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Socializr

Online Party Planning Tools


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Published 01/27/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Socializr is a service offering free online event invitations. It let's its users create, send and manage online invitations for their events. It provides many interesting, unique and fun formats to share party and event information with friends.

Socializr lets users send out personalized e-vites that list details about parties, get-togethers, weddings or any other type of event. Users can choose from a large collection of invite templates and can customize them by adding their own pictures, videos or music. Also, users can promote their events using Socializr since it integrates with Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, and other social networking venues.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Socializr.com is owned and operated by Punchbowl Software, Inc. Socializr was originally developed in Silicon Valley as an event management platform created by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams. Punchbowl purchased Socializr on November 12, 2010. Punchbowl was formed in 2006 and is based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Punchbowl, similar to Socializr, lets its users plan and organize parties and events, with features like customizable online invitations but also a local vendor search

In 2007, the Internet rumor-mill buzzed with information that Evite has threatened to sue Socializr based on an alleged copyright infringement over template designs and the functionality of the website.

What are the differences to other apps?

Socializr is different from other online invitation services since it is very customizable, easy to use and is integrated with major social networking sites. Their main competition is Evite which limits users to its templates. However, on Socializr, users can personalize their invitations with music and videos or make their own designs and share them. E-vites sent through Socializr include all the party details, so there is no link-clicking required.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Socializr is setup well and its content is easy to locate. Different e-vites are categorized under headings, so users can quickly locate the best looking invitation to them and start customizing it right away. There are some ads on the site, but they are not too overwhelming. Overall, Socializr is easy and fun to use.

How does the registration process work?

Registering is easy. Information required for registration includes: name, email, password, gender, date of birth and zip code. Signing up allows users to create their profiles, add friends, view messages and access theirs and their friends' address books.

What does it cost to use the application?

All of the great services that Socializr provides are available free of charge. The site has an advertisement based revenue model. They do not sell or spam their users' email addresses. Socializr is an excellent app that is free so it is definitely worth a look!

Who would you recommend the application to?

Socializr is useful for those who socialize and host parties or events. It lets one organize parties and save on postage of snail-mailed invites for many types of occasions. The ability to use pre-made templates or customize the evites makes Socializr a best in choice product in the online party hosting niche.

  • Guests can RSVP without registration
  • Ad-free invites
  • Customize invites with music, videos, and more
  • Publish calendar to share with friends
  • Integration with Friendster, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, and more
  • View detailed event statistics
  • Convenience for guests to RSVP even without registration.


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