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Calendly: Your Online Meeting Scheduler

When Blackberry swallowed Tungle and then ended it, I was truly disappointed. It was so easy for folks to schedule a meeting with me with their platform. I gave TimeTrade a go but it was too confusing… for me and for folks I wanted to schedule meetings with.

Last week, Jeb Banner of SmallBox sent me a URL to schedule a meeting with him and I was instantly in love… the platform is called Calendly and dare I say that it’s even better than Tungle was!

Here’s what my Calendly looks like:

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Calendly allows you to customize your events and integrates with your Google Calendar and invitees can easily add scheduled events to their Google, Outlook or iCal calendars.

Click on an event type and you’re met with time options:

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It allows you to buffer before and after and even automates reminders to the attendees. One of my favorite features of the platform is that each event type has a custom URL! So – when I wish to send an invite to a customer for an audit review or a day of consulting – I can send them directly to the event type.

Calendly Event Type Setup:

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About Douglas Karr

Douglas Karr is the founder of The Marketing Technology Blog. Doug is the CMO of CircuPress and CEO of DK New Media, an agency specializing in assisting marketing technology companies with their inbound marketing - leveraging social media, blogging, search engine optimization, pay per click and public relations. Their clients include Angie's List, GoDaddy, Mindjet and many more. Douglas is also the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies.

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11 comments

  1. OMG! Thanks for sharing this Doug! I too like you loved my Tungle and I remember scratching my head for days wondering why it was taken away. I have signed up and am getting familiar with it.

  2. Doug thanks for sharing. Tungle was my favorite thing to mention to people at parties and networking events, and then it just vanished never to be replaced. Let’s hope this fine looking replacement sticks around. I bet there was a unmet need for a “I’m lost without Tungle” support group.

  3. There are a few goodies on this event interface. Nice way to create and post events. The customized url is a nice part of it. I have created an event entry interface and a custom calendar for one of my clients, but it does not look as fancy as this UI. Nice work.

  4. I did not use Clendly yet but I think Tungle was much easier to operate, as I had a look on the the snapshots of clendly above. It doesn’t seems user friendly. Or I should comment after using it ! :)

    • Definitely give it a shot. It’s very, very easy. In fact, I believe the ability to customize the event path makes it incredibly simple for folks to schedule with you. I’ve been using it all week and haven’t had a single complaint!

  5. thanks for sharing Doug. I love the app and have been using it for weeks. Works really well. Glad to see others jumping on board. I was, as well, a big Tungle fan and was bummed to see it go away. Wish Calendly had come around about a year ago. Hope it sticks.

  6. Hi Doug. Is there a way to integrate payment or do you collect payment a different way, then send out the calendly link?

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