If you’ve been here for a while, you know how I feel about organization: planners, calendars, you name it. Which is why I was thrilled to be introduced to a new app called Band, that allows you to organize large groups with features like chat, a calendar, and group polls. I think it would be fair to say that out of all my friends, I am always the most on top of plans. With that said, the past month of using this app has helped tremendously with that, the calendar function in particular has been a lifesaver to keep my friends in the loop.
Band is exciting because it deliberately connects you with people you care about, while cutting out the countless friends whose updates you don’t necessarily want to see.
The main page of any Band is a board, that reminds me a lot of the Facebook interface. You can share pictures, posts, or anything else for that matter! The only difference is that you get to choose which friends are in each band, so you can get updates on the people you want to hear from without having to weed through the rest.
If that was all there was to it, you may be thinking, “Why not just use any other social media?”
Well, Band is really unique because it goes beyond your typical social networking with features that make planning group functions a breeze. Some of my favorite feature are:
- Board – as I mentioned above, this allows you to share anything at all: posts, pictures, PDFs, gifs, dropbox files, stickers, and your location.
- Polls – this feature has so many applications – if you’re in an organization and your buying T-shirts you can get everybody’s sizes, you can figure out meeting times, or you can just get to know your friends a little better with random polls.
- Calendar – the benefits of this are pretty obvious – having one static place for all of your plans is incredible, and your friends can’t use the excuse, “I didn’t know” or “I forgot” if they are in your Band group.
There is also file sharing, photo albums, and a members list so that you can see everyone that you’re sharing with.
All of the features Band offers is what makes it, in my opinion, superior to similar competitors. With Band you are able to clearly deliver your message without it getting lost in a flurry of other messages and it provides you the tools you need to make sure everybody is on the same page.
If you want to join me and the other 120 million users, you can download the app here!
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This is a sponsored post I am writing on behalf of Her Campus and Band. But all opinions are my own! (No, seriously. I love Band!)