OurHome App: Dealing With Household Chores Made Easy

Kids doing chores in laundry room

Make managing your family’s household chores a breeze with the OurHome app.

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OurHome App Review: Household Chores Made Even Smarter

Nobody wants to come back after a long day after work or school to a house in a state of disarray. Such a house only kills productivity and strains family relationships.

The OurHome app is a household management app created by the same team that created the sharehouse app Fairshare. It’s available on iOS, Android, and on the Web.

This app helps you divide chores among family members and track everyone’s progress to make sure everything’s running smoothly. Assigning chores to your kids teaches them how to be responsible and accountable for their actions.

It also teaches them vital life skills they will take when they grow up.

OurHome App Features

App Description 

OurHome is a new and simple way to organize your family. Kids will be motivated to do chores and take responsibility while parents can reward them for their effort. There’s a shared grocery list and a family calendar to keep everyone coordinated. And it’s free to use with no ads and no hidden costs.

Key features:

– Assign and schedule tasks and chores
– Motivate kids with rewards and goals
– View personal progress and activities
– Add items to the shared grocery list
– Enter events into the family calendar
– Send messages and set reminders
– Stay in sync across unlimited devices

A TRULY TRANSFORMATIVE TASK SYSTEM.

The house is tidy. The pets are fed. The kids are studying quietly. All this without even being asked! Whether it’s housework or homework, OurHome’s gamified tasks system keeps your family humming.

REWARD RESPONSIBILITY. MAXIMIZE MOTIVATION.

Motivated kids are successful kids. By introducing responsibility from an early age you improve your child’s chance of future success. With OurHome, your kids build self-esteem while completing tasks and achieving goals!

CHECK THE CALENDAR. STAY IN SYNC.

Calendars keep everyone coordinated, all batting for the same team. With a monthly view that’s actually made for mobiles, the OurHome calendar is the coordinating companion that you can count on.

SIMPLIFY SHOPPING. GET ALL THE GROCERIES.

Everyone likes returning home to a full fridge and a well-stocked pantry. With OurHome you can easily add grocery items and swipe them off at the store. Save time in the supermarket and never forget the milk again.

A HANDY TOOL, TAILORED TO FAMILIES.

Smartphones are only as smart as their software. So it’s about time families had a handy tool tailored to their particular needs. And a tool that only grows smarter as OurHome learns your family preferences.

iOS Specs:

  • Seller: Cape Horizon Pty. Ltd.
  • Size: 17.4 MB
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Languages: English
  • Age Rating: Rated 4+
  • Price: Free

Android Specs:

  • Developer: OurHome
  • Category: Lifestyle, Education
  • Age Rating: Rated 6-12
  • Languages: English
  • Price: Free

Benefits of Using OurHome

Easy Scheduling and Assignment

Once you got your family profile up and running, the app gives you suggestion for tasks that you can assign to people. There are 5 different task categories: meals, cleaning, general, learning and outdoors.

If the task that you want assign isn’t one of the suggestions, you can create your own.

If you decided to add your own task, you can key in the task name, how long it usually takes, who is assigned, and when the task is due. Each task can be assigned any number of points that can be used to purchase rewards.

Rewards System

A kid who’s motivated is easier to teach responsibility to. OurHome’s rewards systems aims to help you do just that.

Its task system allows you to assign any number of points to each task. If the task gets done on time, whoever completed the task gets a corresponding amount of points that they can use to purchase rewards you set.

These rewards can be anything you can think of, like extra pocket money and special trips. Your family gets things done, the kids are happy, and it’s a win-win for everyone.

Smart Grocery List

OurHome’s smart grocery list is one of the best features of this app. It remembers all the items you bought during your last grocery trip and suggests items that it thinks you’re starting to run out of.

Swipe, share and save those items you need so you don’t need that second trip. You can also sort items by priority for those you purchase frequently.

Shared Family Calendar

A well-updated calendar keeps everyone in sync. It’s mobile-friendly view allows families to know what events are coming up and coordinate everyone’s schedules whenever you need to.

Reminders and notifications help you know when the next event is coming up.

Private Messaging

Apart from its core features, the OurHome app has its own messaging capabilities built in. Install the app on everyone’s smartphone, and soon enough the entire family can communicate with each other even when away from home.

Sync Across Unlimited Devices

Unlike other apps, there’s not limit on how many devices an OurHome account can sync with. Even the biggest of families can see what everyone’s tasks are, any events coming up, and even message with each other.

Tailored for Families

Smartphones can only be as smart as its companion software. It’s time families had tools tailored to their needs.

OurHome only gets smarter as it learns your family preferences over time.

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Pricing

No Ads and No Extra Costs

That’s right, the OurHome app is free of charge: no ads, no pesky in-app purchases, no strings attached. Those kinds of apps are a rarity in app marketplaces, and it shows where the team’s priorities are.

Reviews

OurHome gets rave reviews for its iOS app at 4.5 out of 5 stars. The Android app garnered a respectable 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Reviewers raved about how easy the app is to use and how it made things easier to manage a household. One reviewer even commented that despite the family vibe the app has, it’s also great for a set of adult roommates.

Some reviewers had suggestions for new features, like an integrated meal planner and options for rotating chore assignments. We hope the OurHome team is taking notes so they can make this amazing app even better.

Andria Oliver, September 7, 2019, Android App

Andria Oliver, September 7, 2019, Android App

Veronica Savoy, June 10, 2019, Android app

Veronica Savoy, June 10, 2019, Android app

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Tara Gebhardt, July 10, 2019, Android App

Tara Gebhardt, July 10, 2019, Android App

Bomber bumer, 03/22/2019, iOS app

Great so far!! 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.

SDDizzle, 08/18/2019, iOS app

Great app 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.

The OurHome team is open to any feedback from its users. You can email them [email protected], or visit the OurHome support site.

The OurHome App isn’t a tool that can do everything for you, but it’s great for assigning tasks and communicating with your entire family. Managing the entire family has never been this simple.

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