Top 10 Free iPhone/iPad Meeting Apps of 2011

Meeting planners are continuously searching for ways their attendees can become more efficient. Mobile meeting apps have proven to be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, simplifies the selection process. Here are our top 10 must-have apps of 2011 for meeting attendees to consider. They’re all free, too!

10. Conference CO2 Calculator
This app allows you to calculate the carbon costs of flying to and from your next international meeting or conference. It will help you work out which locations for your event might be less harmful to the environment than others, depending on where your delegates are travelling from.

9. iTranslate
Attending a meeting in a foreign country and need assistance with directions? By combining voice recognition, machine translation and voice output iTranslate can help you get where you need to be. This app translates words, phrases and even whole sentences into over 50 languages.

8. LucyPhone
Why wait on hold for Customer Service when you have LucyPhone? Just pick a company to call and give LucyPhone a number to call you back on. LucyPhone waits on hold for you and will call you back immediately and connect you both. Never wait on hold again!

7. Skyscanner
Ideal for finding a cheap flight, fast. Compare over 600 budget and scheduled airlines in seconds with the free Skyscanner iPhone/iPad app Version 2; saves money, saves time. Buy air tickets direct from airlines or travel agents and get the best deals. It’s simple, independent and finds the lowest fares with a few quick taps, wherever you want to fly.

6. iLeads
The award winning iLeads is the tradeshow industry’s first mobile app for lead retrieval. It’s the most advanced lead capture app available. Now, you can capture sales leads anywhere, any time – on the tradeshow floor or at an event.

5. CardMunch
CardMunch converts business cards to address book contacts, and then adds them as connections on LinkedIn. Easily see LinkedIn profile information for your new contacts — and connect with them in a single click.

4. Dropbox
Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all of your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

3. TripDeck
TripDeck is considered one of the best itinerary organizers currently available. Manage hotel reservations, car rentals, flights, cruises, restaurants, meetings and more. It automatically syncs with your TripIt itineraries and gets easy access to check-in times, seat number, confirmation numbers, gate info, baggage claim, notes, integrated airline contact info and more.

2. Evernote
Evernote turns the iPhone and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.

1. Skype
With a very simple and user-friendly interface, call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone or iPad.

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