I downloaded this because it was included with my Orbie purchase. I thought hey, why not give it a try. So, I download it and find that only three options are open for free. Which does not include time limits. This leads me to believe that there's nothing special about including it with the purchase of my router and, one of the most needed options in my home is one they want to charge me for. If you're going to partner with a company and include the app as a partnership then there needs to be a third tier of options for those of us who wrre given the illusion that the partnership gives you something more than free basic options that every other person has. The free options for this app need to be revisited, revised and made worth the effort of using it.
I like the time management and the pause feature. There's some improvements that could be made. All of my devices are Wi-Fi only. 1) it shows YouTube or Google Videos in history but not the actual videos so I can't really monitor. 2) Also searches appear as just Google and incognito sometimes does work and sometimes it doesn't. 3) Apple phones are able to still receive messages or do FaceTime even after bedtime has passed. 4) Snapchat is not in the apps list and that's the app most warranted for this.
This is all I could ask for on a parental control app. Very easy to set up and set limits per person or per device to monitor wifi usage. Highly recommended for all parents with children who have devices. Lets shock them back to the real world! Go GenerationXers !!! We have the power!!! Well worth the nominal fees...a small price to keep your children safe and not on wifi 5+ hours a day! P.S. my children hate me right now. But that is the price of being a good parent. We might just save one of our kids. And gasp! Maybe even have a family game night!
Is handy to have. Would be nice to not have a monthly sub needed for all features. Pay once, sure I'd do that, but not monthly. Have had some weird issues with one device apparently having 4 connections, and apparently different Mac addresses (one ip address though)
Great idea but it is very buggy. If you pause the internet on circle it gets stuck and you can't unpause it. Circle was blocked devices from connecting to it with the app so it's impossible to fix it... I've done three factory resets and it still isn't working.
Decent features all require subscription. But academic as the enrollment process didn't work for me. Installed app. Signed up for trial. Subscription confirmed, but android app just hangs. Kill app, restart. Invited to subscribe. Google Play tells me I'm already subscribed. App won't proceed beyond 'set up trial'. Unsubscribed. Uninstall. Repeat. Broken. In short - don't bother.
— BUGS & PATCHES —
This version includes app loading improvements, as well as various bug fixes and improvements for onboarding, notifications, tutorials, Usage, and filter settings.
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Protect home button & volume button, access all setting quickly, speed booster.