steven Scott
    Really love the concept. Hope it continues to be maintained! 5th star will come when they create a widget for a homescreen list so I can have my recent tasks easily seen. Editing to bring this back up hopefully... Really need a widget that allows task completion. With ADHD, I never remember to open the app and see what's due once a notification has passed. This app's scheduling options is FAR superior to other apps but without a widget, it's almost useless for me.
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  • Great app, but buggy Dec 23, 2019

    By GennM
    We have been using this app for about a month and I love it, mostly. The interface is clean and easy to use. We love being able to add and take away points as well as leave instructions for chores and feedback. All awesome....but.....it’s a bit buggy and that’s why I cannot rage this app 5 stars. We’ve had issues with chore rotation throwing off the entire schedule if a child misses their chore day. If one of our kids doesn’t do their chores the app doesn’t continue the rotation, it just keeps it on that child and bumps chores assigned to others, which throws everything off and we have to reset the entire thing. The rotation should continue regardless. Also, every time we add or deduct points we get an error message telling us “Sorry, we can’t do that...” but the deduction or addition works so I don’t understand why the error pop up happens. Also, the server completely shuts down without warning. We’ve all been logged out randomly, then not allowed to log back in. We’ve had to reset our family twice now in one month. It’s becoming quite a hassle, which is disappointing because we would like an app that works on a consistent basis. I’ve tried to submit help tickets for this issue, but the website times out time and time again for support or it’s a blue screen. Not helpful.
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  • Great app Aug 18, 2019

    By SDDizzle
    I rarely review apps, but this one deserves it. Trying to run a 7 person household is rough, but this app helps! I love this customizations available. I can assign chores on a rotating basis throughout family members, or set them to be always available, and everything in between. I love that you can have multiple admins, so you can share the responsibility of approving tasks and assigning them. At first I thought the grocery list was a little silly that I couldn’t remove it, but I’ve grown to love that I can plug something in the list, and my other half can see it and grab it on his way home from work. It took quite awhile to get everything set up how I wanted it, but it was worth it, and now that’s it’s all set up and the kids can see their chores from their tablets it’s smooth sailing. I also love the messaging feature, for family wide conversations, and that you can comment on individual tasks to incentivize even further than just the points/rewards system. I cannot stress how many apps I’ve tried and ultimately ended up deleting because they didn’t do everything I needed. This app is insanely inclusive, and I plan to use it forever.
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  • Nov 13, 2020

    By Deborah Baines
    UNUSABLE AND FRUSTRATING!!! We love this app. Using it for years. We track all the tasks and shopping lists (except groceries). Our six YO LOVES completing chores and earning rewards. We give this app five stars when it is performing well. Unfortunately, application response time became unusable over spring/summer 2020, now the app crashes constantly (Android 11). Crashes on Chrome mobile browser, too! (No issues Win 10 Chrome). We're waiting for a fix! Updated 11-13-20
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Dawn Hopper
    We love this in my family, but the last few days the rewards page won't load for anyone in the family right now. This makes the app's effectiveness much less. Please fix!
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Jeremy Davis
    Unreliable. Half the app rarely works. Constantly have to close and reopen the app, but even that rarely works. Cannot get the Rewards page to open at all.
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Scarlett Ferrell
    Major error, the rewards stopped showing up and it has a continuous loading . The rest of the app is functional and has good visuals and the system works good with kids 15 and under in my experience
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  • Love it but needs some work May 14, 2019

    By IveTriedEmAll
    We love using this app and use it daily. I like the simplicity of its design once you figure it out. You do have to tweak it to have it do what you want My complaint with it is with the way everything shows up. You have to toggle back and forth several times to make sure all the chores have actually shown up. The other huge problem is with the sort order. I have tried to use a manual sort and arrange the chores in the order I want them done but they only stay in order for a day. By the next day they are all out of order again. I emailed support and they just said another family member must have messed with it. My husband is the other person on the account and he has not changed anything. The other thing I tried is to set reminders for the chores but the reminders randomly disappear as well. I have emailed support several times about this and uninstalled the app, signed in and out like they told me and the problem still persists. We really like the app otherwise and it is an app we would be willing to pay for (which is saying a lot as I typically don’t buy a lot of apps) But with these bugs it makes it almost unusable for us. We would love to see these issues fixed but meanwhile we will be looking at other options.
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  1. A new way to organize your family! Create a family calendar and a shared grocery list, send messages, set chores for each child and more
  2. All features sync across multiple devices, keeping your family connected 24/7
  3. No advertisements, no locked features! Access the entire app for free from the very beginning

Reviewed by Kaylin on October 16, 2018

  • Nov 4, 2020

    By Greg Robinson
    I've tried LOTS of family organisers and this is by far the best imo. It has a few bugs and could do with a few more features like widgets and calender integration but that said, this is a truly free app. There is no subscriptions, NO adds and no in app purchases. It seems if its loaded up with too much content it tends to slow down so I decided to use a different app for groceries and has worked perfect since. I would gladly pay for this app if that meant it became more robust.
    more
  • Great so far!! Mar 21, 2019

    By Bomber bumer
    I’ve downloaded this app to keep track of chores and behavior. With a family of 7 it can get hectic at times. This app has allowed me to customize tasks for point values and also customize wrong behavior for subtracting points. We’ve set rewards for certain level of points and allow the points to roll over so they can collect those hard to reach rewards over a longer period of time. I’ve been spending the past week or so customizing it and making sure I have the permissions set just right before rolling it out to all of the devices. We don’t want big sister deducting points from little brother just because they can! I haven’t tested it in a “go live” environment just yet but wouldn’t expect any issues from what I’ve seen. I used an old device to test the child’s perspective which helped greatly to ensure they can’t remove each other’s points or mark them for a bad behavior. I love how flexible everything is and it is completely customizable. 5 children rotating chores and the app tracks that just fine when you figure out how to set it all up. The only downfall is learning how to get everything just right. It shouldn’t be to hard for a tech savvy person but not all of us are. It would help to have some tutorials or “how to’s” otherwise I could see many people getting frustrated and deleting it.
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  • Great app Aug 18, 2019

    By SDDizzle
    I rarely review apps, but this one deserves it. Trying to run a 7 person household is rough, but this app helps! I love this customizations available. I can assign chores on a rotating basis throughout family members, or set them to be always available, and everything in between. I love that you can have multiple admins, so you can share the responsibility of approving tasks and assigning them. At first I thought the grocery list was a little silly that I couldn’t remove it, but I’ve grown to love that I can plug something in the list, and my other half can see it and grab it on his way home from work. It took quite awhile to get everything set up how I wanted it, but it was worth it, and now that’s it’s all set up and the kids can see their chores from their tablets it’s smooth sailing. I also love the messaging feature, for family wide conversations, and that you can comment on individual tasks to incentivize even further than just the points/rewards system. I cannot stress how many apps I’ve tried and ultimately ended up deleting because they didn’t do everything I needed. This app is insanely inclusive, and I plan to use it forever.
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  • Finally Remembering Jul 8, 2018

    By Office PCA
    For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled with a lack of direction when a bit of unclaimed time came my way. I’ve read and tried to implement many household organization books. In the end I’ve set up meal planners and chore planners, but after a week or two I’ve forgotten where they are or that they exist. This app has helped me remember to do the daily language lessons needed to learn a new language. 😊 It has helped me begin to make cleaning part of my routine, so I’m not constantly overwhelmed and looking at unkept areas with regret. ⭐️ My husband mowed our lawn in a timely manner without a word from me when he realized he could get points for it! 👍 I kept the needed tasks at the front of my thoughts when preparing the house for guests this weekend by arranging the timing of the tasks to fit the event. Super! 🎉 My only disappointment is that when I move from this app to another app and come back I need to close Our Home and reopen it before it will respond. Otherwise it’s a great platform with lots of flexibility for use in creating reminders and rewards to motivate under multiple categories at the same time.
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  • Amazing! This has changed our life. Nov 28, 2018

    By jeff162738
    We now use these points as a reward system instead of money or in-app purchases for our 9 and 11 yr old. This is really important because it incentivized the things we want to do as parents... the rewards we chose are things like “Read a story together” or “Play Minecraft with Dad”. This lets the kids choose special experiences. It also helps limit things we don’t want them to do like drink soda. If you want a soda you have to spend your points on it. This makes the everyday battles so much easier because everyone knows the “rules” of the house. It’s eliminated the constant begging for things that slowly wears us down. We participate as parents. For example I get points when I hang up my shirt and pants after work, or turn the lights off when I leave. She gets points for all the house chores she does. This helps me see all the things my wife does, and helps me remember simple things that matter less to me (lights). We get to spend our points on things that matter to us like “go on a walk” or “5 minute massage”. Thank you OurHome team!
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  • Almost perfect Aug 14, 2018

    By Ssrobinson16
    Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a way to keep our family tasks and schedule more organized. There certainly is no lack of availability to apps for this but I was frustrated by how many of them are too complicated on one hand, and yet lack so many basic features on the other. This app was the answer to the simple but developed tool I wanted for our family and with a clean design and user interface to boot! The customization in task ownership, categories, and scheduling are awesome, and the ‘nudge’ function may just be my favorite! The only reason I can’t give it 5 stars is because there are some additional features I would love to see. A notepad with the availability to use the categories for storing information relevant to your family that isn’t task related (insurance info, important contacts..) Also the ability to Create reminders that aren’t task related, and lastly a functioning calendar that allows broader use than just showing your tasks on a timeline. I think these features will take this from a family task management app to a full blown home organization tool that would get all ten of my stars - waiting anxiously to see if these updates will come along, love this app!
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  • Excellent Start Sep 12, 2019

    By BZMallory
    I have 5 children and maintaining our home and a chore rotation schedule was impossible on paper. We tried several different methods, but they were too cumbersome to update as children grew and were able to take on new chores. This app lets us add and remove assignments based on what the kids are capable of and keep their tasks rotating to avoid boredom. I also love that it give the children the independence to do their chores when they have time so everything gets done, but we aren’t being overwhelmed by the chores. My only feedback would be to add more icons for the categories, and allow tasks to be prioritized. My younger kids work better with a specific routine, so being able to order the tasks in a specific order would be great. Overall, I love this. I’ve spent quite a bit of time setting it up to cover all our tasks. Even better...my kids have taken an active interest in the app and doing their chores. They love being able to see their points add up. Anything that makes kids eager to help with the housework is a home run in my opinion.
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By Sherry
    App helps reward for chores. But recent update broke key functionality...my son no longer can ask for rewards and I can't see any he has asked for. that page just endlessly loads
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  • We like it Feb 27, 2019

    By BetzyBorg
    We used chore monster for a while and the kids loved how fun it was to spin for monsters. I also found it very easy to set up and add rewards too. Unfortunately, every few months it would just cease to work for weeks at a time. I downloaded so many apps trying to find a suitable replacement and none of them worked for us.... Until I found this one! It’s a bit more complicated to set up, (it could be that I’m just lazy after having to set up a billion other apps that stunk.) but it wasn’t overly difficult. I’m still learning how to use the app but over all, I can easily add new tasks, add and subtract points as needed, and reschedule tasks as needed. I also love that it offers task suggestions. Perhaps some tutorials would help a bit? Or maybe they are there and I have missed them. They do offer tips in the app that help as well and that’s nice. I gave 4 stars bc of the learning curve and bc it actually has more functions than I really need or want. What a goofy thing to subtract a star for! Too much functionality?! Lol! Sorry!
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  • Amazing with 2 improvements Aug 29, 2018

    By shouseee
    So far I love this app for how clean it looks and how simple it is to set up. We will definitely be using the grocery list, since our kids are now old enough to pack their own lunches and make their own food choices. I would really like to ditch our Apple Calendar and use this app in order to streamline things, but I have 2 hesitations: 1. When I schedule a repeating event, I can’t find a way to tell it when to end. This would be helpful for lessons and things that only run 8-10 weeks. 2. When I’m looking at the whole calendar view, I can’t see a specific day’s events listed out unless I click onto the day...then I can’t see the rest of the calendar. The Apple Calendar shows the whole month with a bulleted list underneath for whatever day you’ve clicked on, and it’s super helpful in scheduling.
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  • Nov 7, 2020

    By Steven Scott
    Really love the concept. Hope it continues to be maintained! 5th star will come when they create a widget for a homescreen list so I can have my recent tasks easily seen. Editing to bring this back up hopefully... Really need a widget that allows task completion. With ADHD, I never remember to open the app and see what's due once a notification has passed. This app's scheduling options is FAR superior to other apps but without a widget, it's almost useless for me.
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  • Great app, but buggy Dec 23, 2019

    By GennM
    We have been using this app for about a month and I love it, mostly. The interface is clean and easy to use. We love being able to add and take away points as well as leave instructions for chores and feedback. All awesome....but.....it’s a bit buggy and that’s why I cannot rage this app 5 stars. We’ve had issues with chore rotation throwing off the entire schedule if a child misses their chore day. If one of our kids doesn’t do their chores the app doesn’t continue the rotation, it just keeps it on that child and bumps chores assigned to others, which throws everything off and we have to reset the entire thing. The rotation should continue regardless. Also, every time we add or deduct points we get an error message telling us “Sorry, we can’t do that...” but the deduction or addition works so I don’t understand why the error pop up happens. Also, the server completely shuts down without warning. We’ve all been logged out randomly, then not allowed to log back in. We’ve had to reset our family twice now in one month. It’s becoming quite a hassle, which is disappointing because we would like an app that works on a consistent basis. I’ve tried to submit help tickets for this issue, but the website times out time and time again for support or it’s a blue screen. Not helpful.
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  • Oct 24, 2020

    By David Doty
    I just downloaded this app today. After a few hours poking around and setting up my kids chores for the week. Here is what I found. Pro's: 1. This app is very clean and organized. 2. Easy to add tasks to either a single profile or multiple profiles. 3. Can set daily, weekly, or monthly repetition or rotations for task. 4. Very easy to organize task by profile or date. Con's: 1. Can't organize the task list very well. Neither Alphanumeric or Due Date changes the list correctly. 2. Cant' create rewards right now either. Hope this gets fixed or the app is not really functional or worth keeping. I did email the support team. Will update if I receive a response.
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  • Busy app Aug 9, 2018

    By JenniferR1025
    I am updating my original review from when I had issues adding a family password. It took me several days to figure that out. There is A LOT to learn in this app. It’s very busy and overly complicated. I found several things that could be simplified. Such as splitting a task, this makes it a competition for kids to see who can complete a task first, then the task is completed and no longer available for the other child to do. This took some learning. So, if you have the same task for both kids you have to create two of the same task for both kids making your task screen overly busy when it doesn’t need to be. It could be simplified by adding a check box for “first finished” and leaving the “task split” for both kids to complete as a shared task meaning the chore is to be completed by both kids as an individual task. That eliminates multiple task of the same job on the screen and if you want it to be a competition, just check the box-or not. We’ve stopped using the app for now as it became too time consuming. I may revisit it in the future and give it another go but I don’t have time to be policing an app on top of my kids. Things need to be simplified for busy lives.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By KayLee Carpenter
    I'm excited about the apps potential but two things are holding me back. First, I want to be able to schedule a future task for one day only with out scheduling it as an event. (ex: we have a field trip Saturday, scheduled as an event. I would like to add "pack lunch and bags" to only appear as a task for that day but can't seem to do that.) Second, I wish my tasks stayed in the order I put them when set to sort manually. (Seems to be a recent glitch so I'm hopeful it will be fixed soon)
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Dawn Hopper
    We love this in my family, but the last few days the rewards page won't load for anyone in the family right now. This makes the app's effectiveness much less. Please fix!
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  • Oct 26, 2020

    By Jeremy Davis
    Unreliable. Half the app rarely works. Constantly have to close and reopen the app, but even that rarely works. Cannot get the Rewards page to open at all.
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Scarlett Ferrell
    Major error, the rewards stopped showing up and it has a continuous loading . The rest of the app is functional and has good visuals and the system works good with kids 15 and under in my experience
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  • Love it but needs some work May 14, 2019

    By IveTriedEmAll
    We love using this app and use it daily. I like the simplicity of its design once you figure it out. You do have to tweak it to have it do what you want My complaint with it is with the way everything shows up. You have to toggle back and forth several times to make sure all the chores have actually shown up. The other huge problem is with the sort order. I have tried to use a manual sort and arrange the chores in the order I want them done but they only stay in order for a day. By the next day they are all out of order again. I emailed support and they just said another family member must have messed with it. My husband is the other person on the account and he has not changed anything. The other thing I tried is to set reminders for the chores but the reminders randomly disappear as well. I have emailed support several times about this and uninstalled the app, signed in and out like they told me and the problem still persists. We really like the app otherwise and it is an app we would be willing to pay for (which is saying a lot as I typically don’t buy a lot of apps) But with these bugs it makes it almost unusable for us. We would love to see these issues fixed but meanwhile we will be looking at other options.
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  • Nov 5, 2020

    By Jenna A
    Too many bells and whistles for what I'm looking for, and can't set new tasks to being due in the past, so initial setup is frustrating.
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  • Nov 13, 2020

    By Deborah Baines
    UNUSABLE AND FRUSTRATING!!! We love this app. Using it for years. We track all the tasks and shopping lists (except groceries). Our six YO LOVES completing chores and earning rewards. We give this app five stars when it is performing well. Unfortunately, application response time became unusable over spring/summer 2020, now the app crashes constantly (Android 11). Crashes on Chrome mobile browser, too! (No issues Win 10 Chrome). We're waiting for a fix! Updated 11-13-20
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  • Oct 23, 2020

    By Stephanie Klett
    Editing my review. I loved this app. But now the rewards page won't load for myself or husband. This makes the app completely unusable.
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  • Oct 31, 2020

    By Meghan Bridges
    Used to be a great app to help with shared chores. Now the app crashes constantly, the chores dont rotate properly and sometimes chores dont rotate at all. Probably going to have to find a new app soon.
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  • Sep 12, 2020

    By SingleMomExec Monica
    I installed the app but it continuesly tells me it's not connected to tge internet even though my internet works perfectly for all other apps. It also just logged my child out and she dissapeared and I to re-add her and she lost all her points. It's very frustrating when apps have these glitzes. I cannot sit the whole day and edit things. Now I have to add her all over again and I am contiously told " couldn't update as there is no internet connection". An absolute load of rubbish.
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  • Sep 20, 2020

    By Areti Dimitriadou
    Can't login.. When logout and tried to login again it showed me that I used wrong password. I attempted many times to reset my password but failed. Also cannot login with my daughters password. Totally waste of time. Really disappointed. I sent an email to support but no response , if you sold my problem I would happily change my review.
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