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Overview

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Acuity is your 24/7 online appointment scheduling software that allows clients to self-schedule appointments or classes online,...

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Book Like A Boss is a platform for scheduling appointments and selling products and services online through a custom all-in-one...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

Starting from
$

15

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
Starting from
$

9

/momonth
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

4,106

749

104

10

6

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

214

56

4

1

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
98%
would recommend this app

Pros

This is a very easy system to set up and figure out on my own. Customer service is great and love their sense of humor.

KK

Kate K.

The ability for our customization from offerings, to schedules has made this a perfect and economical solution.

MR

Michael R.

What I like most about the software is the ease of use and simplicity. It works extremely well to schedule clients and then takes some automation out of the followup process which is helpful.

CA

Christian A.

Pros

They are so helpful and accommodating to the members. They continue to make BLAB better, it's the best scheduling software with lots of flexibility.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

It's VERY user friendly, has a lot of options for personalization and is great money for value. The customer service is also very friendly and reactive.

DB

Daniella B.

It's been a great, user-friendly experience. I love how it integrates with Google Calendar.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Cons

I am fuming when I block off appointments. People can still book in may have to book appointments in to stop this.

WA

Wendy A.

Some of the functions are hidden in weird spots - it may make more sense for larger orgs but for small and single traders, managing preferences out of the 'calendar' section is a bit weird.

ko

kate o.

At this point in my usage, I am unable to make negative comments.

JN

Jym N.

Cons

It was a little hard to get set up initially, both within the software and integrating with my Google calendar. Having multiple places to change the same function was frustrating at times.

Jason C.

It's also frustrating that partial payments/deposits cannot be set up through the system.

GC

G.D. C.

Their calendar widget loads AFTER the header and footer has loaded. It may confuse someone who is looking on such an app for the first time.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review5 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review3 months ago

Key features

  • Total features102
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activities Booking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Booking Notes
  • Branch Optimization
  • Business Coaching
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Call Recording
  • Capacity Management
  • Class Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Profiles
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Consent Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Driver Scheduling
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • For Accountants
  • For Mental/Behavioral Health Practices
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Reservations
  • Group Scheduling
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Inventory Management
  • K-12
  • Life Coaching
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Meeting Management
  • Member Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mentor/Coach Matching
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Provider Practice
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • On Call Scheduling
  • Online Booking
  • Online Classes
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Order Management
  • Patient Intake
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Practice Management
  • Program Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Revenue Management
  • Room Booking
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • SMS Reminders
  • SOAP notes
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Provider Practice
  • Social Media Integration
  • Sport Coaching
  • Student Management
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Treatment Packages
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • Work Order Management
  • iCalendar Support
  • Total features56
  • API
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activities Booking
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audio / Video Conferencing
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Booking Notes
  • Branch Optimization
  • Business Coaching
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Call Recording
  • Capacity Management
  • Class Management
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Client Profiles
  • Colleges / Universities
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Consent Management
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discount Management
  • Driver Scheduling
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • For Accountants
  • For Mental/Behavioral Health Practices
  • For Salons and Spas
  • Forms Management
  • Gift Card Management
  • Group Reservations
  • Group Scheduling
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Inventory Management
  • K-12
  • Life Coaching
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Meeting Management
  • Member Management
  • Membership Management
  • Mentor/Coach Matching
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Payments
  • Multi-Location
  • Multi-Provider Practice
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • On Call Scheduling
  • Online Booking
  • Online Classes
  • Online Payments
  • Online Registration
  • Order Management
  • Patient Intake
  • Patient Management
  • Patient Scheduling
  • Payment Processing
  • Performance Metrics
  • Practice Management
  • Program Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Purchasing & Receiving
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Rescheduling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Revenue Management
  • Room Booking
  • Rules-Based Scheduling
  • SMS Messaging
  • SMS Reminders
  • SOAP notes
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Single Provider Practice
  • Social Media Integration
  • Sport Coaching
  • Student Management
  • Team Calendars
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Treatment Packages
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • Work Order Management
  • iCalendar Support

Integrations

  • Total integrations104
  • Constant Contact
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations16
  • Constant Contact
  • Facebook
  • Gmail
  • Google Analytics
  • Google Calendar
  • HubSpot CRM
  • Mailchimp
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • PayPal
  • QuickBooks Online Advanced
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Stripe
  • Twitter
  • Wordpress
  • Xero
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Acuity Scheduling logo

Acuity Scheduling

The most functional and feature-packed calendar software

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The developers seem to know what's happening in your world before any other calendar software seems to. I've tried a lot of them to find the perfect combo, and Acuity (even though I have a lifetime subscription to Book Like a Boss) has been my staple for 3+ years or maybe even more. The best thing about Acuity is its flexibility to adapt to your business, rather than forcing you to change your processes...

Cons

I would like to see their designs brought into the future a bit more. I find the storefront a bit dated and as such have always avoided using it even though it would have saved me a lot of time. I also find some of their extra-fancy features have unwanted side effects at times. For example, there is a genius new feature where Acuity will only let people book appointments next to each other, so you don't have big gaps in the day. However, for someone like me that has to have different blocks available for timezones, it confuses Acuity and thinks that things I want available shouldn't be. So occasionally with features, it's not quite as smart as you want it to be.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Book Like A Boss logo

Book Like A Boss

Great for Classes/Groups, Not-So-Great for 1:1 Coaches

Reviewed 2 years ago

I really wanted Book Like A Boss to replace Acuity Scheduling as my scheduling software especially as the pricing is so much more competitive. However, for my needs (1:1 consulting/meetings), it's just not up to the task.

Pros

The UI is smooth and simple, the team behind it is committed, and it's ease of set-up with WordPress is helpful.

Cons

The integration with Google Calendar is clumsy and adding or editing an appointment from the back end is cumbersome and doesn't activate reminder emails/SMS... an essential feature of this service.