5 Powerful Apps that Make Event Planning Easier

5 Powerful Apps that Make Event Planning Easier

Planning an event is an incredibly complex task. There are so many moving parts that you have to remember. It can be challenging to bring everything together.

Busy event planners welcome any tool that can help them be more organized and get more done. That’s why there are so many great apps out there designed for event planning.

Here are five of our favorite powerful apps designed to make event planning easier. These are packed with great features that will make you more efficient in no time.

1. Social Tables

Social Tables is a great app for planning events. It makes seating chart management, room layout design and guest check-in super easy.

It’s ideal for medium sized social events, such as weddings and business conferences. We love how it allows you to move around tables and guests virtually to find the best arrangement. You can even create a professional diagram and seating chart to visualize your event.

The system allows you to collaborate with caterers, venue providers and other event planners too. Plus, you can really impress your attendees with a virtual check-in system, easy ways to manage VIPs and more.

2. DoubleDutch

DoubleDutch is a powerful app designed for large, high-end events such as trade shows. It is often used by Fortune 500 companies to run their big events – which means that no matter the scale of your event, DoubleDutch can make it work.

You can use the app in many different ways. This includes uploading and managing agendas, segmenting your audience and personalizing content across attendees and even manage multiple events on one platform.

It is also possible to use DoubleDutch as a lead management tool to convert leads from events. You can analyze interactions across all of your events to understand the needs and interests of your attendees as well.

3. Eventbrite Organizer

This is a really powerful app that can be used to plan any professional-level event. With EventBrite Organizer, you can use the ticket scanning feature to make check-in easier and provide better customer service by looking up customer requests on the spot.

The app allows you to create your event and sell tickets online, through an event page that is fully customizable. You can also promote your event on Facebook, as well as through other social media websites. Take it a step further and even integrate it with your existing website!

This app allows you to track live participation in your event too. This is great for taking the pulse of what is happening to make better, more informed decisions on the fly. While this is a bit overkill for small events (like an intimate wedding), it’s great for large conferences, expos and corporate events.

4. Cvent

Cvent is another powerful, easy-to-use online event management software you can try when planning your next event. It will help you to navigate every aspect of the event process, from initial planning to follow up.

Cvent is designed to save you time by automating many of the event management tasks that you would usually do manually. It is also designed to help you to increase your event attendance with fully-branded multi-channel marketing campaigns. We highly recommend using their Address Book feature to keep track of your attendees before, during and after the event.

This is a platform that will help you manage the entire event planning process, from start to finish. If you want something to handle everything in an easy-to-use interface, this is for you.

5. Eventzilla

Last but not least is Eventzilla. This powerful, cloud-based app can be used for event registration, ticketing, and more. It has a very robust registration platform, as well as a mobile-friendly ticket selling interface. The powerful also integrates with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, allowing for better visibility.

We love this app for its feature set – including custom survey questions, discount codes, mobile check-in, email invitations and notifications, multiple payment gateway support, ticket QR code scanning and much more.

Eventzilla also has a portal that allows attendees to view and make changes to their information and download their tickets by themselves. This allows for engagement with event participants and reduces your workload as an organizer.

Which event planning apps have you tried?

Do you have any recommendations for useful apps that have made planning your events easier? Let us know in the comments below!

Also, be sure to follow our blog for expert tips that will help take the stress and hassle out of event planning. As always, let us know if you have any questions on how to make your next event a success. We’re here to help.

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