What is your favorite appointment scheduling app, and what do you think sets it apart from the rest?
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I personally love using Calendly. I’ve been using it for a while and it works wonders. Your customer, client or lead simply goes to your specific link and selects a date, time and duration of the meeting based on the time slot availability you’ve customized. It’s seamless to use and has a free version. It also syncs with your Google and Apple calendars. – Fritz Colcol, Simply Thalia
2. Google Calendar
Out of the many scheduling apps I’ve tried, I prefer Google Calendar. What sets it apart is that it’s basically one master calendar with a bunch of integrated individual calendars that are easily customized. I can also invite other Google users to share a calendar with me, which is essential for team collaboration. I also love that it’s integrated with Gmail and can easily sync with my phone. – Shu Saito, Fact Retriever
3. HubSpot Meetings
I like the HubSpot Meetings app because I can avoid the back and forth of pinning down a time for a meeting. It integrates nicely with Gmail and Outlook, and HubSpot will create a new record for the person if they’re not already in our customer-relationship management system. – Stephen Beach, Craft Impact Marketing
SimplyBook.me is a great scheduling software for almost any type of business. You can integrate it with your own website and design it to match your brand or use it with your Facebook page. Every time someone books an appointment with you, you can get notifications by text message or email. It can also accept online payments. – John Turner, SeedProd LLC
5. Book Like A Boss
This is a fantastic and unfortunately not well-known enough app. Book Like A Boss has everything you need in a calendar and scheduling app. What I really admire about it is the company’s commitment to product development. The research and development teams are fantastic, and they are constantly enhancing and improving the product. It hasn’t been disappointing yet. Best app, hands down. – Nicole Munoz, Nicole Munoz Consulting Inc.
6. Meekan for Slack
If you use Slack, you should check out Meekan. It’s a bot that automates your scheduling by chatting into the window really quickly. It’s a great way to book appointments on the fly while you’re on the phone with someone instead of having to wait for an email response. – Syed Balkhi, WPBeginner
ScheduleOnce is an intuitive scheduling app that makes the whole process easy. My favorite thing about it is that you can customize it to make it look like it’s a part of your website, giving it a more professional style. – Jared Atchison, WPForms
10to8 is good for Android and iOS, as well as your desktop. It has an easy-to-use interface, is comprehensive and comes with advanced communication features. There’s a free and paid version depending upon your needs. – Andrew Schrage, Money Crashers
Schedulista is a great appointment setting tool. It’s easily integrated with your website and your Facebook page, and with the mobile app, you can schedule appointments on the go. You can even import and export all your client data for email marketing purposes, and it integrates directly with MailChimp. – Blair Williams, MemberPress
Setmore is a free appointment scheduling app for iOS, Android and desktop that allows you to manage your entire company calendar from your phone. Setmore also gives you a free booking page that you can share with your customers on your website or Facebook so they can book appointments with you. – Chris Christoff, MonsterInsights
Accompany is like having a mobile chief of staff and a scheduler. The app combines a calendar with features that create detailed profiles for people and companies that you are set to meet, including your last communications with them, news about them, their social posts, etc. Get the information anytime or get a briefing emailed to you. – Blair Thomas, eMerchantBroker
12. Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling is the best online appointment service that we have used. It allows you to completely customize your reminder emails so your clients don’t miss your meetings. The ability to integrate directly with Stripe credit card processing and our customer-relationship management system also made it a perfect fit for our business. – Bryan Kesler, CPA Exam Guide
13. Native iPhone Apps
Appointment management is baked into many native iPhone apps. Messages and Mail highlight appointment times so they can be added straight to the calendar. Siri can manage appointments on the phone or HomePod. The do not disturb feature can automatically turn off once a scheduled meeting is finished. Together, these make the iPhone a convenient device for managing appointments. – Vik Patel, Future Hosting