Clockwise

The calendar assistant for teams that need to get stuff done

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Clockwise helps teams find more time for focused work by moving meetings to the best time for everyone, automatically.

Reviews

  • Lulu Tang
    Lulu TangProduct Designer, Duo Security
    Pros: 

    Easy to use, makes scheduling easier, helps you focus, cool data viz, connects GCal to slack status, integrates with Google

    Cons: 

    not a ton of features yet, works better with more coworkers on it, only works for corporate accounts right now

    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.

    Lulu Tang has used this product for one month.
  • Kunal Patel
    Kunal PatelLove tech tools
    Pros: 

    Love the calendaring features. The auto color coding is amazing!

    Cons: 

    Looking forward to what else they will come up with

    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.

    Kunal Patel has used this product for one month.

Discussion

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William Fendler
William Fendler@wfendler · Internet guy @zeusjones
I saw the "Ship" landing page on here a few months ago and signed up. I've been on the beta for a while and have used the auto pilot feature a bunch! It took a couple weeks for our team to get used to times shifting around a bit but when we all saw it was really freeing up bigger chunks of time for us it was clear it was worth keeping around.
Matt Martin
Matt MartinMakerPro@voxmatt · Co-founder @getclockwise
Hi PH, we've been hunted! 🚀 I'm the CEO & co-founder of Clockwise and I'm excited to introduce what we've been working on to the Product Hunt community. We founded Clockwise because it feels like we've lost control of our time. Our founding team has worked at places like Salesforce, Twitter, Google, RelateIQ, (among others) and inside each of these companies, the cascade of meetings makes it incredibly difficult to find time to get stuff done. We've all had the experience of going back-to-back in meetings all day, or having a perfect afternoon of open time interrupted by a team sync — it's frustrating, exhausting, and increasingly, just reality. The mission of Clockwise is to help the world make time for what matters, and today we're starting with a Chrome Extension for G-Suite users that helps teams find better times for meetings. Clockwise analyzes your and your teammates' schedules, identifies meetings that are interrupting the team, and helps get them out of the way through a feature we call Autopilot, which will automatically move a meeting within the day to a time that's best for all attendees. Overall, our feature set helps you and your team get more time for focused work: - Autopilot meetings to ensure they're always at an optimal time. - Schedule not just at available times, but the best times for attendees. - Sync a personal calendar, privately, and ensure date night isn't double-booked. - Slack sync brings your meeting status to your Slack status - Color code your calendar with one click using our ML identified meeting categories - See your focus time in a private Clockwise calendar we create just for you - Analyze your capacity with Clockwise calendar analytics - See your availability side-by-side with Gmail (optionally) Clockwise is free while in beta, so give it a try and let us know what you think!
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Alex Sharp - followreset.comPro@ajsharp · Founder @followresetapp @sharesecret.co.
This is a really promising product to see come onto the market. I've been eager to see more products that support and enable deep work; this is among the first I've seen. Congrats to the team.
Matt Martin
Matt MartinMakerPro@voxmatt · Co-founder @getclockwise
@ajsharp thanks so much 🙌; let us know what you think!
Perri Devon-Sand
Perri Devon-Sand@perri_devon_sand
Look like an awesome product, but I'm just curious, but why does Clockwise need access to my calendar data?
Matt Martin
Matt MartinMakerPro@voxmatt · Co-founder @getclockwise
@perri_devon_sand thanks for asking! We only ask for the permissions that are essential to the core functionality of Clockwise and we outline precisely why we ask for the permissions we do here: https://www.getclockwise.com/sec... But, in a nutshell, Clockwise needs the same permissions as a standard calendar client. We use these permissions to understand your current capacity, to infer historic preferences (meeting hours, preferred rooms), and to schedule meetings. We also need some of this information in order to provide a nice UI (picture avatars for your teammates, autocomplete when searching for rooms, etc.).
Tommy Stricklen
Tommy Stricklen@tommy_stricklen
@voxmatt how does the auto-pilot feature work?
Matt Martin
Matt MartinMakerPro@voxmatt · Co-founder @getclockwise
@tommy_stricklen thanks for the question! Autopilot is one of the core features of Clockwise. It's 100% opt-in and allows Clockwise to automatically optimize meetings based on your teams' time and preferences. There are three steps to get autopilot running: (1) Put meetings on Autopilot: Clockwise analyzes your calendar to identify meetings that are good candidates and you choose which meetings to opt-in. (2) Set preferences: by default, Clockwise will only nudge a meeting within the day, but you can set this to be more flexible if you like. (3) Let it run: every day Clockwise will look at all the teams' autopiloted meetings to see if better times are available. If there are, it will go ahead and move it. A few pointers: - Autopilot looks at all attendees' schedules, even if they're not Clockwise users. - Clockwise is aware of timezones, and respects them. - Clockwise will not swap rooms unless you tell it to. - Autopilot becomes much more powerful as more of your team joins and adds meetings (the more meetings Clockwise monitors, the better the optimization can be) Learn more about the nitty-gritty here: https://help.getclockwise.com/us...