Doodle vs Google Calendar Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 11-50 employees)

Great for coordinating big groups of people

2019-01-02

Pros

This site made it easy to coordinate several different remote workers for a yearly retraining session.

Cons

I wish this software had the ability to immediately sync up with google calendars (so I don't have to create separate events in separate softwares).

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, 11-50 employees)

Using Doodle polls to arrange remote group meetings

2018-11-22

I am the Principal Investigator of a NIH funded study that aims to test the efficacy of digital platforms in providing mental health services to people with serious mental illness. We use Doodle to engage participants in finding a time that works for all of them to deliver remote group therapy through videoconferencing. Participants are extremely responsive in terms of filling out Doodle pools, and they visibly prefer it over calls or emails. Doodle has made scheduling group meetings much easier for us! will continue to use it in our future studies!

Pros

the software is widely known, end-users are familiar with its interface, filling out polls is fast and efficient

Cons

I'd like to see an integration with Google Calendar, in the future, as it would accelerate the translation from a shared plan to a scheduled event

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 51-200 employees)

Doodle makes scheduling easy

2019-02-12

This saves multiple emails, or google calendar invites and updates.

Pros

I love the ease of use with Doodle. For simple date-and-time scheduling, it is the quickest way to find a consensus. Doodle allows me to see what other respondents choose, and updating the poll is simple if there are changes that need to be made.

Cons

For the free version, I wish there were an option to rank one's choices of available times, rather than simply indicate with a check mark that the time is open.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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ELIZABETH NGO

Plan Meetings Effortlessly

2019-04-15

Pros

Instead of going back and forth on an email chain, participants in Doodle can select the days/times that work for them for meetings, and you can view the results to pick which works for all (or most) participants!

Cons

Doodle can be exported to Google Calendar, but it's less integrated than say, scheduling a meeting in Outlook.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, 501-1000 employees)

Doodle, perfect for meetings

2019-04-10

Great tool for project / program management, to choose a time to get together, I use it to plan meetings with team members, project collaborators and external suppliers. It would be more useful if more people use it !

Pros

Possibility to connect with another calendar (Outlook, Google calendar, etc.)

Cons

It's difficult to find cons for this useful and very simple software !

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Peter Barringer

A perfect scheduling companion for those without Google Calendar

2019-04-12

I've used Doodle many times to schedule meetings with other educators or to create sign-up sheets for fundraisers and events. It takes almost no time to create the events and is easy for new users (even students) to figure out in a few seconds. I have nothing but positive comments to make about this program.

Pros

Doodle is extremely--and I mean extremely--easy to use. Creating an event takes almost no time and is completely intuitive. Additionally, signing up for meetings is even easier. The graphic interface is perfectly usable, too.

Cons

The only con is that Google calendar invites are easier for any company that already utilizes the G-Suite.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve Hinkel

Easy to use, mobile friendly, free

2017-10-17

Pros

It can even be integrated with Google Calendars.

Cons

There are only two things that I don't like about Doodle, and both of these are quite minor. The first is that I have to scroll down to see the user inputs, as ads generally take over the top half of my screen. The second issue that I have is that when users change their availability, it often ends up getting created as a new entry, in a new row, which makes it difficult to track that particular person's overall availability easily.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Research company, 5001-10000 employees)

Excellent Way to Schedule Meetings

2019-02-08

Pros

I believe there is also a way to set up the program on the user side so that it automatically fills in your availability based on your google calendar.

Cons

I wish there was a way to make the viewing interface zoom out so you could see more people/times in one window. If you have a large group of people and a lot of times to choose from, scrolling through them is a bit tedious in terms of finding the best time.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah Catherine Teixeira

TIMSAVER!

2019-03-06

Highly recommend you at least try out the free version when scheduling your next meeting!

Pros

Doodle makes it so much easier to coordinate and even shows your google calendar in the feed so you don't have to toggle back and forth.

Cons

The paid version probably offers alot of the things I wish it had.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 51-200 employees)

Easy and Organized

2019-01-22

Overall it is a simple tool that serves one purpose, to make it easier for everyone involved to find a convenient date for parties, meetings, appointments, trips etc. Instead of going back and forth in an endless email thread we simply need to simply fill the time that works for best for us. It saves time, it is less hassle and improves communication. Also great to sync schedules with people you do not see very often but need to work with.

Pros

I enjoy how easy it is to use the tool to collaborate with others in order to find their availability for example. We are a lot of young people in the company I work at and Doodle is always the first step when it comes to organizing events and out of the office parties. Considering we are all busy with friends, exams and nights out Doodle makes it super easy and fast to find out a time and day that best works for all of us. The tool is very user friends and simple, there is almost no way to get confused about what you need to do even if you are not tech savvy.

Cons

Would be nice if the calendar view is improved as well, similar UI to the monthly/weekly Google Calendar type of view would be a great improvement and will also make it easier to use, and it will make the tool look less messy and unorganized.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Shelby Welsch

Doodle is the best way to arrange meetings!

2018-12-14

Pros

I also love Doodle 1:1 where you can link your Google Calendar to a Doodle so you don't double book yourself.

Cons

The website isn't always the most user friendly, and I often find myself clicking around aimlessly just to open up a new Doodle invite. I also wish Doodle would offer features to college students for free or really really discounted because I was the president of many student organizations and used Doodle all the time and would have appreciated being able to send reminders from Doodle.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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