Plannerwire Event Technology Directory
Don’t deny it, being fought after by a bunch of creatives from around the world sounds like a dream come true. If that’s the case then you can call me The Deliverer of Dreams, because I’m here to transform that creative fantasy into a very tangible and repeatable reality. DesignCrowd is basically the dating app of the design world, with the added perk of everyone wanting you from the get-go, and you chiseling away at the choices until you meet perfection. Here’s how it works: you post your design project with a brief description and budget in the DesignCrowd marketplace and before you know it you’ll have loads of designs from creatives all over the world headed your way. You can share these designs with friends and co-workers for feedback, delete the designs you don’t like, and tweak the ones you do until you’ve reached perfection. And if you don’t like anything, your budget is fully refunded, making this matchmaking completely risk-free. If only OKCupid and Tinder had matchmaking down as well as DesignCrowd, the world would be much more loving place.
Signs you need to change your work-from-home habits: your butt has left a permanent indentation in your couch. The employees at your local coffee shop know your habits better than your best friend since grade school. You have more sweatpants than any other item of clothing because why bother getting dressed? These symptoms indicate that you need help. The prescription? DeskPass. DeskPass is a monthly membership-based service that provides access to a growing network of professional workspaces throughout Chicago, NYC, LA, Denver, and Austin. DeskPass believes in the power, energy, creativity, and relationships that come from shared workspaces, so they aim to make affordable and flexible access to beautiful and diverse workspaces simple. Sign up to go as often as you like, and feel free to cancel anytime. Oh yeah, and while you’re away from home, you may want to flip that couch cushion.
You’ve been wrapping up this “quick” phone call with a client for, well, the last 47 minutes and 16 seconds . . . You’ve got an important business meeting on the other side of town and if you don’t leave now, you’ll be late. Very late. Not to mention later tonight you have a flight to a major conference you’re leading and you still need to follow-up on how preparations are moving along. If only your office were portable you could finish the current call while in transit, have your meeting, and then make your follow-up call as you head to the airport. If only your office were portable you could make everyone happy. Well, my friend, ask and you shall receive. DialPad gives you the freedom to take your office anywhere. DialPad is a cloud-based system that allows you to seamlessly transfer your communication among devices with the push of a button, so that you can stay connected while on the move. And we’re talking all kinds of connected: phone, MMS, SMS, IM, group messaging, online meetings, and video. Better yet, DialPad also integrates with the business apps that you already use and organizes your documents and conversations by contact. There’s no reason to pack up the mules to transfer your office, DialPad has got your back.
Alright there, Captain, those piles of paper on your desk are starting to look less like you’re an executive and more like you’re working on a tiny desk skyline installation for the modern art museum down the street. Just sayin’. If I were you, I’d pull out my scanner and get to work. Wait, wait, I’m not talking about that big cumbersome scanner in the corner that was once hooked up to your desktop until it stopped working last century. I’m talking about your Doxie. You know, your wireless and portable mobile scanner that is so easy to use, you’ll finally fulfill your dream of going paperless. Yeah, that one. I’ll just run and grab you the recycling bin. Looks like you’ll need it.
Attention, attention: draw attention to your website, draw attention to your products and services, and draw attention to your company when you use Draw Attention. Draw Attention is a WordPress plugin for creating responsive mapping and interactive images. Draw Attention makes it easy to create highlight-able areas of images, link your images to more information or another page on your site, and so much more. Draw Attention gives you access to 20 color palettes (or the option to customize your own), a variety of layouts, and the ability to resize images to fit your theme and screen size through the responsive design technology. So don’t hide out in the dark, shine a light on your conference or exhibit floor with Draw Attention.
Go ahead, open that drawer to your right. You know the drawer with about a million thumb drives and your old back up hard drives. Some are labeled, some are not. Observe the failed attempt to organize and back up everything in your office. Now take a breath and get ready to make a change to how you back-up, organize, and share your files. Dropbox offers super simple cloud-based storage for all your stuff. Literally, all of it: documents, files, photos, videos. Ready for the cherry on top? Everything you add to Dropbox will automatically appear on all your devices, as well as the Dropbox website. And not only can you access it from anywhere, you can easily share it by inviting anyone to have access to a folder or file. Finally, a safe, simple and practical way to back-up your life. Now go ahead and dump that drawer to your right in the trash. I promise you, it’ll feel so good.
Infographics are a superb way to convey important information, so why aren’t you using them for your business’ reporting, your website, your marketing, your ideas? Maybe it’s because they cost money, or that they are difficult to make? Maybe’s it’s because you’ve never used them before and you don’t yet know how valuable they can be. Whatever the reason, Easel.ly makes it, well . . . easy to create infographics that represent your ideas, information, and presentations in a beautifully visual format. Through Easel.ly you’ll have access to 100,000s of templates and images that you can use to easily design infographics that engage your audience. Can’t find a template you like? You’ll be able to design your own. Need help with your infographic? Easel.ly’s designers are there for you. Feeling uninspired? Check out the hundreds of articles and webinars that Easel.ly gives you access to and watch your creativity thrive. Infographics have never been Easel.ly-er.
You’re full of good ideas. If only you could remember them. It’s hard to keep track of genius in our busy distraction-filled world, and to be fair your assistant can’t follow you around jotting down every seed of inspiration. She has a life . . . and so do you. Actually, when you think about it, usually your best ideas strike when you are out living that life: walking down the street, on the bus, having dinner with a friend or client. So, what do you do then? How are you going to keep track of all your brilliance in one organized, sharable space? How, indeed?! With Evernote you can easily record, organize, and share your ideas in one sync-able place. Better yet, you can build on your ideas by adding links, checklists, attachments, audio recordings and more. And to top that, even your handwritten notes are searchable. Evernote makes it easy to share with teams and colleagues, ensuring projects move forward with harmonious productivity and efficiency. With Evernote, you’ll remember.
Work begets work and event planning begets event planning, and then suddenly business is booming and you’ve got more events to plan then you have time to plan them. Or so you thought! Evntfully makes it easy to plan and manage all the events you’ve been hired to execute, so that each of your clients has the luxury of feeling like they are your one and only. Awww. Evntfully provides you with solutions for organizing multiple events in one place, keeping budgets on track, guest lists in order, communication with vendors up to date, and to-do lists under control. And because no one wants to be left out of the party, Evntfully gives each of your clients the ability to track progress and stay looped in. And since you’ve got forethought and work hard, Evntfully also provides you with the tools, data, and information that will help you build proposals and impress prospective clients.
The days of needing an entire camera crew and loads of expensive equipment to broadcast and publicize are long gone. With Facebook Live, production is as easy as pulling out your phone and accessing your Facebook account for iOS, Android, or Facebook Mentions. Sure, you’ll ideally want a WiFi connection, but as long as you’ve got a strong signal, you’ll have a live broadcast up and running in no time at all, engaging your followers for up to 4 hours. And what happens when your live post is over? The video will be published to your profile or Facebook Page so that anyone who missed it the first time around will have the opportunity to check it out, and those who want to watch it again can come back for more.
Your to-do list is long enough as it is, the last thing you need to do is reserve your ride to the airport tomorrow, or call the cable company to cancel the channels they automatically subscribed you to last month. Those chores alone will have you on hold for centuries. And then there’s that package you need redelivered and the reservation at the restaurant your husband is dying to try and, and, and . . . checking the little things off your to-do list would take a full day of work and you don’t have the time because you have an important job with customers, co-workers, and clients who rely on you. So, what’s a business professional to do? Call FancyHands. FancyHands is an incredible group of assistants that are waiting to help you tick off your to-do list and get on with the important stuff. If it sounds like a dream come true, it’s not. It’s FancyHands.
The world is full of really useful information. It’s also full of a whole lot of crud and clutter that can get in the way of finding the practical content you’re looking for. Feedly streamlines the search for the good stuff by offering you an app that lets you customize your feed with the publications, blogs, videos, and keyword alerts you want to see. Feedly also allows you to share your collection so that your team can have access to the same great info you’re seeing, as well as offering secure access to internal company content, content management systems and SaaS applications. It’s time to cut the fat and keep the meat on the information super-highway.
Is your business organized through spreadsheet after spreadsheet, leaving you digging through endless information and numbers day in and day out? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. But smart business means staying hip to the progress around you, and today that progress means Fieldbook. Fieldbook cleans up your spreadsheets by giving you the power of a database with every Fieldbook sheet you create. Fieldbook makes each sheet interactive so that you can work beyond columns and rows by linking each box to more information. It takes the cross referencing between spreadsheets out of the equation, by allowing all your information to talk to each other and work together intelligently and easily. Fieldbook knows that every business is different and so they make it easy to track all your work, numbers, clients, resources, memberships, projects, tasks, employees, inventory, sales, and more in a way that works best for your individual company. Progress.
We all get it: fitting in time to exercise is hard, especially from behind your desk. Blah, blah, blah. Now leave the excuses behind and step it up a notch. The FitBit Blaze tracks your activity throughout the day and keeps you looking good and feeling good from morning ‘til night. From early workouts to morning meetings, and late nights at the office to date night out, FitBit Blaze tracks your daily activity and stats, gives you call, text, and calendar notifications, celebrates your activity goals, and serenades you with tunes. The technology of the FitBit Blaze allows you to track all your various workouts through the multi-sport mode, get after it with the on-screen workouts, and stay connected to GPS for accuracy. And now for the fashion statement: FitBit Blaze styles you with interchangeable band options keeping you fashionable for any occasion, from gym to gala. Run, bike, gym, distance, pace, heartrate, steps, flights, notifications, music, and, oh, yeah style. FitBit Blaze really does have it all.
It’s a tough world out there. The competition is fierce and unless you’ve got all the money in the world behind you, you might as well throw in the towel. Seriously, the world’s stage wasn’t built for you, so get the hell off. Wait a second. What kind of advice is that?! That’s exactly the kind we often tell ourselves, instead of getting up and giving our dreams a fair chance. Fiverr understands that the struggle is real, and offers the services you need to take your business and ideas to the next level. Fiverr gives you access to freelancers in a variety of fields including design, writing, video, programming, audio, and business development. Worried about time and money? You’ll be able to find someone will work with your budget and within your timeline, so you can get your show up and running and bring those corporate sharks to their knees. Time to make your dreams a reality. Time to get Fiverr.
<em>Imagine all the people</em> . . . liking your social media posts. It’s possible when you design with Flimbo. Flimbo is a design tool that offers loads of templates, images, and icons in the right dimensions for all your social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, and YouTube. Flimbo gives you the tools you need to create the post you want to be liked again and again. The design and editing tools are created with ease and intuition in mind, so that you see your vision bounce to life in moments and publish your creations right away. Flimbo! (Isn’t it fun to say?)
Flywheel: a heavy revolving wheel in a machine that is used to increase the machine’s momentum and thereby provide greater stability or a reserve of available power (Oxford Dictionary). Increased momentum? Greater stability? Reserve of available power? Sounds like a pretty practical combination. And it is. That’s why Flywheel is also the place to go when you need WordPress hosting and management that is powerful, reliable, generates momentum, and (I’ll just throw this one in there) incredibly intuitive and user-friendly. Created by designers to suit your needs, Flywheel can get you up and running with a powerful hosting system you can rely on.
Chaos abounds. And it’s not just you, it’s the nature of the universe, so it’s no surprise that it exists in professional spaces and companies. Until now. It’s time to tame the chaos and get organizing and collaborating for all your projects. It’s time for Freedcamp. Freedcamp gives you and your team the tools they need to stay on top of tasks and to-do lists, recognize milestones, engage in collaborative discussions, track time, organize and edit files, and manage contacts and invoicing. Freedcamp keeps the team looped in and collaborating from anywhere, and gives everyone the freedom and flexibility to organize their personal dashboard in a way that works best for them, because in this crazy world we all see chaos in different places. It’s time to collaborate amidst the chaos, and enjoy the ride.
Are you one of those fine folks who loves lots of paperwork and boxes of old receipts that are printed on toxic paper with ink that slowly fades away with important information? Do you adore spending hours writing up invoices and estimates, and calculating the hours worked for you and your many, many employees? Yeah, me neither. And that’s precisely why FreshBooks was created. FreshBooks is cloud-based accounting and time tracking software for small businesses. With FreshBooks you can quickly and easily send professional invoices and estimates, log expenses by snapping a picture of each receipt, track and manage employees time, and receive payments online. So, unless they’ve got designer shoes in them, ditch the shoeboxes.
Tick, tick, tick. Some things in life are simple. Time is one of them. Whatever else is going on in the world, in your life, at the office, time moves forward. Simple. So why should tracking time be such a complicated task? Here’s a clue: it shouldn’t. Your time tracking system at work should be something straightforward, easy to use, easy to analyze, and easy to share. May I introduce to you: Futuramo Time Tracker. Futuramo Time Tracker is a simple and effective app for tracking, assigning, analyzing, and managing the time you and your team spend on every project. Futuramo Time Tracker is super intuitive, making it easy to ensure all your time is time well spent. It’s that simple.
Presentation is everything. Just ask your best friend who runs a busy restaurant. Or your stylist. Or the realtor who sold you your new home. When something looks clean and professional it is more likely to leave a lasting impression. Google Slides helps you easily create and edit beautiful presentations by offering a large variety of extraordinary themes, fonts, animation, and more. And like many busy executives, you’ll need good-looking work you can take with you anywhere. Google Slides gives you access to your creation via your phone, tablet, or computer even when you can’t access the internet. And since smart is the new good-looking, you’ll love that Google Slides has the technology to let you edit in real time, share with colleagues, and collaborate simultaneously from different locations. And what makes beautiful and smart even better. Try free on for size.
Sometimes it really is the little things that matter most. Having the right bag can be one of those things. Most bags eventually become a vessel for a sea of objects: pens, notes, gadgets, cords, chargers, flash drives, all just floating around in one muddled mess. The Graphite 15” Backpack with GRID-IT! is the optimal solution for anyone, from executive to freelancer and everything in between. With enough room to hold a 15” MacBook Pro and a built-in GRID-IT! organization system that keeps all your gadgets securely held in place and easily accessible, this bag is style, sophistication, and substance all in one. Let’s just say it’s the full monty.
It ain’t always easy to get your ideas out on paper. It’s one thing to see radiant brilliance floating around in your mind’s eye, and another thing to present it in way that people understand and feel excited about. Haiku Deck is the presentation software that you’ve been waiting for to drive your ideas to a visual reality for all to see. With Haiku Deck you’ll be able to unleash your creative powers to construct a presentation that will turn heads and excite. Haiku Deck offers millions of templates, images, fonts and layouts that will help you streamline your message with a clean polished look and it can easily be shared via cloud to any connected device.