During a health journey, everyone wants to know what’s going on, and how they
can help. Public social media isn’t always the right place to share medical
details, and it’s too hard to keep up with individual emails, texts and calls.
CaringBridge offers a safe, secure place for patients a...
Shady donation wording
Caring bridge is an amazing site that really helped connect people with updates when a close family friend had some critical complications during childbirth. It was a great way to keep so many loved ones in the loop when it came to medical updates and prayer requests, but there was a large unmistakeable “Tributes” link on the page that says “Donate in honor of [our friend]”. The wording there led many of her loved ones to believe they were donating to the mother and her family to help financially support them, but NONE of that donation money went to our friend or her family; it went to the website. I totally understand that the site needs donations to stay free and running, but the wording on their donation link to the site seemed shady and deceptive, since many people donated hundreds of dollars to the website, thinking the money was going to the family for medical bills and childcare.
Changed my world!
I have been using Caring Bridge for almost 18 months. My husband became very ill and for the first 10 days I was going out of my mind with worry for him and trying to keep family and friends updated of his condition. I tried setting up group text and email accounts but I would miss a group or someone with info. Finally someone suggested Caring Bridge and it took a load off my plate. My site has over 250 followers and has had over 8100 visits. I would have never been able to make that many contacts. And it’s easy.
Journal entry editor is glitchy, no refresh option
I spent ages editing my first journal entry, and the editor locked up showing only the top bar with Cancel, the date, and Post. The bottom has the formatting command bar. The rest was a white space that would not react to input. Speech to text consistently aborts after 2-3 words (works fine in all other apps), and swiping to type (iOS 13 native functionality) often locks up and crashes the app. There is no refresh option I can find other than throwing it off the stack and reloading the app. The counts of comments often doesn’t match the number of comments shown even within the journal post itself. I can’t see who left hearts but not comments. **Last update removed the ability to add pictures to a journal post (tapping the add pics icon does nothing). ** The core functionality of the site is so useful. I wish the app was better able to support it.
Such a powerful tool to support friends!
Love the app! I was in high school when a peer of mine was in a car crash. It was really easy to share the story with other classmates, gracefully avoiding confusion, rumors, and made it easy to reach out to the family. What an amazing way to stay connected to friends during tough times.
Excellent app to keep people informed
This is a wonderful app for keep friends and family abreast of how someone going through difficult health challenges is doing. Caregivers and patients appreciate the support, but it gets tough to stay in constant contact while dealing with life’s challenges. This app fulfills that job very well
I’ve been a long time user of CaringBridge but never really liked the old app. I was hesitant to update but... Holy Guacamole!!! The new version is beautiful and I can now keep up with friends and family while on the go. Thanks for listening to everyone’s feedback!
This app is slow. That’s the least of it’s problems. Extremely user UN-friendly. A lot of complaints from my followers also. After a lot of work, half an hour ago, I saved it as a draft. It is nowhere to be found. Trouble every time I use it. I haven’t seen a site this bad for 25 years! Shop for something different. It doesn’t even let me put in a nickname!! Now that I spent hours screwing with this entry, there are no photos, no post button. Bit of a wasted day here. Mary Kay Haugen
Can’t connect - endless loop
I love the concept and really want to love the app too, but it misses basic tenants of app design. Don’t force the user to sign up or sign in before showing something of value. Even when I tried to sign up with Facebook, I was put in an endless loop where it said I’d previously signed up with Facebook but didn’t allow me to proceed. I think a lot of good can from from this app and truly hope the developer can leverage a good UX designer to make it happen because it has great potential.
A True Lifeline
Caring Bridge has been a true lifeline to so many friends and family during major surgery and recovery for my wife! Being able to keep so many people informed during a difficult season of life was invaluable! Thank you to the Caring Bridge Family! Tom and Carol Abernathy
Super important app for sharing struggles with those who care and love. Allows continuing prayers for specific and current concerns! A special thank you to the app developers and all that made this app happen! Definitely 5+ Stars!
I've been using this app on and off for about six months, mainly on my iPad. I have not experienced very many problems at all. When I did have a question I used the live chat function and got my answer right away. This app has been helpful when my Dad has been hospitalized, it saves me lots of time so I don't have to give updates to twenty people, I can just post it on my journal and everyone can keep updated with accurate information. Once or twice it maybe was not the fastest at updating or refreshing but it eventually got it right. This is an awesome app from a great organization. Be sure to send them a contribution.
Great app to keep up with family
I follow a few people on Caringbridge and love the simplicity of this app. It has helped us all stay connected in a safe and secure way. No ads like Facebook!
Heart warming app keeping me connected
This app allows me to stay in touch with family and friends during their health journeys. I love its design and navigation. A great app that I’ve supported with a donation.
What an improvement!!
I used the mobile site previously, but with this version, I am in LOVE with the mobile app!!!
Faster and I like the photo displays now.
Yes. CaringBridge is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 7,361 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.9/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for CaringBridge Is 37.8/100.
Yes. CaringBridge is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 7,361 CaringBridge User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for CaringBridge Is 37.8/100.
CaringBridge works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.
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