Doodle is a web scheduler that can be used for free to help you plan events and organize your week. By creating a poll in a few simple steps, you can send out an invitation to colleagues or clients and ask them to fill in the times when they are available. As the administrator of the poll, you will be notified when all invitees have filled in the poll and will then be able to clearly see the best time for all of you to meet. Give it a try today!
Get started with the web scheduler – step by step
So how does Doodle work? The most popular application of Doodle polls is to find the best time to meet. That’s why we offer calendar connections to your Google, Outlook, or other calendar feeds. Doodle is the best way to schedule and keep track of all your meetings, regardless of how many people attend. Let’s look at an example to see how easy it is to set up your first Doodle poll.
You can start your first Doodle poll by choosing ‘create a Doodle’ at the top of the page. On the first step include the name of the meeting you’d like to have, the location of the meeting, and any notes you like. For this example, we’ll use ‘Board meeting.’ The location is ‘our offices’ and we’ll also add a little note.
During the second step, you can add potential time options for your meeting. That’s what your participants will vote on. We’ll add a few options to ensure a higher likelihood of finding the best time for everyone to meet. You can choose the month view to see all the days of the month and then add the times on the right. If you choose week view you can add the time slots directly to the calendar.
On the third step, you can add advanced settings to your poll. You can limit the number of votes per participant, make the poll hidden to hide the information of your attendees or add a third ‘if-need-be’ option for more flexibility. If you upgrade to a Premium account you can add deadlines to get your votes in even faster, and require contact details so you can get back in touch with your participants after your meeting.
Lastly, you finish up your poll and send it out to your participants. You’ll be able to see everyone’s votes in a handy grid. Once everyone has voted you can close the poll to confirm the date! Get started today.
Additional web scheduling features with a Doodle Premium Account
Doodle also offers you the chance to register for a Premium Account. This Premium Account offers you a variety of extra web scheduling features. You can use the web scheduling software free of advertisements, arrange for reminders to be sent out to your invitees, and request them to provide additional information when completing the poll. In addition to these features, a Doodle Premium Account will allow you to synchronize your online calendars. In a matter of moments and only a few clicks you can connect your Google Calendar, iCal or any other calendar with an ICS Feed, to your Doodle account. With this web-based appointment scheduling software, when you receive a poll from a contact, you can instantly see when you are available to meet.