Oh, Apple. How we love your much anticipated updates to the devices that are glued to our hands 23 hours of the day. In case you missed it, the iOS 11 was released this month with a ton of new features that are making our lives easier. iOS9 was great for event planners as well, but focused more on the design of the interface, whereas iOS 11 is really lookin’ out for our productivity and easier use (yes, please.)
So, how does iOS 11 specifically improve the lives of event planners?
Customize your control center
When you swipe up from your home screen, the basics are available to you (and btw in a fancy new format than before) Buttons like airplane mode, wifi and bluetooth toggle, flashlight, calculator, etc. have been the standards for quick access through this control center, but now with iOS 11 you can swap out some of these apps for what you need quick access to. For us, Google Drive has already made its way into that spot! Having quick access to all of our files is so important when we’re on the go.
Doodle on ScreenShots
You’re an event planner. So when you look at a blank space venue, you are able to visualize exactly how you plan to transform this space during a site visit- but sharing that vision can sometimes be difficult to communicate. Screenshot your photo of the room and doodle in lines, drawings of a stage, LED Screens, etc. to easily share your vision with vendors who can make it come to life.
Jot something down in your notes app during a site visit? Story of our lives. You may have a setting on that sorts your notes alphabetically, but you are now able to pin a note to the top of your list to make sure it’s easy to pull up when you’re back at the office or chatting with your client.
Speaking of the notes feature, iOS 11 is making it so that scanners may be a thing of the past, say whaaaa? That’s right, use the notes app to take a photo of your document, and it will upload to your phone as a PDF, nobody will know you didn’t event use a traditional scanner! Perfect for those last minute BEOs on site to scan and upload them to your drive.
What are your secrets to mastering the iPhone to make your life easier? We’d love to hear them in the comments below! Looking to hand off the heavy weight of planning an event? Just call us the superheroes. Let’s get planning! firstname.lastname@example.org