1. No more synchronization headaches between iPhones, tablets and desktops. A new breed of flash drive for the iPhone can plug into any device. Instantly transfer data from your phone to the flash drive, and then plug it into another computer. Quickly free up memory on your iPhone and iPad, expanding their storage capacity. These devices are available for $60 to $400, depending on capacity, from vendors such as Leef (shown above), SanDisk and Hyper.
2. Spreadsheets, walkie-talkies, email and endless phone calls… InitLive eliminates it all with a mobile-first approach to management. What’s more: This free mobile app equips planners with a real-time communication system to reach event volunteers, as well as a service to alert them of up-to-the-minute scheduling changes. This cloud-based Web service enables all facets of event management to be centralized onto one device.
3. Meerkat gained popularity among planners in recent months as an easy way to create spontaneous shared experiences, publicize successful events and broadcast highlights. All you had to do was press “stream,” and live video instantly went from your phone directly onto Twitter. With one click, users could tweet out a video link to all of their followers. However, some noted the app was far from finished. The tech update (1.5.2) addresses bugs, eliminates crashes and provides greater stability. Additional upgrades include the ability to access your library directly from the app and share screenshots without leaving the stream, as well as compatibility with GoPro’s HERO3 camera.