There are more than 300,000 apps now available for mobile phones and tablet computers. As a concert, nightclub, or special event promoter there are apps designed to make your job easier while you are on the go. In fact, many of them give you easy access to the site’s services or products no matter where you are. Here, we take a look at 11 must-have apps for an entertainment promoter.
|Facebook is an online social networking service. If you create an event from your personal profile, you will have the ability to send a message directly into the inbox off all invitees. You can also ask them to invite their friends and/or to post the event on their profile.|
|Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based messages of up to 140 characters, known as “tweets”. Creating a hash tag (#) for the event allows you to monitor tweets about it and let others join the conversation.|
|HootSuite is a social media management system. The app enables you to publish to all of your social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and MySpace. You can schedule messages for specific times or to be spread out evenly.|
|Any email app (Gmail, Yahoo. AOL, etc) allows you to send and receive information and attachments while you are on the go. For example with an additional app (like SignNow) you can receive, sign, and send a performance contract from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet.|
|Online Banking (Bank of America, Wells Fargo, etc.) allows customers of a financial institution to conduct financial transactions on a secure website operated by the institution. With the right app and bank account, you can send deposits to secure an artist or check to see if funds have posted to your account.|
|SignNow and DocuSign Ink provides the electronic technology that allows you to sign and send contracts and other legal materials via your smartphone or tablet. This eliminates the need to print, mail, fax, or overnight documents.|
|Vonage Extensions/Skype/MagicJack Talk Free allows you to make calls via your digital phone network over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G. This gives you unlimited minutes (based on your plan) from your cell phone at no extra cost which can also save your cell minutes. You can also avoid roaming fees by calling over Wi-Fi when traveling abroad.|
|PayPal Here/Square/intuit/ is a tool used to accept credit cards and get paid anywhere you do business with this (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) card reader. Many banks also offer mobile pay. You pay a low per swipe fee with no setup costs or monthly fees, and payments go into your account quickly.|
|Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computer, smartphone, tablet, and even the Dropbox website, anywhere in the world. You can also share files with others from your free 2GB of storage capacity.|
|Downloads Lite is a fully featured download manager that allows you to download files. You can then view/play the downloaded files right on your smartphone or tablet, or transfer them to your computer. It also features Dropbox integration.|
|Scanner Pro transforms your smartphone or tablet into a portable scanner, allowing you to scan receipts, paper notes, or any multi-page document, and more. Scanned documents can be emailed and printed, uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote, or simply saved on your device.|
|The amazing thing about all of the apps mentioned is that they are free. So, go ahead and start downloading today. It’s time to make your busy day a little less hectic.
by Kevin Morrison (on Google+)
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