You’ll want to invest in the right tool. While Calendly is a common option, products vary in terms of features, price, use cases, integrations, ease of use, and other strengths.
Let’s have a look at some other options.
Setmore is my top choice when it comes to choosing a scheduling app, mostly because it’s just so easy to use and it offers a really generous free plan.
It’ll only take you a few minutes to get set up, even those who have little technical knowledge will find it very simple. In fact, its set-up wizard means that it’s impossible to miss a step.
Setmore Over Calendly:
Aside from being a very easy-to-use tool, Setmore has some unique features that Calendly lacks. The fact that you can download Setmore onto your desktop might be pretty appealing to some as it means you can use it offline.
The free plan comes with 4 user accounts or for $25/month you’ll be able to have up to 20 user accounts. When you consider that Calendly charges $10/month per user, Setmore is a much more economical option for larger teams.
Where Calendly wins:
Calendly does offer a slightly broader range of calendars (Setmore is missing iCloud and Outlook), though you can always use Zapier.
Founded in 2008, SimplyBook.me is a few years older than Calendly. It also has a nice range of features and design options, which is why I think it makes a great Calendly alternative.
Simplybook.me Over Calendly:
Simplybook.me is unique in that it offers a range of really good-looking, responsive website templates. This is great for those who are looking for both a booking app and a simple landing page in one. I have to say that for very little effort, you can get a very professional-looking site, albeit a basic one.
Offering over 40 payment processors (including PayPal, Square, and Stripe), Simplybook.me definitely beats Calendly’s two (PayPal and Stripe).
Calendly Over Simplybook.me:
Unfortunately, Simplybook.me is only available in English, whereas Calendly offers its service in French, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese. If you have a multilingual team and need the interface in multiple languages then Calendly would be a better option.
If you have a Wix site, Wix Bookings, an app from the Wix marketplace, is a great scheduling solution. With this tool, you can take one-to-one or group bookings and accept payments directly on your site, as well as sync it with your Google calendar.
Wix beats Over Calendly:
This is a great app for existing Wix users as it means that everything is managed from your Wix site or the Wix mobile app (iOS and Android) as there’s no need to rely on multiple services.
You can also enable several staff accounts to manage the bookings and sell membership subscriptions online.
Calendly Over Wix beats:
Unfortunately, the Bookings app can only be used on Wix websites, and by those on one of its Business Premium Plans. A couple of other disadvantages is that the booking feature can only be added to one page and multilingual setup isn’t possible.
TimeSync by Novocall
Novocall is a little different from the other software providers on this list. It’s a call solution for inbound and outbound calls, but also helps you schedule video and phone meetings via the TimeSync feature. It integrates with Zoom and GoogleMeet for video conferencing, as well as integrating with popular CRMs, Google Analytics and Facebook Pixel.
TimeSync Over Calendly:
A nice feature of TimeSync is it qualifies your leads prior to booking a meeting with you by asking them a series of questions. This can help save you time and mean you’re better prepared when it comes to actually meet prospective clients.
TimeSync offers this feature at a lower cost. Its Pro plan costs $9/month, whereas Calendly charges $15/month.
If your primary focus is to schedule and hold video calls via Zoom then you’ll be happy to hear that this integration is possible on TimeSync’s free plan. Calendly reserves this feature for paid users only.
Calendly Over TimeSync:
TimeSync offers direct integrations only with Google Calendar or Outlook Calendar whereas Calendly integrates with all popular calendars.
Though you can send notifications and reminders with TimeSync, you’re not able to automate entire workflows like you can with Calendly.
Monday.com, a productivity tool, first officially came onto the market in 2014, after it was launched in Tel Aviv. A few years later the mobile app was launched, which led them to be named one of the top 15 fastest-growing companies of 2018. In 2020 it surpassed 100,000 teams using the platform.
Where Monday beats Calendly:
Monday.com’s offering is much broader than Calendly’s due to its wide range of features. For example, you can have various ‘workspaces’ and multiple dashboards within these. This can be a great way to separate projects or manage the tasks of different teams.
Monday has tons of templates, meaning that you can use it for so much more than simply scheduling. Because it’s an all-around productivity tool, you’ll find templates such as blog planning, social media scheduling, sprint planning (for developers), and much more.
It’s also available in 12 languages, which is much more than Calendly’s 5.
Where Calendly wins:
With Monday.com, you have to purchase a minimum of 3 users, which means that its cheapest plan comes out at $29/month and there’s no free plan. If you need between 1-2 users, this won’t be the right option for you. Calendly, on the other hand, offers a free plan with 1 user account.
Due to Monday’s extensive options, you might be slightly overwhelmed at first. If you’d rather a more simplified tool then Calendly beats Monday in terms of ease of use.
HubSpot Meetings is a free meeting and appointment scheduling software. It completely incorporates with HubSpot’s free client relationship the board (CRM) device, which means you’ll likewise approach things like email promoting, live visits, and reports.
The gathering scheduler instrument incorporates famous email suppliers and schedules and permits you to book limitless arrangements like a flash. You can likewise make an adjustable connection to reflect legitimate marking and insert it into your site — like Calendly.
Not at all like Calendly, nonetheless, HubSpot Meetings is viable with iOS and Android to work across gadgets endly, however, HubSpot Meetings is compatible with iOS and Android to work across devices.
HubSpot Meetings Pros:
- Additional useful and complementary tools included with meeting scheduling
- Localized time zones and languages
- Multiple meeting types
- HubSpot Meetings Cons:
Free (Basic); $50 per month for the Starter tier; $500 a month for the Professional level; $1,200 per month for Enterprise.
The calendar is fueled by computerized reasoning (AI) and AI. It offers a remote helper that learns your timetable the more you utilize the stage. In the long run, it can assume control over gathering booking and arrangement changes while conveying an encounter custom fitted to your particular requirements.
Like HubSpot Meetings, it’s accessible across gadgets for multi-stage seeing. It likewise unites your Google and Outlook schedules into one dashboard to effortlessly deal with your full timetable.
Contrasted with Calendly, Calendar is more vigorous and offers two different ways to book gatherings:
- Robust free plan
- Two-factor authentication
- Meeting and people analytics
- Calendar Cons:
Free (Basic Individual and Teams); $10 a month for Pro Individuals; $8 a month for Pro Teams.
Meetingbirdis an appointment scheduler that incorporates Google and Office 365. Like other Calendly choices, Meetingbird highlights programmed time-region identification, bunch planning, and matches up to different schedules. Like Doodle, Meetingbird has a surveying highlight and modified accessibility for participants to book meetings with you.
Contrasted with Calendly, Meetingbird centers all the more vigorously around incorporating with Gmail. Its Chrome expansion permits you to deal with everything from inside your inbox.
On the disadvantage, in the event that you have any inquiries, you can just contact Meetingbird by means of email. It’s likewise less progressed than other Calendly choices referenced in this rundown.
- Group scheduling
- Popular app integrations
- Easy-to-use interface
- Meetingbird Cons:
Free (Basic); $9 per month for the premium version.
While most Calendly choices are exclusively business-centered, Doodle makes it simple to close off close to home and expert time in one schedule.
You pick the date and time choices, at that point publicly support to discover an arrangement that works best with everybody’s timetables. The best part is that your invitees don’t need to make a Doodle record to take part in the survey. Like other arrangement booking items, Doodle additionally offers the alternative to convey a customized connection that participants can use to demand a gathering dependent on your accessibility.
It additionally coordinates with famous email suppliers, just as fundamental applications like Zoom, Slack, and Zapier.
- Secure platform
- Popular app integrations
- Doodle Cons:
Free (Basic); Starter tier is $4.49 per month (billed annually); Pro is $5.99 a month (billed annually); Team is $30 per month (billed annually); Enterprise is unlisted.
Acuity Scheduling resembles the Squarespace of Calendly choices. It’s easy to utilize and has a smooth interface. Contrasted with Calendly, Acuity Scheduling highlights further developed abilities.
You can set up accessible hours regardless of whether they change by day or week. Also, you can execute unending custom incorporations through its application programming interface (API). This online arrangement device likewise sends email suggestions to help forestall flake-outs.
Acuity Scheduling Pros:
- HIPPA compliant
- Lots of available integrations
- Social and website embedding
- Acuity Scheduling Cons:
Free (Basic); $15 a month for individuals; $25 a month for small teams; $50 a month for the Powerhouse tier.
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