TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

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

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Sunrise Sunset – know when the lighting is best for events or photos

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

EasyRelease – track all of the people that you need a photo release from

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

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:

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Colorchooser – gives you Pantone colors based on your pictures

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Carpenter – has a level and ruler feature

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Point & Measure – there’s a video to explain how it works and is usueful for clients that want something tall.

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Pandora – a great way to help set the mood, especially for a photo session

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

The Food Guide – your culinary advisor

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

PhotoSynth – to make panoramic pictures

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

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.

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

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?
https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Check In Easy – use mobile devices to check-in guests fast & easy

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

PDF – sign, stamp, and annotate documents

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Pinterest – event ideas and a great way to check on clients to find out what they like

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Super Planner – this app provides a variety of planning tools, including calculators for venue capacity, staffing, catering, staging, projection and dance floor, etc.

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Pro Party Planner – is similar to Super Planner, but you can share and sync

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Intronex – hosted online, detailed spreadsheet, and contact relationship menu

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Hours Tracker – keep track of the time you are spending on your events

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Loveit.com – is like Pinterest

TSE2013: Apps for Event Professionals

 

Pantone – has a few apps for different devices and uses:

 

Social Tables – a layout app

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