Manage your appointments with booking software from Doodle

Everyone knows how painful it can be to find time to meet up with colleagues, clients, or friends. Doodle combats this problem by providing a suite of scheduling tools that allow you to find the best time to meet, regardless of the size of the group.

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Below you’ll find instructions on how to make your own poll on Doodle. It’s free to create polls, but there are numerous advantages to creating an account as well as going for a Premium plan. For starters, Premium accounts are ad-free for you and your participants and we keep all your polls in a handy dashboard. Read on for a comprehensive look at this great online scheduling tool.

How to Doodle’s online booking software – step by step!

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. If you’re collecting opinions from your poll participants instead of trying to find the best time for a meeting you can choose ‘text’ during step 2.

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 connect your calendar to Doodle you’ll be able to see your appointments alongside your proposed time options for the meeting. Never double-book or over-book yourself again!

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. 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!

It’s never been easier and faster to make your own poll. Doodle also allows you to sync your calendar with a Doodle account so that you can keep all your appointments managed at a glance and send out invitations for new polls in the future with less time and far less hassle. Doodle is so easy to use – and free! – that those wanting to make polls and surveys keep coming back.

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