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Appy Hour: What Mobile Apps Should You Use for Events?

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of successful corporate events using app-tastic tools? Look no further than your smartphone, whether an Android or APPle iphone (yep, I’m gonna have fun with this one)…in today’s digital age, mobile apps offer a wide range of tools and resources to make your next event a smashing success.

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Apportunity is Knocking!

Gone are the days of tedious spreadsheets and endless email chains. With so many great tools at your fingertips, your app-venture awaits! Event planning has never been easier or more enjoyable. From streamlining communication to enhancing attendee engagement, these apps have revolutionized the way we organize, attend, and engage in events.

Let’s explore some of the most popular apps that are currently making waves in the world of corporate events, awards galas, national sales meetings, and corporate event planning. If you’d like to jump over to the app’s website, you can click the pink link.

Event Planning and Team Coll-APP-oration

Basecamp: Basecamp is a project management and team collaboration tool that offers features such as to-do lists, file sharing, messaging, and scheduling. It’s known for its user-friendly interface and straightforward app-roach to project management for corporate event and media planning.

Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams is a collaboration platform that integrates with the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity tools. It offers features such as chat, video conferencing, file sharing, and task management, making it popular among teams that use other Microsoft products.

Monday.com: Monday.com is a versatile work operating system that allows corporate event planning teams to plan, organize, and track their work in one place. It offers customizable boards, timelines, and automation features, making it popular among event planning and media teams with diverse project management needs.

Slack: Slack is a good tool for corporate event organizers who need to ensure their corporate event planning and media team actively app-lies themselves with real-time ongoing communication. Slack allows you to create channels for different teams, projects, or topics, keeping conversations organized and easily accessible. With channels, direct messaging, and integrations with other tools, Slack ensures that strategic event-planning team members involved in the event are on the same page.

Wrike: Wrike is a flexible project management and collaboration platform that offers features such as task management, Gantt charts, time tracking, and reporting. It’s popular among teams that need advanced project planning and tracking capabilities.

What About Attendee Apps?

Let’s jump into the world of event apps and discover which ones you and your attendees can’t live without! Your attendees will app-reciate the work you put in to making their experience easy, interactive, and enjoyable.

Cvent: Cvent is a comprehensive and scalable event management platform designed for large corporate events. It offers robust features for event registration, venue selection, attendee engagement, and feedback collection. Cvent’s mobile app enhances the attendee experience with personalized agendas, networking opportunities, and live polls.


– Event registration and ticketing
– Creating personalized agendas, attendee profiles and messaging
– Engaging attendees via Q&A, polls and surveys
– On-site check-in and badging
– Venue sourcing
– Survey and feedback collection, real-time data and analytics

Trello: Trello is a versatile project management tool that can be tailored for corporate event and media planning. Its visual boards, lists, and cards allow you to organize tasks, set deadlines, and track progress. This layout makes it easy to see the status of various tasks at a glance. It’s especially useful for breaking down the event planning process into manageable steps and keeping track of what needs to be done. Trello supports collaboration by allowing multiple team members to work on the same board. Team members can leave comments, update task statuses, and tag each other for seamless communication and collaboration.


– Customizable boards, lists, and cards
– Task assignment and due dates
– Checklists and attachments
– Integration with other apps (Slack, Google Drive, Calendar)
– Mobile and desktop access 

Whova: Whova is designed to enhance attendee engagement and networking, for in-person, hybrid and virtual events. It enables them to participate and interact more actively and build more connections. Additionally, up-to-date event information, personalized agenda, live polls, messages, and photos are all at their fingertips. Whova’s app is particularly useful for large-scale corporate events with multiple sessions and speakers.


– Registration and ticketing
– Agenda management
– Event features – sending announcements, collecting feedback, uploading logistical info
– Attendee participation in Q&A, polls, games
– Speaker and sponsor profiles
– Exhibitor Management/Digital Booths
– Attendee networking tools
– Real-time updates and announcements
– Interactive maps and floor plans

Zkipster: Zkipster specializes in guest list management and event check-in. It’s great for high-profile events such as awards events, investor events, VIP corporate meetings, or national sales meetings, where managing the guest list and ensuring smooth check-in processes are critical. The app offers features like digital invitations, real-time check-ins, and seating charts.


– Digital invitations and RSVPs
– Guest list management
– Real-time check-in
– Seating arrangement planning
– Customizable event branding

Options for Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions offer a fantastic opportunity to dive into valuable insights and learn as industry experts address questions and share their expertise.

Mural: Whether planning the corporate event or working with the attendees in a breakout session, MURAL can be used for planning and ideation. It is a digital workspace for visual collaboration. MURAL offers features for brainstorming, design thinking, and agile processes, including breakout rooms for group work. MURAL can also work with AI, as you work with your team to come up with ideas, collaborate and generate organized and comprehensive project plans.

Stormboard: Digital Whiteboard Apps: Enhance your breakout sessions with a digital whiteboard app like Stormboard. Display group notes on a big screen to facilitate full-group discussions and provide an easy reference after the event, ensuring everyone stays engaged and informed.

In Conclusion

With app-ortunity knocking at your digital doorstep, it’s time to take advantage of these tools for event planning and connecting with your attendees. From seamless organization with tools like Basecamp to interactive collaboration on platforms like Stormboard, your exciting app-venture awaits!

Dive into the usefulness of event apps and unlock the full potential of your corporate events with just a few taps and swipes, and you and your attendees are sure to live appily-ever after.