Check-in app is more common to be used in the event because it can bring different advantages to event planners and one of the wonderful benefits is check-in app can optimize the check-in process to save time and avoid the line. If you want your participants to have a good impression on your event and company, it is very crucial to have a good check in app for your event.

Here is the list of 9 famous event check-in apps in 2020 and see which one is suitable for you to make the greeting of event participants easier and faster.

 

Eventbrite [email protected] Cvent Certain Arrive Glistrr Splash
Pricing Structure -Free version available 

-Customized

-Customized -Free version available

-Starting from $99.00/y 

-Free version available 

-Starting from $99.00/m

-Free version available

-Customized

Business Size -Small

-Medium

-Large

-Medium

-Large

-Medium

-Large

-Small

-Medium

-Small

-Medium

-Large

Best For Event planners who need a comprehensive solution
that also syncs with their event management
platform for greater efficiency and accuracy.
-Small events that need different lists to manage

-Startups

-SMEs -Agencies

-Enterprises

-Free events or events that expect a lot of walk-ins

-Startups

-SMEs

-Agencies 

-Enterprises

-Specialize in events ranging from 500-10,000 capacity, particularly in live music and nightlife

-Startups

-SMEs

-Agencies

-Enterprises

-Startups

-SMEs -Agencies

-Enterprises

Language Support -Dutch
-English-Finnish -French -German
-Italian-Portuguese -Spanish -Swedish
-English -English -English

-Spanish

-English

 

Zkipster Attendium Guest Manager Sched
Pricing Structure -Starting from $199.00/m -Free version available  -Starting from $30.00/m Starting from $30.00/m
Business Size -Small

-Medium

-Large

-Medium

-Large

-Medium

-Large

-Small

-Medium

Best For  -Events and conferences where the venue might have inconsistent WiFi signals.

-Event planners and PR teams hosting non-ticketed events in fine arts, entertainment, media, fashion, non-profit, sports, government, hospitality, education.

-Event planners who need to upload, download, and share multiple guest lists for every event. -Venue managers who want a managed solution. -Events with multiple tracks, where it’s helpful or required for attendees to do pre-event planning.

-Events with day-by-day tickets (e.g: Saturday Ticket, Sunday Ticket, Sat+Sunday Ticket, etc.)

-Events with ticket packages (e.g: 1 ticket gets you 1 workshop, 2 parties, & 3 keynotes)

Language Support -English -English -English

-Swedish

-English

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod. )

Features:
Eventbrite provides online booking, ticket management, client management, attendee management,
catering management, conventions, social promotion, wedding management, and communication logs. The user can watch ticket sales live on their phone, stay up to speed with live attendance tracking, accept payment for tickets and merchandise on-site and so on.

 

 

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros: “The aspects of the Eventbrite platform I like best are the tracking links, which enables you to track the source of registrations, and the app’s event check-in feature, which allows you to check in event attendees from your cell phone.”

Cons: “Eventbrite is a very streamlined service and does not offer a lot in terms of customization.”
“More guidance to first-time users may be helpful. It can be difficult to understand how the
event page gets pieced together.”

Pricing:
According to the www.getapp.com, it only pays when ticket sales are made. Essentials plan: 2% + $0.79/ paid ticket; Professional plan: 3.5% + $1.59/ paid ticket; Premium plan: contact Eventbrite for a custom pricing plan. Also, it is free of charge for free events.

User Reviews:
Base on www.getapp.com, the overall rating is 4.6/5 and more than 95% users have good experience on using Eventbrite and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★⬖ 4.5

Features ★★★★⬖ 4.5

Ease of use ★★★★⬖ 4.6

Customers support ★★★★☆ 4.3

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Cvent’s OnArrival is a smartphone app that allows organizers to easily manage event and session check-in, print name badges wirelessly and on-demand, swipe a credit card to collect outstanding balances, and more when synchronizing all guest data automatically across OnArrival and Cvents Event Management platform. Also, OnArrival provides guests a self-service “kiosk mode.

Self-service kiosk is a tool that is very famous on check-in event. It is a small, stand-alone machine booth that can help businesses and customers save time and money. Functions include paying bills, filling out application forms and other easy tasks that can be done without requiring staff assistance. Nowadays service kiosks are widely used and most common are self-ordering at restaurants and self-check in at the airport.

Pricing:
According to fitsmallbusiness.com/, Cvent pricing is usually based on the number of events the planner host per year, the average entry fee, and the number of attendees per event. Also, Cvent costs $1.50 plus 2.5% per attendee, and the average credit card fees are 3%.

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros
: “ It makes creating new events from a template very easy and painless. The user interface is very clean and they continually update it to make it better. The reporting features are robust and very easy to use.”

Cons: “Searching for attendees can be tricky sometimes (people who had been registered didn’t know up on our reports).”

User Review:
Base on www.getapp.com, the overall rating is 4.4/5 and more than 90% users have good experience on using Cvent and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★☆ 4.1
Features ★★★★☆ 4.0
Ease of use ★★★★☆ 4.0
Customers support ★★★★⬖ 4.5

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Feature:
Certain Arrive Event Check-In help user to shorten check-in lines, monitor guest check-ins, and track attendance. It allows to set up “VIP notifications” through email and text so that user is able to be alerted immediately when a guest of honor arrives at the event. Certain Arrive is user-friendly software to help user check how many of the guests have arrived in their events in record time, collect attendees’ data and provide great customer support.

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros: “the appointment system and certain check in application are really good and easy to use”

Cons: “Can be very manual when copying and pasting a lot of information”

Pricing:
There are different plans with different price for users. The pricing is staring from free to 4999 per year.The free plan allows users to have up to 50 guests to check-in, use guest credits over multiple events, provide email support to customers, and provide first-time users with a free package. You can check the details here.

User Review:
Base on https://www.g2.com, the overall rating is 4/5 and about 90% users have good experience on using Certain Arrive and positively want to recommend to friends.

Value for money ★★★★☆ 4.0
Features ★★★★☆ 4.0
Ease of use ★★★★☆ 4.0
Customers support ★★★★☆ 4.0

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Glistrr is a ticketing software that includes features like barcode / ticket scanning, box office management, concession management, customer database, event management, general admission, kiosk ticketing, mobile ticketing, online ticketing, on-site ticketing, POS, print-at-home, reserved seating, and VIP & discount tickets.Glistrr specializes in live music and nightlife events ranging from 500-10,000 capacities and it also integrates with social media such as Facebook, Twitter in the app is an additional effective marketing tool for the events.
Besides, Glistrr provides training via documentation, webinars, live online, and in person sessions.

Pros & Cons from Users
Pros: “Great app. We’ve seen a huge increase in numbers since we started using glistrr and we hope this continues! We especially find the Facebook pages add-on useful as guests can add themselves to our guest lists. glistrr is the app that you don’t want your competition to know about!”

Cons: “Crashes every time. This android app does the same as wife’s IOS version. Crashes constantly! Wifes crashes when you try to open. My android – with the same login – opens and allows me to view the site and venues.”

Pricing
There is a free version of Glistrr and the pricing starts at $99 per month. You can see here to get more details.

User Review:
Based on www.play.google.com, the overall rating is 3.5/5 and more than 80% users have good experience on using Glistrr and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★⬖☆ 3.5
Features ★★★☆☆ 3.3
Ease of use ★★★⬖☆ 3.4
Customers support ★★★★☆ 3.4

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Splash, the online Event Management system, offers Audience Segmentation, Reporting/Analytics, Weddings/Parties, Surveys & Feedback, Landing Pages / Web Forms at one place, and includes features such as attendee management, client / customer management, conventions, lead retrieval, meetings, social promotion, surveys & feedback, ticketing, trade shows, weddings / parties, social media promotion, gamification, volunteer management, and conferences / conventions.
Splash is best for personal events or the occasional small business event, like a birthday party or informal get together, and also offers training via documentation, webinars, live online, and in person sessions. Splash is event management software, With regard to system requirements.

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros: “It has also saved me a lot of time as I used to manually collect RSVPs on a Google doc. I also like the check-in app. It has saved me a lot of time during the craziness of the events.”

Cons: “Occasionally glitchy on PCs, works much better designing on Macs – The data dashboards could be a bit more robust and visually appealing – If you’re not tech savvy or creative, sometimes designing websites can be tricky.”

Pricing:
Splash has two bundles, one of which is free and one for corporation, which has a client cost. Users can compare similar ideas using the details here.

User Review:
Base on https://www.capterra.com, the overall rating is 4.75/5 and more than 95% users have good experience on using Splash and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★⬖ 4.5
Features ★★★★⬖ 4.5
Ease of use ★★★★★ 4.8
Customers support ★★★★⬖ 4.7

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Zkipster is a user-friendly mobile app for managing events that good for multi-event management. Users are able to make unlimited RSVP emails and guest response forms, and other event emails quickly and easily. Zkipster provides users with templates for easy creation of invitations or create their own new designs and allows users to customize any detail to be on brand.
This guest list software for event planners and PR professionals covers every part of attendee management. User can use Zkipster to create a guest list, design a seating chart, and register guests when they arrive. With vetted data security, Zkipster is the total package for event check-in (just ask HBO, Red Bull, and Saks Fifth Avenue).

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros: “I love the email and form templates. They’re very easy and intuitive to use & I like how it allows you to duplicate invitations for other waves. Also like how you can add 1 invitee to a specific invite, and it sends to that 1 new person (a real time saver!).”

Cons: “I wish there were more statuses (not just Confirmed and Unconfirmed). For example, tracking people who are “interested” (versus just ‘invited’ who have not responded in any way).”

Pricing:
Although Zkipster does not provide free version, the basic plan is starting from $199 per month. User can check here for more detail.

User Review:
Based on www.getapp.com, the overall rating is 4.8/5 and more than 95% users have good experience on using Zkipster and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★⬖ 4.5
Features ★★★★⬖ 4.7
Ease of use ★★★★★ 4.8
Customers support ★★★★★ 4.8

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Attendium is a cloud-based event registration software that helps user manage guest check-ins at multiple events and venues and also allows users to do tracking, multi-event management, and data synchronization. It syncs with social media such as Facebook mobile app so that attendees can find the events through Facebook and register at their own pace.
Also, Attendium allows users to upload guest lists from excel and text files, and download them again whenever they want and it is possible to check guests in works if user goes offline due to an unreliable internet.
Besides, Attendium is best for event planners who need to upload, download, and share multiple guest lists for every event and it is especially important for high-volume events or venues that expect crowds on the weekends.

Pros & Cons from User:
Pros: “Love it. Very simple and makes like so much easier.”

Cons: “User can only create new events using the web interface on user’s PC. The mobile app is currently mainly used for checking in and adding guests on the go”

Pricing:
Free version is available that allows up to 50 check-in guests and up to 5 devices. There are three different plans and it starts from $135 per month. User can choose the plan for weekly, monthly and yearly. You can check here for more detail.

User Review:

Based on https://play.google.com/store/apps/, the overall rating is 3.7/5 and more than 87% users have good experience on using Attendium and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★☆ 3.5
Features ★★★☆ 3.7
Ease of use ★★★☆ 3.5
Customers support ★★★★☆ 3.9

 

(Available on IOS )

Feature:
Guest Manager this event check-in app is available to do guest list management, guest list search, barcode ticket scanning, reporting/analytics, and online ticketing, ESVPs and so on. Their online solutions are fantastic, but the probability of winning you over is the actual activity check-in.
The flexible tool can allow user to import guest information on a mobile device from a spreadsheet or scan tickets.
The search feature gives the user exceptionally quick reaction times while checking in any visitor when things get hectic on the day of the event.
Also, the tool is very flexible, so the user can import guest info from a spreadsheet or scan tickets on a mobile device.

Pros & Cons from Users:
Pros: “ GuestManager is a diverse and dynamic program that allows the user to maximize the way it requires ticketing / guestlist, sales, and check-in for their needs……High levels of customization, great customer service, simplicity and seamless integration between devices for check-in / resolution…”

Cons: “The interface and UI take some getting used to and with so many features it’s a challenge to find the best way to organize them all for each user requiring different needs.”

Pricing:
According to https://www.capterra.com, Guest Manager pricing starts at $30.00 per month. There is not a free version but it offers a free trial for user.

User Review:
Base on www.capterra.com, the overall rating is 4/5 and more than 90% users have good experience on using Cvent and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★☆ 4.0
Features ★★★★☆ 4.0
Ease of use ★★★★☆ 4.0
Customers support ★★★★★ 5.0

 

(Available on IOS and Andriod)

Features:
Sched is an event management application that allows users to organize all events in one location using a variety of features including activity scheduling, speaker and sponsor management, including schedule sync, digital signage, audience control, event platform management and so on. It also offers personal mobile devices and a platform maker for consumers. It acts as a small team collaboration network that conveniently holds everything in order.
Sched is good fit for events with multiple tracks, where it’s helpful or required for attendees to do pre-event planning, events with day-by-day tickets, like Saturday Ticket, Sunday Ticket, Sat+Sunday Ticket, and events with ticket packages, like 1 ticket gets you 1 workshop, 2 parties, & 3 keynotes. However, Sched is not well suitable for single-track events where attendees don’t need to make a decision and repetitive events like classes that are held every week, all year long.
In addition to helping users expand sponsorship opportunities by promoting 8 ways through the mobile app, reminders, and websites to display their logo, one of the big features of Sched is integrating with Eventbrite. Attendees and their tickets sync after registering on Eventbrite.

Pros and Cons from Users:
Pros: “ I like the interface and the ability to sectorize the different types of events that can be carried out, together with the different parameters necessary to carry them out, also have an organization system for guests as well as for invitations sent or generated. It is ideal even for organizing conferences or work meetings quickly and efficiently. It also allows us to organize our sponsors and our guest.”

Cons: “It is a little known tool and that perhaps it can be implemented at work to carry out the organization of corporate events can take some time, but once implemented the truth is that it greatly simplifies the I work to organize an event since everything that had to be carried by hand is automated.”

Pricing:
Although Sched do not provides free plan for user, there are three different plans with different features. The pricing starts from $500 to $2500. You can find more details about the pricing here.

User Review:
Base on www.capterra.com, the overall rating is 4/5 and more than 90% users have good experience on using Cvent and positively recommended to friends.

Value for money ★★★★☆ 4.0
Features ★★★★☆ 4.0
Ease of use ★★★★☆ 4.0
Customers support ★★★★★ 5.0

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