Keep Your Meeting on Task with Agendas

Lets face it, meetings are generally a place of boredom and outdated technology. They are filled with far more paper and xeroxing than tablets and smartphones. Even when technology is incorporated, you still spend a majority of the meeting typing and recording. What if there was a different way to hold meetings, a way that gets rid of excess paper and saves your fingers from typing out thousands of words? Meetings are about to launch into the 21st century with Agendas, a new iPad app.

Agendas is a note-taking application designed for making meetings easier and more productive. Plan out your presentation ahead of time and include text, images, and real-time polls in your agenda. Once you have a basic framework of your meeting topics and information, it’s time to start your meeting. Agendas allows you to share your meeting notes with other users, meaning less typing and more listening.

Preparing for Your Big Meeting

Keep You're Meeting on Track with Agendas

Keep You're Meeting on Track with Agendas

With Agendas, creating your meeting notes and agendas has never been easier. Tap “new agenda” to create a blank document. Tap the title bar to set the name and the expected duration of your meeting. The duration is important for when you later start the meeting and you see a blue timer. This blue timer shows you how much time you have left in your meeting, letting you know that your time is slowly ticking away. Next, you can start adding text, photos, and polls in your agenda. Just start entering information and designing your agenda just as you normally would. You can add polls to gather feedback on crucial questions. The best thing about Agendas is that your outline can be short and simple. When you’re actually in the meeting, you can add more detail and record everyone’s opinions on each topic.

You can add Text, Images, and Polls into your Agenda

You can add Text, Images, and Polls into your Agenda

Multi-User Meetings

Agendas has an Agenda sharing feature which makes it easier to present your notes at your meeting. Connect to a wireless network and other Agenda users can join your meeting. For security reasons, each user must enter a generated pin code in order to join. This prevents unauthorized users from seeing your meeting. Once another user joins, they can see the meeting notes that you have shared and interact with them.

Meetings can include interactive polls that make it easy to get feedback on ideas. Imagine being able to get feedback from all attendees with the simple push of a button. With Agendas, it’s that simple. Each connected user can take a feedback option and Agendas will record it for you. Connected users also can ask questions in the Agenda, making it really easy to archive exactly what was asked. You can even vote on questions you think deserves an answer

Each User has their own copy of notes, making it easy to add personal thoughts or opinions

Each User has their own copy of notes, making it easy to add personal thoughts or opinions

The benefit of using Agendas over the traditional paper method is that each user instantly has a copy of the meeting notes when they connect. With no effort from you, they have all the notes they need from the meeting and can even add their own personal notes. In a traditional paper-filled meeting, you would need to photocopy the notes in order for them to read them later.

Even when compared to sharing a digital presentation you would still need to email them the file, which is another step and another disruption in the meeting. With Agendas, giving them a digital copy is one of the easiest things you can do. Just let them join the meeting and they’ll have the latest copy. Agendas even saves all the questions that were asked during the meeting, so everyone can go back to check what was asked was asked.

Notes Where You Need Them

Summary mode gives you a simple list of your topics

Summary mode gives you a simple list of your topics

While Agendas was designed for meetings, the app itself can be used in various other ways. Teachers can create lesson plans and objectives using Agendas, adding polls to track the overall understanding of topics. Agendas can also be used without networking it to other iPads, meaning students can use it to take notes in all their classes and lectures. The Agenda viewer can handle multiple different Agendas, meaning you can take notes and always have them on hand.

Agendas is amazing at bringing all your notes into each users hands. Each user will be able to view photos in vivid detail (as opposed to cheap a black and white copy, or an expensive laser color copy). You could even walk into the meeting late, join the shared Agenda and instantly have access to all the work and notes that have been taken so far. A student could walk into a class after being out the previous day and could take out their iPad. Within seconds, they could download the notes from another classmates shared version of Agendas. It’s truly an amazing way of taking notes that could be a huge innovation on how we hold meetings and share information.

Conclusion

Agendas is a must have app for anyone who spends even 2% of the week in a meeting or lecture. It’s intuitive interface makes it easy to learn and implement, even for a non computer savvy user. A business looking to implement this system can even hire the developer to hand deliver 10 iPads pre-loaded with Agendas and train their staff on how to use it. Next time you’re sitting in your meeting, your classroom, or maybe your attending a conference; Ask them why they aren’t using Agenda for iPad.


Summary

Agendas is a note taking app designed for meetings and lectures. Make your meetings more productive with features like Networked notes, in-app Polls, and instantly archived questions.

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