About Doodle

Doodle provides solutions that take the pain out of finding the right date and time for a group of people to meet and makes scheduling virtually effortless. The basic service on www.doodle.com is the world’s leading online scheduling tool with a rapidly growing user base of more than three million unique visitors per month. With a few clicks, Doodle allows users to establish a “poll” – a tabular display of possible available time slots – invite participants and enable them to vote transparently and democratically for their preferred meeting times and activities. This service is free, does not require any registration or downloads. Premium Doodle is the Company’s customized service for individuals and Branded Doodle is its online scheduling enterprise solution.


Key benefits of Doodle

Get the pain out of finding the right date and time for a group of people to meet and make scheduling virtually effortless.


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(1,788)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
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Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Russell S
Russell S
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Powerful, yet simple!

Reviewed on 2019/01/25

Quickly deciding meeting times with groups of people - highly satisfied!

Quickly deciding meeting times with groups of people - highly satisfied!

Pros

It can be extremely difficult to arrange/schedule meetings, appointments, and events when multiple people are involved. But the brilliant thing about Doodle is that it does the hard work for you! Here's what I love the best:
- In a matter of a few moments, you can create a poll of options or available meeting times. I can quickly send a link to teammates, who can quickly and easily access the poll and begin to select times that work. What's more is that they can also see other times that have been selected, so I feel like they are more willing to cooperate (if that makes sense).
- This removes text or email chains that go on, and on, and on without end... until we finally come to the conclusion that there's never a good time for everyone to meet up. (After wasting a day.)
- It's absolutely free. I can't believe it. I would think they could be making money with user fees off of this fantastic idea/platform, but no - it's free!
- It's quite simple and intuitive. There aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but that's great. There doesn't need to be advanced features.
- It's easy to use for the first time. It's not overly complex.
- You are notified when responses come in, and you ultimately get to control the meeting time.
- This is somewhat random, but you can be very specific with meeting points. Want to meet at 12:02? Perfect. Want a meeting to end at 9:07... Doodle will do that, too.
- Can link or access your Gmail contacts - fabulous feature!

Cons

There's really nothing to complain about in my opinion. It's a simple designed platform that accomplishes it's goal. Some potential updates to consider would be adding "most commonly used emails," though, that would be helpful. Another idea is build in some sort of Skype, Hangouts, or FaceTime feature if an individual is unable to attend at the appointed time. I realize that gets complicated, though, and is not Doodle's problem to solve!

Whit
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

How else do you schedule your meetings?

Reviewed on 2021/12/13

I use Doodle to schedule meetings with large groups when I do not have access to others' calendars....

I use Doodle to schedule meetings with large groups when I do not have access to others' calendars. It is an incredibly simple tool for both the administrator and the user. It allows you to suggest available times and for others to indicate their availability within those selected times. It saves so much time and back-and-forth.

Pros

We have shared calendars within our immediate teams but when we are scheduling across teams or with external vendors, Doodle is the fastest and easiest way to find a consensus time. I go to Doodle before any other system because of the ease of use and everyone's familiarity with the product.

Cons

The system is near perfect. It serves its function about as well as it can and I don't think it needs to be overly complicated. If it were possible to add meeting information (i.e. zoom links, agendas, etc) and when consensus was met, to send the calendar invitation, that would be nice.

Alternatives Considered

Google Calendar

Reasons for Switching to Doodle

We use Google Calendar for our calendars but it does not have a feature that will help identify shared availability the way that Doodle does. Doodle also works when you are working across calendar platforms.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Makes scheduling easy!

Reviewed on 2019/09/17

I've had a wonderful experience with Doodle so far, and hopefully this will continue! Doodle has...

I've had a wonderful experience with Doodle so far, and hopefully this will continue! Doodle has made scheduling so much easier for me and my organization, I also use it outside of my work and in my personal life. It has also saved me so much time in having to talk to people and organize stuff which takes forever!

Pros

I looveee using Doodle when I'm organizing an event (be it a meeting, a work event, or even an after work hangout!). It is just so convenient to send the link to everybody with some suggested times and they fill it out, then we find the one where all or most people can attend, rather than going around and asking for people's availability which takes so much time and effort and is so inefficient. It also helps convert the times if the link is sent to someone in a different timezone which is amazing. Doodle is just so simple to use and efficient that gives me an incentive to take the lead in scheduling events!

Cons

I think the user page is quite basic, and could look a little better in terms of design, artwork and colors. Sometimes, I also find it quite difficult to look for an event after I've put in my availability, imagine how messy it will be with many Doodles going on at the same time. I just wish there was an easier way to store all the events in a more organized way that is easy for me to find them.

Havilah
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  • Industry: Law Practice
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy to Schedule Large Meetings

Reviewed on 2024/04/07

Pros

I regularly recommend Doodle when I have a large number of people trying to schedule a meeting - especially when I have people with very busy schedules. It is easy for people to put in their availability and allow the organizer to find the best time that works for everyone without having to send a million emails or texts.

Cons

It can be hard to see all the options in the expanded view.

Erick
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Manage your time with Doodle.

Reviewed on 2022/06/28

The organization of the time and schedule for others.

The organization of the time and schedule for others.

Pros

This software has a good number of features that help organize times and dates, as well as schedule appointments with other people. Once that is done, it offers a friendly way to see it and add details, also see confirmations and send customize reminders when the date approaches.

Cons

When using the main page as a user, there are lots of ads and publicity announcements, this sometimes makes a little awkward navigation on the site.

Alternatives Considered

YouCanBook.me

Reasons for Switching to Doodle

It is better based on reviews and experience.
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Doodle FAQs

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Doodle offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$6.95/year
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Premium Doodle is the low cost scheduling solution for enterprises on a annual basis. BookMe is a professional booking solution with a monthly fee per connected employee.

Doodle has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Doodle supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Doodle supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

We do not have any information about what integrations Doodle has

Doodle offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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