Event Management App

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    Not exactly sure what type of events you want to manage but if you're talking about day-to-day personal events and activities then I use Pocket Informant


    I looked at several apps for this and, in the end, chose Pocket Informant HD.

    I read that Pocket Informant was buggy but, in my (admittedly) limited experience, I’ve found no problems at all. It has a very nice user interface that's almost infinitely configurable - a complaint that many Forum members make about the iPad’s native ‘Calendar’ app. So you can choose how tasks, events, projects, appointments are colour coded and there is a wide choice of notifications and alarms - so, for example, you can have different alarm sounds for different categories of notifications.

    Pocket Informant ‘sits on top’ of the iPad's native ‘Calendar’ app and (optionally) imports all entries that it finds there. They can be colour coded so they can be distinguished from entries made in Pocket Informant itself.

    This is important because many other iPad apps use the native ‘Calendar’ app as the default place to put events, invitations etc. So, for example, if you are invited to a meeting by email and you receive that invitation in the iPad’s native ‘Mail’ app, that app can automatically (and quite cleverly) insert that invitation into the default calendar app. Without that integration between the native app and Pocket Informant, you'd have to enter those invitations all over again.

    Pocket Informant has lots of ‘hidden’ features too. One of the reviewers remarked that part of the ‘fun’ of using Pocket Informant was discovering them!! The display is infinitely configurable - day, week, month, year at a time. Tasks, events, overdue tasks, projects, projects in progress etc etc all can be optionally displayed on the main calendar. Projects and tasks can have infinitely nested sub-tasks and projects - these can cleverly be integrated with GPS - so, say you needed to purchase some goods from the hardware store. Put that in a To-Do list and link it to the location of the hardware store using the iPad’s native ‘Maps’ app. Next time you’re driving past the hardware store, up pops the notification (‘Remember to purchase some 2â€x4†timber’).

    Repeating events are very flexible too, with the ‘custom’ mode being infinitely (I keep using that word!) configurable. So, meetings that occur on the last Thursday and first Monday of every other month - no problem.

    It can sync with external calendars - Google for example - and back-up is cool, it creates a backup file that you can email to yourself for safe keeping. If you lose your iPad or all your data is corrupted, that backup can be imported back into Pocket Informant with a single click.

    You can create multiple diaries within Pocket Informant - say ‘Work’, ‘Family’, ‘Golf Club’ etc and have their entries optionally displayed on the main screen or restricted to the display of the individual diary. So it’s easy to check if there’s a clash between the golf tournament and your wife's birthday - and hide it if there is......

    If you surf to the developer’s web-site, you can download for free a very comprehensive User Manual that will show you in detail what Pocket Informant can do.

    The developers are constantly updating the program - always a good sign in my view.

    As I said at the beginning, perhaps I'm not a particularly demanding user, but I’ve had no stability problems at all. I should add the usual disclaimer that I have no contact or other relationship with the developers of Pocket Informant other than being a very satisfied customer.

    Tim
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    I will bump this to the App Section.:)
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    Pocket informant is the best for me. I couldn't live without it. It's on my iPhone as well as the iPad. They both talk to each other as well.

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
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    At least they don't get bored without you ;)

    Anyway, I have to agree that Pocket Informant is a solid app. Some day I will probably switch to OmniFocus, but as of now is that a tad expensive.
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    It's not that they get bored without me, it's the humans that get bored of me talking to devices that is the problem. Mad I tell you!

    from Somerset UK on my iPad using IPF app
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    I am not sure if I am "over-buying" with PI. I use the iPad caldendar with Gtasks and Slimtasks. With both of those apps you can rearrange the list. I like to type up a list then rearrange the order which you can do with a simple touch. Can PI do anything like that. I can't explain exactly what it's called but you place your finger on the list and pull it down or up in the list position you want. Sorry I can't explain it any better than that. Thank you.
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    @groove guru. I found EM in iTunes For event management. Not sure if that is what you are looking for. The app is Events
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    We use CheckInEasy as our event check-in app. It's a great simple app. Makes our lives so much easier.. I know Google and some other big players use them as well. They are stable and secure. We've checked in over 3000 guests using 10 ipads at the same time and it was flawless.. Their website is checkineasy.com

    Good Luck
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    I am already listen about this app i think this app is related with your events management programs that what kind of event you want to organised actually i am a big fan of these event planners they are organised my wedding function and this function is very great and a high society program so i think this app is also play a role of event planners and gives you the best event instructions for make it
    the best

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