Must-have free apps and software for your next meeting
Confessions and tips
In June, we focused on apps to help you organize your event in Brussels. To follow on from this, here is a choice list of the top free applications and software picked by experts that will help you better manage your events, however complex and whatever the place or size.
A round-up of favourites that will match your needs
Mobile event apps have changed international experts organizations’ perspective on event management. We have interviewed Sylvie Herman (Conference Director at Meet U There, an international Professional Congress Organiser based in Brussels). Discover her free software or app preferences:
EVENT REGISTRATION (NEEDED BY ALL!)
Revolutionary and simple: Eventbrite - Free for free events and a very competitive service fee that you can also pass on to buyers!
PROJECT MANAGEMENT, EVENT PLANNING
Trello - The easy and visual way to organize and manage your projects for free. Paid upgrades are possible for app integrations, multiple team management and additional security.
SEATING AND SET-UP PLANNING
The collaborative network for planning events that offers free tools including floor plans, 3D view, guest list, RSVP, seating, timelines, mobile check-in. Yes, it exists! It is called AllSeated.
SURVEYS AND QUESTIONNAIRES
The limitless and free survey and quizzes platform, Survey Monkey provides simple ways of quickly creating surveys and questionnaires to be distributed among your delegates or your sponsors, and for analysing data.
Board or team meetings, trainings – whatever gathering you are trying to organize, the free scheduling app. Doodle will help you coordinate times convenient to all.
TIME TRACKER FOR THE EVENTS TEAM
Take control of your event team’s productivity per project and increase revenue. Toggl is one of the simplest time trackers to help you get things done efficiently, and is very user friendly!