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Published 07/09/2008 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
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What can you use the app for?

MyPunchbowl is an online application to plan parties and send out invites to peers and pals. It takes care of all the preliminary work that goes into planning a party and ensures that all events turn out to be great fun. With softwares to support hosts at each and every stage of party planning, like deciding the suitable date, place, menu, purchasing or renting partying stuff, it makes the task of hosting a party simple, convenient and less time consuming. It scraps the need to get paper invites printed and distributed, thus saving upon time and money. It guides and assists hosts through all the stages of party planning by dividing the entire work into simple steps as selecting a date, saving the date, sending online invitations and sharing photos, videos and messages after the party. It also helps find party utility stores in the vicinity of the user. MyPunchbowl gives party planning advice and party planning ideas for all kinds of parties. Its reasons to party section lists down various important and popular upcoming days and events so that party lovers never run out of reasons to celebrate. Hosts can receive ratings, comments or recommendations for their parties from the guests. It also has a blog section wherein the MyPunchbowl team writes in regularly. A very interesting feature of MyPunchbowl is that it has a world map on the home page that daily highlights the places at which parties were planned using the service. Also on the top left corner, information about latest parties planned keeps on flashing. Another feature that endears the service to the users is their feedback section. Users can give suggestions and their views on the existing services. All these applications come for free.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

MyPunchbowl was launched in 2007. It is a privately held company and has Massachusetts based Punchbowl software as their parent company. The company was founded by a team of few software and interface experts who wanted to come up with something simple yet interesting to plan parties and events. This tool is a step in that direction. People find it worth using because of its ease of use and relevant features. MyPunchbowl rebranded the site as in September 2010.

What are the differences to other apps?

MyPunchbowl is one of the many similar applications available on the net for party planning and sharing information. Though it has some unique features which it can boast of. These include message boards to communicate with the guests before and after the party, using widgets and integration of Google maps to get the party location displayed. These features make the site a bit more interactive and convenient to use.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

MyPunchbowl looks simple yet trendy. It has a lot of content on the homepage but still it looks clean as all the information has been kept under separate headings. Blue and black text has been used on a white background. The templates for invites are colorful and have good designs and themes. The layout of the website is uncomplicated and is easy to navigate through. The look is elegant.

How does the registration process work?

The registration process starts up by asking the user's first name, last name, email and password and this is it. The registration process is thus very simple and short. The member is then guided to his/her personalized homepage. Once there users can start out to plan their parties using MyPunchbowl's assistance at every stage.

What does it cost to use the application?

All applications provided by MyPunchbowl are free of cost. There are no annoying ads on the website. Venture capital funding keeps the site alive.

Who would you recommend the application to?

MyPunchbowl is one of the many sites that allow people plan parties and events. It will appeal to anybody and everybody who wishes to host a party. There is no dearth of occasions to celebrate on this Earth and similarly there is no dearth of people who look for reasons to party. Therefore, it is recommended to all the party planners for any kind of party occasions.

  • "Pick a date" which lets users decide the most suitable date for the party
  • "Save the date" which lets users inform their guests about the date in advance
  • Customized invitations
  • Integration of Google maps and Flickr
  • Message board to communicate with guests before and after the party
  • Party store locater to help find stores in one's vicinity.
  • "After Party" features to fondly remember the party

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