April 26, 2012

Capsule – A Command Center For Events

Capsule is stylish event planning platform that groups of friends and family members can use to privately create plans for upcoming trips and events, organize itineraries, and share photos from their adventures. The application works from the web or mobile phone.

When it comes to planning group travel, organization is key. Keeping track of different flights, itineraries, and reservations is no easy task. To start getting things in order, you might want to try out Capsule. Each event you organize is called a “Capsule,” and you can share these Capsules with all the people you hope will take part or attend. The people you’ve invited can RSVP to your event, and post their comments or questions in the Capsule information stream. Participants can also pin notes – which look and act as digital Post-Its – to any Capsule wall. If you’re running late to the event you’ve planned, or if you have got some last minute updates to tell your attendees, no worries. You can use Capsule’s group texting feature to blast messages to the group through the site or from your smartphone.

One of the fun parts of Capsule is its photo-sharing feature. People who’ve participated in group events or trips can post photos from those adventures in the associated Capsules. Friends, meanwhile, can comment on those images, download them, or share them with others via Facebook or Twitter. If you attend lots of group events each year, or if you’re looking for a smarter way to organize an upcoming bachelor party or family reunion, then you’ll want to give Capsule a try.

Practical Uses:

  • Plan your brother’s engagement party
  • Make sure all the guests have directions to the dinner party you’re hosting
  • Let everyone know if you’re running late to an event
  • Ask questions about what you should bring or wear to an anniversary party

Insider Tips:

  • Users can create as many Capsules as they want for free
  • Only members of a Capsule can see what other members have posted
  • Enable RSVP’ing to get a confirmed guest list for your event
  • Each Capsule gets its own email address that participants can use to post messages

What we liked:

  • Capsule is a great tool for planning parties and getaway trips with friends
  • Messages that are pinned in a Capsule won’t get lost in the clutter
  • Users can embed videos in the posts they put in their Capsules
  • People can easily share photos online, rather than emailing full size versions to all their friends

What we didn’t like:

  • Some friends and older relatives may be hesitant to use Capsule, which may make it difficult to get an accurate headcount when accepting RSVPs online


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Manhattan Beach, California
  • Founded by: Cyrus Farudi and Omri Cohen
  • Web site:


  • Free

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