They are two of the biggest names when it comes to scheduling, but who comes out on top when it comes to getting a group of people together? It’s unquestionable that both make it easier for scheduling time with people, but can one save you more time and ultimately money than the other? Let’s find out.
Who are Doodle and Calendly?
Doodle has been around since 2007 when it was founded by two Swiss students Michael Näf and Paul E. Sevinç. They were looking for a more convenient way to meet people that didn’t take rounds and rounds of emails.
Prompted by early success - especially in universities - the pair turned their tool into a business and Doodle was born. Incorporated in Switzerland they quickly secured funding and by 2009 had launched a premium version of their product.
Doodle has continued to grow from here, becoming part of the TX Group in 2014. It now serves over 360 million users every year. That’s around 54 meetings booked every minute.
Calendly was founded by Tope Awotona in 2013. Like the founders of Doodle, he was looking for an easier way to get people together that didn’t involve lots of back and forth.
Initially, it started out as a freemium product but launched a premium version in 2014.
Like Doodle, it offers a number of different meeting types to choose from including Booking Page and group scheduling solutions.