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    Evernote

    by Evernote

    Event planning can become a stack of sticky notes and Evernote is your way to stay organized. This well-known app syncs your notes in the cloud and is fully searchable, even with text in a photo. A nice touch is the voice memo feature, letting you dictate your event ideas and recording them into a note for review later on. Sharing to others and tagging add to the super-organizing abilities of this versatile app. When you're in brainstorm mode, Evernote will get you off on the right foot.

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    White & Yellow Pages

    by Avantar LLC

    It's been a long time since a phonebook was a staple in every home. But the wealth of local business listed are still vital when planning your event, because many companies still don't have an online presence. Enter White & Yellow Pages where you can peruse through all your local listings without getting newsprint on your fingers. Unlike the print version, this app is lightweight and can display your searches on a map in relation to where you physically are located. The next time you need a DJ or catering hall, tap into the power of this tried and true service.

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    Simply to Impress

    by Nova Development

    Simply To Impress makes it super-simple to have professional invitations printed and ready to impress your guests. Go beyond email and really set the stage with templates that look great and integrate your own photos for that added personal touch. Simply select a theme, add photos, some text, and you're ready to check out. Envelopes are included so you just need to stuff and mail those bad boys.

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    Pro Party Planner

    by Zysco

    When your event is more of a collaboration than a one-person show, Pro Party Planner is your go-to app for staying organized and keeping track of assignments. This app takes organization to the extreme by letting you assign dishes, tasks, and more out to certain people. You can also set a timeline for the event down to the minute, so you always know what's up next. Guest list management also tracks Thank You's and other items that need to go out. From keeping track of your shopping list to sticking to your established budget, Pro Party Planner does it all and looks slick on your iPad while doing it.

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    myBanquet

    by upiksoft

    When it comes to major events, planning and organization are key to making sure the small things don't fall through the cracks. The app myBanquet plays the role of ultimate assistant with its fantastic seating layout builder and guest list organizer. Start by importing your contacts or entering a new list of guests. You can track who's sent an RSVP and who's MIA. Then begin building your table chart and setting it up to fit the room holding your shindig. Now the fun begins by assigning seats, moving people around, and seeing tables that aren't quite full. Best of all, myBanquet can email full reports of your event out so you can easily coordinate with others.

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    Mr Bartender - Mixed Drink, Bartending & Cocktail Recipes

    by Liberated Electronics Organization, LLC

    A guest comes up and says they want to drink a Hole In One. Got what it takes to make it? Mr. Bartender can tell you in seconds that you better have stocked up on some Scotch Whiskey because that's a key ingredient! Mr. Bartender lets you browse not only its database of drinks, but also drinks submitted by others. Have a drink only your friends know about? Add it in! Photos appear when available and the instructions are clear. Have a limited bar? Just head into the Kitchen feature, check the items (even non-alcoholic) you have, and Mr. Bartender gives a full list of every drink you can make.

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    Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

    by Condé Nast Digital

    Epicurious is an app filled with over 30,000 recipes. Your next event may call for you to become a master chef. The app also has a shopping list feature which syncs with your iPhone. This free, universal app can be a lifesaver in times of need.

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    GetLimo

    by 1-800-GET-LIMO

    The GetLimo app helps you locate a nearby limo provider and request a quote via email for your event. The app also displays the phone number to make a reservation. The app is actually iPhone optimized, but still works in the iPad and might be a need for some.