As most of you have probably experienced, making plans with friends and family to do pretty much anything nowadays can be a time consuming exercise in frustration. Everyone is busier than ever, and it’s hard to get a consensus about the smallest thing – even where to go eat.
But an interesting new app from Microsoft, aptly named Tossup, is looking to simplify event planning.
How it works
The app is easy to navigate and is well designed. You can start by deciding on a question to ask and how to poll friends and family. To further customize the experience, you can even upload your own images.
Invite everyone to answer through email, SMS, or even Facebook. A very sensible chat option allows group members to talk about the poll and help to make a final decision. To help move the decision process along, you can even add a countdown clock.
After the decision is made, users can even add an event directly to their calendar from the app.
Here’s a quick promo video. Click here if you can’t see it.
While I was only able to try out Tossup for a few minutes, I was really impressed with the app overall. I can see a number of situations in my everyday life where using the app to poll friends and family could really pay off.
Microsoft has been taking some big leaps forward since Satya Nadella was named CEO, and if the company can create more products like this app, the future should be bright in Redmond.
For other app news today, see: Reclaim your home with new controls and classes in BlitzKeep, Stop texting photos and videos – there is a better way to share, and Music streaming face-off: Rdio, Spotify and Apple Music.