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So Woven Calendar is leaving us

May 28th is last day for Woven users and I still can't find a suitable replacement. I need a multiplatform (Win, MacOS, iOS) product with a clean design, capable of managing multiple cloud calendar services (Google, Outlook, iCal). Woven also made life easier for me with its calendar availability links, Zoom integration, and event templates.
So what do you think?

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Spencer's avatar
26d

Been a fan of Weve.app - has a ton more features and a full featured NATIVE Mac/iOS app which is a big deal for me. Does scheduling, polls, and some cool social features.

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@DeepFrier (replying to @Spencer )
15d

Is it all mouse-based, or can it also be driven by hotkeys like Vimcal?

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TaylorFay's avatar

Fantastical has been the best option for me. It can handle all of the reqs you listed above, and although it’s slightly pricey, I haven’t had a complaint yet!

3 points
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@bastien_vairet (replying to @TaylorFay )
27d

yes but it is not made for scheduling ! I think Leo meant scheduling app more than calendar app.

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@TaylorFay (replying to @bastien_vairet )
27d

There’s scheduling in Fantastical. I can send a link with some available times to a group of people for them to fill out their availability as well. Fantastical notifies me of the best time and then allows me to schedule the meeting for that time. It’s pretty seamless.

1 point
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@leopirovano (replying to @TaylorFay )
27d

Yeap, Fantastical could do but they're missing a Win app and I need it.

1 point
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@bastien_vairet (replying to @TaylorFay )
26d

Oh I did not know that. So what are the differences between tools like Calendly, Acuity VS Woven, Fantastical ?

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@VictorLai (replying to @bastien_vairet )
26d

Woven had an analytics focus – tags allowed tracking of working hours vs non-working, focus time, recruiting and onboarding for HR folks, even time spent with family. I didn't use any of these features, I just liked the templates and custom scheduling URLs (I came from Woven and have landed on Calendly for my consultancy) .

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@maguay (replying to @VictorLai )
13d

Woah: Just went to Woven's site and found they were acquired by Slack in late April. Maybe there's hope that Slack one day will do all the scheduling things we need?

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Jai's avatar
26d

Hey-o,
So I've been using Track (thetrackapp.com) since Jan and frankly it's amazing. I think thats it's only for Mac right now, but the amazing think is that its a calendar with built in scheduling tools.

I switched from the built in calendar on Spark cause I wanted something which gave a similar experience to what Superhuman provides. It's keyboard focused and pretty fast.

Give it a go!

3 points
barrald's avatar
27d

Vimcal! I moved to it from Woven last year. Tons of superpowers, native Mac app, just all around very powerful and slick.

2 points
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@leopirovano (replying to @barrald )
27d

Currently on the waitlist! Do you have an invite?

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@Richbenny (replying to @barrald )
25d

Do you have an invite, or something to get ahead of the waitlist?

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bastien_vairet's avatar

Léo, I am a user of Acuity which is the best option I’ve found so far to manage my private tutoring activity. You could have a look to Datelist, whose beginning is quite interesting. As for Calendly or X.AI, I found them too corporate oriented and not friendly for independant workers.

2 points
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@leopirovano (replying to @bastien_vairet )
27d

I like Datelist, but Calendly is good enough. I still need the rest of the calendar features though

1 point
Skeetsel541-'s avatar

I like Superhuman for many reasons and scheduling is one.

2 points
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@maguay (replying to @Skeetsel541- )
24d

Superhuman's calendar integration is pretty great! I just wish you could actually make a full event in plain text directly from the command palette.

1 point
maguay's avatar
25d

Just came across yet another new calendar app: Reclaim.ai, which looks like it's built around "smart" time blocking to help you schedule your focused work time and then schedule meetings in the other time.

1 point
VictorLai's avatar

SavvyCal crossed my radar recently. They're taking a different angle and they're one to watch.
I like the preferred times feature and multiple meeting durations in one link (Calendly requires multiple meeting templates).

1 point
jmaynier's avatar

Options I'm considering/testing:
- Fantastical : I've found it heavy in RAM, slow, not really fun to use
- Savvycal: interesting feature with calendar overlay for the recipient of scheduling links, but feel a bit disconnected to my workflow (gmail_
- Vimcal: very fast and nice UX, great scheduling
- Motion (usemotion.io): very fast and nice UX, great scheduling, very nice integration with Gmail

Vimcal and Motion are full calendar frontend, with scheduling, and fast UX. For me they seems to be the best options.

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