5 Best Android Apps For Organizing MeetingsThey may be long, they may be boring, they may be at 8 am on a Saturday – but they do happen. Naturally, we are talking about meetings. No matter what your take on the matter is, we rarely get a chance to avoid meetings – and the best thing we can do is find a way to make them start on time, finish sooner and result in more .
Here are 5 tools for Android that can help you in the matter.
One of the best ways for a meeting to go smoothly is being prepared and keeping everyone on the same page. Agendas exist just for this reason and give us the outline of the core questions to discuss, preventing the meeting from going off track and drifting towards the discussion of the latest Game Of Thrones episode.
With AgendaMaker, you will be able to create detailed meeting outlines – and do so quickly and easily with a simple drag-and-drop mode. You can invite others (provided they have the same app) to edit the agenda and then send it out to all attendees.
If you work in a liberal organization that aims to schedule meetings with everyone’s convenience in mind, things can get complicated. Doodle lets you send out personalized emails with several time slots and allow the recipients to vote on the time they prefer. You can use the received information to schedule the meeting at a time convenient for the majority, or play Doctor Evil and do the opposite – the final decision is up to you. A nice feature of the app, though, is the ability to create a “personal availability profile” – so that people can schedule meetings with you at the times that suit you the most.
Face to face meetings are believed to be the best way to resolve work issues and create strategies for the company’s future. However, we don’t live in the ideal world and quite often find ourselves in different parts of the globe when it’s the right time to discuss business matters. When this happens, it may be time for the next best thing – a video conference. GoToMeeting is an app that can help you attend a meeting right from your phone, letting your colleagues see your pretty tanned face during that “business trip” to Costa Rica. You will be able to use your Android phone’s camera to virtually participate in the meeting, with up to 26 individual users being able to join the video chat.
Another app for organizing online meetings is Meeting Burner. You will have a whole set of tools at your service to makes sure everything goes according to plan: participants’ lists, screen sharing, chat, audio streaming and more. The Android app woks together with Meeting Burner online service and can also be of great help when it comes to organizing or participating in webinars or taking online classes. The app and the online service come in three formats: Free, Pro and Premium and there is a 14-day trial for the paid versions, letting you experience the upgrades in full.
How many times have you walked away from a meeting feeling entirely confident about your task list for the next week only to find your head go completely blank the next day? Yes, that’s why we take notes. However, instances happen when we forget to grab the pen and paper or accidentally destroy the Word file we have compiled during the meeting. Papyrus is a simple note taking app that promises to let us take things down the natural way – that is by writing on the screen with a stylus or finger. It basically turns your device’s screen into a virtual whiteboard with all the benefits of having a notepad with you.