Top Apps Every Event Planner Needs (Part 1)
In this era of mobile computing, most of us are hooked on apps. And why not? Apps provide useful and convenient features to help speed up many things, including event planning for upcoming events. Over 80 percent of meeting professionals are using mobile devices so they know what to do with apps. An event planner or an event management agency can choose from a plethora of amazing apps to deal with daily challenges during on-site events to stay organized and productive.
Many attendees of corporate events are fast losing interest in printed information and bulky paperwork – they now prefer digital tools and paperless forms. While Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Skype, and Instagram have gained many users worldwide, there are still a lot of apps that can help event planners in Dubai and around the world organize meetings and conferences. We’ve created a list of apps that we’re pretty sure you’d like.
Check out these popular apps that are fast gaining traction as choice tools for meetings and conferences:
2Screens Presentation Expert
2Screens Presentation Expert is an app designed to help conference presenters deliver their message in style. The app comes with whiteboard and web browsing facilities. You can also make notations on your file, save it, and email to others.
Project management app Asana helps you and colleagues follow the progress of your event. Its capability to group tasks and conversations together lets you stay in the loop. The app can be integrated with cloud-based storage.
Many people in the industry have started to use Dropbox, which allows users to save files in the cloud and provides easy access to multiple users. Free storage is up to 2.5 GB and expandable with Dropbox for Business, which also offers more support and security options.
Auto Stitch is good for event planning as it can merge pictures and have them overlap on your iPhone. While it is very useful when you want to check the venue space, the view seems to be wider than what your device camera can capture. Merging and overlapping images can create a wide-angle camera effect.
Collect business cards and add them to your phone book automatically by taking a snapshot of them with Cardmunch. The app provides a facility that makes sure all information is correct. It can read most business card formats.
Minutes.io enables you to record, track, and share meeting minutes. It has templates that help you capture attendees’ details, discussions, and action items from conversations. The notes are then saved online and can be accessed anytime. As the event coordinator, you can email them to other participants with a URL.
As a follow up to this, we’ll continue with other useful apps that you can use for your conferences, meetings, and other corporate events. Are you using your own set of apps for your events? Perhaps you’d like to share them in our comments section.
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