If you are an event professional in 2013 then you should be familiar with apps and you should be utilizing them to help step-up your game and sometimes to make your life easier! No matter which end of the tech spectrum you are on, below are some apps that you should look into as suggested by the Julie Lyford of Fabulous Functions, Alice-Lynne Olson, a floral artist, and Elizabeth Hinke of Mintahoe Catering & Events from the Apps for Event Profs session at The Special Event 2013.
After you review these apps, I’m sure you have your own faves and I would love to hear about them in the comments below! Happy app-ing!
PhotoToaster – photo editing software
Sunrise Sunset – know when the lighting is best for events or photos
EasyRelease – track all of the people that you need a photo release from
Floral Fan Deck and Flowerwheel – I know, I know … we need to work on our Flower Library and make an app. I promise, we know and we will be doing so soon. But, if you need a flower app on your phone now, here are a couple to choose from:
Colorchooser – gives you Pantone colors based on your pictures
Carpenter – has a level and ruler feature
Point & Measure – there’s a video to explain how it works and is usueful for clients that want something tall.
Pandora – a great way to help set the mood, especially for a photo session
The Food Guide – your culinary advisor
PhotoSynth – to make panoramic pictures
DropBox – this is another app that is highly used by Mayesh’s Marketing Team. I don’t know what we would do without it as it allows us to easily upload/share/download large amount of files – like pictures and video after attending The Special Event.
Facebook – one of my personal favorite apps. Use this to find out more about your clients, but stay away from “friend-ing” them unless you guys really do become friends. Also, have you tried out Facebook’s Graph Search?
Check In Easy – use mobile devices to check-in guests fast & easy
PDF – sign, stamp, and annotate documents
Pinterest – event ideas and a great way to check on clients to find out what they like
Super Planner – this app provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor, etc.
Pro Party Planner – is similar to Super Planner, but you can share and sync
Intronex – hosted online, detailed spreadsheet, and contact relationship menu
Hours Tracker – keep track of the time you are spending on your events
Loveit.com – is like Pinterest
Pantone – has a few apps for different devices and uses:
Social Tables – a layout app