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In business, we all use a calendar to schedule in calls, interviews, appointments, meetings, lunches and events, including networking. Sometimes though you can spend a lot of time and effort in going back and forth by email or phone as you try to nail down mutually acceptable times. If that sounds familiar, then there is another way!

What is Calendly?

Calendly is a simple, easy to use and powerful calendar setting app. One person makes a list of days and times they are available and either sends a link, or directs people to their Calendly account. Then it’s up to the other person to self-select their preferred day and time. You don’t even need to be a Calendly user to do this. Plus, it also works well for meetings with 3 or more people and can connect with up to six of your calendars to automatically check availability (to avoid schedule conflicts or double-booking) and help you connect with your best contacts, prospects and clients.

You can simply send a meeting URL to someone and let them book a date that you can guarantee is up-to-the-minute accurate.

Game changer?

To us, it’s a game changer. You can simply send a meeting URL to someone and let them book a date that you can guarantee is up-to-the-minute accurate. In addition, there is a facility to ask and gather additional contact information, all without the risk of it getting lost in the email shuffle or phone tag kerfuffle.

Like every tool or app that we feature, we like to present its advantages and disadvantages, so you can get a balanced view of whether this is something you would like to try or not.

Advantages

Easy to schedule and organise

Saves time

User-friendly interface

Easy to add notes and get questions answered

Readily integrates with Office 365, Google, and Outlook

Also integrates with GoToMeeting and Zoom

App, mobile and desk top versions

Disadvantages

There is a free trial but then you need to pay. The Premium version is $8 per user, per month (billed annually) or $10 per user, per month (billed monthly)

The dashboard could be improved to enhance the user experience, which can be a little clunky, boring and dull

Can be confusing if you have multiple events on your dashboard

Sometimes the app can be glitchy, the mobile and desktop versions are better

Restricted for analytics, i.e. how many people clicked to schedule an event

Inability to customise the look, feel or functionality

So, if you want to handle appointments seamlessly and stress less, then why not give Calendly a go? 

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