Anyone with a busy schedule knows how difficult it can be to plan meetings or events when a large number of people are involved. With Doodle’s simple appointment calendar, anyone can arrange meetings, events and other types of polls with zero hassle. Once created, you can invite your colleagues or clients to decide upon which time is best suited to particular individuals and then plan around the provided information. In minutes you’ll have your meetings on the books.
Doodle integrates with your calendar
Among the more advanced features found within Doodle, is the calendar connect feature that allows you to seamlessly integrate a number of popular calendar programs into your schedule. With support for Google Calendars, iCal, Outlook and iCloud amongst many others, all it takes is one click and you can combine your schedule with your appointment calendar.
Schedule appointments and sync to your calendar
First, start your Doodle poll by choosing ‘create a Doodle’ at the top of the page. For this example, we’ll use ‘Board meeting.’ Of course, you can schedule any kind of meeting with Doodle! The location of the meeting is ‘our offices’ and we added a little note, which would be to look over the agenda beforehand.
For the board meeting in February, we’ll be sure to add several time options so that our participants can make sure they can find the best time. You have two options for choosing times for your meeting. You can choose times from the week view, where you can view the week alongside your connected calendar (another great feature of Doodle). Or you can choose the times from the month view if you’d like a wider perspective. If you’d rather not schedule an event on a specific date, but instead gather a list of suggestions, things to bring to an event, or other general categories, click on the “text” option.
If you’d like to add some additional features to your poll, you can do so during step 3. Choose yes, no, if-need-be, limited options, or make the Doodle poll hidden for example.
Here you can also see several Premium Doodle options such as poll deadlines and additional information requests.
All you need to do now is finalize the poll and send your invitations so people can participate. You can send the link to your poll using your own email application, or you can have Doodle send out the invitations for you. If you’ve connected your address book you can add participants automatically, or you can simply type email addresses in the box. Your participants can then choose from the options you’ve added and in minutes you’ve found the best time to meet for your meeting! Or you’ve collected the most popular opinion on anything with just a few clicks.