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What is the best calendar or scheduling tool?

Looking for a better way to plan remote meetings across time zones, and keep up with events. What software is doing that best today?

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#Scheduling #Woven #Calendly #Zoom
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irrvrntVC's avatar
2 years ago
Two great options

I currently use Calendly and love it. Can set up multiple events (30 min call, 60 min call, 30 min in person, etc). Integrates well w/ Google Calendar and UberConference / Zoom. Doesn't currently work well with SuperHuman, though.

Heard good things about MixMax too, especially "dual scheduling" > I send you my link and when you click and give it access it automatically only shows the times we are both available, which is a neat trick.

Am testing out Motion (https://www.usemotion.io) which is more calendar / time blocking than scheduling soon, too.

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@maguay (replying to @irrvrntVC )
2 years ago

It's almost surprising Superhuman hasn't built out their own calendar tool yet. Seems like a perfect fit.

Motion looks beautiful, and like how it combines meetings plus scheduling tasks. Would love to hear how it works out for you!

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@irrvrntVC (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

I'm pretty sure Rahul said it's on their roadmap. Will update here if I remember after testing Motion

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nimrodpriell's avatar
2 years ago
Woven.com

I liked Woven even better than Calendly because the interface was better for both browsing/integrating existing scheduling and because it had a strong templating language so you can create meetings that are automatically named after the people in the meeting (i.e 'John:Tim'). It also has a nice feature where you see where all your meetings are on a map. And their support is rad.

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@maguay (replying to @nimrodpriell )
2 years ago

That map view looks really handy!

It just made me think of a feature scheduling apps should have for app+call based meetings: A way to quickly see which software you're using for this call. Seems like I always have to double-check at the last minute if this call will be on Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, or something else (all the more confusing since Google Calendar adds a Hangouts link to meetings automatically).

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@NBNite (replying to @maguay )
2 years ago

@maguay
I'm not 100% sure if works for all of the calling tools that you've mentioned above, but if you use the Google Calendar integration with Slack, meetings with a Google Hangouts call link will automatically populate a call-in button straight into your slack channel. If the others work similarly, you could use the Google calendar channel in slack as the hub to join meetings.

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@maguay (replying to @NBNite )
2 years ago

That's a great tip for GCal, thanks! If that integration shares call notes/description, then it'd work for others if you copy the URL and add it to new events—or if those call apps GCal integration does that for you.

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@CaelanU (replying to @nimrodpriell )
2 years ago

Thanks for the Woven rec. Onboarding process was quite smooth from Google & Zoom accounts. Pricing right now is free until they launch a paid plan. we'll see what features get paywalled!

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KSchricks's avatar
2 years ago
Calendly & Doodle

Calendly & Doodle have been my defaults for awhile. Doodle is great when you need to find a time that works for multiple people v. easier 1:1 scheduling with Calendly.

Anyone know a tool that does both well?

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@samantha____a (replying to @KSchricks )
2 years ago

I believe Mixmax does both! But Mixmax isn't purely for scheduling. At the core it's a sales email outreach tool.

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