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Homey - Chores and Allowance

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Chore app is jam-packed with features, but also some bugs.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Don't waste your time

The idea is great but the app is full of technical glitches and the technical support is absent at best. Their terms even say their technical support is voluntary. I've had this paid membership for less than 30 days and will not be continuing. Biggest waste of money.
age 8+

Best chore/allowance tracker we ever used

Homey was recommended to us a couple months ago, and we've been subscribers since. All my 4 kids from a 6yo (he has some trouble with it, but manages) to my 17yo use it almost daily. I would say this app is best suited for ages 8 to 14, but can work for everyone. I even set a couple of chores for my husband :) We mostly only use the banking feature to deposit allowance to the saving account for our youngest, since he's the big saver. Others usually request a payout in cash or have me order it online, and I like knowing what they are saving for. If they want to buy anything in the store, I can buy it for them, and deduct from their wallets. I LOVE the responsibilities feature, since I don't want to pay kids for each and every chore like some other apps expected, and I really like the photoproof feature. We only ever experienced technical issues on the iPad, we mostly use Homey on our phones. All in all, this app has made a huge difference!

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Anything that helps keep track of chores and allowance is a great time-saver for families, and this is no exception. Homey - Chores and Allowance has a lot of features and flexibility that aren't always seen in apps of this type, including the ability to connect bank accounts and a high level of customization in tracking chores. Parents will also appreciate being able to fine-tune privileges for various family members as they get older. Among the coolest options are separating responsibilities from pay-based chores, since some parents like to draw that distinction. Encouraging kids to save for different purposes is also a great feature. Sometimes it feels like too many options, though, and as a result, it's not as friendly for young kids as other similar apps. The instability of the app is frustrating (it crashes on several features), especially for a subscription-based service, and it does give pause for those who are cautious about giving over their banking information. As it stands, Homey - Chores and Allowance is somewhat shaky right now, but it does hold a lot of promise as a powerful hub for family chore tracking.

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