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Web/mobile app for planning adventures with friends.
May 20, 2012 5:18 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a web/mobile app for planning adventures with friends.

I'm always planning various adventures with various friends. I'd like to bring together different circles of friends by letting them all view planning discussions for each adventure, and they can browse and jump in wherever interested.

This would preferably be a web app (additional iphone app a plus), and it would have:

1. a place to describe the event, inputting text, links, and photos.

2. ability to discuss the event, message board style.

3. ability to invite people to view a specific event planning discussion, including via email (but you don't NEED an invitation...again, any friend can jump in).

4. a calendar to display final event scheduling (click an event therein to go to the planning discussion).

That's it!

I'd rather NOT use a full-barrel Event Planning/Inviting system. Too much! Prefer something much more free-form. Sleek, minimal, Apple-ish. Should be fun and easy to use, highlighting discussion rather than the software itself. Do not need lots of features and power.

I was considering Glassboard, but it lacks a calendar, and its tiny text input window is awkward for lots of text (e.g. lists of venues with address/phone) and won't allow formatting, live links, etc.
posted by Quisp Lover to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
evite?
posted by thatone at 5:28 PM on May 20, 2012


Have you seen Schemer?
posted by PaulaSchultz at 5:30 PM on May 20, 2012


For just a group of friends and not tons of acquaintances from 10 years ago - Path.
posted by Gerard Sorme at 5:46 PM on May 20, 2012


Glassboard just released their 2.0. It's from the developer of the legendarily great NetNewsWire and is Gruber-approved so it's a safe bet that it's a great app.

From DaringFireball:
I went to a weekend-long conference where a dozen or so of my friends set up a board on Glassboard. We shared notes, jokes, links, and things like where we were going to eat and drink. All of it private, with instant SMS-like notification of new messages and comments. Now I don’t know what I’d do without Glassboard.
posted by artificialard at 9:31 PM on May 20, 2012


Thanks, but....

Evite: per my OP, I want something freeform, not an event planning/inviting system

Schemer: pretty good, but no active invitation, no master calendar, and everyone's got to join to even browse (given that all schemes would be private).

Path: no web version

Glassboard: per my OP: I was considering Glassboard, but it lacks a calendar, and its tiny text input window is awkward for lots of text (e.g. lists of venues with address/phone) and won't allow formatting, live links, etc
posted by Quisp Lover at 8:27 AM on May 21, 2012


Just wanted to jump in here real late regarding Quisp Lover's final comments:

Path, Are you listening? The app is great, but without the web integration it flounders. Wake-up!

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posted by Gerard Sorme at 1:48 PM on May 22, 2012


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