Sling is a shift scheduling and communication app that allows you to organize all aspects of your work on a single platform.
Build employees’ work schedules and manage time off, availability, and shift trade requests.
Track employee attendance and export timesheets for seamless payroll processing.
Measure and manage labor cost and optimize spending as you schedule.
Send messages, share information, and keep everyone informed and up to date.
Assign tasks and follow their progress to get things done on time.
Sling reduces the time it takes to create and manage schedules, and helps to bring teams together, keep everyone informed, and build better company culture.
Sling is available on the web and through the apps, making work accessible anywhere.
It requires a user account created through the Sling website [www.getsling.com].
- account sign up
- swift swap
Ratings and Reviews
Aesthetically pleasing, functionally flawed
The app is simple to use and the design is aesthetically pleasing, making it easy to see your shifts. However, there are a couple things that need fixed. Most notably broken is the widget; it simply displays, “We couldn’t find your shifts. Are you logged in the Sling app?”. This function worked previously on my iPhone 6 running iOS 9.3.3, but has never worked on my iPhone XS running iOS 12.0.1. This was the main way I checked my shifts, and it made it so much easier. I don’t know if the app version was different, or if there is just an unknown compatibility issue where the widget feature only works on some versions of iOS. Lastly, as mentioned by another reviewer, the notifications are inconsistent at best, and completely missing or useless at worst. Most of the time I forget I have it set to remind me of my upcoming shift, because it either doesn’t push a notification, or it notifies me when my shift is starting in under 5 minutes. While this has never caused me to be late to work (as it isn’t my primary method of time management and ultimately one should be responsible for themself in regards to getting to work), it would be nice to have peace of mind knowing you have a reliable backup alert. Overall, I enjoy using the Sling app to view and manage my shifts, and I hope to see improvements soon.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback!
We are aware of the issue with the widget and we will try to fix it as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. We will also check what's going on with shifts alarms 👍
An abundance of notifications 😂
This app is wonderful for the most part. I love how frequently they update it to fix bugs, and how available they are to answer questions. The only thing that get really irritating is some of their updates make the app notify you up to 4 times that your shift is about to start. Sometimes they aren’t even helpful notifications, like a 1 minute warning?! Seriously?!? Can we make it an option to toggle those notifications to 1 hr or 30 min or both? After 30 minutes, nobody cares anymore! Lol 😂 I can’t get to work with a 1 minute warning, and I’m pretty sure I was aware of my shift starting from the other 3 notifications!
Serves its purpose, but has a lot of bugs
I use this app as an employee and it really makes scheduling easier but it has a some bugs in it that are really annoying. Most of the time when I try to change the times for my unavailability it never chooses the time I actually wanted and puts some other time that I scrolled over instead. Also every so often it won’t even let me put any unavailability in for certain days of the week other than all day unavailable which is very annoying. And forget about trying to look at the future schedules cause almost all of the time when trying to scroll to next week’s schedule or anything past that it’ll just pull you back to this week’s and maybe if you get lucky you’ll actually see it.
Developer Response ,
If you have difficulty to pick a time when setting your unavailabilities, it is probably due to the fact that you are closing the time modal while scrolling on it, we will check with the team if it is something we can improve.
For the schedule, you can directly reach the week you want by taping on the month at the top of the view and avoid the problem you described. We are looking for some improvements but when you scroll quickly between weeks before they actually load, it will bring you back to the previous one because it has finished to load.
Apologies for the inconvenience caused, feel free to reach us on our support platform, if you need further assistance: https://support.getsling.com/
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.