Which iPad and which apps do you recommend for celebrants? by Josh Withers | Jan 23, 2020 | Free content | 8 comments 8 Comments Victoria E on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm So you use Notability for the NOIM completion? Log in to Reply Josh Withers on January 23, 2020 at 9:01 pm I sure do Log in to Reply Victoria E on January 23, 2020 at 10:06 pm So I just tried using with the AG version and while it brings up boxes to type into it’s not overly easy to use. Can I ask what version you use when completing it form scratch at a meeting….. Log in to Reply Sarah Aird on January 24, 2020 at 9:00 am Josh and I both use the BDM online systems in our respective states; I imagine Josh doesn’t do too many weddings outside the eastern states and all three of those have online systems for document generation. You’re an AFCC member, right? I suggest you start using Celebrant Suite or Celebrant Manager or whatever the software is called that comes free with your membership. Way easier to use than the PDF versions on the AG website! Log in to Reply Victoria E on January 24, 2020 at 10:29 am As we don’t have any online systems in SA yet (so annoying) the BDM portal isn’t an option for me. Yes with AFCC – Are either of those compatible to use to complete the NOIM directly on the iPad or would you have to have had them send you their details ahead of time? Probably 75% of my meetings book then and there so I do the NOIM on the spot to save another meeting and would love to go paper-free soon. Even though I will still have to print to send to BDM – it will save less things to carry around and to have them saved digitally I can then reference back to them immediately if I needed to. Sarah Aird on January 24, 2020 at 10:36 am I know you don’t have a BDM portal in SA, which is why I suggested Celebrant Suite or Celebrant Manager. You would still need to do the same thing we do from the BDM portal: fill in the details in Celebrant Suite or Celebrant Manager on your iPad (I think Celebrant Manager is the only one that’s web based), then print to PDF the NOIM, load that PDF into Notability, and have them sign it using the Apple Pencil. I know Josh has them send their details ahead of his NOIM meeting so he types the details up into the BDM portal (you would use Celebrant Suite or Celebrant Manager), creates the PDF and loads it into Notability for signing when he sees the couple. But he doesn’t do that at his sales meeting; he meets with his couples more than once as I do. I think it might be a struggle to ask people to turn up to a sales meeting having already sent you their personal details without having booked you or met you yet! Here’s Josh’s video of his process using the BDM portal and Notability: https://celebrant.institute/membership/business/how-to-sign-marriage-paperwork-on-an-ipad/ Log in to Reply Victoria E on January 24, 2020 at 10:58 am Still a bit of playing around for me to find the perfect solution I think as I yes I would never ask for that ahead of a sales meeting……it’s just if they say let’s book it in then and there I do the NOIM if we have time and within the lodgement timeframe as sometimes I don’t see them again until the rehearsal. I’ll keep you posted if I find a magical solution! Log in to Reply Sarah Aird on January 24, 2020 at 11:07 am Remember you don’t personally have to see them to complete the NOIM. You could have them book at the sales meeting, then ask them to send you their details, and send them back a PDF with instructions on getting their signatures witnessed by an authorised witness and sending it back to you. Log in to Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.