Santa Clara-based Setdot, a new startup which is set to make event management and planning a peace of cake, launched in a private beta recently. For party planners, community organizers, and even small-sized conference organizers, Setdot seems a worthy option.
How It Works
If you’ve used Evite before, Setdot won’t seem much different except that its interface seems a bit superior (in my opinion). To create a new event, you simply enter the title, hit ‘create event’ and it takes you to the creation interface. Select a theme (i.e. Lunch/Dinner, Birthday, Baby Shower, etc.) and the page, along with the preview of the invitation cards, changes to look like so. You can also change the settings like making an event public, allowing guests to bring friends, allowing guests to invite others, and so on. Basically, it’s up to you to make the invitation forms, etc. now. Most of the text on the page is directly editable (i.e. by clicking on it), and you can add or remove guests, write a message, and send out the invitations.
If you don’t like anything about Setdot, I can assure you you’ll like the interface. The fact that everything is editable and that selecting a theme basically changes all the visual elements of the page makes it very appealing to use. Having used Evite in the past, I find Setdot a much better option and until it’s free I’m certain I’ll make the most out of it. While this space is fairly crowded, I think Setdot has it over all the players when it comes to the best product — will it get the same viralness of Evite? Only time can tell.