Anyvite is a simple event invitation service that allows you to plan an event, invite your friends, and share photos and video, all without anyone but you needing to create an account. The idea of your friends not needing to sign up for a service just to reply to an event that you’ve created, is something that services like Presdo (reviewed here) and Pingg (reviewed here) have implemented as well.
To create an event, just enter in the name and description, add the date and time, and then enter in the location. If you’re unsure of an address you can do a search from the event page and add it that way. Next you just need to enter in the email addresses of your friends or import addresses from an address book. If you’ve previously added friends, Anyvite will remember them so you just need to check a box next to their name. That’s basically it – but you can add more flare to your invite, like a custom photo or wallpaper from the Anyvite gallery.
You can also add photos and videos to your event invite and allow your guests to do the same. Once you’ve jazzed up your invite, just send it. You friends will receive the invite right in their inbox, and they can reply right away, without having to sign up for anything. What’s even better, is that your guests can also add comments, watch videos, and add the event to their calendar, all without creating an account. There’s also a “ShareSpace” where you and your guests can add photos and videos after the event. Each ShareSpace has its own code that you need to tag your Flickr photos and YouTube videos with, and then they’ll be automatically added to your events ShareSpace for everyone to enjoy. Here’s my screencast tour of Anyvite:
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