Manage & plan your wedding, get a free website, track guest list & more – online for free

Free online wedding app – plan your event, set a budget, send invites, tracks RSVP’s, get a website, search local vendors and more using – OurWeddingDay

A free online wedding planner that helps you to ease the planning and preparation of your big day. Set and track your budget, managing your guest list & RSVP’s, create a website, get inspiration and ideas from other brides-to-be and wedding experts with this free web based app. The application is very simple to navigate and use so that you can feel more comfortable in planning for your wedding day without worry about learning or managing a difficult application. As this is a web-based and free online application, there is nothing for your to purchasing, download or install.

The app has a built-in feature that helps you setup a Free website. You can personalize your site by choosing a design, sharing your story, uploading photos and more. You can use your site to organize your wedding-related activities such as your rehearsal dinners, update your guest lists, post the location and travel accommodation details for your guests, and share guest book notes.

Easily announce & reserve your dates. Choose from selections of cards and e-cards, personalize your message and send in 5 easy steps that the app will help you though. When your guests RSVP’s start coming back, use the app to help manage their ‘plus-ones’, meal preferences, and update your seating plan as often as you receive a new response or whenever you want.

The app also provides a free Address Manager tool that can automatically import your contacts from your email. Simply enter your username and email provider to instantly update your contacts with the application site, add notes and reminders about guest meal preference and reception seating, and send free “Save the Date’ E-Cards…

The app also integrates a handy budget planner. Begin by entering your total budget and number of guests for ‘instant allotment suggestions’. Now you can begin to compare your spending on each item to what other brides might be spending but also with what wedding experts suggest. This helps in identifying areas where you might need to cut back a little and other areas where you can spend more.

The app also provides an extensive online database which allows you to search information and local wedding vendors. You cab also explore through the featured Categories which include Planning Tools, Wedding Ideas, Galleries (which provides pictures – dresses, cakes, flower arrangements, invitations, jewelry and more), Gift Registries, and Planning your Honeymoon.

Lastly, by registering for free on the site you also gain access to utilizing the Community Forum – have a question about your wedding (etiquette, reception, rehearsal, traditions, or a particular situation or issue), simply search the community forum for similar questions and answers or post a question of your own and receive feedback from other brides and wedding experts.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Web-based free wedding planner
  • Free website to customize and promote your big day
  • Budget planner
  • Address Manager – send announcements, track RSVP’s, and more
  • Search local vendors
  • Access large database – get inspiration, review ideas from others
  • Community forum- post questions and receive feedback from wedding experts
  • Easy navigation with Categories (Wedding tools, ideas, gift registries & more)

Summary Review and Grade

  • Free Registration
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)

A great free online planning application that offers the essentials for planning your Big Day. The layout and interface to easy to navigate while offering access to many ideas and resources.

To give it a try, visit the OurWeddingDay Home Page

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Free online video & picture montage creator

Create video creations using your favorite pictures & videos, include music and select from templates – using One True Media

A free video montage creator that you can use to create some really cool video montages of your favorite pictures. You can add special effects and music with this free online video montage creator. You can use the videos for your own entertainment, or to promote your business. You can create a nice surprise for someone’s birthday, or just a fun video to send to your friends.

To use, simply go to the website and upload your favorite videos and photos. Once uploaded, use the free web-based video montage creator to add fun effects and backgrounds to help customize your montage. You will find the website very easy to navigate and it has detailed instructions for each feature of the program. There is a great option when you go to the website to try the program out by editing a sample video. You can see the different features in action and play around with different themes.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Music: add music to the background
  • Videos and Pictures: add both video and pictures to your montage
  • Special Effects: utilize different themes that change your picture and video displays, select different backgrounds, occasions (birthday, vacation, summer, back to school, holidays, etc)
  • Editing and Sequence: arrange pictures and videos as you like
  • Text Slides: add words to pictures and videos, include captions
  • Share online – posting to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, your blog, emailing a link, on TiVo, and more

Summary Review and Grade

  • Free Registration
  • No Downloads
  • No Installation Required
  • Works on ‘most’ Web-browsers (tested on IE, Chrome, Safari and Firefox)
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • Free montage up to 30 seconds
  • Free storage space of 200 photos (10-15 minutes of video) or 200 MB

We had to deduct on some of the limited features offered for the free account (limited to 30 second creations, limited abilities for sharing high-quality productions and storage space limitations) but this is really an easy-to-use app that can be a lot of fun for sending short video and picture montages to friends and colleges, for promoting events, products and services. The app does offer a “Premium Account” for $39.99 USD/year which increases your creation time to an hour in length, unlimited number of songs and music, high-quality direct posts to YouTube and Facebook and ‘virtually unlimited’ storage space.  The app charges $24.99 for a DVD copy of your productions (they do offer bulk rates which can reduce the per DVD cost).   For a new and creative way to share some of your video and pictures with others, give this app a try…. for Free and if you need more options then you can consider the Premium Account.

To give it a try, visit the OneTrueMedia Home Page

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Unlimited Devices – Free 2GB Online Storage, sharing, syncing & backup

Easy, secure & consolidated free online backup, sync, sharing, access & storage solution for any OS and unlimited number of devices with – SpiderOak

Another hybrid application (as you can download for Free on your selected devices and also retrieve your data via any Internet connection). This app provides an online backup which is FULLY scalable and allows you to select specific drives, or certain folders within a drive, to even specific sub-folders if you wish.  You can also select to exclude certain file types (exe., txt, etc) from your backup schedule. Simply check mark your drive, folder, documents, photos, music, etc and the application takes over from there. It backs up all your selected data securely. Additionally, the app tracks any updates or changes in your documents and provides historical versions so that you can select from earlier versions. Even if you delete a document from your hard disk, the app will still maintain a history for you!

The application is great for syncing data between different devices (computers with same OR different OS, smart phones, tablets, etc). You can also sync data between network drives, external hard drives and USB devices.  This really makes it easy for you to access your important documents and photos from anywhere and on any device.

The application also offers a very easy method for sharing your documents and photos with your family, friends, and colleagues. You can create ‘ShareRooms’ and even assign passwords to improve security.  Then place any desired documents, files, photos, etc in your ‘ShareRoom’ and provide your access information to your selected members.  The best part of this feature is that any of your items in your ‘ShareRoom’ are updated automatically whenever you make any changes.  No need to send out new links or email your members as they will always have access to your most updated versions.

Online Storage – select to upload your data from multiple computers (even on different OS – Windows, Mac or Linux), external drives, network drives, USB drives etc. The data is securely stored on the apps online website. This offers even greater flexibility and access to your data which can now be retrieved by you using any device with an Internet connection.

Review of Basic App Features:

  • Access all your data in one de-duplicated location
  • Configurable multi-platform synchronization
  • Preserve all historical versions & deleted files
  • Share folders instantly in web ShareRooms w / RSS
  • Retrieve files from any Internet-connected device
  • Comprehensive ‘zero-knowledge’ data encryption
  • 2 GBs Free
  • Utilize on Unlimited number of devices

Summary Review and Grade

  • FREE Registration
  • FREE and Cross-Platform Download Clients
  • FREE Installation on Unlimited Number of Devices
  • Works on All Web-browsers
  • No Technical Experience Necessary
  • Works Cross-platform – on all computer platforms – (Linux, Macs, Windows)
  • 2 GB Free
  • Access to historical versions and deleted files

Security of your Data – One of the things we like most about this app is the levels of security offered to protect your data. The application utilizes a unique no-knowledge policy, that basically states that even if someone were to gain access and ‘hack’ their physical servers, they still would not be able to read the data as all information stored is encrypted.  The application platform does NOT even keep your password on file!  All of these features (online backup, syncing, sharing, and storage) are totally Free up-to 2 GB. The application works on all computer platforms (Windows, Linux, and Mac), smart phones and tablets (Apple and Android) and also offers access to all your information via an Internet connection.  If you need more data space, the application provides 100 GB of data for $10/month.

To give it a try, visit the SpiderOak Home Page

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