PDG PROmote 2017-2019 App Reviews

Passed SSgt Test 1st Time

What I did: -Prioritized what to make notes for based on MKTS chart -Made Flashcards with the information found in app (very time consuming) -Studied flash cards everyday for an hour or so *I thought I failed considering what I saw as a priority in the MKTS chart versus what I saw on the Air Force Knowledge portion of the test was not there. In other words, I guessed a lot on questions/material I’ve never seen/studied. Follow my advice. Study all parts of the Air Force Handbook/PDG, regardless of the priority. You’re welcome.

Great but where’s the update to support new AFI changes??

This app has helped me study tremendously for promotion but there’s ALOT of missing info including a updated to 36-2903. The app still includes that women can only wear round earrings when in fact they can wear square. Also, it states men can’t wear earrings, but they are now allowed to off duty. & not to mention the updates to the tattoo policy.. When will these changes get updated??

The same info is being displayed on multiple pages

Recently I have noticed that the same information is being displayed on multiple pages. It did not happen when I first purchased the program. (I use the app on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.0.)

First Time Tester

Will use this app every year... scored a 80 on my PFE.

Immediate Success

I studied on my own an struggled my first testing cycle. That’s when a friend told me about this app, and I used it to study for the following years test. Needless to say, I was promoted! You can literally study any time or place, no matter if you do or do not have an online connection! This app is amazing, I really recommend it! #NoLongerE4Mafia

Highly recommend!

Better than pdg gold! Made rank 1st time.

Worth the purchase

Very useful and practical as well. Only minor mistakes here and there but none are misleading in any way. Would love the option to take a test over all chapters at once instead of just individual chapters. Update: August 2018. The latest update on my phone allows me to create a custom test and cover all chapters. For me the App is now ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!

Finally made it !!!!!

I would highly recommend this app for anyone trying to make the next rank. I like the fact that you get updates at no additional charge. It also has audio and allows you to sort by SKT importance which really helps a lot .

Made rank

I was promoted because of this app. I scored my highest score ever in my career after studying this. There is a lot of info but just don’t quit. Thanks

Works well

I would like to have study notes vs. study questions.

Love it

Easiest way to study.

Read the App Developers responses 😂

100% bought it because of the App Developers responses to negative reviews. I would say it was well worth it. I made E6 this year on my first try, and used this app to study for it. Thank you for developing an effective app, please keep being a savage.

Made TSgt 1st try!!! Love this app!

I made TSgt first try, thanks to this app. I scored 81 on the PFE test by studying the MKTS section in the app. One of the best investments I’ve made for my Air Force career.

Needs update for 18E9!

Great app with easy interface. CMSgt study materials still stuck with previous version of the AFH 1.

Good but has issues

The app is good. It’s smart it has all the stuff you need. However it could use some sort of game or something to keep your attention better would be nice. The issue however is the same one as mentioned before. At least for IOS in my experience. It doesn’t matter how you close the app. If you click the done button before you leave the app. If you leave the app any test that is in progress will not be able to be resumed from where you left off. It gives you an error stating “oops there were no questions in the subjects you selected” if they fix that it will be 4 stars because like I said it has nothing to keep your attention.

Helped big time

A few little glitches here and there. Sometimes I didn’t save where I had studied last, but a minor inconvenience. Helped me make Master this time around by letting me study in sections and test at my own pace vs reading a whole PDF file the AF provides.

2 (M)Sgts

Thank you for your amazing app! Thanks to PROmote, my wife and I have been selected for promotion. I love the study guide material and the exams. Before my wife recommended this app, I had purchased the PDG Gold and it was straight garbage. I didn’t retain a thing and it was a struggle. With PROmote, it just seemed to be so easy. Glad she recommended it! Thanks again! Highly, highly recommend PROmote!!

2nd time testing for MSgt and killed it

I wouldn’t have made E-7 without this app. I blew the PDG out of the water. I say it was my second time but actually it was my first, due to the fact that I didn’t crack a book the first year because of “mandatory” EPME. Thank you guys for putting this app together. I’ll definitely be using it in two years when it comes time for me to test for SMSgt!

Testing 1st time, love it!

This app has made studying so easy for me. I’ve contemplated getting the other more expensive apps and ultimately decided on this one, and haven’t regretted it at all! While there’s no doubt to me that the expensive apps for AF WAPS testing are sufficient and help out, I can’t imagine them being any better than this app, and PROmote only costs $25!! Saving money in the long run, too, due to this app offering free lifetime updates, whereas the other apps required bi-annual update fees. Ultimately, this app is the affordable way to get the materials you need to study for, and can divide up the sections by Priority and MKTS, which helped big time. At the end of the day, it is still the person’s responsibility to make time for and diligently study, as it is definitely a lot of work and information, but PROmote helped give me a well-structured source for info and facilitated my studying throughout.

Best study material ever

Tested for SMSgt out of cycle, using this app was beyond helpful for my promotion selection. After studying the book and using this app for practice tests, I scored an 82 with 60 days to study. I will never go back to McMillan products.


Best app for studying!!!!!!


I’ve recommended this app to my airmen. They’ve already agreed it’s inexpensive and they love it!

It's great but...

I bought the app but I can't unlock it for computer as well?

Just one thing missing

I have this app on my iPhone and iPad, it would be nice if they were in sync so I can pick up where I left off on my phone to my iPad or vice verse, rather than try and figure out where I left off. Other than that, I love it.

Loving it so far!

I've got my test next week and I've gone through every question on this app. Thanks again for making a great study guide! Two friends of mine, without knowing the other, both said they used PROMOTE and passed. Unbelievable. And they both were going for different ranks. Pretty cool. And, thank you for being prompt with answers to my questions! Great to know that your company responds quickly and cares about doing a good job! One suggestion....I wish there were a way to fast-forward through study slides or questions (whether starred/highlighted or saving a note) instead of pressing the "next" arrow a gazillion times. I've been taking monster quizzes (500-1000 questions) for practice and would to go back as needed to remember or compare questions. Maybe a feature like iBooks that has a slider to fast travel to the page of your choice? Thanks again!

Great Study Resource

Highly recommended. I used this app to test myself after studying and I like how well they balance the MKTS values. This gave me an accurate view of which areas I needed to focus.

iPhone X update

I’ve been using this app for a couple months now and I love it so far, I haven’t tested yet so I can’t comment on the relevance of the content but I wish there was an iPhone X update so it would fit the screen better. Right now I have big gaps at the top and bottom of the screen..

Buy It - It’s well worth it for the price

I’ve purchased other promotion apps - ones that require you to spend $80 every two years for their update - and this one knocks them out of the water. It’s aesthetically pleasing, easy to use, and lets you study based on MKTS priority. I’ve had no issues with it. Plus, it’s only $25 with lifetime updates. I’ve found that I’ve been more motivated to use this one over other study apps. I won’t bash McMillan for their way overpriced and poorly designed app. I’ll just say that I highly recommend this one.


There’s no pause button when doing the Test tabs or any test options. The way some questions are written can be confusing (e.g. What are the two “must/nots” of wigs, hairpieces, and extensions). An example of how the question should be written: which criteria of the proper wear of wigs, hairpieces, and extensions is FALSE? One of the questions referenced at (18.48.2) does not exist for TSgt promotion.

Great app

Grammatical errors can be annoying. But overall a great app for the price.

iPhone X resolution?

Great app, just waiting for the iPhone X support


Incredibly valuable resource, allows us to study anywhere anytime. Using this in conjunction with pdg gold and will update this review based on test results.

Amazing App

I haven’t tested yet; however my confidence level goes up each week I’m studying.. With the helpful hints and being able to make notes.. I’m definitely gonna score very well when I do test.. Greatest app ever!!


Not sure how this is getting such great reviews. The majority of these test questions are written like garbage.

Great app with annoying problem

Grammatical errors (missing words mostly).

Great app!

Made staff first time due to this app!

Awesome App!!!

Made rank first time, score increased over 20 points and it has lifetime update unlike other study material!!! A must buy!!


I had a small issue with this app and submitted a help ticket. The CEO responded and not only fixed it but continued to follow up to ensure the problem was rectified. Amazing customer service and a great app. This is my first ever review and highly recommend it

Solid as “Gold”

This is a solid app and it will help you with reinforcing what you study! I’ve used pdg gold for several test cycles in the past and I can honestly say this is just as good if not better. The choice is yours... $120 or $20?


Great and all but is there an audio file for the particle grade I’m testing for or is this not available?

Nice....but with glitches

This is a nice app thus far....but every time I close it, it completely erases my history and I have to constantly start from the beginning each time I open it. Can you please fix this issue ASAP???

Perfect for on-the-go

With the help of this app, I made TSgt by 20+ points. It’s worth every penny.

MKTS not updates for 2018 test cycle yet...

Not sure if it gets updated annually or how that goes but it’s not completely updated for the 2018 test cycle. A few chapters missing. There are some from the past that are still pertinent but only a few you have to really dig to make sure you’re studying correct material spend a few days studying this and the chapters I studied are not on this years mkts... womp womp

Better than PDG Gold

I spent $80 on PDG Gold and missed Staff by 3 points. I was disappointed. With Gold, I felt it was everywhere with the lessons. I recently purchased promote and there is a significant difference between the two. This is a great app and the price is 1/4 of what Gold is. Just us the what we need and stop the overpricing. Thanks promote. 💯👍🏽🇺🇸

So Far So Great!

So I am testing in the upcoming E-5 cycle and just wanted to know if there is a definite date of when the latest update will be available? Loving this so far! Keep up the great work!!😁😁😁

Better than PDG Gold!!!!

This is literally the reason i scored as high as I did on PDG and made rank!

Great app.

Love this app. Was wondering if there was any timeframe for the 2017-2019 update?

New release?

When will the 2017 - 2019 release be coming out.

Made Staff on the first try with help from this app!

This helped out with my PFE! Got well above the average score for my AFSC thanks to the tiered structure. Definitely recommend use of this app for future PDG editions.

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