Who Uses This Software?

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


Average Ratings

12 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $1,750.00/year
  • Pricing Details
    Free to $5000
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    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 Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

Guidebook Reviews Recently Reviewed!

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.

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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.

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
Value for Money
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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!

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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
Likelihood to Recommend: 9.0/10 Not
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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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

Great for conferences

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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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 :).

Guidebook Review

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.

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.

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%.