Why do most business meetings feel long and unproductive? One big reason is because most people–up to 92 percent–multitask during meetings. Meetings are supposed to be engaging and a way to discuss ideas.
GoodMeeting,a new app for iPads designed to improve the planning and running of meetings, launched today to turn bad meetings into good ones. GoodMeeting provides an intuitive interface for creating and sharing agendas, gathering meeting attachments, collecting team feedback, and capturing and distributing meeting notes.
GoodMeeting combines the power of many standalone apps into one app designed to take advantage of the rich graphics and touch interface of iPad. Its focused user experience engages participants in the meeting, spending less time switching between apps and struggling with technology.
“I spent much of my career in painfully inefficient meetings. I tried countless solutions without great success,” said Mark Swanson, CEO, T Minus 5, LLC. “I knew there had to be a better way, so we built it.”
The app allows you to plan the meeting and prepare for the follow-up: It includes timers to stay on schedule, administer polls and surveys, and integrates with iPad’s contacts and calendar.
Beginners can use GoodMeeting to quickly create and share beautiful detailed agendas while more advanced users can use timers to keep meetings on schedule and see breakdowns by the minute of what was discussed at every past meeting.
The app is free download but for those looking for the more advanced tools, it offers in-app purchasing.