GEEK CHIC: Stop Wasting Time Scheduling Appointments

Happy Monday! If you’re tired of wasting time comparing calendars for work and weekend, today’s post is for you. Geek Chic columnist, Ceci, is back to share her favorite new tool that I’ve now used when scheduling a meeting and can attest to its time-saving quality….. 

How many times have you gone back and forth and back and forth and back and forth with a colleague, friend, or other contact to schedule a simple meeting or appointment?  You know what I mean, right?  In all the going back and forth you could have just had the meeting! HA!

Luckily, there are a few tools out there now that allow you to simply send a URL; your contact can then pick a time that works best for them.

My favorite is Calendly.  It is beautiful, simple and best of all, FREE.  I send my custom URL via text or email and it brings them to my contact to a page that looks like this:

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Calendly is linked to my calendar so dates and times that I have appointments (or simply have blocked off) appear as unavailable.  My contact chooses an available date and time and schedules the meeting. Voila!

Super easy! I have saved so much time since discovering this.

There is other software out there that does the same thing like Acuity Scheduling and YouCanBook.me but I personally love Calendly because it is simple, looks so pretty, and you get the calendar integration in the free plan.  Tip: If you exclusively use iCal, you’ll want to check out Appoint.ly.

Let us know if you wind up loving it as much as we do.

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    Sandra - More Style Than Fashion
    September 28, 2016 at 4:01 AM

    Sounds good!!

    x Sandra


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    September 27, 2016 at 3:30 AM

    Thanks for mentioning Appoint.ly! 🙂

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      September 27, 2016 at 5:08 AM

      BTW Appoint.ly is not limited to iCAL – we support all major calendars 🙂

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        October 5, 2016 at 6:55 PM

        So glad you commented to let me know!

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    September 26, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    That is so smart and sounds so useful!


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    Rebecca Pendleton
    September 26, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    I love this idea! Thanks!

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    September 26, 2016 at 6:06 AM

    Sounds like a great and straightforward tool!

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