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Tick. Done.

App review by
Christy Matte, Common Sense Media
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Social how-to stories simple to make, easy to access.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn a variety of simple skills and can also practice their own communication skills be creating their own how-to stories.

Ease of Play

Easy to navigate and create.

Violence
Sex

User-created content may contain sex-related subjects, such as how to put on a condom.

Language

Used generated content may contain harsh language. Community guidelines aren't available at time of review.

Consumerism

User-generated content could contain brands/logos.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

User- generated could contain content references to tobacco, alcohol, and/or drugs. Community guidelines aren't available at time of review.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tick. Done. is a social sharing app where users create short how-to stories about areas of interest/expertise. Although the terms of service refer to a set of community guidelines, they were not available at the time of review. The app is meant for adults, and content includes topics like how to make a martini and how to put on a condom. Because the content is user-generated, kids will need to understand that the how-to stories may not be the best/safest approach to completing a task. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change. 

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What's it about?

TICK. DONE. invites users to create and share their own how-to stories with videos and photos. To sign up, teens can use an existing social media account or email. Topics include cleaning tips, eco-friendly solutions, food-related tutorials, and fitness routines. The social-oriented experience allows users to follow each other, share stories, and flag inappropriate content. Creating stories is simple: Users record short videos (seven seconds or less), upload images, and add text. The only editing tool is for cropping.

Is it any good?

These community-generated, bite-sized learning stories make it easy and fast to learn new skills. The question will be whether Tick. Done. is able to curate enough mini-skills that teens want to learn. The steps in Tick. Done. feel like a series of Instagram stories, which is a familiar mechanic to most teens. While the content isn't particularly kid-friendly, there's not much iffy stuff and some cool things to check out. Upon opening the app, some of the featured content includes "Homemade sushi,"  and "How to make your own oat milk." Because of the clean interface, making a how-to story is simple without a lot of bells and whistles to weigh things down. Also, it doesn't have the quagmire of YouTube's recommended videos to worry parents, though there's a lot less content to explore. Since it's unclear how the content is moderated, it's a good idea for parents to keep their eyes on what their teen is viewing. Ultimately, it could be a cool way for older kids to enjoy sharing their favorite skills and seeing what others have to share. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about skills and talents in general and as showcased by Tick. Done. What skills and talents do you have? Which of those could you share with someone else? How do you teach someone something in the simplest way possible?

  • Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn? 

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