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PurpleSlate – A free invitation maker and an alternative to Evite™ digital invitations

PurpleSlate – A free invitation maker and an alternative to Evite™ digital invitations

In a crowded mobile app market, many of our friends asked us why we decided to start PurpleSlate – a free invitation maker on your mobile.

The answer is one word:  Simplicity.

- We wanted to simplify people’s lives and make it easy to get together with loved ones.

- We were frustrated with Evite™ digital invitations and Facebook events which either end up in spam or easily go unnoticed

- We wanted to create an app that delivers a unique, uncomplicated, uncluttered, and a quieter mobile experience while making plans to meet with people.

As we spend more time online, ‘we have lost much of the excitement and humanity of personal interactions,’ explains Neha Mohta, founder and product artist of PurpleSlate.


‘We hope that our app will encourage many individuals to plan more in-person, face-to-face communication with friends, family, and people who matter in their lives – and capture these valuable, private interactions in a meaningful way.’ – says Neha.


PurpleSlate’s core features

First and foremost, we wanted an app that you could use to :

1. Make plans with close friends and family via text messages :

After surveying the market, we quickly saw a gap in current offerings like Evite™ and Facebook Events, and we sought to create a solution that would be both dynamic and beautiful.

2. Send Messages anytime :

We also wanted the app to be functional beyond event planning.  For example, if you need to send messages, you shouldn’t have to exit the app and open up your phone’s messenger service.

3. Edit photos and collect memories :

The same goes for taking photos and beautifying them.  Why leave the app to crop, adjust brightness, or add filters with another photo editor when you should be able to do it all in one place?


We created PurpleSlate!

It is a mobile-number based free invitation maker that allows you to:

  • Create invitations and send them via text messages
  • Select your guest/guests from your contacts
  • Set reminders on calendars
  • Collect RSVP real time
  • Get recent updates on events
  • Edit photos and beautify them
  • Chat with your contacts inside or outside of any event
  • Share photos, videos and audios
  • Send cool stickers that speak your mind
  • And other good stuff

In short, we made a killer combination of an invitation maker, photo editor and messenger.


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What makes PurpleSlate different than an Evite™ digital invitation or Facebook event

Here we go :

  • Email or Facebook notifications have very low open rates as everybody gets too much of both. Whereas text has 99% open rate and no one misses it. That is what makes us different. The people you want to hang out with text you and vice versa anyway. So our platform allows you to do exactly that – invite via text messaging.
  • RSVP rates are much higher over text vs. email or Evite™ digital invitation, etc.
  • We make events truly mobile. Your guests do not event need to download an app to be part of an event.


You are welcome to check us out on  and try our iOS app or Android app.

How do you plan on using our mobile invitation maker – PurpleSlate?  We’d love to hear.

Find PurpleSlate on social networks (Facebook,  Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram) – and leave us a note as to what you think.



Posted by Jake Wengroff on March 13, 2017.

Jake WengroffI have served as the Founding Chairman of the Social Media Strategies Summit, and have written for publications such as and InformationWeek. I have been quoted in Time, Reuters, Bloomberg, and other publications on the topics of social media and marketing. If you enjoyed reading this post, join our email list to get free email updates.


  • How can you actually tell if the event invite was actually sent? Does the date and time relate to the event or date/time to send event?

    • Hi there, In the app when you create the event, then the date/time you put should be the date/time of the event. When you will send it by tapping on the Send button, you actually get a copy of the text your guests will receive - so that confirms that your event has been sent.

  • Christopher fatoyinbo
    How can I re-send an invite if I have not had a response from an initial sent invitation without having to re-do a new invitation?

    • Hi, Sorry, somehow the notification did not come through for comment and hence the delay in the response. For now, You can edit your event details asking pending guests to RSVP, and hit Update and Send. Your guests will get another text saying that you have updated the invitation. Currently we are working on a feature that will allow you to remind your pending guests separately via text and should be out soon in a couple of weeks.

  • First off I love this app. Next, how does the reminder work? Also, I there a way I can see if people have viewed the text. Many people have told me they never received the text. Some did, others did not. :(

  • Can you make it possible to create groups to send repeat invites to? Otherwise I have to select the same people one by one. Just a suggestion! Thanks

  • Hi Cornim, I am happy to let you know we just pushed an update to the app which has a copy event feature. So in any event that you host, in the Event details screen menu, you will see an option called 'Copy event to New Event" It takes all your event info and copies it to a new event including your guest list. So you do not have to add guests one by one anymore. Simply copy and event, edit and info you want, and send!

  • My app won't open it says the internet is too weak but its not

    • Hello there, Sorry somehow this message went to spam. We had an issue with the app for a few hours that was since resolved. I hope you are having no issues currently. Please let us know.

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