OneSignal Features

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Push notifications for customer engagement

4.57/5 (28 reviews)

OneSignal Feature Summary

  • Analytics
  • Contextual Targeting
  • Device Targeting
  • Expiry Notifications
  • Geo Targeting
  • In-App Messaging
  • Mobile Notifications
  • Notification Scheduling
  • Visual Notifications
  • Web Notifications

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A/B Testing
API
Analytics
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Campaign Segmentation
Customer Segmentation
Customizable Templates
Email Notifications
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OneSignal Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about OneSignal's features:

jordi triquell

Great push notification service

2019-12-23

Its possible to start with free tier so you can test the pros/cons of using it and see if it's worth

Pros

Great tool for marketing departments and to generate important amounts of traffic - Simple and effective GUI - Can schedule and plan notifications easily - Allows segmentation - Wordpress and other platforms integration

Cons

- Once you want to deliver to multiple sites/devices (web mobile) you have to schedule different notifications - Free means giving data to advertisers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from OneSignal


Thank you Jordi for the nice review. The OneSignal team appreciates the review. Please note that OneSignal does NOT share any data with advertisers or sell data to anybody. The free product is free.

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Vera Rabkina

Great and FREE tool for push notifications

2018-04-04

Pros

After the great redesign of OneSignal, it has become even better: easy localizations of the push, A/B tests and templates work great.

Cons

I wish there were more statistics on the sent push: e.g. in what countries it was opened, how much time since delivery has passed, etc.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Mike Helmick

Push notifications with ease

2018-07-17

Pros

Their dashboard UI is great too and can help you debug messages being delivered or failing.

Cons

OneSignal 503s quite often sometimes push notifications fail, although these issues have happened less and less over time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Canon Maranda

Simple Push Notification Integration

2018-09-24

Pros

Easy to implement Works with computers and Android devices Highly customizable

Cons

Difficult to apply users to a test group

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ale R.

best push notification

2018-04-05

We use on our magazine to brodcast new content and promotion to our readers.

Pros

We use in our magazine, we send more than 100.000 notification daily

Cons

Not really. Is very good. Maybe the install is kind tricky is you dont have any experience with code or install. But overall is one of the best service i use. I dont have any complain or issue. Work perfect.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Hannes Jung

Great to get started but expensive if you want to use all features

2020-09-14

Push integration for small-medium projects are easily done and quickly integrated.

Pros

It's really easy to set up push notifications for small projects with limited requirements.

Cons

This had a huge impact and pricing for apps with lots of active users get's expensive quickly.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Iyanu Victor

Cross Platform Push Support

2019-04-09

Pros

Real-time update of Subscribed and Unsubscribed users to push notifications service.

Cons

In a rare situation of migrating to a new domain name or App, you cannot carry the subscribers along which makes them useless.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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James Gross

Easy to use, easy to implement

2018-05-10

Web browser notifications.

Pros

I have also used their API and it very clean and well documented.

Cons

I tried implementing his on a custom site with their provided code and it never worked correctly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Philanthropy company, 1-10 employees)

The Best Push Notification Service Around!

2019-02-15

Love it!

Pros

I absolutely love this software! I use it daily and am happy to pay for then upgrade because it helps me to reach, retain, and reconnect with my site visitors without me giving it much thought. Truly set and forget.

Cons

If you can. Integrate with just a few more email providers it would be awesome!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Trabelsi Haithem

one of the best push notifications service

2019-10-22

in the company we use react native for mobile development and one of the major requirement was that the client don't like to open the app to check for updates. so we decided to use one signal to send notification to users.

Pros

one signal is very very simple to use and implement into your application. it have a very complete documentation that cover almost all the SDK that you may used in your app. setting up the service takes 15-20 minutes max.

Cons

if you use the free version chances that they are using/selling your data. from technical perspective i faced a couple of issues with web notifications sometimes the notification is not pushed.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Harish Kumar

OneSignal is simple and feature-rich push notification service

2020-01-31

Pros

Schedule notifications 3. Free to use 4.

Cons

I never faced any issues as per my usage but I want it to have a welcome notification for new subscribers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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MOHD TAHIR

Best Push Notification Tool

2020-07-08

My overall experience with OneSignal Push Notification is very good.

Pros

One Signal is best push notification tool in my eye.

Cons

The only thing i did't like of OneSignal is pricing. Obviously it is free upto 30K users but if you have 200k users then you have to pay $500 per month and it is quiet high.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Beneficial for publishers

2018-04-30

Sending free push notifications to my users.

Pros

Using this plugin for a while. The plugin is very useful to send push notications to our visitors about latest posts.

Cons

It send one push notification on chrome.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Entertainment company, 51-200 employees)

So easy, great for newbies

2018-08-22

Pros

Great for people who do not want comprehensive setups to send push notifications. Took all of 5 minutes to get everything integrated and up and running.

Cons

Might not be best for huge corporations who needs lots of data though.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Enrico De Guidi

a very good to to send notification to different device

2018-05-10

Pros

easy to configure .The notifies are sent really fast Include the library and configure on android and ios is very simple.

Cons

I've have some concern about how the data used by my instance are used by the company. The template miss the possibility to inject value, this can be a big problem to use it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Rampy

A free push notification software?! Sign me up!

2018-01-11

A push notification service for free!

Pros

We were using a much more expensive software for over a year until we finally came across One Signal, which has all the same capabilities for free!

Cons

The implementation of any push notification software can be a bit technical to non-developers, but that's the nature of the beast, and certainly not the fault of One Signal, who has made the process as simple as it can possibly be.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Shereen Siewert

Great push alert system for news organizations

2019-12-05

We use OneSignal to reliably push notifications to thousands of our newspaper readers about breaking news, weather events and emergencies.

Pros

Works well to push notifications about breaking news and other important stories to readers of our online newspaper.

Cons

It is difficult for users to figure out how to opt out of notifications if they change their minds later, which has led to some problems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Music company, myself only employees)

Used to be the best

2020-05-19

Timely notifications to readers/listeners.

Pros

It would do exactly what it claimed to do 9 out of 10 times. Clearly was light years ahead of the competition.

Cons

The slightest change (http to https) meant that I lost all my subscribers that I had worked hard to build over a few years.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Foluke Ogundiran

Delivers On Time and Awesomely Free

2018-12-29

Pros

OneSignal delivers on time, and once you are able to complete the setup, you will be able to deliver push notifications across different platforms.

Cons

First timers without coding knowlege may have difficult time, but watcjing tutorial videos might help

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Nonprofit Organization Management company, 1-10 employees)

A Reliable Push Notification Solution

2019-12-16

OneSignal is the best free push notification solution available.

Pros

We use OneSignal push notifications to alerts to our readers about breaking stories.

Cons

We have not run into any issues with OneSignal so far. The free option allows up to 30,000 web subscribers, so we’ll have to consider whether we can afford OneSignal’s paid plans after we reach that number.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacob Wolinsky

Great Push Notification Software

2019-02-19

Pros

OneSignal is great for sending push notifications - even the setup is so simple that I was able to implement and add platforms such as IOS and i have no coding skills- we have used it to implement lucrative advertising offers and flag readers of important articles and alerts

Cons

I do not have cons right now for OneSignal - i wish there were way to be able to put link on website and have people subscribe directly but most PUSH platforms do not offer this extra feature to my knowledge

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 1001-5000 employees)

Verry useful tool

2019-01-05

Pros

The iOS P12 generation is wonderful, good support, nice tool to generate Notifications.

Cons

So far so good. It would be nice if we can identify the user's phone by an id that can be seen in the phone app as well.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave jydc

Nothing seems to work and sup[port hasnt been able to help at all

2018-10-23

Pros

the concept is fantastic. Unfortunately with my experience they dont seem to deliver what is promised

Cons

I can not get ANY subscribed users to actually receive any notifications. I have tried ALL troubleshooting options to no avail. 1/10 As support is in another country its more or less impossible for me to get any help.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

1/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from OneSignal


Hi Dave. I'm sorry to hear you had difficulty getting OneSignal working.

Our support team is based in the United States. We strive to reply to all support messages within 24 hours during the business week and help every client get successfully set up.

We'd love for you to give us another shot.

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Jaime Cajamarca

Super awesome service

2018-12-20

I'm a happy user, will continue using it.

Pros

The service is pretty reliable, for my product. Easy to setup and use.

Cons

The dash board for sending a push can be more simplified...

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Anonymous
(Broadcast Media company, myself only employees)

My honest review of One signal

2019-09-03

It was fantastic

Pros

Very easy to use. Basic features are free of charge

Cons

Unless you are a beginner, using One signal might be boring for you

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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