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Overview

Doodle’s online services radically simplify the process of scheduling group events. The company initially became popular...

Calendly is an appointment and meeting scheduling software for business professionals and their clients

  • 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

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

8

/mo.month
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

740

277

45

5

2

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
99%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

1,076

371

55

10

6

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

Pros

Overall, I really appreciate the clean and professional interface that Doodle has, and the excellent quality of that Doodle provides for all their users.
I love the ability to send out a link and get a large group of people scheduled. The simplicity of the software makes it accessible even to our non-tech friendly staff.
It's a cool and effective tool for scheduling meetings. It's a super clean platform, simple and straightforward, and works really well.

Pros

This is great for scheduling training and other types of important items. I really enjoyed how quickly you could merge this with an e-mail and send out.
My overall experience with Calendly is excellent. It is an amazing to automatically create schedules during the week.
In general, setting aside the previous comments has been a good and useful tool. I think in combination with a kind of Doodle system could be great.

Cons

The only negative I can think of is that occasionally a recipient's email will block a Doodle poll.
I did encounter trouble when trying to set my availability. When I tried to give my schedule, I found it hard to pull down to occupy the whole time slot.
I hate when it misses an event on my calendar.

Cons

Disappointed with this and strongly recommend against going down this road. The Outlook integration is broken, the patch does not work.
Honestly cant think of much to dislike. The only thing that comes to mind is that sometimes the app that is supposed to sync my outlook calendar with my Calendly will crash for no reason.
I got a little confused at one point when people were unable to schedule time with me because the time for the appointment was too close to the time of scheduling.
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 days ago
  • Vendor responds to reviews
  • Last review9 days ago

Key features

  • Total features26
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendee Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Board Meetings
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Meetings
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Personalization
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking
  • Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Voting Management
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • iCalendar Support
  • Total features46
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendee Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Board Meetings
  • CRM
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Committee Meetings
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Distribution
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Internal Meetings
  • Invitation Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Legislative Meetings
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Meeting Room Booking
  • Microsoft Outlook Integration
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Personalization
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking
  • Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Voting Management
  • Web Forms
  • Website Integration
  • iCalendar Support

Integrations

  • Total integrationsN/A
  • 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 integrations96
  • 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

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend9.00/10

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Doodle

A good tool to plan your meetings

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

A great way to plan your meeting with a group of people. It's also cheaper than other tools (Calendly or Acuity)

Cons

I prefer the simplicity of other tools and the integrations (Calendly).

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.00/10

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Doodle

Just do that do

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

It's the easy way software to begin the calendar shedules meetings. For begginers are perfect, Few features but the features well done.

Cons

If you want to expand the meetings books you can not use doodle. You must to cahnge to anothers softwares like calendly to get the deals you need.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend5.00/10

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Doodle

Doodle picked up where Calendly left off for me, but still needs more

Reviewed 7 months ago

Overall, my experience has been pretty neutral. My main reason for selecting it was Calendly customer service has dropped the ball on our business account. But I'm considering switching back simply for the UX and wider integrations.

Pros

The ability to quickly create and plan meetings, which is the main function of this service, is my favorite feature. It is fairly intuitive.

Cons

The UX feels a little dated and not as easy to figure out how to setup and get it to do what I need it to do.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend7.00/10

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Doodle

A cheap booking app

Reviewed a month ago

I had a paid version for many years before I switched to Calendly that offers the features I was looking for. Now I use the free version for ad hoc meetings with many people, to survey the best time.

Pros

I like that I can create an appointment survey to a group of persons and that there is a free version that I now use.

Cons

I did not like that I could not integrate a questionnaire and that it did not integrate with Zoom meeting.

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend5.00/10

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Calendly

Online Appointment

Reviewed a year ago

Generally, it is a good product but it has many competitors such as doodle.

Pros

It gives a two weeks free trials and it has a versatile set of features that makes creating appointments easy.

Cons

Nothing specifically. Maybe more features in the free version can be included. The integration of my website was not easy.

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend10.00/10

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Calendly

Simple

Reviewed 2 months ago
Pros

I really like that it automatically reads my calendar and reflects it in the schedule.

Cons

There's a paywall that some may not find worth it. We also use doodle poll to do scheduling, you folks could probably have something like that.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend10.00/10

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Calendly

Schedule meetings with Calendly!

Reviewed a year ago

I love the fact I can easily integrate Calendly with my Google Calendar so it caters to my everyday needs!

Pros

Calendly gives me the ability to schedule meetings with other collaborators by selecting dates and times and allowing others with a secure link to choose. It is very convenient, eliminating the need for emailing others.

Cons

I have no complaints about Calendly except for its pricing model as it is limiting. It may be more worth it to stick with the popular Doodle polls.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9.00/10

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Calendly

Great schedule system

Reviewed 9 months ago

In general, setting aside the previous comments has been a good and useful tool. I think in combination with a kind of Doodle system could be great.

Pros

When you have a bussy schedule and you are in a cycle of "serial meeting" it's a really good tool, even in its free version. Examples: Interviews to applicants for job positions, one to one meetings or when you have a lot of meetings in several projects. Your schedule keeps transparent for your client or customers and also allow the fit of both interested parts.

Cons

The schedule setting panel it's very uncomfortable, has a lot of usability issues. You don't know with certainty if you adjusted well your availability. Other issue is the invited notification, it's not very clear. I highly recommend to execute usability testing.

Overall Rating
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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Likelihood to recommend10.00/10

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Calendly

Calendly has streamlined my scheduling process!

Reviewed 12 days ago

It's a great tool for allowing others to get on my calendar without all the back and forth of emails, or even Doodle, because shows real-time availability!

Pros

Love that it can be synced with my gmail calendar so that I can just share the link with others and they can see when I'm available.

Cons

It would be very useful to allow people to schedule flexible time slots if I allow them, i.e., 30-120 minutes, without having to pick one of the pre-set boxes.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9.00/10

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Calendly

So many features, easy to use

Reviewed 6 months ago

I used to use Doodle Polls to schedule interviews, and it was hectic to have to go back and forth and make sure I didn't double-book myself or miss anything. Calendly makes it easy to integrate with your video conferencing software and calendar to ensure you stay on schedule.

Pros

I love how many features there are, and they are all important functions. I especially like the availability feature. It allows the user to have a default availability, but to also adjust your schedule for random days when you are unavailable without affecting your default. The pro features also allow you to implement a workflow that will automatically send out customized reminder emails, thank you emails, and surveys.

Cons

This is trivial, but I wish there was more customization for the overall theme and design of Calendly. I think it is easy to use, but the color scheme is pretty drab. It would be great to be able to customize my setup with my school colors or just my favorite color.

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