Productivity · Meetings

Best meeting schedulers?

Anonymous

November 24th, 2015

In the past I would simply send people my Google Calendar and have them schedule a meeting with me there but it seemed to get a tad confusing so I switched to Calendly. I loved it but then realized the version I was using was not free. So I’m back to square one and really need some suggestions on the best free meeting schedulers? Any suggestions?


Zhenya Rozinskiy Partner at Agile Fuel

November 24th, 2015

What's preventing you from simply giving 'view' rights to others on your calendar and let them send invites?

Jason Mathew Product Analyst at CEB TalentNeuron

November 25th, 2015

Going to make a shameless plug: for Outlook calendars, I'd suggest http://www.timeteller.us/. TimeTeller allows users (on a MS Exchange Server) to propose and communicate their overlapping availability to external stakeholders. 

For Google Calendars, I prefer http://boomerangcalendar.com/ , as it provides an extremely intuitive process for selecting and proposing calendar availability. The only draw back is that unlike TimeTeller, it can't be used for multiple individuals within an organization. 

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November 24th, 2015

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Md. Shihab Uddin

November 24th, 2015

I use Youcanbook.me ?

Paul Murskov

November 24th, 2015

assistant.to is my goto here. Its free and is a plugin right into gmail. no premium upgrades, no restrictions, easy to use. Try it out!

Ian Homer Coach To Executives and Business Owners

November 24th, 2015

Timetrade. It's not free but incredibly cheap. You pay a yearly fee and you can do lots with it. Check it out.

Charlene Li Helping leaders thrive with disruption as a Principal Analyst at Altimeter, a Prophet Company

November 26th, 2015

Missy: I've tried pretty much everything out there and then bit the bullet and started using Calendly again. I absolutely love it and at $100/year, it's a bargain. 

More importantly, the people I interact with LOVE it. It gives them the impression that I have my act together and gives them confidence that the meeting will happen. 

I do ask for an agenda, contact information so that there's no going back on forth. 

My only pet peeve is that it can't tell when I'm in town or not. So in-person meetings still need to be handled by a person. 

Mike Masello

November 24th, 2015

x.ai is interesting and worth a look, though they're currently in beta with a waiting list

Anastasiya Savelyeva Junior Marketing Manager - Yaware.com

December 2nd, 2015

Well, I use Google calendar. But there's an app called TimeTrade. I didn't use it, my colleague did. She would send me her calendar where I could see the days and time she was available for a meeting. I liked the interface, everything was simple and clear. 
Maybe you should check that one out. However it is paid, but I can't tell the price.