Calendly organizes appointments and meetings between businesses and clients, as well as individuals and their colleagues. It is developed to help users easily set their preferences of availability and send a personalized invitation link to arrange the appointment or meeting. All the invitees are provided with a choice in selecting the preferred availability time and date.
Meeting lengths of 15, 30, and 60 minutes are suggested to users who want to create an event. Also, users can set a buffer time between appointments and also enforce a scheduling notice period to prevent others from making last-minute bookings. Various types of invitations are available in Calendly, providing them a choice in the format of the meeting and invitations.
Calendly has an automated notification system that notifies when meetings are rescheduled. It also integrates with Office 365 and Google, allowing automatic updates to users’ calendars.
Sam Z. Especialidad: Administración educativa Número de empleados: 51-200 empleados
My experience is extremely positive. Having a tool to help schedule meetings allows me to prioritize important, urgent, and non essential meetings. Ultimately it allows me to work smarter and get more things done while reducing my stress. This is one of my favorite tools to use and to share with others.
I like how easy it is to use Calendly to schedule meeting times. It's easy if someone is familiar or it's the first time they're using it to pick a meeting time.
Not a true con but food for thought. I would have to explain Calendly the first time someone selected a meeting time. I found myself doing this so frequently I recorded my own how to video. I suggest making a dead simple video power users could share out with new users.
Chris C. Especialidad: Software informático Número de empleados: 11-50 empleados
I love it. I use it every day. I tell everyone I know to use it. It solves the biggest problem.
There are a few AI-powered exec assistant tools, but... why bother? That still forces the other person to do the multi-email "what times work?" "oh not for me, how about these" "okay, where do you want to meet" dance. This is a single email.
Calendly does exactly what you need it to do: it takes scheduling a meeting with someone down from a 6 or 7 email affair to a 1 or 0 email affair. This is transformative. I can simply send my lunch URL to someone and let THEM book a date that I can guarantee is up-to-the-minute accurate, ask the questions I want to ask (where should we eat?), and gather additional contact information, all without the risk of it getting lost in the shuffle.
I did 135 networking lunches last year, entirely powered by Calendly. It's brilliant, because it ends in the result we all need: a mutual calendar invite that we both agree works for us.
Add things like buffer times, clever event types, and linking up with my contacts with Zapier and man is this the easiest $8/mo I could ever spend.
Nothing. It's basically perfect.
I wish that, when using someone _else's_ Calendly to book, it'd look at my schedule and black out bad dates, but that's a nit to pick. I'd also like it to auto-advance to the next available window if there are no more dates on the initial screen.
Usuario verificado Especialidad: Marketing y publicidad Número de empleados: Trabajador autónomo
Great experience overall -- I love Calendly because the tier I have is cheaper than Acuity but perfectly robust.
I love that with the paid version, I can embed a calendar on a sales page so clients can book with me and pay for my service with ease.
With the paid version, there are a couple aspects of the automated emails that I can't reword or tailor to my business.
Amir G. Especialidad: Administración educativa Número de empleados: 2-10 empleados
I was fairly happy with Calendly, even though it was more expensive than its competitors. It looks great on mobile and pretty simple to set up. However, we had a very unique situation with our booking and I reached out to their team about it and explained it all. Of course, since I was not a paying member, all the answers were "yes you can" ... and they even showed me how to do it. I thought all was working, until a few months down the road, I found that actually, we have been losing booking (paid) potentials all along because of some conflicting issues their team forgot to mention (or just made a mistake in their advice).
I reached out and their solution was for us to PAY MORE for another user account. They even owned up to making the mistake of giving bad advice. I offered them a compromise and they stayed with their position I need to pay for a whole extra account. Now we are stuck with them.
Looks great on mobile. Easy to use. Allows capture of utm_source
At the time I signed up, there was really nothing stopping me... until I found out their support team led me to paying 2x than I should be.
Usuario verificado Especialidad: Contabilidad Número de empleados: Trabajador autónomo
I am able to keep up with my appointments and my clients are able to schedule an appointment at any given time.
That my clients can see when I am available and choose a time that works for their schedule as well.
if I could have a feature where the client can pay at the time of the appointment or give them capability to put a deposit down and if the appointment is kept it is automatically refunded.