South by Southwest (SXSW), the popular film, interactive, and music festival, kicks off today in Austin. We’re excited to be driving down to the “Live Music Capital of the World” to check out the interactive sessions, bands and parties. Most of us will be attached to our smartphones and tablets during the conference to share the awesome content and knowledge with our friends, family and co-workers. Have an iPhone nearby? The GenPink team has rounded up a list of FREE iPhone apps to download during SXSW. These apps are fun, organized and will keep you on the edge of the social media world.
Think of Moxtra as all the best parts of Pinterest, Evernote, and Facebook! This all-encompassing productivity app makes it easy to manage the photos and videos in your camera roll, client and work emails or an Excel spreadsheet to organize your list of SXSW parties. Beyond organization, Moxtra allows users to collaborate with others on upcoming projects before sending to a friend or blasting out on your social media channels. It’s a simple app to start using for SXSW, and it’s very organized!
The hot new app Vine is noted as the future of content marketing. Let your personality sine through this video app while at SXSW. You don’t need to be a professional videographer to try this out!
Snap pictures of your favorite bands and speakers using creative filters on Instagram. Share the pics on your Twitter and Facebook accounts for your friends to awe over.
Here’s an easy way to turn business cards into contacts. CardMunch allows you to take a picture with the app and a business card. It’s converted to a contact automatically. How neat!
Download the Eventbrite app to look up parties and sessions during SXSW. This app will help keep all your events organized in one app!
Use the mobile Twitter app to stay connected with other SXSW attendees, read about upcoming events and tweet your favorite celebs and speakers. Use the hashtags #SXSW and #SXSWi (for the interactive sessions) to share your tweets with others in town and back home.
Where ya headed? Use FourSquare to share your location with other attendees during SXSW. From the convention center to music venues and popular cafes, there are lots of cool spots in Austin!
Don’t forget to download the official SXSW GO app on your phone. View and build your schedule, share your schedule with friends, network with attendees, search tradeshows, events and venues and you can use the map feature to get directions to venues.
What other apps are you planning to use during SXSW? Have fun, and keep us posted on your adventure!
(Disclaimer- We were not paid to review these apps, and all opinion are our own.)
Nelli is the assistant editor for GenPink. In her spare time, Nelli enjoys yoga, traveling, attending sports games and going to Starbucks quite too often. She holds a public relations undergraduate degree and is currently studying to earn an MBA. Connect with her on Twitter, @NelliTokleh and @GenPink.
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