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    Published: 2013-04-25, by .

    One Today is a micro-donation app powered by nonprofit arm of Google: Google.org

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    • Impact tracker
    • Donation matching with friends
    • Ease of use
    • Pay balance when it's convenient
    • UI
    • Donation can't be anonymous
    • Needs a better integration with social networks

    "Do a little. Change a lot."

    Technology for social impact. That's the principle followed by the whole team at Google.org. Technology, and specially, mobile devices and mobile apps can be used for something else than leisure. Actually, the easy payment system that Google Wallet introduced through Google Play has made possible using it for charitable purpose. That's the idea backing One Today.

    One Today is a micro-donation app for nonprofit projects. It works this way: new projects are posted every day in the app with a description and some relevant info of how your $1 donation helps to it. Users can also see recent givers and, of course, give a dollar to help the project to reach its goal. In addition, users can encourage others to donate by offering to match their donation to the projects you care about. That's an interesting donation system and end up with that common concern "I'd like to donate but I don't know which project support".

    The other recurrent concern "I'd like to donate but I'd like to know how the money is actually invested" is also solved: there's a follow up calendar for those projects that users have donated. It's called "Impact tracker".

    The strongest points of the app are firstly, the visibility that it gives to projects that otherwise would have had promotion problems and, secondly, the "donation/payment" system. Donating is as easy as a single tap on a $1 button. The amount is added to users' donation balance that can be paid when it's convenient using Google Wallet.

    Only one catch: there aren't privacy settings. In other words, your donations are always public. Your full name and photo might be visible as a "recent giver" to the public and associated with the projects you have supported or shared. That should be up to the user.

    In brief, One Today is a well-crafted app that makes easy charity and nonprofit projects support directly from your mobile device. Highly recommended.

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    Aurelio Cortez

    by Aurelio Cortez

    May 23, 2017  |  "Awesome"

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    A Google user

    by A Google user

    May 12, 2017  |  "Great"

    We will look into it

    Elizabeth Tripoli

    by Elizabeth Tripoli

    May 05, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    This is by far one of the greatest apps out there. It's easy and intuitive. It's simple; and because it starts with $1, the money feels manageable. I suppose a lot of us approach charity with a "where do I start?" timidity. This app makes it easy. Just a little at a time, whenever. I love how it promotes good. I love how much more kind the world seems.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    May 04, 2017  |  "OK"

    Oops. Downloaded and wanted to give, but didn't like the automatically public profile. How about an option here Google?

    James LaFarge

    by James LaFarge

    Apr 26, 2017  |  "Poor"

    Manipulative. It gives you a limited set of charities to choose from. You can't search for charities that interested you enough to consider donating in the first place.

    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Apr 14, 2017  |  "OK"

    I am excited to be able to check this app out. Really hope that it works