List of Apps and Software for Designing Stage Plots

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By far the easiest solution is this free online tool called Stage Plot Designer:

Fill out artist, venue, date/time, and optional input list and notes, and drag and drop graphic elements to your heart’s content. Then click the Print button to generate a PDF.

Shortfall: you can’t seem to add notes to the graphic elements on the layout part; you have to put notes in a single dedicated scribble field at the bottom. However, this totally beats doing everything by hand in a free graphic editor or word processing software (MS Word, Google Docs, Open Office, etc.)

StagePlot Guru for iPad

StagePlot Guru is the #1 most downloaded app by industry professionals. It features effortless and intuitive stage plot creation, customized graphics (equivalent to a video game), 100s of “props” included in the $4.99 pro-upgrade, ability to add lists, notes and contact info, and an ever-expanding prop library.

Stage Plot Maker for iPhone and iPad — $3.99
Napkin Sketch – $1.99 Do away with using overly complicated software to create a stage plot or resorting to drawing on a bar napkin. Napkin Sketch, the app, is your answer! To create a sketch, simply pick your stage size, drag and drop elements onto the sketch and when you’re done, either e-mail or save the sketch right to your camera roll!

BandHelper: Set Lists and More – More for bands, but has ability to design stage plots and input lists

No free ones here, but Stage Plot Pro seems to be the most regarded, most full-featured, and with the fanciest and broadest selection of elements: They have a graphic for everything you can think of, though many consider it 3D depictions of everything to totally overkill and unnecessary detail (looks damn nice though  Cost is $39.99, but comes with a 30-day free trial.

Pelix Stage Plot helps you to build clear, readable stage plots in order to communicate your band’s technical requirements to a sound engineer.
You can build a collection of stage plots for different kinds of situations, then print or send them by email/whatsapp/other, directly from your mobile device. Create your Tech Rider online, fast and free

Stage Plan Use our stage plan builder to create the exact stage plot for your gig.

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