All About the Free Web Tool for Organisations

  • Do I have to install interests.me software on my computer?

    No, interests.me is cloud-based software which means you can access it from any device using an email address and a password set by you. You do need to be online to access interests.me. This applies whether you are representing an organisation, or managing a community. We host interests.me remot...
  • Do I have to use all the interests.me features?

    No, you can use just some of the features, or all of them. It’s up to you. Many groups use our email tool to manage their mailing lists and send email newsletters, but others just use it to publish their events in our community email and on the website.
  • Is the free web tool really free?

    Yes, it's free to use our web tool, although there are some 'fair usage' limitations on the number of email subscribers you can email, to avoid abuse of the free service by those who have huge mailing lists. If you are a local organisation, you are extremely unlikely to come up against these 'fa...
  • Can I use the free web tool without submitting events to the community calendar?

    Yes, you can. Any local organisation can use our free web tool, including small businesses. You can use it to manage mailing lists, send email newsletters, and post to social media, without being a member of a community calendar.
  • Does everything get published on the community website?

    If you publish a story (an event or announcement), and your organisation is a member of a community, it should get immediately published on the community website. However each community has administrators, which may be in-house at interests.me, or community volunteers. This means not everything ...