Recently a number of our clients have asked how they will know when someone registers online for their events. Do we send an email to the administrator each time someone new registers? For a number of reasons, we do not. We do, however, offer what we think is a better solution: the Snapshot Widget. SignMeUp’s Snapshot Widget has been available in the More Tools section of the Form Menu since November 2009; however, it’s worth going over its features and benefits.
What is the Snapshot Widget? Because I have yet to think of a synonym for “widget,” I’ll use the Dictionary.com definition: “a small computer program that can be installed on and executed from the desktop of a personal computer.” The Snapshot Widget, then, presents a real-time consolidated picture of your event’s registration statistics. You can embed the widget in your website, which may be helpful if you have an event that fills up. Or, save the widget’s address in your favorites – no need to log in to get a quick update on your numbers. You also can provide the address to your sponsors so they can see how the event is doing.
The Snapshot Widget is customizable as well – you can choose which question statistics to display as well as select from a variety of looks. I happen to like the “Swankster” theme, but others are available:
If you’re seeing the Snapshot Widget for the first time, check out SignMeUp’s resources page, and take a look at the 10 Tools to Use whitepaper. If you have any questions on how to best use our tools for your event, feel free to contact us.