- Calendly is the best meeting scheduler out there! Let Calendly know your availability preferences and it’ll do the work for you, share your link and let people pick a time and the event is added to your calendar. It's that simple.
If I have several google calendars (work, personal, company), I have to use create a new Calendly account per calendar, create a team feature and then merge. I think this use case isn't an edge case at all.
I also want to be able to scroll /highlight entire sections that are open to public to setup meetings, not show all non-booked spots as open. So the visual experience of picking open slots can be better.
Use it weekly.
I really love the software and we're using it at picksaas to do video conferencing. The best thing about is it that everybody can enter with just one link, like the simplicity!
Best video conference tools I've ever used! Skip those first 10 minutes of meetings on Skype that people just say "Can you hear me? How about now?", and just start talking!
- When2Meet allows everybody to choose ranges of time that work for them over the course of preset number of days & shows where the majority of you overlap. I used to be a Doodle fanboy, but switched to When2Meet because they allow people to select specific ranges of their free time (as opposed to Doodle, which differentiates between being free from 2PM-3PM, 2:30PM-3:30PM, and 3PM-4PM. Tedious!). 🙅 I'm hesitant to trust AI & other such softwares until the bugs get worked out (eg. scheduling a coffee at a coffee shop that is closed at 9PM at night). This is low-tech, efficient, and free. 👨👩👦👦
- We use Zoom to schedule all of our team meetings and even customer's ones. It is very helpful, it integrates automatically with any calendar you are using ( Google, Outlook) once a meeting is scheduled, sends reminders and very easy to use. Totally recommend!
- For use within a team, you should try out Flock. It has a meeting scheduler integration using which you can manage your entire team's calendar. You can create a meeting schedule with a primary agenda and location, and invite members to it. It also allows you to create multiple time-slots for individuals to choose from. Did I mention that Flock's free to use? It's also a cross-platform product. Works on mobile devices too. Oh, and there's an appear.in integration too!
- Google Calendar has a very useful "Suggested times" feature to find the best time to schedule a meeting, when the calendar of your coworkers are free. Easy and universal.I use it all the time to set meetings when it comes to communicating with my team. It's super easy, quick and simple. Plus, after finalizing the details, you can send personal meeting invites (as emails) to the participants of the meeting. They have the option to accept or reject the invite and even mark it a 'maybe', depending on their availability. The best free app I've used yet. :)
Long term user of Google Calendar and always been a huge advocate. There are probably better calendar apps out there but the way Google auto syncs my events and flights (from emails) is something that I can't live without.
Every time Google updates a design it increases the size of the fonts, make bigger buttons and add more white space. Why? Not everybody wants less information in the page.
- Coordinate with many individual schedules, and automatically create combinations like Mike and Pam should be available with Rhea as an optional member (may or may not be available). Create your own combinations and automatically check individual schedules, add these appointments on their schedules, allow your team members to manage only their own availability, restrict some schedules to your team only and send automated email/SMS reminders.
- I would recommend using Agile CRM that comes with appointment scheduling feature. With Agile CRM appointment scheduling, you can integrate multiple calendars. You also can display your calendar online to help people book an appointment with you. It also helps you to collect contact info of all your visitors. With Agile CRM, appointment scheduling you can also send calendar invites automatically by creating desired workflows. All-in-all it's a decent feature that is available for free to use.
Clockwise takes a lot of the mental load off of me for scheduling the ”best meeting time” for everyone coming to the meeting. You can pit meetings on “Autopilot” too so they’ll just schedule themselves. Truly a product that protects Maker Time by encouraging you (and coworkers on it) to book meetings closer together so you can maximize your uninterrupted Focus Time to get actual work done. There’s also an option that prevents you from having nonstop meetings for too long. They’re still a pretty young company so there aren’t a ton of features yet, but it’s been pretty helpful so far.
Something as simple as color coding my calendar has helped me manage my day better and be better about putting in prep time before client meetings.