Cool Tools for Event Planners – Stashhh

Image: DepositPhotos
Image: DepositPhotos

An event planner scours the internet daily. We are always looking for new destinations, new event venues, new decor ideas, new speakers, new sponsors, and a ton-load of other stuff. Because the information we are seeking comes in all shapes and digital sizes from links and pictures to quotes and notes, we need easy ways to stash this stuff for later viewing. You have options. Plenty of options.

Some use Pinterest or OneNote. Others use Word Docs or Google Keep. My personal favorite is Evernote. No matter the tool, there is one constant that holds true about any method of online hoarding and that is, they work for someone but maybe not for you.

Let me tell you a story about me and what works.

I write. I write a lot. Articles, posts, web copy, emails. I am always on the lookout for that magic something that will make my life easier as a writer. I have tried this program and that program, I have used Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Searching, always searching. I even have a new writing program that is supposed to be flat out awesome and sprinkled with magic internet dust and it still sits on my hard drive, waiting to be installed because I keep coming back to the one program I always use…Notepad.

Good old Notepad. That stupid simple, not formatted, an age old text editor. No flash, no bang, no sexy. For me it works and I will probably always use that little guy because it is comfortable. When you find something you are comfortable with, you will continue to use it (hello email).

The same is true of digital gathering tools. They either work for you or they don’t.

For digital life lockers, there is a new game in town. Won’t work for everyone but it might be your ticket. That new tool is It has one simple mission. It lets you cram the internet into little boxes for later use.

How Stashhh Works

You find things on the internet, you put it in You can add a nice cover photo to your stuff (they call them boxes and lids). Now you can come back to it later and view or add more stuff. It works very similar to Pinterest but without the social junk. People can follow you, they can re-stash your images, and they can comment. Simple. Easy.

Here is how they describe their features:

Collect inspiration
Create a Stashbox for an art project, your imaginary closet, or a new book you’re writing.

Save pretty pictures
Not everything has to mean something — sometimes it’s just about saving some sweet pictures.

Plan a vacation
Create a Stashbox filled with woods for camping, mountains for hiking, and beaches for lounging.

Remember relationships
Save important pictures, conversations, quotes, links, and messages — invite your significant other(s) and Stash together!

Get Nostolgic
Save TMNT pictures, Socker Bopper black-eyes, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego clips, and photos of you fighting your power ranger box bag.

Save your nug pictures

You will notice that they describe their features in “personal stuff” terms, I don’t think that they have seen the business potential here. Just swap out “Vacation” for Event or Destination and “Pretty Pictures” for Event Images and you can start to see why we were intrigued.

So. Is Stashhh the tool that you have been waiting for? It might be. The only way to find out is to give it a try!

Keith Johnston

Keith Johnston

Keith is the Managing Partner of i3 Events but is most widely known as the outspoken publisher of the event industry blog PlannerWire. In addition to co-hosting the Bullet List and Event Tech Pull Up Podcasts, he has been featured in Plan Your Meetings, Associations Now, Convene, Event Solutions, and has appeared on the cover of Midwest Meetings Magazine.

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