Twingle is a FREE app that has all you need in one place. They have a lot of awesome features ... More
Twingle is a FREE app that has all you need in one place. They have a lot of awesome features such as: the ability to send out beautifully animated invitations right from your phone, RSVP tracking, notifications, automatic reminders, sync with calendar, organize potlucks and polls. You can also easily share event pictures, videos and chat with your guests (Event Group Chat) all through their free features.
To start creating an event you first need to download the free Twingle app on your phone or tablet. Then in the app you can create a free Twingle account and you can start creating events. The service is free to use and is integrated with the contacts on your phone so that you can easily sent it via text or email to anyone on your contact list, you can also manually add anyone not in your contacts. It is not required for your guests to install the App, they receive a RSVP link via email or text that allows them to view and RSVP to the invitation using their phone or PC browser.
Creating an Event
From the home page press the big + sign and you will be prompted to pick a theme for your event. The theme page displays invitations according to 6 categories : “featured”, Birthdays, Occasions, Weddings, Seasonal Holidays, and Social Events. You can scroll through the invites in each category or enter a search term e.g. “Cinco de Mayo”, “Christmas” or “Engagement to pull up invites more specific to the theme you want. There is also an option to create your own theme- which allows you to upload your own photo for a personalized invite.
To select a theme simply tap on the invite and you will see a sample invitation. Some of them have accompanying music or are animated, others are straightforward invitations. If you like what you see them you can enter your event details. This is really simple to do and involves much fewer steps than entering your event details in the Evite app. Instead of having to tap on every part of the invite to edit it you simply tap “enter details” and a screen comes up where you can enter all the event details in one place. You add an event title, start date and time and can optionally add an end date and time (great for invitations for a weekend gathering or a trip.) For entering the date it shows you a calendar so you don’t have to remember for instance if the last friday of the month is the 29th or 30th.
The event location is integrated with Apple and Google maps, which has dual advantages- the guests can see the location easily on a map plus it makes it easy for you to check a venue’s address. If you don’t know the event venue’s address you can enter the venue name e.g. “Pump It Up” and it will give you a choice if places with that name, when you pick one it will show on the map so you can check it is the correct location.
Your name (as host) and email address are automatically entered, but you can edit them if you wish.
There are several other options you can activate if you wish, these include:
Allowing attendees to bring guests (and you can limit how many)
Sending a message to guests
Adding an RSVP by date
Requesting no boxed gifts
Hiding Guest list
Once you have entered your details you can see what the finished invite will look like. If you don’t like it it is easy to change the theme without starting over. Simply tap “change theme”, select a new theme and all the details will be transferred to the new invite. You can do this as often as you like until you are happy with the invite. Once you have settled on a final theme tap “create” and your invite will be saved.
Twingle accesses your contacts making it easy to find contact information for your guests and you can send invitations via email or via text messages to people in your contact list. You can also manually enter names and email addresses if you wish to invite someone not in your contacts. It is also simple to add a co-host to the event you can invite them from the same page that you invite guests from.
Twingle is packed with additional features to enhance your experience
If you enable the potluck feature you can add a potluck sign up to the event. To add dishes you simply type them in and they appear in a list with a sign up box. When a guest (or host) has signed up for a dish it is marked as taken and the name of the person supplying the dish is noted. Guests can also add their own dishes. I would like to see an option for guests to add a note when they sign up for a dish, e.g. if the host has “dessert” as an option the guest could write in what dessert they plan to bring to avoid duplication.
This is a feature that I haven’t seen in other invite apps and I really like. It is especially useful for multi-day events or events that involve many distinct parts, so your guests know what to expect and when.
Within your event tap on “activities” and it will pull up the scheduler. Here you can create as many events within your main event as you wish. For each part you are prompted to enter a start and end time, title, description and notes. If its a multi-day event you can also pick which date it will be on. For each segment you can also upload a photo to represent that event.
If you need help from your guests in deciding event details the polls section is where you can get it. Maybe you are having a pizza party and want to know whether your guests prefer cheese, Hawaiian, pepperoni or meat lovers ? Or perhaps you are arranging a friends get together and are undecided on which restaurant to go to – let your guests vote between your top picks. You can easily create polls with multiple questions and give a choice of acceptable answers.
The chat feature allows the hosts and guests to talk about details of the event before and after the event and also lets them upload photos of the event to share with other guests. As well as sending typed messages the chat lets you send a wide variety of gifs too.
Shareable Event Link:
If you have an event, such as a popup boutique, craft fair or open house, that you want to invite the public or a wide range of friends and to you can opt to make the event public and Twingle will create a custom event link you can then choose to share this via email or Social Media directly from the Twingle app.
Managing Your Event:
Twingle also makes it easy to manage your events. On the homepage of the app you can see past and future events. Tapping on any event brings you to its’ dashboard where you can keep track of RSVPs, see the event details and edit them if needed. You can also easily invite additional guests, add potlucks, polls, activity schedules and check the event chat from here.
Twingle will send your guests automatic event reminders and as host you can easily send out custom messages or reminders too. If you have an important message or update for your guests you can send it out to everyone using the Announcement feature.
If you want to plan a similar event to a past event you can simply duplicate it with the touch of a button, you just need to enter the new date and time. You can keep the same invitation theme or switch it out for a fresh look, it also gives the option to duplicate the guest list or invite new guests.
Twingle is an app that is designed to make it easy to create and manage invitations from your smartphone or tablet. The integration with Maps and Calendars on both the mobile device and desktop makes it easy for both hosts and guests.
Twingle is a great free app without ads that is well worth trying out as an alternative to Evite or Punchbowl next time you are organizing a gathering. It is very easy to use and has enough features you may find yourself not willing to go back to your old invite service.
Last updated 7 Dec 2017
Published 12 Dec 2017
What do you do when you are planning to invite a whole bunch of people to a wedding, a gala opening or a birthday party? Do you pick up the phone and start calling, whip round to the local stationers to get invites printed up or start messaging? We've all had to do it at some stage in our life but it's hardly an efficient way of going about things, is it? Especially in this digital age when other options are available. Apart from anything else, it's hard to keep track of everyone and involves a heck of a lot of paperwork...not to mention brain power. Naturally, there's an online answer to this problem and here's one that will save you a lot of time and effort.
Twingle Invites & RSVP is a new free app for iOS and Android that takes all the effort out of invitations as well as delivering a well presented and all-encompassing package of goodies. Here you can send out beautifully animated invitations right from your phone, get RSVP tracking, send and receive notifications with automatic reminders and sync information with your calendar as well as being able to organize potlucks and polls. You can also easily share event pictures, videos and chat with your guests (Event Group Chat) all from one place by using the app's free default features.
Once you've downloaded the app and created your free account you can start creating your event(s) straight away. The service integrates with your contact list, making it simple to send out invitations via text or email. If your guests aren't in your contacts list you can manually add them. Your guests don't even have to have the app installed to receive an invite. They'll get an RSVP link that will allow them to see and respond to the invitation via their device or PC.
You can start off by picking an appropriate theme - which can be birthdays, weddings, seasonal holidays, occasions, social events or the featured theme - and then you can scroll through the invites in each category. Alternatively, you can enter a search theme of your own choice or simply create your own personalized theme using your own photo. Some are animated, some feature music while others are simple plain invites. You get to choose. Just enter your details - the event name, start date and time (and an end date/time if applicable.) The event location is integrated with both Apple and Google maps so it's easy for guests to see where they have to go. Once you have entered all the details and are happy with the result you can either test it out on other themes at the touch of a button or you can just press create and you are done.
Twingle can be compared with the Evite app but it's much simpler, quicker and easier to put together and uses far fewer steps. What's more, there are also features that can be activated that will give you options for allowing attendees to bring guests, messaging and RSVP by dates etc. Finally, there are even a few last bespoke features that allow for guests to nominate a dish to bring, an activities schedule where you can create events within the main event and polling to select the most popular catering of the day. Pizza or BBQ? Let your guests decide if you wish. All in all, Twingle Invites & RSVP covers all bases and is one of the best of its type on the app market. It's available now for free on Android, iPhone and iPad from the relevant App Store.