Manage your diary with Calendly

Scheduling meetings, calls or video chats can be hugely time consuming. Calendly can make the process more efficient.

Calendly is an app for scheduling appointments, meetings, calls and events. It was created in an effort to eliminate the back and forth emailing that is often needed to set up a meeting or call between a group of busy people.

Calendly is designed around automated scheduling features that take the work out of connecting with others. It works with your calendar in Microsoft Office or Google in order to automate appointment scheduling. It even has some clever features which help to avoid meetings being double booked.

Calendly integrates with popular business software such as Zoom, Salesforce, Slack and Microsoft Office. Calendly enables users to set their availability preferences, and then send out their own personalised invitation link to arrange meetings or appointments. The invitee is presented with a selection of available times and dates based around the user’s availability, and can choose a time slot that works for them.

Calendly includes suggested meeting lengths of 15, 30, and 60 minutes, but users can create an unlimited number of different event types to suit their needs, set buffer time between appointments, and enforce a minimum scheduling notice period to prevent the last-minute booking of meetings.

Calendly can also be configured to send out confirmation emails, event reminders and notifications. For events or webinars, users can also add links to event confirmation pages and so forth.

Calendly offers a free 14-day trial. From there, you can sign up to Premium, Pro or Enterprise packages, depending on the needs of your business. Monthly packages start from around £6 per month (USD $8 – as Calendly is an American company).