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    Reachout: My Support Network's review

    Published: 2016-03-09, by .

    Caring community for support for health and grief challenges

    7.9
    • Small but supportive community
    • Filter by interest
    • Minimalist design
    • Lacks private messaging
    • Signing up could be easier

    "Lean on me, I'll be there"

    THE VERDICT

    ReachOut is a tool for connecting people who are dealing with serious health and grief challenges, including heart disease, diabetes, mental health issues, substance abuse, cancer, and death. Whether the problem is personal or has to do with a friend, family member, or loved one, the community is open to hearing your story and offering advice. Select which issues specifically interest you to filter the feed, and browse posts from other people, comment on their threads, or add your own story/question to the mix. Topics range from detailed advice on what diets can minimize symptoms to general emotional support for anyone going through a hard time.

    Everyone ends up dealing with very difficult times at one point or another in their lives - this app helps remind you that you don't have to do it alone.

    THE PROS

    You'll find a small but very caring community within ReachOut. Perhaps because the app costs a dollar (which is really next to nothing when you think about it), only people who are very serious about seeking and offering help join the conversations.

    The visual design of the app is pretty minimalist, but given that the stories people share are so serious, it feels appropriate, allowing everyone the space they might need to express themselves.

    THE CONS

    The sign-up process takes a few minutes longer than one might like; it's a little frustrating having to go to your email and verify before you can even browse the feeds. I do understand why such a community should be carefully filtered, but it would be great to be able to read the threads immediately, and be required to validate to contribute - would make more a smoother user experience, plus allow new users to understand immediately what they're getting from the app.

    The design overall could use some polish - for instance, it would be great to be able to have a private message option to share more direct support with users you identify with.

    Janel Appszoom logo

    by Janel , Appszoom

    Mar 09, 2016

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    Users review

    from 103 reviews

    "Great"

    8.4

    Users comments

    PK LAMBA

    by PK LAMBA

    Feb 15, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Simply stops. Am uninstalling.

    Cesar Correchel

    by Cesar Correchel

    Jan 14, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    I am so glad to have found this app. People seem to be real and very helpful in discussing problems and offering support. Very nice way of incorporating so many diseases in a single app. I didn’t expect to see so many diseases covered under one app. Good job developers.

    Claire Mc Guinness

    by Claire Mc Guinness

    Dec 20, 2016  |  "Great"

    It's really great as I'm loving it so far. I'd like to be able to private message users if possible. Just cud stubs things are really personal.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Dec 16, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Chronic disease support app

    Katina Hartman

    by Katina Hartman

    Dec 16, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Easy to use. Can look for help and render help. Interesting articles on blog page.

    Biplob Biswas

    by Biplob Biswas

    Nov 11, 2016  |  "Awesome"

    Really it's an useful and must have apps who are suffering. At least get a feelings of togetherness. Love it. Keep going developers. People need it. :)