The only app you need to make plans with friends đș
Honestly, trying to make plans with friends sucks. It can feel pretty much impossible. Thereâs always one person working, someone on holiday and that friend that ALWAYS double books.
Even worse? You find yourself juggling a whole load of different apps and calendars and calculating complicated maths equations just to find a date that works. And then thereâs still someone who canât make it. Itâs really not the one đ
Itâs almost like there needs to be one app just to make plans and organise group events with your friendsâŠ đ
How are people making plans with their friends?!
What are they doing to try to find time to get together? How do you invite people to your events? It gets complicated pretty quickly and itâs so hard to keep up with it all. It takes way more effort than it should and hereâs whyâŠ
The group chat madness
Weâve all been there when you try to plan an event in the group chat. Whether itâs a quick drink or a holiday, it takes (at least) 1,000 back-and-forth messages to find a time when everyone is free.
The conversations get sidetracked by people sending gifs or asking random questions, and suddenly youâre back to square one đ
Real life kicks in
That moment when you realise that all your friends have lives and theyâre always busyâŠ đł People donât answer fast enough (or at all) and youâre left wondering if you should wait for a response or go ahead without them.
When the stars finally align and a plan is decided, it still gets lost in the group chat. You end up manically scrolling or searching for random words to find the details. Then, of course, thereâs always that one person who still says âso whatâs the plan again guys?â...đ
So many appsâŠ
Youâre trying to get everyone together but there are just so many things that you need to make that happen.
Flipping between your calendar, your group chats (on iMessage, Instagram, Messenger, Whatsapp, SnapâŠ) your social media, your notes, your maps, downloading new apps to create polls, keeping track of itinerariesâŠ the list is never-ending đŁ. Most tragic? The Excel guy building a spreadsheet with formulas and calculations to try to find everyoneâs availability (even though weâre lowkey impressed).
At this point, it feels like the only way to actually find a time that works is by getting everyone together in one roomâŠ and then youâre back to where you startedâŠ trying to get your friends togetherâŠ đł
Enter Howbout: the app to make plans and organise events with your friends đ„ł
With the Howbout app, you can instantly find out when your friends are all free and make plans on the spot. Share your free time, availability, calendars, or polls to find when works best and actually organise that group event đș
Each plan keeps all the details together
All the details of the plan are in one place so everyone knows exactly whatâs going on. See the plan location and even click through directly to your maps so you can work out how to get there. You can also customise all your events with pictures or gifs to make your plans and invites way more âšaesthetically pleasingâš
Built-in chat for every plan
You donât need a million new WhatsApp groups because every plan you make in Howbout will automatically have its own dedicated group chat đȘ Itâs the best way to keep conversations and details together without the constant spamming. And itâs a great way to share pictures and videos with the group too so you can relive those memories after the event!
Easily invite friends
Make responding super easy for your friends - they can easily be invited if theyâre already on the app, or by sharing a quick link âĄïž
Instantly find when your friends are free
You can share calendars with all your friends and groups. If youâre already using a calendar app, you can sync all of your existing calendars with Howbout or quickly add your blocked time directly. The simple âtraffic light systemâ for availability means you can see if your friends are free instantly and make plans together. The question of whoâs free and when is solved before you even have to ask đ«Ą
So, what if my friends donât use their calendars much? You can find when works best for everyone by sending them polls. You can automatically see your availability when voting on polls to decide the best date or time.
Once the dateâs sorted, share polls to work out the other details, such as where to go for bottomless brunch đ„ or the getaway spot your friends are dying to visit đ
Keep track of all the things you want to do
Think about the great new Thai restaurant youâve been meaning to try or that boozy axe-throwing spot... you mention it to your friends once but then instantly forget about it when youâre actually making plans đ
You can keep track of all things you want to do so by saving them as ideas on Howbout and then easily turn them into plans later.
Make groups for all your social circles
Whether itâs your Uni Pals or The Fam, Running Club or Brunch Baddies, each of your social circles can have its own group in the app which makes it so much easier to make plans and catch up.
You can easily see all the group's plans or how long itâs been since youâve last met up (because âitâs been too longâ should never be said seven texts in a rowâŠ), and every group has its own built-in group chat đ„
Ready to actually get together with friends? đ
Howbout is the only app you need to get plans made with friends - one app for your whole social life. Howbout is 100% free and available on iOS and Android.
Time to actually get together - get the app now!