Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars App Developer: Burgar Software Ltd
Meeting Gold is one of the most brilliant productivity iPad apps available in the App Store today. The user-friendly interface allows a team to work cohesively and seamlessly from meeting to meeting, right through from planning, to participation, and finally follow-up. The team is able to share information and progress throughout each project, keeping each other in the loop by updating and sharing all information and progress. Using Meeting Gold, people involved in a project are able to set up the meeting by providing the necessary details to the attendees. During the preparation, meeting and follow-up stages, agenda items, actions, questions, texts, pictures, summaries, and information from other meetings can be added and edited. Of course, the meeting document can be shared via e-mail at any time, allowing progress to be tracked and updated.
The app is accompanied by clear and detailed instructions and tips, however, users can choose to hide these. Meeting documents can be sorted and filtered depending on what users would like to see; and a search feature allows users to search titles, categories, projects and tags. Of course, meeting documents can also be added or deleted.
The app includes undo and redo features, and there is a selection of 3 styles of meeting documents to choose from. Users are also able to view the entire meeting document, or select certain sections to view one at a time. Document parts can be cut, pasted, and added; or even imported from other meeting documents. Text fonts and colours, as well as paragraph styles can be adjusted.
When meeting documents are e-mailed, meeting summaries are automatically generated to give the recipients a basic outline of the documents. Meeting notes are e-mailed as MS Word attachments as well as Meeting Gold attachments. Colleagues who also have Meeting Gold can import mails received into the app on their iPads, update the notes, and send them back. Changes will then automatically be included in the workflow. Participants can also track changes by having access to old and new information, and are warned when the information they have is not the most recent.
This iPad app is in our opinion a must-have tool for anybody involved in projects that require meetings. The creators have clearly thought about every need, and have managed to meet those needs faultlessly. By allowing users to record information and progress in real time, the app takes away the delay and frustration of having to scramble for information in different places, and rewrite or transfer the information into other systems. All the information needed is in one place, and can be tracked and shared, improving communication and productivity. Using Meeting Gold enables participants to manage projects effectively, in the most simple and user-friendly way possible.