MeetingApps.com releases top 10 free meetings apps for 2011

Online smartphone applications (apps) directory, Meetingapps.com, has released its list of the top 10 ’must-have’ free iPhone and iPad apps of 2011 for meetings organisers and delegates.

The website says organisers are continuously searching for ways their
attendees can become more efficient: “Mobile meeting apps have proven to
be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater
mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, MeetingApps.com
simplifies the selection process,” it adds.

Here is the top 10 in reverse order:

10. Conference CO2 Calculator –
This app allows you to calculate the
carbon costs of flying to and from your next international meeting or
conference. It will help you work out which locations for your event
might be less harmful to the environment than others, depending on where
your delegates are travelling from.

9. iTranslate – Attending a meeting in a foreign country and need
assistance with directions? By combining voice recognition, machine
translation and voice output, iTranslate can help you get where you need
to be. This app translates words, phrases and even whole sentences into
over 50 languages.

8. LucyPhone – Why wait on hold for Customer Service when you have
LucyPhone? Just pick a company to call and give LucyPhone a number to
call you back on. LucyPhone waits on hold for you and will call you back
immediately and connect you both. Never wait on hold again!

7. Skyscanner – Ideal for finding a cheap flight, fast. Compare over 600
budget and scheduled airlines in seconds with the free Skyscanner
iPhone/iPad app Version 2; saves money, saves time. Buy air tickets
direct from airlines or travel agents and get the best deals. It’s
simple, independent and finds the lowest fares with a few quick taps,
wherever you want to fly.

6. iLeads – The award winning iLeads is the tradeshow industry’s first
mobile app for lead retrieval. It’s the most advanced lead capture app
available. Now, you can capture sales leads anywhere, any time – on the
tradeshow floor or at an event.

5. CardMunch- CardMunch converts business cards to address book
contacts, and then adds them as connections on LinkedIn. Easily see
LinkedIn profile information for your new contacts — and connect with
them in a single click.

4. Dropbox – Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your
photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your
computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to
all of your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox
website! With theDropbox app, you can take everything that matters to
you on the go.

3. TripDeck –  TripDeck is considered one of the best itinerary
organisers currently available. Manage hotel reservations, car rentals,
flights, cruises, restaurants, meetings and more. It automatically syncs
with your TripIt itineraries and gets easy access to check-in times,
seat number, confirmation numbers, gate info, baggage claim, notes,
integrated airline contact info and more.

2. Evernote – Evernote turns the iPhone and iPad into an extension of
your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in
your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all
into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronises from your iPhone to
your Mac or Windows desktop.

1. Skype – With a very simple and user-friendly interface, call, video
call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for
your iPhone or iPad.

Since the launch of MeetingApps.com in August 2010 the portal is now used by meeting and event professionals in over 143 countries.

Any conference-related news? Email sarah@mashmedia.net

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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