pretix

Features

This page lists all major features available in pretix. We grouped them by the different by the different stages your event planning goes through over time. Have fun exploring! If you're bored by just reading about the features, why not just try it out yourself? We won't charge for test accounts.

Note that not all features are available with every edition for pretix and some are only added via plugins. We marked all features with the symbol if they are only available in the Hosted and Enterprise Editions, but not in the pretix Community Edition.

Check-in features

Check-in lists

pretix provides a flexible way to check-in your attendees based on the needs of your event. You can create multiple check-in lists that you can use to keep track of the attendees that come in. You can use the lists together with our digital check-in apps or download the lists in CSV or PDF format and print them out to check them off manually or feed them into a third-party check-in system.

Check-in lists can be restricted to a certain set of products and are handled independent from each other. This way, you could for example scan the tickets of your attendees at your main entrance and also scan them at e.g. a restaurant. Using two separate lists, every ticket will show valid exactly once per list.

Online and offline

Our ticket apps work best if you have a decent internet connection at your venue. This way, you can scan with multiple devices across multiple entries and you can be sure that all scans are processed in real time and no ticket is scanned twice.

However, reality is often more complicated and a fast and reliable internet connection is not available at many event venues. Therefore, all our apps support an "asynchronous" scanning mode that allows for offline scanning. In this mode, the app keeps a local copy of the attendee data and checks scanned tickets against this database. As soon as an internet connection is available, the database will be synchronized with the other devices in the background in regular intervals.

Comparison of our apps

pretixdroid pretixdesk pretix admin interface
Operating Systems  
Check tickets online synchronously
Check tickets offline asynchronously
Scan using device camera
Scan using hardware scanner
Search attendees manually by name
Show current number of check-ins
Free and Open Source Software
Configuration effort 1-2 minutes 5-10 minutes none
Download Google Play Store Download integrated in pretix

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