Reviewed by Leora Smith Appleby on 2013-04-18 20:14:20
Chore Pad is an excellent app. I love it and use it regularly with my family! You have the ability to set various chores or goals for family members and value each task at a set level of star earnings. You can customize which member of the family is assigned which tasks and for which days of the week, you can also create a treasure chest with rewards which will be earned after the set number of stars are earned for completing tasks as required. Data can be shared across devices which is fabulous for busy families and photos can be assigned for quick identification and to allow children to easily see which family member is which. Parents can create a lock to prevent children from changing data. This lock may also be utilized to allow certain aspects of data to be input by children to create a sense of independence and responsibility without the risk of losing basic set data. I highly recommend this app and can honestly say both of my children use it, as do I.
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Description from Developer
★ Rated 9/10 in Wired's App Guide 2012 ★
"Forget the chore wheel; this might be the most comprehensive chore-management tool out there."
Chore Pad is a powerful, fun tool for motivating your kids to complete chores. Each child completes their assigned chores to earn stars which are redeemable for rewards that you create! Give bonus stars for a job well done or penalty stars to let your child know they should strive to do better.
Chore Pad's beautiful artwork is fully optimized for the iPhone Retina Display, including the iPhone 5 4-inch screen. Check out Chore Pad HD on the iPad for the tablet experience.
"This is such a great idea that when you use it, you will wonder what you did without it."
148Apps Best App Ever Award
2012 - Won 1st Place in Parenting Category
2011 - Won 2nd Place in Parenting Category
2011 - Received an Honorable Mention in Teaching Category
5 star rating and Golden App Award
Feature in top 100 favorite apps for 2011
Money and Kids: Teaching Kids to Earn Money
iPhone Life Magazine
Top pick for most used app by Leigh Shulman, September/October 2011 issue
Use a free Dropbox account to sync your data between all of your Chore Pad installations. Syncing happens automatically whenever you open or close Chore Pad, so keeping up to date with changes is effortless.
ENGAGING USER CARDS
Each child has their own card showing their star and checkmark totals under their portrait. Tap a child's card to show their Chore Chart, where chores are completed to earn stars. Give out bonus stars to acknowledge a job well done or penalty stars to show more effort may be needed. Flip cards over to show stats for today, this week, last week or two weeks ago.
SECURE PARENT MODE
Parent Mode keeps Chore Pad kid-friendly by tucking the important setup features safely away. Use Parent Mode to configure users, chores, rewards, syncing, passcode protection and more!
Your child earns stars as chores are completed, and uses those stars to redeem rewards that you've created! Watch happily as your child learns to save up their stars for long-term goals!
Completing chores unlocks trophies over time, which are displayed on each child's card and in their Chore Chart. A trophy shelf for each child displays their earned trophies!
Each child can select their own theme for their Chore Chart, with nine currently available and more to come!
Create template chores that can be copied to any number of children and customized individually for each. Specify a wide range of repeat intervals, star values and select from dozens of available chore icons.
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