Guidebook

Guidebook


5 / 5
21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Event professionals, higherEd administrators, corporate meeting planners, association executives, venue or destination proprietors.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews
Value Ease

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,750.00/one-time
  • Pricing Details
    $1750 to $6000
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Guidebook
  • www.guidebook.com
  • Founded 2012
  • United States

About Guidebook

Guidebook is a DIY app builder that allows you to create your own app without any coding skills. Just pick one of dozens of awesome templates, drag & drop any features you want, customize it the way you want, and hit Publish to create your app in minutes. Whether you want an app for your wedding, university, or to power your entire Enterprise, Guidebook has you covered with the most beautiful Android or iPhones apps out there. Just ask the millions who already use Guidebook!


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Guidebook Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Code-free Development
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development
  • Admissions Management
  • Alumni Management
  • Assessment Management
  • Curriculum Management
  • Faculty / Staff Management
  • Financial Aid Management
  • Fundraising Management
  • Housing Management
  • Scheduling
  • Student Information / Records
  • Student Portal

Guidebook Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent tool for conferences, training, orientations etc.

Jul 24, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have used guidebook for a few years now. Most of my usage experience has come as a conference attendee. I no longer need to get tree-killing printed conference schedules (unless I am presenting, then I want a copy)!

The tool is very easy to use in most situations. You can create a registration/check-in for folks, put in guides, schedules, reminders, and push notifications to users.

I have explored using it for my own office as well, and had worked with guidebook to set up a trial. I thought the tool was very useful for our work (University - training undergraduate student staff), however, the price was a little too high for the extent to which this product would have been helpful, so I decided not to go through with this.

Cons: The schedule explore can be a little clunky, it will not keep your place at times, randomly refresh itself, etc. The search feature can be your best friend if you know what you are looking for, because the organization system is not designed for any specific context, which means that while it is good for many different uses, it leave a little to be desire in each specific context.

Overall: Significantly reduce printing costs and paper usage. Allow individuals to plan better. Send updates in a timely fashion. Allow users to interact with each other.

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Simple Setup for Events

Nov 16, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Guidebook is a pretty easy tool to use when coordinating, planning, and scheduling events such as conferences and organizational/ company days. I have used in education when planning PD days for our district or when attending conferences. best part is the mobile app that users get to use and interact with when you make it live. Decent amount of included capabilities as well, that are in the free program, including images, and a feedback system.

Cons: When using with the free program, you are limited to the total number of downloads of your mobile app. I assume when paying this will change. As of now, the free version has sufficed.

Overall: Guidebook helped me plan and coordinate a staff PD day for my school district. Users were able to interact throughout the day and plan out the sessions they wanted to attend digitally, without needed to carry a paper copy with them. This also helped me promote our day/event as well as provide acknowledgment to those companies that helped support our event.

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Campus welcome information

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It puts the essential information in the hands of the people who need it. It's easy to navigate. Icons are universal and understandable. Sending out schedule changes, updates, or reminders is a great feature. Easy for the guest to create a custom schedule.

Cons: The hardest part is taking a nice, orderly word document and getting into excel format to upload. It's hard to put one session with multiple sections into a format that works for the guest to easily choose and add to their personal schedule. Guest can't add non-Guide events to schedule.

Overall: We know that the majority of our first-year students were able to download the Guide, so we were able to communicate with them for their first weeks. Families who used the Guide were complementary.

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Write down your activities in a more didactic and efficient way.

May 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The method of organizing for each of your activities that you can save as a digital book is really amazing and useful, with the app you do not worry about taking paper and pencil as in the old school, although necessary but not so practical.

Cons: It is a little confusing when looking for your activities and it brings problems when editing, there are cases that do not save the modifications.

Overall: With Guidebook to organize my days and write down important things is very simple and fast, it is enough to just look for the app and start to write down.

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Guidebook helps us look good!

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As a religious, non-profit organization we don't often get high marks for being cutting edge or contemporary when it comes to our uses of technology. We have made some huge strides in the last 5 years and Guidebook has been part of that formula. Guidebook is one of the top things constituents mention in post-event surveys as something helpful we offer to improve their experience. I spend many hours perfecting the setup but I can't take credit for the platform itself. That's all you!

Overall: Guidebook helps us offer a tool for our event participants that we'd never be able to create on our own.

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We used Guidebook at Annual Conference this past May. It was a way better presentation of events.

Aug 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: When we had Guidebook as a list of events, dinners, speakers, etc. It was a great way to stay on top of things when so much other stuff was happening at Annual Conference. I even had access to some information that I did not have before because of Guidebook! I simply never saw it when the Conference used printed guidebooks.

Cons: Depending on the stuff i was looking for, Guidebook was kind of overwhelming my first year, because it was such a Big Conference with a lot of information.

Overall: This software kept me organized at Annual Conference for the last 2 years.

Good product, very intuitive and comes with a great customer support team

Nov 21, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The guides we create are very easy to build and navigate. Most menus and items can be customized and the website's support FAQs and step-by-step instructions are incredibly helpful. If an answer can't be found there, I've always gotten quick answers from the support team that address what I need.

Cons: The only reason I'm not rating this 5 stars is because there's no lead tracker availability. At our conferences, we have exhibitors that would like to follow up with attendees more directly than just saying "do you have a business card?".

Further, we would like to track actual attendance at sessions by having a QR code printed on badges and someone at the door to scan as people arrive. As much as we encourage our attendees, we know not everyone will download the app and check-in to sessions, so that doesn't give us the most reliable data.

Overall: Ease of use and a consistent product we feel good about promoting to our attendees.

Guidebook is wonderful, we use it each year for an annual conference!

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's very easy to use, everything is well laid out. It's visually appealing and I can always find what I need. Customer support has been wonderful and they are always helpful!

Cons: I guess the only thing that I would say I like the least is the cost for upgrades - we would really like to use the "tracks" for our conference, but it is really the only benefit to the upgrade for us so we have chosen not to do it.

Easy to use, great product!

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: For the infrequent, smaller user, it is wonderful that we can use the product for free. It is so easy to use and well received by those who have access to our Guidebook. Thank you so much for a great product!

Cons: The only con I have is that I wish there was a subscription between the free option and the next level.

Overall: This software made my company look more professional during our events, which made me look good!

Best event app on the market

Nov 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great UI. Easy to build apps. Excellent customer service. There are a lot of event app companies out there, but Guidebook is by far my favorite. Both from a user's and admin's perspective.

Cons: App store no longer allows for branded apps, so you have to create an app within Guidebook's app. Not the worst, just wish Apple were less restrictive.

Overall: Guidebook allows us to eliminate printing and offer users a much improved experience at our annual conference. We collect feedback through the app, facilitate networking, sell sponsorship placements, and give attendees all the information they need. It's been a really useful tool, well worth the investment.

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Guidebook helped with the implementation of our Green Initiative

Feb 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that with guidebook, you have all and more of the features of a physical book without the paper of an actual book. Additionally, i enjoy that Guidebook is interactive, in that our students and add and share right from the app.

Cons: now for the cons, one of the biggest issues I had was with the changing of information after the guide had been published, additionally right after being posted we noticed that the guidebook could not be found, once we got past those small bumps; we had a rather decent experience

Great for conferences

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We have used the free option for a couple of years and it is easy to use and update. The customer service is great too.

Cons: I had a little issue uploading the program initially and ended up having to delete duplicates times three! I should have read the directions more clearly to begin with.

Overall: KACRAO has used this software for our annual conference for two years. I uploaded the program last year and after a few initial glitches, I read the instructions, those clearly defined what my issue was. I then uploaded the program and it was great for our organization to be able to use it throughout the conference. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to utilize an online program for an event.

Recommendations to other buyers: Read all the way through the instructions first :).

I love that Guidebook is digital

Apr 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that guidebook is an all online platform which makes hosting orientations and meeting 100% green and also makes editing and revisions a piece of cake since its all online.

Cons: one of the things I wished I had with guidebook was tracking metric to see how many times it was vied not only during its run but post as well.

We set up an app through Guidebook for our annual company retreat - everyone LOVED it!

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It was extremely easy to use, update and customize - even with the free version. I will be creating an app for everything now - personal vacations, corporate events and more!

Cons: The publishing process was a little confusing. Maybe I skipped over some prompts at the beginning that explained it but I had to go digging in the help section for an article that explained how to do it and what happened at each stage.

Overall: We saved countless hours (and paper) by not having to prepare physical binders containing all of the information for our attendees. Everyone loved not having to carry the binders around with them in order to know where to be, where to go, what to do, etc.

Guidebook was AMAZING for our annual event!

Nov 25, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We used Guidebook for our most recent annual conference and are definitely planning to use them again! Overall it was a wonderful experience and I'm extremely bullish on the product. The content management system was intuitive and easy to use. I only had a few minor questions, and it was extremely easy to be in touch with their support team, who proved equally helpful and personable. The overall feedback on the app from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, and we we're able to eliminate printing 100%.

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I discovered this app 2 months ago for an anime convention and I've been converted.

Nov 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The superb organization and the supreme convenience. I was able to spend a great chunk of time going through each and every event and marking off the ones that interested me. If there was a time discrepancy, the app let me know. It let you choose the time frame for your notifications. It kept you up to date with news alerts from the events. It had a built in map. It's the organizational tool I never thought I needed until now.

Guidebook in Practice

Oct 12, 2016
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am not a seasoned user, sadly. I've only used the software once, or maybe two times, but it has been at least 1 year. However, what I've found is that it works well, it just has opportunities, like all software. If there were a few more tutorials offered on use, I could tell my students to watch those for help/guidance.

Convenient and easy to use!

Jul 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It is so easy to use. I love that I can edit on the fly. It saves a ton of paper and makes it possible to keep all of the information updated that needs to be absolutely current. I have used it on trips and with with large groups.

Cons: At this point in my use of this product I have not run into any of he typical frustrations. It is simple and accessible.

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Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Recently attended a Aquatics Conference in Ontario, Canada. The simplicity of using this software made the conference so easy to navigate and see things that i had missed before. included maps, locations, people. So many great aspects.

We used Guidebook for a recent conference and loved the having everything at attendee's fingertips.

Nov 20, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. Comprehensive. Ability to customize to fit your agency and/or event. Even have the ability to create a QR Code scavenger hunt.

Cons: For those who are technologically challenged it takes some extra manpower to assist them with the app.

Overall: It's a one-stop-shop at your fingertips. Saving trees and money not reproducing tons of materials.

Easy to use,

Jul 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use to find books of difficult access, it is easy to use, Books of all kinds and speciality, good.

Cons: Sometimes it is a bit delayed and is blocked but in general terms it is easy to use and agreeably, good.