About Calendly

Calendly is the world's #1 scheduling tool. From entrepreneurs, to sales teams, to customer success - Calendly is for anyone that schedules meetings. Start by signing up for a free Calendly account. The tool will walk you through connecting Calendly to your calendar and setting your availability preferences. From there, simply send your personalized invitation link to anyone you want to meet with. Your invitee clicks your link, sees all available times based on your calendar and settings, and chooses their preferred time and date. When meetings are scheduled, Calendly will update your calendar automatically, setting the meeting location (or conference call info) for you. With your calendar integration and meeting rules, you control when you're booked. You can set a buffer time between appointments and enforce a scheduling notice period to prevent others from making last-minute bookings. Automated reminders and notifications prevent missed meetings and make rescheduling a breeze. People like you use Calendly to book appointments, schedule classes, sync meetings with their team, plan events, and much more. Signup for free to see why more than 10,000,000 users love Calendly.
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Calendly pricing

Calendly has a free version and offers a free trial. Calendly paid version starts at USD 8.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 8.00/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

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Calendly Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.6
Functionality
4.5
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Support
4.4
5 reviews of 2,316 View all reviews
Paul
  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 04/07/2022

Calendly is an indispensable part of our business

Very positive. We are on a paid Calendly plan as we needed a second calendar connection and multiple appointment types, but it has been amazing!

Pros

I love that Calendly can connect to Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace Calendars. This makes scheduling between 2 calendars very easy.

Cons

Not really a complaint, but the fact is that they are so far ahead of the competition, there is not really competition between Calendly and any other software out there.

Alternatives Considered

Acuity Scheduling, Chili Piper and Book Like A Boss

Reasons for Switching to Calendly

The simplicity, the cost and the features of all these others were not even close to what Calendly could do.
Kim
  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 21/07/2022

Superb calendar management and scheduling.

I was pleasantly surprised by Calendlys performance.
My job has multiple functions, one of which is scheduling for my team and our attorneys. This is often a tedious and daunting task, however Calendly has streamlined the process.
There are drawbacks such as the lack of customer service accessibility and some inconveniences in the way the software is set up.
When analyzing both the pros and cons, it's evident that the pros drastically outweigh the cons.

Pros

If you have a complex schedule or need to manage a complex schedule for someone else, Calendly will be an exceptional asset. The ease of use is wonderful, as is the setup process.
It is optimized for online scheduling however it's suited for in person scheduling as well.
Rescheduling is dramatically easier with Calendly.
Features a client portal, reminders, automated scheduling, team or group calenders, notifications and alerts in real time, and convenient mobile access plus payment processing via third party integrations.

Cons

The one thing that really hinders me are the meeting location options and how they're set up. In person and phone/ video can't be included in the same meeting type.
The only other con I've experienced thus far is the customer service and the lack of ease in contacting an actual customer service representative vs the incompetent chat bot.

Alternatives Considered

TimeTap and Zoho Meeting

Reasons for Choosing Calendly

The previous product was not suitable for our needs and didn't meet our expectations for overall quality.

Switched From

SimplyBook.me

Reasons for Switching to Calendly

Calendly was highly recommended by other businesses in our industry.
Maurice M
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

4
Reviewed on 12/05/2022

My Go-To for Scheduling

When I first selected calendly, I was using doodle, and someone recommended this as a better app to schedule meetings. I was surely in for a surprise. This app is efficient, customisable enough, and just does the job right.

Since starting, I now have an automatic response when someone mentions wanting to meet up - I identify the correct calendly link to send.

"The right link" actually means something here. I have a few appointment types:
- Zoom meeting
- In person meeting
- Paid consultation
- Recreational meetup

Sometimes, I meet an old friend, and it's so much easier to have them select a time and suggest it, but calendly automates it, because now I can set parameters and they can schedule that hang-out at a mutually convenient time.

It requires some discipline, because you will need to put your engagements onto the calendar (I've had double bookings because I didn't put my plans into my calendar before) but now I understand the benefit, it works perfectly.

Pros

My favourite part of calendly is the ability to set a variety of appointment types, and even include paid appointments which all integrate directly into my calendar

Cons

I'm not sure there is a con here. I wanted group scheduling for meetings, and now they have it - even though I haven't used it as yet.

Sean W
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

5
Reviewed on 14/06/2022

Calendly is fantastic!

Absolutely love it! I would absolutely never want to go back to setting up meetings the old way again.

Pros

The thing I like best about Calendly is the Zoom and Outlook Integration. I usually send out my Calendly link to leads and clients to setup a call and when they select a date and time, Calendly automatically sends them a Zoom link for that day and time and it syncs the meeting to my Outlook. This solves multiple problems for me, earlier skipping between mulitple emails to find a common time, send out Zoom link and then add to the calendar would sometimes result in missed meetings. Since I started using Calendly I have never missed out on a meeting.

Cons

Editing the calendar after you have set it up for the first time is always confusing to me. Maybe because I dont do it that often but I wish it was easier to do.

Alternatives Considered

SimplyBook.me

Reasons for Switching to Calendly

Calendly's feature set fit my needs better. The trial worked smoothly and the pricing was a perfect fit.
Brent
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 21/06/2022

Improve Efficiency: How a good integrated Calendar product should work

Very sleek. Instead of suggesting a few times (then blocking them off temporarily in my calendar), I just send the person my calendly link - they pick out of what works for me.

Pros

Tightly integrated with my Outlook / Office 365 calendar
Easy to setup default rules
Cuts down tremendously on all the hassle & time to set up appointments.
Team calendars is fantastic (book a time with an external person that fits two or more peoples schedule)

Cons

Not much except this is how Microsoft Bookings SHOULD work. So... I suspect one day this feature set will be properly integrated into the Office suite, until then the only thing I'd want is licensing that encourages occasional use (I'd love the entire company to have, just don't want to pay the license for people who may only use very occasionally).

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