Doodle Features

Doodle

easy scheduling

4.63/5 (1,045 reviews)

Doodle Feature Summary

  • Schedule an event
  • Works with Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook
  • Shows when you are available
  • A user-account remembers your polls for you and lets you con
  • Track who's missing (premium feature)
  • Set up automatic reminders (premium)
  • Request additional information like an e-mail (premium)

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Appointment Scheduling
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Calendar Management
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Client Management
Committee Meetings
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Inventory Management
Invitation Management
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Doodle Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Doodle's features:

Anonymous
(Consumer Services company, 1-10 employees)

Doodle Review

2019-03-20

Pros

Awesome access to the online calendar with scheduled meetings.

Cons

need more options to create more customizable one on one meetings.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Ian C.

Simple To Use Meeting Schedule Tool

2019-01-16

Very good. So simple to use, for beginners and expert users, and I will continue to be used for meeting schedule proposals.

Pros

Integration with email & calendar clients.

Cons

Some minor issues with alerts, reminders & notifications in the distant past but no recent problems.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1-10 employees)

I can schedule meetings easily

2019-12-04

We no longer have to spend time asking for opinions individually via phone calls or emails. Efficient and very effective!

Pros

Being able to take surveys, and collect information from meeting attendees has proven very helpful too.

Cons

Maybe it's the fact that the premium version has more benefits like being able to integrate with third party apps. Asides that, we make the most of what we have in the free version.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

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

Best, but still not great

2019-07-27

Used regularly for business and social scheduling, saving multiple messages and emails back and forwards.

Pros

Especially like the integration with my own calendar.

Cons

The design is not easy on the eye, it doesn't seem to fit well on the screen; the whole UX is therefore flawed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Megan C.

Doodle is a great way to get a group all on the same page for an event.

2017-08-08

Pros

Easy to use. Simply puts all of the information in an easy to digest format.

Cons

Some people report that these emails can get caught in their spam filters. This can be a major pain.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Colleen M.

Great for scheduling

2021-04-09

There was a time when we did it all by email and we’d have emails flying all over the place.

Pros

We use Doodle surveys to coordinate calendars and find a date and time that works for majority, if not all attendees.

Cons

People will fill out the survey and then email that “xx time works but I would prefer another time if possible”.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, myself only employees)

Doodle Review

2020-09-28

Once I set up the survey, I can easily disseminate it to everyone via email or group text.

Pros

The free version has all the necessary functionalities, including setting up polls, scheduling meetings, sharing with colleagues with a simple link, and getting email alerts about responses.

Cons

I would love if the free option had more options to customize the background, fonts, etc. The mobile version is also a bit clunky to use as compared to the desktop version.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Marketing and Advertising company, 51-200 employees)

Schedule meetings or events easily

2020-07-12

It is a very specific tool but very efficient in saving the time you would spend getting in touch by phone, message or others, with one or more people to arrange an event according to the schedules of each one.

Pros

Very easy to create collaborative polls and calendars, to schedule meetings and personal or work meetings.

Cons

It does not have integration with digital calendars normally used by most people, but it is an interesting and useful tool.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Uber Eats (Internet company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Simple, Easy to Use Survey Software

2018-05-28

Pros

- Amazing for scheduling availability - Works well on both desktop and mobile - Very cost effective - Quick and easy to generate surveys (once you learn the platform)

Cons

- Not terribly robust in features, very modest - Integrations with other platforms aren't great - Take a bit of learning to send out the most effective surveys

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Hassan N.

Doodle makes the scheduling easy

2020-08-29

My overall experience with Doodle is positive and it is one of the best scheduling tools to organize meeting for a large group of people.

Pros

I have been using Doodle for more than four years to find available time that works for everyone in my classes. This is one of the best online scheduling tools to select possible time and dates for a meeting. It is simple and user friendly.

Cons

It is not easy integrate the times with Google Calendar. Also it is not easy to work on mobile phone.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Melissa B.

Best way to schedule

2019-09-11

It is the easiest way to get a meeting on the calendar.

Pros

The privacy function is really great to get many users feedback.

Cons

Sometimes is a challenge on a mobile device to see many users responses or options for multiple days.

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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Shana T.

Why?

2019-10-08

That said, it wasn't the most useful software in the world - nothing a simple survey or sign up sheet in the break room can't handle.

Pros

It's a freemium app, so you can go ahead and schedule your meetings (or softball games) without paying, but if you fork out a few bucks each month you can access logos and branding, integration with Slack and a few other features.

Cons

If you absolutely must ask for your employees' feedback, there are quite a few options out there - SurveyMonkey comes to mind first - that will allow you to just shoot over an email, collect your poll data and that's that.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

Straightforward but sometimes tedious

2020-09-24

However, repetitive tasks can become tedious and calendar view to enter dates and times can be confusing.

Pros

Straightforward Easy to setup and Use Zero learning curve Free plan with almost all features Feature rich (e.g. hidden replies, email notifications etc.)

Cons

Sometimes tedious, to enter the same dates/times over and over again Calendar view can be confusing

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 5001-10000 employees)

Great for scheduling meetings with several participants

2018-08-21

My overall experience has been positive with Doodle being a valuable tool when scheduling events with more than 5 attendees.

Pros

Pretty easy to use right off the bat.

Cons

I find it necessary to enter email addresses myself as I've never been successful accessing my contacts from within the program.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea R.

Simplicity does the job

2019-09-30

Also, it provides the organizer with feedback about other people's replies, making it possible to have real-time updates.

Pros

Doodle is easy to use, meaning that any contact of yours will find it intuitive to use it.

Cons

Integration with one's calendar is not as smooth as you may expect, but still it's more than manageable.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelsey C.

Doodle

2020-06-09

Overall, Doodle is great. It's not something that gets used or is thought about all the time, but it's a go-to when you need it and it's always reliable.

Pros

Doodle is a very easy to use, easy to integrate software that allows people to choose their availability on a pre-prepared graph and then produces analytics on what the best time for a meeting or gathering would be.

Cons

I don't think that there's anything that I dislike about Doodle, but I wish that the process of sending out invites was easier to use and more robust.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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SAMUEL V.

A great online event organizer, makes this work easy and fast!

2018-07-29

Pros

It is no longer a headache to try to agree on a date and time to hold an event, this tool makes it easy since it allows us to design an online survey and distribute it among the guests or team members, who will indicate their availability so that Doodle at the end helps us choose the best option.

Cons

I do not think it is convenient for the promoter or administrator of the survey to have the privilege of editing a participant's decision.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

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

Using Doodle polls to arrange remote group meetings

2018-11-22

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!

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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Midhun M.

Best online scheduling tool

2020-06-12

Pros

So simple intuitive design. Easy to integrate with my calendar

Cons

Honestly I never faced any issues with this app.

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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Amit G.

Simple Scheduling

2020-06-23

I use doodle to schedule group meetings and star collaborations between other photographers in my industry niche.

Pros

Cuts down on lots of back and forth emails when used for scheduling meetings

Cons

Too many adds and I would like it to be easier to customise, ie add characters, fonts backdrops etc. this whole part could be better designed. Could work better on mobile

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Naomi Y.

Doodle makes scheduling very easy!

2020-12-12

The overall experience with Doodle is positive in that it serves its purpose and have little complaints from the audience that I send surveys out to.

Pros

Having individuals take surveys greatly reduce the amount of administrative back and forth emails.

Cons

It would be great for them to upgrade their UI to a more modern design, but in terms of functionality, it definitely serves its purpose!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Carlos C.

A must for finding the right date

2019-09-18

Doodle makes easier to find the right date for an event: what used to be a pain because it involved many emails and someone counting votes, it is now fast and efficient.

Pros

. * Integration with calendar

Cons

I don't see any missing feature nor something that could be improved

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Amy G.

Easy to use, no account required!

2019-08-01

It has helped me design simple polls to schedule meetings and collect data from my classes in a manner that’s convenient for them.

Pros

I love that I can make surveys that do not require respondents to make an account.

Cons

I’d like for doodle to have more poll templates that users could work from.

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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Burak K.

Scheduling events made super easy

2019-08-30

Doodle has significantly reduced the number of emails and the amount of time and energy spent for scheduling meetings with my colleagues.

Pros

Marking calendars has become effortless with the calendar syncing feature.

Cons

There is really not much to complain about Doodle except maybe the Android app crashes and login failures.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Alan L.

Clean, easy, and fast

2020-01-26

Creating a poll to coordinate a meeting, gather opinions, or create a survey has never been quicker or easier.

Pros

Perhaps the best part about the software is the auto-complete feature for meeting location.

Cons

There is little that Doodle has left that needs to be improved for the casual user. When it comes to larger applications involving intermittent meetings involving many invitees, some additional features such as a reminder would be helpful.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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