What cloud or Web tools do you use to schedule your time and keep your team’s calendar synced (especially with Tungle.me off the table)?
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Book’d is a great online scheduling platform that will function as a solution for those seeking a sophisticated replacement to Tungle.me. Features that differentiate them include groups and controlled availability, as well as the ability to accept payments and manage invoices.
2. Acuity Scheduling
Now that Tungle.me is out of the picture, I’ve turned to Acuity Scheduling to allow clients and partners to schedule meetings and calls. It syncs with Google Calendar and allows you to block out different time slots for different types of meetings, too.
3. Google Calendar
When trying to arrange a meeting with several busy people, I’ve found Doodle to be the best bet. Doodle allows you to easily let each person to choose a preselected time that works for them. Once everyone has filled out their ideal time, setting up the meeting is as easy as sending out calendar invites.
We use TeamworkPM to manage our projects, tasks, calendars, messages, milestones, and files. This allows us to manage projects effectively, while setting up different access levels for clients. It also syncs up with Google Docs and sends reminders to get the job done.
We use Trello to manage all of our projects which allows to too coordinate over a cloud based system, set deadlines and keep track of who is working on which projects at any given point in time. We use Trello for everything from Web development projects to our editorial calendar.
7. Cozi Syncs the Family
From a non-business standpoint, I use the Cozi app to keep our family in sync. From grocery lists to soccer games, I can keep some order in my personal/family life with this simple application.
8. Basecamp (It’s Not Just for Tasks)
Our entire team is on Basecamp, an incredible online project management tool. The product forces users to prioritize tasks, but it also allows us to schedule due dates where appropriate and ensure that everyone is up-to-date on team projects.
9. Google Cal’s Appointment Slots
A lot of people don’t realize that Google Calendar has scheduling built in, it’s a feature called appointment slots. I already keep my life in Google Calendar, so it’s great not having to use a third party software to schedule and keep things synced.
When I need to schedule a large number of appointments, I’ve found that TimeTrade is an excellent tool. It allows clients to select the time that works for both of us and also takes care of any time zone conversion.
iDoneThis.com helps our team plan projects, see exactly who’s doing what, and record our progress. It reduces confusion and makes it easy to get updates.
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