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Plancast

Social Event Organization Tools


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Published 06/04/2012 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Plancast is a social calendar. Users submit plans and friends can then see the plans via Twitter or Facebook feeds. Friends can join Plancast to indicate that they wish to join in the planned events.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Online since July 2004, Plancast is the creation of Worldly Developments’ owners Mark Hendrickson and Jay Marcyes. The application officially launched in November of 2009.

What are the differences to other apps?

While the popular application Foursquare encourages users to post about what they are doing from the location of the event, Plancast is “Foursquare for the future” with users posting planned events with locations. This is more interactive than a traditional e-vite and works well by integrating social media tools.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Plancast is simple and uncluttered. To enter a plan, users simply enter what, when, and where in the appropriate blanks. Google maps supplies a map to the indicated location, but can be blocked if desired. Plans are then posted to the user’s Twitter or Facebook and friends may click the link, join Plancast, and indicate that they will be attending the event.

How does the registration process work?

Name, username, password, email, location, and time zone are necessary for registration. Users then choose whether to share with Facebook or Twitter friends. If none are using Plancast, users may choose friends to invite to the application.

What does it cost to use the application?

Plancast is completely free to use.

Who would you recommend the application to?

This would be useful for people in businesses who wish to subscribe to the plans of clients or other industry executives to prioritize what events to attend. Until it is adopted more widely, the site is not terribly effective, other than as a tool for posting plans to Twitter and Facebook which can be done easily from other social media applications.

  • Free to use
  • Easy to integrate Facebook and Twitter
  • Clean, simple design
  • Google map integration
  • iPhone app


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