What is Calendly?
Calendly makes scheduling meetings easy and efficient, eliminating the hassle of back-and-forth emails so you can get back to work. Already recognized as the intuitive scheduling leader for more than 10 million people around the world, Calendly also offers extended capabilities for teams with powerful collaboration functionality, robust administration controls, and enterprise-grade security and compliance. Integrations with Zoom, Salesforce, Google, Microsoft, Slack, & more.
Who Uses Calendly?
Automate meeting scheduling for your entire team, or your personal calendar. Proven success for sales teams, recruiters, customer success, education, entrepreneurs, and anyone who schedules meetings.
Where can Calendly be deployed?
Cloud, SaaS, Web-based, Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)
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Features of Calendly
- Automated Scheduling
- Availability Management
- Calendar Management
- Calendar Sync
- Calendar/Reminder System
- Collaboration Tools
- Event Management
- Mobile Access
- Online Booking
- Online Payments
- Real-time Scheduling
- Reporting & Statistics
- Third Party Integrations
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Reviews of Calendly
I'm in control of my appointment with Calendly
Comments: It allows me to keep in control of my appointment and saved us a lot of time.
I like how Calendly integrates to icloud. Its simple interface and easy-to-create events features makes it a must-have app for all your appointments (also great for paid consultation/lessons as you can collect money from the app (paid version only)). It is easy to create an event type (one-on-one or group), and there lots of options available : event duration date range, even time zone. I like how easy it is to apply an appointment to dates / intervals / specific recurring days and how you can implement buffers (before and after events) You can ask invitees questions before the appointment, which is nice to have, since it allows you to save time once your client is online. I immensely appreciate how Calendly offers all types of notification options (email reminders, follow-up and text reminders.) When creating an event, you can choose what type of location you want (in-person, phone call, google meet, zoom.) You don't have to get in touch with your invitee to tell them how you want to meet them. You can add Calendly to your website (even the free version) through a small widget, which makes it easy for your clients to get in touch.
Most integrations are only available on paid plans, and the free version is very limited but the company also needs to make money, so that's very understandable.
Paid for itself 1000 times over
Comments: Calendly is like having a virtual assistant that costs me pennies per day, but helps me earn significantly more income because it allows me to skip wasting any time playing schedule tag with people. Now that I've realized how amazing it is, the fact that I ever got caught up in playing "schedule tag" with people seems mind boggling. I book everything from client calls, sales calls, podcasting recordings and even just networking conversations with people.
Calendly is simple, clean, and a MASSIVE time saver. For what a few hours of a VA might cost, Calendly has paid for itself after the first few bookings. It's very easy for the client to use as well, it's not cluttered like some other scheduling software programs are, and having an APP is solid gold. I love being able to get real time notifications of appointments and cancellations and handle all of that from my phone when necessary. The ability to customize availability and create multiple availability calendars for different events is another brilliant asset. I can integrate with PayPal and take payments for appointment bookings, it's simply brilliant.
Workflows are a useful tool, but still feel a little bit clunky. I like that they are there, but setting them up could be a little bit smoother. mind you, perhaps I'm comparing this to something like Zapier which is an incredible task management software.
Very Easy To Use
Comments: It was okay, I may try them out again at the ending of the year.
This software is much easier to use compared to the others, but I was looking to combine my social media pages and this software wasn't listed as one to do that for me.
Cannot link to social media pages so customers can book that way.
Maurice m B.
My Go-To for Scheduling
When I first selected calendly, I was using doodle, and someone recommended this as a better app to schedule meetings. I was surely in for a surprise. This app is efficient, customisable enough, and just does the job right.
Since starting, I now have an automatic response when someone mentions wanting to meet up - I identify the correct calendly link to send.
"The right link" actually means something here. I have a few appointment types:
- Zoom meeting
- In person meeting
- Paid consultation
- Recreational meetup Sometimes, I meet an old friend, and it's so much easier to have them select a time and suggest it, but calendly automates it, because now I can set parameters and they can schedule that hang-out at a mutually convenient time. It requires some discipline, because you will need to put your engagements onto the calendar (I've had double bookings because I didn't put my plans into my calendar before) but now I understand the benefit, it works perfectly.
My favourite part of calendly is the ability to set a variety of appointment types, and even include paid appointments which all integrate directly into my calendar
I'm not sure there is a con here. I wanted group scheduling for meetings, and now they have it - even though I haven't used it as yet.
Great scheduling software
Comments: So far I have enjoyed using Calendly as a booking platform. It is easier to use in my view compared to some of the other platforms I have tested. The ability to integrate it with my clients websites was also very helpful. Recent integration with zoom even on the free platform has been very to some of my clients who were not quite ready for paid versions of the platform.
I like that the free version is pretty robust. You can calendar sync and ask pre-qualifying questions so you are better prepared for clients at the meetings. I also like that even on the free version you can connect to zoom and schedule the meeting for either Zoom or or a phone call. With the paid version of Calendly you can also collect payment in advance to avoid no call no show appointments.
It would be nice to have more than one event type available for free. I also don't like that the first tier paid version does not allow for payment or notification. Probably not a major thing to everyone but they don't have an affiliate program which sucks for those of us who are regularly recommending products that we use to our clients.