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.

Calendly Details

Calendly

Founded in 2013

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Calendly Details

Calendly

Founded in 2013

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Starting price

US$8.00/month
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Free Version

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Free Trial

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Calendly deployment and support

Support

  • Email/Help Desk
  • FAQs/Forum
  • Knowledge Base
  • Chat

Deployment

  • Cloud, SaaS, Web-based
  • iPhone (Mobile)

Training

  • Live Online
  • Webinars
  • Documentation
  • Videos

Calendly Features

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Database
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Confirmation/Reminders
  • Contact Database
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Data Import/Export
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Online Payments
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Social Media Integration
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Website Integration

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Address Book
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Calendar/Reminder System
  • Class Scheduling
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Customer Database
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Scheduling
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Team Calendars
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management
  • Website Integration

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Clock In / Out
  • Compliance Management
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • Forecasting
  • GPS
  • Leave Tracking
  • Messaging
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Time Clock
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Schedule Distribution
  • Self Service Portal
  • Shift Swapping
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time Clock
  • Time Off Requests
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Appointment Management
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Attendance Management
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Availability Indicator
  • Availability Management
  • Booking Management
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Class Scheduling
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Customer History
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Payments
  • Email Management
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Event Scheduling
  • Facility Scheduling
  • Group Scheduling
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Alerts
  • Multi-Location
  • Online Booking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Scheduling
  • Real-time Updates
  • Reminders
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Room Booking
  • SMS Messaging
  • Self Service Portal
  • Task Scheduling
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Timesheet Management

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Calendly Reviews for UK Users

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Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.5
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >10,001
Chris C.
Chris C.
Principal
Computer Software, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/02/2020

"The perfect tool for solving the scheduling back and forth"

Comments: 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.

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 21/02/2020
Torre C.
Torre C.
Owner
Internet, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/04/2021

"Most user friendly scheduling system"

Comments: Using Calendly and has saved me countless hours of administrative back and forth with prospects and clients alike. I have about 12 different event types in my Calendly dashboard that we use for all things from interviewing candidates to scheduling review meetings with clients for projects. Highly recommend.

Pros: It is so clean and attractive and user friendly, and I get compliments on the tool all the time from people I sent my scheduling link to. I love that it integrates seamlessly with Zoom and other meeting software so an online meeting link is auto-populated in the calendar invitations. I also love that you can customize availability for different event types, and easy toggle on and off event types you're needing or not needing.

Cons: I don't have any criticism of the product, mostly because I value simplicity and user experience and Calendly seems to focus on both.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 29/04/2021
Ursula F.
Ursula F.
Graphic designer
Design, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    9/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/10/2021

"Calendly is amazing for meeting with design clients"

Comments: I think it is great to implement as clients have a clear understanding and respect for you time and their time slots.

Pros: I love how easy it is to send clients options for their meetings. As I work from clients from many countries and time zones it makes it clear and confusion-free !
Before it was hard for me to put clear limits and have clients respect my times, this is the perfect way.

Cons: It was hard for me to understand how to overlap if you have two calendars Ex. personal one and profesional one and how to make both fit together. I currently only use it for work.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 05/10/2021
Tarek B.
Tarek B.
CEO
Management Consulting, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
    Unrated
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    7/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2021

"Calendly, the entrepreneur's first digitization step"

Comments: I loved how calendly makes it easy for eveyone including those with little or no previous tech experience, to digitize their appointment system and streamline their time management without having to hire an assistant if they can't afford such an expense.

Pros: Calendly is just amazing, starting with a free version that offers all what you need to get your calendar fully online and automated, allowing you to let clients and even friends and family to book time with you based on your linked calendar's availability

Cons: Well, we wanted more for the free version, where only one meeting type is offered. However, it is not limited by number and a big number of my entrepreneur or startup clients are using the free version of Calendly beause they simply don't need more. The need for paid version will come up once the business scales up and requires the accommodation of more functions.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 10/10/2021
Alhassan A.
Research Coordinator
Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
  • Overall Rating
  • Ease of Use
  • Features & Functionality
  • Customer Support
  • Value for Money
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/07/2021

"my event confirmations have doubled, but double-bookings have dropped to zero"

Comments: Overseeing a portfolio of multiple projects and teams, most with different project management software usually leads to a lot of conflict with scheduling meetings. I often end up being double or triple booked and couldn't ever get my different project calendars to properly sync up. Calendly has completely solved that problem for me, allowing my teams and I to effortlessly set up meetings and events with zero clashes or conflicts since I signed on. Oh!! and I no longer have to do the back and forth emails to schedule events.

Pros: Scheduling events or meetings with project partners has never been this easy. The most useful feature about calendly is the straight-up availability status that cuts out 90% of the back and forth we usually go through when trying to schedule an event. Within a few short seconds, I can set up and confirm events and be sure of attendance from other participants. It is really awesome.

Cons: It doesn't offer quite a wide variety of options for customization to suit my exact preferences. But in terms of functionality, I have absolutely zero to complain about. It has been excellent.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 17/07/2021