Clockwise

Making your calendar work for you.

#3 Product of the WeekJune 17, 2019
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Clockwise is an intelligent calendar assistant that frees up your time so you can work on what matters. We use AI to create uninterrupted blocks of time, enhance Slack, take the stress out of complex scheduling, resolve double bookings, and so much more.
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42 Reviews4.8/5
When I met the Clockwise team, I was immediately taken with their passion for helping us get control of our time, and their new approach to doing it — not by creating a new calendar app, but by using machine learning to make the calendars we already have work better. Clockwise makes a product and supporting technology that actually gives us time back. They’ve been heads down over the past couple of years building their first product — connect it to your own calendar and it figures out how to optimize your days to give you back meaningful chunks of time in whole blocks. It’s amazing to see the results — even in the early beta it’s given literally thousands of hours of Focus Time back to folks at some of the world’s most productive companies like Lyft, Asana, Intercom and others. Go take a look and see if you can get a little more control over your own time.
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MakerPro
Hi PH, we're live! 🚀 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. Over our private beta period we’ve given back over 12,000 hours of focus time to high performing teams at companies like Lyft, Coursera, Lattice, and many more. Now we’re excited to open it up to all G-Suite calendar users. Clockwise is an intelligent calendar assistant that frees up your time so you can work on what matters. It helps you escape the chaos of work and find your focus. Overall, our feature set helps you and your team get more time for focused work: - Optimize your calendar to free up blocks of uninterrupted time. - Automatically go into Slack do-not-disturb during meetings - 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 - Analyze your capacity with Clockwise calendar analytics Clockwise is free and available to all G-Suite calendar users today! So give it a try and let us know what you think!
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@voxmatt I uninstalled this and now cannot get my calendar back to the color-coding that I prefer. It won't save anything I do...
MakerPro
@justinsaas sorry to hear that! Your color coding should revert to the Google Calendar defaults but sometimes it takes a few minutes to process. Feel free to email us at support@getclockwise.com if you're still seeing this issue and we'll get on it!
@voxmatt so... what's your business model? How is this free, or for how long will it be free? "Yes! Clockwise is entirely free. However, we do plan to charge for it in the future."
MakerPro
@chrismessina Like Slack, Clockwise plans to remain free for individuals to start, and then sell an enterprise grade product (admin controls, IT compliance, and team coordination functionality) into companies. We're focused on bottoms-up distribution right now, but there's a tremendous amount of value we can give to teams, orgs, and companies as they look to better coordinate time across tools.
@voxmatt The IT compliance piece is worrying... How do you square individual privacy with an organization's desire to spy on its employees? Also, I use my personal Gmail calendar for business. No support for that, huh?

The Slack integration is great

Pros:

Set up once and forget. It just works in the background

Cons:

Could be a little more intuitive but couldn't everything

MakerPro
Hi John, thanks so much for the review!

i recommend clockwise to almost every one i meet, regardless of whether or not i work with them

Pros:

simple and sleek integration with your calendar is like having a digital assistant for you and your entire team

Cons:

there are a few things i'd like to customize, but that's all positive, too!

Clockwise is a special product because it acts like a public good and has so many positive repercussions at the team and company level as soon as ONE person starts using it. At first I defined it as a personal assistant whose sole purpose is to make sure I'm protecting my focus time, but after using it for more time, I've observed that its second purpose is to protect my teammates/company's time (even for those not signed up on the product.) Specifically... 1. When I go to schedule meetings (and I do a lot, because I work in product), it'll always let me know when a meeting decreases someone else's focus time, or decreases my own. This has helped me not be a selfish asshole about my meeting schedule, and has also helped me pick times that won't interrupt my focus time in midway. 2. I love looking at the high level stats on me and my team's focus time. Seems like my fellow Clockwise users have increased focus time, not that I'm creeping... 3. I love that Clockwise tells me how much time I've saved for myself and teammates after autopilot does its thing on a meeting. Other things I love: 1. The summary in the morning from the Clockwise slack bot that tells me about my day. I love the quick look at my meetings/focus time so I can go in feeling prepared 2. Updates my slack status Other notes: I was scared to use autopilot at first, because I feared that I'd piss off coworkers with inconvenient meeting times. Now it's a breeze - autopilot does its thing and is never absurd or selfish with its meeting selections, and I feel like I'm getting my time back :)
MakerPro
@michelle_lu3 Thanks Michelle! It's great to hear that you're loving the product!