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Doodle review by Franny G.
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"Plan through a simple panel the attendance to a certain event."

What do you like best?

I really like this application for the planning of events since it allows to establish several options so that each person based on their availability of time to choose the one that suits the most, without any doubt is the best of this application.

What do you dislike?

Until now, nothing negative has been achieved, it is an excellent option for a good meeting organization and serves as a complement to know the availability of each member of the team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I consider it an excellent application for the planning of events in order to organize according to the availability of the employees and to know with certainty the number of employees that will attend said events in order to guarantee the desired success, therefore I recommend the use of this application which has an easy design and the results are faster, avoiding having to make calls to the employees for the confirmation of attendance which makes the activity more cumbersome this application makes it easier.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helped us to organize the final meetings of each month, thus achieving greater attendance of the people since each one selects their option of availability, which previously caused absenteeism in the scheduled meetings is now simpler, the results can be visualized at As they are received, it offers the benefit of knowing the assistance of employees in order to channel the conservation to the logistics without errors, it works as a survey and the results are sent through social networks which makes it easier to reach the more employees in less time.

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Doodle review by Briana W.
Briana W.
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"Quick, simple way to get things scheduled for large groups of people"

What do you like best?

I have used Doodle for scheduling meetings and events since 2011. It is my go-to website for a quick, simple way to get things scheduled for anywhere from 3 to 100 people. It eliminates the need for drawn-out conversations about "who can do what when" and color-codes dates and times that work for everyone. I love this software!

What do you dislike?

I think the software has gotten a bit more complicated over the years--which would be a positive for many people, although I really appreciate simplicity. I think the early version of Doodle was the best for my personal needs scheduling meetings in a quick and simple way. The current system still gets the job done, however the added features can be confusing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth signing up and using.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling meetings with busy people with very different schedules for various organizations I am a part of, Scheduling tour dates and times for weekly college recruiting tours with an organization of 100+ Student Recruiters.

What Survey solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Doodle review by Libbie B.
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"Easiest way to find a time that works for EVERYONE"

What do you like best?

Doodle is SO easy to use. The site leads you through the appropriate steps flawlessly. Pick the date and time options that may work, send an email to all attendees and wait for the right time to appear. This is a great tool for work meetings, extra curricular activities, personal items and more. You can integrate your Doodle activities to your most used calendar, too!

What do you dislike?

There seems to be less perks on the free version than there used to be. Understandable, but with a tight software budget, it is not at the top of our priority list.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's super easy to try for free, and great for your personal life, too.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No longer do we have to go back and forth multiple time to figure out a meeting invite, but everyone still has flexibility to choose what works best for them. I think this works best for extra curricular within the office. For example, a small group on our team works on innovation within the company. While most people's Outlook calendars are up to date, everyone has a different work schedule (i.e. lunch break, when they're most productive, etc.). Doodle makes it easy to be accommodating for everyone.

Doodle review by Rebecca Vold P.
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"Doodle allows me to coordinate with anyone for meetings/events"

What do you like best?

I like that doodle allows me to sync my google calendar and then create polls to see when meetings and events will work best with others.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that there is only a limited amount of what you can access with the free account. There are more options when you pay for the subscription. All in all, though, it does allow you to coordinate with others which is the main point of the app.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Ensure that you have time to play around with all of the nuances of Doodle. It takes time to understand the app, but once you have understood it it is very easy to implement and easy for people to select their meeting time based on the poll. It will simply send an e-mail to the recipients for them to answer the poll.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There are several IEP and Teacher Support Team meetings that have to be coordinated with several people throughout the district. Using doodle to coordinate these meetings with many different people allows people to have a say in when the best to meet is, and have it be the least complicated way instead of sending many emails about when would work best to meet.

Doodle review by Heather  M.
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"Doodle makes scheduling meetings easy"

What do you like best?

Doodle makes scheduling meetings extremely easy, even when you have many attendees. Some of the best features of this program include:

1) You are able to customize options for meeting times - the times can be different each day of the week. Also, if you wish to have some time slots longer or shorter than others, that is an option.

2) The poll automatically converts to the respondents time zones - this is an amazing perk when you work with people in many different (including international) time zones!

3) You can receive a convenient notification to your email each time someone responds to the poll, making it easy to track responses.

4) You can allow respondents to reply with "yes," "no" and "if need be" - this helps if you have extremely busy respondents and are having a hard time finding an option that works for everyone.

5) It is free to use!

What do you dislike?

The layout can be somewhat clunky and cumbersome for replies if there are a large number of time options. However, this is a very minor issue!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work with a lot of very busy people who are located all across the globe. Before finding Doodle, trying to schedule conference calls was a nightmare. Doodle is easy to use as the person setting up the meeting and is also easy for respondents.

Doodle review by Devin H.
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"Doodle Poll - 110% recommendation!"

What do you like best?

The extent to which this software can be used for free is incredible, as is its functionality. I have planned many an event in many a capacity using Doodle Poll. The functionality of Doodle Poll on the whole is incredible specifically because it is scalable to specific usage needs. If the only thing necessary is to examine what days people are available, Doodle can do that. If, on the other hand, you desire to examine people's preferences, Doodle can do that too. It's a wonderful piece of freeware.

What do you dislike?

Just about the only thing I dislike is (again, using for free) the ability for anyone to change anyone else's answers. I've never had it personally be a problem, but I can see the potential for malicious use there.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is tempting to use WhenToMeet in Doodle's place due to the ability to highlight specific times you're available. Don't underestimate Doodle's functionality in such instances - you may find that Doodle is able to do such things better!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle allows for effective scheduling of meetings by not just seeing the quantity of people able to be at a given meeting time but also the specific people available at specific times.

Doodle review by Katie C.
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"Doodle makes scheduling so easy!"

What do you like best?

I use Doodle very often. It makes scheduling so easy. I often need to schedule meetings with a large group of people, and Doodle polls make it very simple to find a time when the most people are available.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it takes a long time to enter multiple time windows in as options, especially if they are staggered by 30 minutes. It would be nice to have an auto-fill type option.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend using Doodle to schedule meetings and events. It makes life so much easier. All responses are aggregated in on place, and the website shows me which day/time slots work best for the group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Doodle to schedule meetings with large groups of people. People click a link that I send via email, select times for which they are available, and submit their response. I am then able to see all participants' results and can easily find a time that fits everyone's schedules best.

Doodle review by Asim S.
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"Scheduling at the tip of your fingertips"

What do you like best?

I love using doodle to coordinate large events which may otherwise be near impossible to coordinate and schedule on your own.

What do you dislike?

I absolutely dislike when doodle is used to schedule a meeting or event time but a huge polls is used. When the poll and options are too vast, it makes scheduling a huge hassle. Doodle should be used with a limited number of options to help narrow and schedule more efficiently.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use doodle to your advantage, it is a great toll but please do not make huge polls, keep it sweet, simple and to the point. That is when this software really shines.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main business problem that I am solving with doodle is scheduling important meetings and training sessions with new and current employees. It helps to narrow down a time and place that works for (almost) everyone and helps us get the show on the road.

Doodle review by Alexander V.
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"Speed ​​and convenience in event planning!"

What do you like best?

In large companies, especially when you have branches, it is usually a little complicated to agree when attending an event, so we use this application which allows us to schedule meetings easily sending information to each of the interested parties where each member Select the option that best suits you according to your time and schedule.

What do you dislike?

The application is very beneficial at the time of planning events send information to select is something type where it shows different schedules and days where each person selects according to their availability of assistance the option that corresponds, is very easy to use and respond.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend the use of this application especially for large companies or for workshop groups or classrooms where the number of people is usually complicated to coordinate an event, using this application is quite fast and comfortable, at the end of all people perform the selection is observed the different chosen scores can thus choose the most selected later notifying us by the same means.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No need to download just enough to have electronic mail and make a brief registration, you can start working with this application for the organization of any meeting, issuing a truthful, timely and efficient result, so since use this application has been possible save time to contact people and go asking one by one the availability of this application is much faster and you can have the result in a few hours.

Doodle review by María José M.
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"Encuestas más eficaces"

What do you like best?

Se trata de una aplicación gratuita, muy fácil de usar y útil, sobre todo a la hora de planificar eventos y reuniones con numerosos asistentes. Me parece útil el hecho de enviar a los asistentes la invitación para participar en la encuesta a través de un enlace, sin necesidad de crearse cuentas. Las opciones que ofrece la aplicación son adecuadas a su propósito, haciendo que su uso sea intuitivo.

What do you dislike?

La aplicación, así como su diseño, puede resultar demasiado simple para los usuarios más exigentes.

A veces, cuando hay muchas opciones de fechas y horarios diferentes, o incluso muchos participantes resulta incómodo mirar rápidamente todo de un vistazo, pues es necesario navegar entre dichas opciones, que no aparecen agrupadas en una sola pantalla (hay que deslizar). También se producen, en raras ocasiones, problemas con la sincronización de la app de calendario.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo muchísimo este software a cualquiera que tenga que planificar reuniones con mucha gente. Eso sí, la persona que realice la encuesta tiene que pensar detenidamente las opciones que va a proponer: que no sean ni escasas ni abrumadoras. ¡A ahorrar tiempo y quebraderos de cabeza!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Desde que usamos Doodle en el trabajo, la organización de eventos con los compañeros y elección tanto de horarios como de fechas se ha vuelto mucho más sencilla. Ya no es necesario que una persona se dedique en cuerpo y alma a organizar las reuniones y se ponga en contacto una por una con todas las personas interesadas para cuadrar las agendas. Ahorra muchísimo tiempo y los resultados son más convenientes, claros y justos.

Doodle review by Hubert W.
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"The best system to decide a date for a meeting or for what do you want"

What do you like best?

It's free and it works perfectly.

You don't need an account to join a poll.

There is a lot of posibilities when you are creating an event.

The design is really intuitive and it is really easy to use

Doodle is also really fast, you just need a few minutes to create your poll

What do you dislike?

Some updates are not as good as an exigent user would like.

The timezone setup should improve, sometimes that is a bit confusing.

Sometimes you can find some minor bugs, but it isn't a problem

Recommendations to others considering the product

In my opinion Doodle works better than other utility applications, everyone should try doodle at least one time. The free Doodle tool works great, but the business offers more options for an experienced user

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle allows us to work faster with our workers, and also you can use doodle for meetings with your friends for example. Doodle is fast and that is really significant if you do not want to waste your time

Doodle review by Jessie J.
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"Great tool for scheduling multiple people"

What do you like best?

I like using Doodle to create online polls for scheduling events. I work as an Executive Assistant and schedule meetings for a Board of 11 trustees. With their various schedules I find it easy to create and send a poll out when I need to inquire about their availability. They can select multiple times they are available or not available and Doodle gives me a great view of these schedules when a person completes a poll.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing that I dislike, Doodle is a great tool! You can use it for free with little restriction or need to upgrade to a paid account which is not something that a lot of programs offer!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Connect your Outlook or Google calendar and emails to make things so easy!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Doodle to schedule multiple people for meetings or conference calls. I also use it to ask preferences for meals and meeting locations as well as times that will work best for their schedules. It is a quick way to send out a link and get responses to my questions from a group of people at the same time. Doodle collects the responses and provides an easy view of the results.

Doodle review by Kelli L.
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"Easy to use on both sides of the platform!"

What do you like best?

I use Doodle to let potential interns set up a time that I can call to interview them. Doodle is great because it eliminates the back and forth emailing of "I can call any time between X and X" "Okay, both of those work for me!" "Okay well how about X o'clock?" "Okay great!" "Okay I will put in on my calendar". It streamlines the process by allowing me to connect it to my calendar and update what times I am free to call, and then the intern-hopeful schedules a time that works for him or her. No back and forth chatter or trying to keep over a dozen interns per semester straight. I also like that you can allow users to only sign up for one spot and once that spot is taken, nobody else can. It's making my job so much easier!

What do you dislike?

I wish the full view had a better user interface. Instead of listing each candidate and what time they picked, just send me an email and calendar invite saying "Bobby Intern has signed up for a 11 o'clock interview on XX/XX/2018".

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I no longer need to have my intern schedule these interviews for me! The interns using Doodle have also remarked how easy it was to sign up for a phone interview spot. It has definitely given me more time and less emails during my day, and I can quickly see who has not yet signed up (and thus, who is not a very timely candidate!). I would love to convince my boss to subscribe to the Premium version, so that I can gather more information rather than having to sift through resumes to find a candidate's phone number, but with how much easier the free version has made my hiring process, I really can't complain!

Doodle review by Thalia L.
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"Great simple program to schedule appointments"

What do you like best?

Easy to use interface; it shows clearly who has opted for which dates and times, what dates and times are even under discussion; there is the option to have a 'this is not great but I can try to make it' reaction. Furthermore, as administrator, you can choose to have people answer anonymously, which can protect certain vulnerable groups (people who do not want to disclose this information due to privacy, e.g. mothers, people with doctor's appointments etc).

What do you dislike?

You cannot change a mistake you made, which means you cannot change the date or time once you've sent out the dates.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are going to use this often, then perhaps look into upgrading to the premium version of this program. I personally am annoyed that I cannot change times or dates after I have sent out the Doodle. I imagine this is different if you have purchased the premium version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

To find out availability without having to send unnecessary clutter emails, which create more pressure for employees and unclarity about which dates and times are being discussed.

Doodle review by Silvia M.
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"Recurso extremadamente conveniente para la planificación de eventos con muchas personas"

What do you like best?

Esta herramienta es muy útil a la hora de organizar eventos, sobre todo, si estos tienen un gran número de asistentes. Es muy sencilla de usar, con un conjunto de opciones pensadas por y para la función última de este recurso, siendo de esta forma muy eficiente. Crear una encuesta es bastante rápido y simple. Igualmente, el proceso de compartirla con los participantes, a través de un enlace, y recolectar sus respuestas es un auténtico paseo. También cabe mencionar que los participantes no necesitan crearse una cuenta para contestar a la encuesta, ahorrando tiempo y facilitando la tarea de esta forma.

What do you dislike?

Puede ser tedioso navegar entre innumerables opciones; esto es fácilmente solucionable mediante una buena selección de las opciones por parte del creador de la encuesta.

Las opciones que ofrece la herramienta son simples y funcionales, pero pueden resultar básicas y limitadas para usuarios más avanzados con necesidades más específicas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomendable para personas encargadas de organizar eventos con muchos asistentes. Facilita enormemente la tarea de cuadrar agendas, de una forma rápida y sencilla. Ahorra tiempo y dolores de cabeza.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Permite ahorrar muchísimo tiempo y cuadrar agendas más fácilmente, ya que todo el mundo puede indicar en una misma plataforma cuáles son sus disponibilidades sin tener que ir preguntando persona por persona por correo electrónico. Además, en general, los resultados son más convenientes para todos los participantes, ya que se adaptan a las preferencias de la mayoría.

Doodle review by David C.
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"Una forma sencilla de organizar reuniones de trabajo"

What do you like best?

Uso muy sencillo. Cualquier persona puede usarla sin necidad de conocimientos especilaes sobre informatica o gestión. Tampoco requiere que los destinatarios de la notificación se den de alta en la aplicación.

Facil de utilizar desde un smartphone o tablet.

Posibilidad de automatizar recordatorios y otro mensajes.

Posibilidad de pesonalizar mensajes, calendarios, etc. sin verse limitado por una plantilla. Organizas la reunión de la misma .

What do you dislike?

La versión de prueba es muy limitada.

El coste de la versión business es elevado.

No deja guardadas las encuestas anteriores en el menú del usuario. Este es para mí el principal inconveniente, pues la tematica de nuestras reuniones suele repetirse varias veces a la largo del año, aunque sin fecha fija, y me ahorraría tiempo poder clonar y reunilizar una encuesta anterior.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo usar la versión de prueba antes de adquirir una licencia de pago. esta es limitada, pero te dará una idea de si la herramienta cubre tus necesidades.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mediante el uso de esta herramienta concertamos reuniones facilmente con profesionales dispersos en nuestra zona de influencia.

Doodle review by Samantha N.
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"Easy to Use"

What do you like best?

This program is really intuitive to use and very user friendly for recipients of the poll. Anyone who is filling out the poll doesn't need to make an account, which in my opinion means that people are more likely to fill it out since there's little to no effort needed. All they have to do is fill in their name and info and select when they are available - it literally couldn't be easier!

What do you dislike?

Most of my dislikes are more oriented towards the owner of the poll - the results of your poll can be hard to read, which can make scheduling a little bit difficult. Additionally, sometimes you cannot see all options on the same page and you have to scroll sideways, which is more of an inconvenience than anything else really.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Love this product, but do use it sparingly! If you provide too many options, people get a little more choosy with their time and the more people you have, the less likely you are to find a meeting time that works for everyone in your group.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Great for finding out when everyone is available - before, this had to be done by either a long group text or email, or by syncing calendars, which isn't super reliable.

Doodle review by Liz H.
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"Never stress about meeting times again"

What do you like best?

Doodle takes the hassle out of finding a meeting time. My organization schedules meetings across time zones and multiple sites. Just send out a doodle link with available meeting times, and participants can choose their preferred times, their available times, and their unavailable times. The meeting times that work for everyone are easy to spot.

What do you dislike?

Polls will eventually disappear, so if you're hoping to look back in your email to find old meetings and participants (like I do for our meetings that only happen once year)... make sure you save the data elsewhere!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle is so easy to use. It solves many scheduling nightmares. It has made organizing online video calls super easy for everyone across time zones - staff click the link in their email, write their availability, and then the meeting organizer can quickly scan the availability and pick a time that works for everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

For our multi-site, multi-time zone meetings, Doodle is a lifesaver - and the free account is more than enough for our needs, so we're saving money and keeping ourselves from major scheduling headaches.

Doodle review by Jennifer  D.
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"Variety of Tasks Made Easier"

What do you like best?

Doodle is great for asking quick questions to a group. I manage 20 or so volunteers, and sometimes we have to ask questions for event planning. I'll send out a survey that says "No Restrictions" "Dairy Free" Meat Free", etc., so I can easily plan for their lunches at these events. Also, I use doodle as a scheduling tool! It's great to send with a selection of dates attached, and participants can select one or more options, so we can get the best availability easily!

What do you dislike?

It can be a little confusing if you don't have an account. You do not need one to participate, but I've heard some volunteers say they signed up anyway thinking they had to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling, Event Planning, Volunteer Management. Heck, I've even used it to plan Date Nights with my hubby!

Doodle review by Mike T.
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"Doodle for work"

What do you like best?

I like that I can send a Doodle to people that are not tech people or have never used it and they have no problem completing the Doodle. No confusion from people that are new to Doodle.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I can say I dislike is that I sometimes forget to go back and schedule the event. After I send the Doodle out to people, it would be nice if there was a reminder to go back and schedule the event.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't be afraid to send it to someone that has never used it before. I have not had an issue using this product with anyone. I send the Doodle out and I easily get a response every time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Meetings with people within my organization and others from outside the organization.

Doodle review by Michael L.
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"Simple to set up, easy to use"

What do you like best?

Doodle is our standard scheduling poll tool - it's easy to set up on the back end, offers quite a bit of flexibility (for example, you can add advanced options like a "yes if necessary" options or time-zones, or you can leave the poll extremely simple.

What do you dislike?

If I had to identify one problem - it's the display/user interface on particularly large polls. When you have lots of days with multiple times, it can be a little unpleasant to scroll through all the different options.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look through the advanced options each time you set up a poll - there are a number of options in there that are quite helpful, but many of them can not be activated once you've set up the poll, and there's no easy way (that I've discovered) to quickly recreate an old poll.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling is a nightmare, no matter how many people you are dealing with. In my work, I often have to coordinate phone calls and in-person meetings with dozens of people. Doodle has proven to be the most effective tool to finding agreeable times for everyone, or at least as many people as possible.

Doodle review by Ingrid K.
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"Intelligent tool for meetings and even opinions"

What do you like best?

I feel that this tool was made with the intention to only have the necessary features. Every feature has a purpose and to work with it feels natural. The design is intuitive, and you have the catch right after your first use.

What do you dislike?

I do not get some notification when using my mobile phone, for example, if a colleague makes a change of his opinion in the survey for a meeting time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I have only the best feelings using this tool and am recommending it to everyone who needs the mentioned features. It just works and is a good help at work. I use it even in my private life.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it within our company to set up meetings or activities within our team or with other teams. Also, to have general opinions about some important topics about the company. The greatest benefit is the time-saving aspect. After the creation of a meeting survey you just send it to all members via email and they can express their opinion within seconds.

Doodle review by Lark I.
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"An effective tool for planning with event involving many people "

What do you like best?

The ease of use is unbeatable and it's also incredible affordable. Perfect for users who need to get a bunch of busy people together on the fly. It's simple, which is great for this purpose and keeps it efficient rather than people who are planning massive events with many moving parts. As we use this for business events and groups outside of our employees its a big bonus that users don't have to log in or create an account to add themselves or vote. That would be just an unnecessary hassle for many and an added boundary to keeping things simple.

What do you dislike?

I love that it is simple and minimalist so you can just get people together without fuss, however, as simple as it is, I've not found success with particularly non-techy crowds using it. Techy crows used to using apps should have no problems though.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Busy schedules are hard to plan around. Most importantly, you want to take preferences into account so people need to be able to list all options they can make. This makes it more likely to find a time when schedules are particular busy and people will be happier with the timing overall.

Doodle review by Leola R.
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"Great meeting scheduler "

What do you like best?

I love that participants do not need to log into the program in order to submit their preferred meeting times. It's very easy to use, edit, and disseminate. I'm easily able to send an email link to those I'd like to collect responses from, and the replies come rolling in.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I've ever run into using Doodle was when I wanted to send a poll that included options that each spanned more than one day. After extensive research on my own, I was not able to find a solution. But customer service was prompt and directed me to use an older version of the program and I was able to do exactly what I needed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Doodle when you need input from multiple people and don't want to waste precious time and energy going back and forth trying to figure out a date/time that works for everyone. It is by far the best meeting scheduling tool I have ever used.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to collect response from multiple participants when trying to schedule meeting times without having to send email after email after email. It is a huge time saver!

Doodle review by Maik H.
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"Easy and fast way to make meetings"

What do you like best?

That it is easy to make appointments with this tool. The creation of a survey is fast and nice to handle. The tool does what it needs to do and nothing more or less. It is the pure efficiency to work with it and saves huge amounts of time at work. I never have to arrange a meeting the hard way again.

What do you dislike?

Had some problems with using Doodle and the integration to my Google calendar. But these were minor issues. Also, I think sometimes the tool is lacking flexibility within the appointment planning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle is a nice small tool for all of your surveys and to make appointments. I can give the recommendation to use it for all people who need this features because it simply works and is free in the basic version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it mainly in our company to set up meetings with other colleagues. The benefit is that you do not need to have a conversation with all colleagues about one meeting. You can easily invite them to a poll and they can mention their preferences about time, date and place on their own at the time they want. Even if they are not at work or work at other places.

Doodle review by Johanna B.
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"Simple tool that is simply great"

What do you like best?

The fact that it is a great tool which does exactly what it needs to do. Making a survey for colleagues is easy and does not cost much time. The layout is great and offers a nice functionality without difficult extra options if you do not need them. Also, it is one of the fastest and stable tools I have ever seen and worked with. Plus it is completely free in the basic version which is more than enough for our company.

What do you dislike?

The only flaws I can find when using this tool are the integration problems with the calendar. Sometimes it does simply not work to make an entry in my calendar app. Also, I noticed that the notifications are not popping up sometimes if someone made an entry in my surveys. But this is not often the case and other than that the tool runs completely smooth.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The is simply great and easy to use for everyone, even without experience with it. Use it if you want to make surveys for your colleagues or other people.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I make appointment surveys for my colleagues. Doodle offers a nice opportunity to have flexible meeting surveys which can be accessed on desktop and/or mobile phone at any time. Also, I can make a survey with more than one date that my colleagues can choose from. It makes your daily work faster because you do not have to arrange the meetings with all persons.

Doodle review by Erica R.
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"Convenient Scheduling Tool! "

What do you like best?

I really appreciate the ability to schedule meetings & collect everyone's availability without multiple back & forth emails with others. Being able to send simple surveys is also beneficial. We use this tool for internal office meetings, committee meetings with members from all across campus, as well as with external partners.

What do you dislike?

No dislikes come to mind immediately. This is my favorite tool out of all the similar options available online.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out this easy to use tool before you schedule another meeting or create another simple survey! You will appreciate the time you save with Doodle!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling meetings is so much easier with Doodle. The time savings is huge! I can quickly collect everyone's preferred meeting time or availability without sending numerous emails.

Doodle review by Edmond L.
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"Great way to get everyone involved, even if not together"

What do you like best?

I love being able to get everyone's opinion/choice for something without everyone going off the rails. Giving clear choices and limited room for unwanted input makes getting to an endpoint much faster.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it's a bit clunky to get the configurations you want, but it just takes some time and tweaking. It's also a bit clunky when clicking through on mobile. I use it 99% of the time on my laptop, though, as does most of my team.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before sending out your doodle go through it yourself and make sure it will answer the questions you're trying to answer. Expect people wanting to customize their answer and decide how much customization you want poll responders to have with answers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it most often to decide what everyone will eat for lunch when we do Food Truck Fridays at the office. We'll also decide who gets on what teams for events. Trust me, you don't want to mess up lunch, especially on a day when everyone gets their own fancy grilled cheese from the food truck out front.

Doodle review by Tom  B.
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"Love Doodle! "

What do you like best?

Because lots of people at work don't keep their calendars updated, I rely on Doodle to figure out times that work best for everyone. It's important we schedule meetings and often, I can do so with Doodle

What do you dislike?

While it has gotten better in recent years, sometimes it can take too long to create a survey

Recommendations to others considering the product

While I'm not sure that there is a real need, maybe evaluate other products. I've been using Doodle happily for years but realize that I am not aware what similar products are out there. For all I know, there could be something even better available. That said, I'm happy with Doodle!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling problems have been solved with Doodle. This makes things more efficient for us when trying to get things on the calendar

Doodle review by Antonela G.
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"Everyone chooses"

What do you like best?

Good work tool to manage some important meeting and clarify what days may be all, it is simple and in android is very light. It is not like other applications with cumbersome options, this is simpler by showing a simple calendar to create the event and send the participants for them to say when they can or can not.

What do you dislike?

It is a bit confusing when changing the event since someone can not attend for anything that may have happened. But the application is very good.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recommended for being easy to use in addition you can synchronize with Google calendar

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Useful in my work since it avoids that I have to be contacting each of the employees at the company to know whether or not they will attend a scheduled meeting

Doodle review by Erin H.
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"Simplest way to figure out group availability "

What do you like best?

It's easy to create a new doodle, edit the dates and options, and once I hear back from my team, I can easily pick the date where most of people can attend an event or meeting.

What do you dislike?

Maybe I haven't explored this functionality yet, but if there is a reoccurring meeting, it would be nice to be able to set how often the team needs to meet and setting the meeting duration, then send the doodle out rather than having to recreate the event and checking everyone's availability each time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Would highly recommend for anyone who needs to schedule an event or meeting and wants to figure out when most people will be available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating events and meetings when the most members can attend

Doodle review by Ana J.
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"Useful when needed"

What do you like best?

What I like best is that I can time a time that works for multiple without having to ask them, individual, when they are available. I also love that I get notified when a person completes it.

What do you dislike?

What I dislike is that it does not remind people that were added by email to pick a time or a button to click to send a reminder to those same people.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IF there could be a reminder button or an automatic email that could be sent out to those that haven't answered the doodle poll I think that would be really beneficial.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling meeting people can attend to on a weekly basis. This makes our meeting productive because we have more people at the meetings.

Doodle review by Alejandro M.
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"Mi experiencia con Doodle"

What do you like best?

Su sencillez, en unos minutos puedes organizar a tu equipo o una reunión de forma muy rápida y sencilla ya que su interfaz es muy intuitiva. En un solo golpe de vista puedes conocer la disponibilidad de los usuarios que han rellenado la encuesta.

What do you dislike?

Creo que el mayor problema de Doodle es que a la hora de realizar la encuesta resulta tedioso volver a escribir siempre los mismo datos en el caso de los horario de la reunión.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle es una herramienta muy sencilla para realizar reuniones y organizar a tu equipo, 100% recomendable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

La dificultad de conocer la disponibilidad de los integrantes de mi equipo y una lentitud de organización del mismo. Los beneficios son la rapidez, al eficiencia y la sencillez.

Doodle review by Stephanie K.
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"User-friendly, free resource for meeting scheduling"

What do you like best?

Doodle has been a go-to resource for scheduling meetings among our international, volunteer leadership teams. It is helpful that Doodle updates the timezone based on the location of the respondent. And it's free!

What do you dislike?

Though I overall like Doodle very much, it would be helpful to be able to update the available times even after sending out the poll, rather than having to create a new poll and re-sending to the same group of people.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a time-saving resource for scheduling meetings. I have been able to easily see meeting times when the majority or all of the team members are available, without having to manage a series of back and forth emails with everyone.

Doodle review by Brooklyn C.
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"doodle poll"

What do you like best?

I love how easy Doodle Poll is to use. You are able to create polls that are fitting for the needs of an academician. I use it all the time for polling students about best appointment times for activities. I also use it with colleagues when planning events. I like most about Doodle Poll that you don't have to be super computer savvy to use the program. I also like how it is able to automatically sync meetings in your calendar and send calendar invites to the participants in one go.

What do you dislike?

There is not much that I dislike. The biggest is the cap on how many people you can send doodle polls to at a given time. I also do not care too much to see the ads pop up all of the time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this product. It is easy to use and very helpful with organizing meetings. Everyone should consider using this software and see how it is able to be incorporated into their daily activities.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows me to be more efficient with scheduling of activities and events.

Doodle review by Brittany K.
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"Scheduling Made Easier!"

What do you like best?

Doodle is FANTASTIC for group scheduling. I have used the free version extensively for groups of various sizes and scheduling options of various numbers, and it beats any other form of group scheduling that I've tried (although I haven't used any other scheduling softwares, only emails/texts/unfortunately lengthy conversations). When creating a Doodle, there are many customizable options for date and time combinations, and it's easy to send a quick link to participants or send it directly from Doodle's site. There are options for polls to be visible to other participants or private; the visible option is great when we're trying to fill various volunteer shifts and want people to be able to see where we need the most support! When filling out a Doodle as a participant, it helps to be able to toggle back and forth between calendar and list views for schedules (although long lists still get a bit tedious to fill out if you are using a phone instead of a browser on your computer). It's also easy to go back to the link and edit your entry if your plans change.

What do you dislike?

If you have LOTS of scheduling options to consider, it can be difficult to add all of the entries when first creating the poll. There is a helpful "duplicate" option, but it doesn't work as well if you don't have the same times available each day.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Any attempt to schedule a group meeting or event always wraps up quickly with a plan that "We'll just send out a Doodle!"

Doodle review by Gianna C.
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"Using Doodle to plan meeting times"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and determine when everyone in a group might be free for a meeting. Only drawback is that more people don't use it and its free. Easy and very simple to use. It can connect with your existing calendar and mobile apps are also available.

What do you dislike?

1) Too much scrolling.

2) Provides many windows for potential engagement.

3) Unclear what time-zones options are available.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle can boost your productivity by cutting down on time consuming emails and schedule-juggling to schedule meetings. You can create polls, invite others to participate, edit them, see the results, and so forth. There are no limits on how many polls you can create - and its all free. There is a premium or upgrade available for additional perks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Trying to schedule meetings for many people on a non-profit board -NOT co-workers/employees so schedules very different. Doodle is the best online scheduling tool for finding a date and time for multiple people to find a day and time to meet.

Doodle review by Jessica P.
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"Doodle is your event planning Friend!"

What do you like best?

Doodle allows you to see a 3000 foot overview of who is able to join your event on which days! You can see in one line which date is best for everyone. Once planning this event you can even send a calendar invitation to all that have agreed to being free on that date. With the private and business subscription you are able to create a custom domain as well as sub domains. The sky is the limit!

What do you dislike?

The free option is a big challenge to manage all your users. If you want this tool for business I would suggest that you choose the paid option. It can be a challenge for companies that don't have much budget because its a hard justification to pay for a tool you only use for planning events.

I would not use this tool to book customer meetings for sales.

Recommendations to others considering the product

- Review your needs, for businesses I would highly suggest paying for the paid plans

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal business problems is the only thing that Doodle solves for us. We use this tool to plan internal events, whether you are located in the same city or remote it is a great tool that will allow all of us to plan an event/training that we can all attend.

I realized a lot of people don't use this tool internally because they are not aware of the benefits that doodle has.

Doodle review by User in Environmental Services
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"The Ease of Doodle"

What do you like best?

I love that Doodle is quick and easy to set up meeting times and dates and that it allows users to select multiple options that work for them instead of just one. I love how it is easy to see which time/date combo makes sense for the most people. It is an excellent scheduling tool!

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I sometimes have a hard time remembering the name of this tool because I don't have need for it very often, but when I do, it's the best tool for coordinating schedules. Doodle sounds too much like drawing, even though I use it for scheduling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Why wouldn't you? It's free!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle solves the problem of "when is the best time/day to schedule my meeting so that the most people can attend and fewest people miss out?" I've found that many of my coworkers have not heard of Doodle, but once they use it, they like it.

Doodle review by User
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"Easy Scheduling"

What do you like best?

Easy to make a Poll for finding optimal scheduling for any size team. All done online via a link, so not limited to those who have linked calendars or accounts on MS Outlook or Gmail.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the UI in the past has been hard to navigate when you don't have an existing account, but there are no real issues now; it's easy to have Doodle Polls filled out by those with/without Doodle accounts or linked accounts (facebook, Google).

Recommendations to others considering the product

While not especially integrated with other office solutions, it is a cheap and easy way to figure out scheduling, especially when there may not be a set list of participants and/or you wish to open up the meeting to a larger group of people.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling; Doodle Polls are a very easy and quick way to find optimal scheduling times for large teams. Better than MS Outlook's 'Scheduling Assistant' in some ways because

Doodle review by Catherine C.
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"Great for collecting information"

What do you like best?

It's quick and easy to create an account and for users to go in and change responses if necessary

What do you dislike?

There is not always a good way to view the data. For example, when having users sign up for one time slot for a meeting, if a large number of time slots and users are included the chart becomes large and not viewable in one browser window without scrolling.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Download the Doodle app! Getting notifications when responses are submitted makes life easier, especially on a tight timeline. It also provides easy access to responses when you're not on your computer.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need to schedule interviews with students at our university every semester and Doodle makes it easy. We provide time slots for them and they can choose whichever they like. This has made it very convenient for us so we do not have to collect information via email and input it into a spreadsheet.

Doodle review by Administrator
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"ORGANIZATE CON DOODLE"

What do you like best?

Doodle es un programa online que te va a permitir comunicarte con tu equipo y planificar en el tiempo todo tipo de eventos, además de permitir votar a todos tu compañeros por las diversas opciones que establezcas. Es muy sencillo de usar y en poco tiempo podrás comprobar de forma nominal o anónima las opiniones del resto de tu equipo. Ejemplo: Qué día queréis organizar la cena de navcidad de empresa? El jueves 18, el viernes 19, el lunes 22 ?

Donde? en un chino, en un italiano, en uno español.

Y en breve podrás obtener los resultados y las gráficas asociadas.

Es gratis y muy sencillo de usar.

What do you dislike?

Solo funciona online, no lo puedes usar en una red local que no tenga acceso a internet.

La ayuda ofrecida en la página solo viene en ingles y en alemán. Se echa en falta el español.

Si no pagas un plan profesional, puedes encontrarte mucha publicidad que resulta molesta.

Los planes más completos y con más opciones son de pago, y además a un precio algo elevado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para conocer la opinión acerca de algo, o bien para fijar la fecha deadline de algún evento sobre los miembros de tu equipo, no lo dudes, pruébalo.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Resuelve problemas que requieran la elección de alguna opción por democracia o votación.

Permite conocer la opinión de nuestros empleados o alumnos, según dónde estés utilizando la aplicación.

Doodle review by Derek S.
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"Simple, neat event organizer tool"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of the layout, and intuitiveness of its functionality and purpose, which is to make event planning easy and fun!

Can connect with your existing calendar, which is a nice feature, and the access to mobile apps.

What do you dislike?

Not many issues with the tool, as it does a good job at what it's trying to accomplish.

Unclear time-zone options, although barely come across this issue, since most scheduling takes place within the same region.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle is probably my go-to 0nline scheduling app all due to its simplicity and functionality, it's free to use, and I'm still surprised not enough people make use of this app, as it makes your life so much easier planning and scheduling events without racking up your brain.

Must-use tool especially for those who don't normally plan events, it will certainly make you a pro and help with your social life!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling dates, events with friends in finding a place to eat or have fun at for social night, or for people to just have a simple get together without going back and forth with people.

Doodle review by Antonio S.
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"Reunirse nunca fue tan sencillo."

What do you like best?

Es muy útil para reunir a un número de gente considerable, cada uno puede ver las opciones de días que se ofrecen y votar la que más le convenga. Muchas veces parece tarea imposible reunirse con los compañeros para hacer alguna reunión extra, Doodle facilita mucho este problema. Tiene un fácil acceso a las votaciones y es gratuita. Además puedes integrarlo a tu calendario laboral.

Después de descubrirlo laboralmente y viendo su utilidad, lo he incorporado a mi ámbito social. Es muy cómodo y cualquiera puede crear una votación sin necesidad de hacerte un perfil nuevo, simplemente con un correo electrónico.

What do you dislike?

No encuentro nada que me disguste, tal vez ampliarla incorporando alguna opción para hacer la votación más específica, que se pudiese ampliar la información y hacer varias votaciones, por ejemplo el tema a tratar.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Me gusta recomendarlo, soluciona muchos problemas y da facilidades.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Programar reuniones con un gran número de gente y más rápido que antes.

Doodle review by User in Research
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"Easy to use and administer"

What do you like best?

I like the clean UI and how simple it is for customers to use and for us to administer and keep track of.

What do you dislike?

Cache-related issues such as being unable to backspace which causes some issues when people wish to change their responses

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's an easy and very clean and aesthetically pleasing alternative to other methods. This would also be good if you want to arrange multiple people's schedules and it can be used to privately show chosen or full slots. It is very easy to use as someone administrating it but also very simple to use as an end-user. I think this means that people will be more inclined to respond and also that they will respond better because of the pleasantness of the site!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I think that it provides a reliable and easy product. This means that we can disseminate this easily and in a fuss-free manner.

Doodle review by Caroline Z.
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"Doodle is extremely useful to survey individuals based on their opinions and also for scheduling."

What do you like best?

I really like how Doodle provides a platform to be able to see what a large group of people agree upon-- I typically use it for scheduling, especially for meetings and to set up individual meetings with others. It's a great platform that is easy to use as both a manager and the person being polled.

What do you dislike?

There is very little that I dislike-- most people are able to use it with very little problems.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have solved the issue of always having to reschedule meetings or events because we could not coordinate schedules. It has been excellent for making it easier for managers to set meetings that everyone can attend.

Doodle review by Elena T.
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"Súper útil"

What do you like best?

Cuando tienes que coordinar a un grupo de gente y se te presenta el caso de concertar una reunión, Doodle ha sido esencial para organizar y concretar el día y hora exacta. Pone en contacto a todos los participantes y les da la opción de votar lo que más les conviene o lo que más se adapta a su horario. No solo lo he usado para uso laboral, en mi día a día lo suelo usar para alguna quedada de un grupo grande o considerable de personas. Me parece una herramienta muy fácil, cómoda y útil. Me llamó la atención, positivamente, que no se necesita registrarse en ningún lado para poder participar, simplemente sigues el enlace y pueden participar, eso es de gran ayuda para que la gente participe lo más rápido y eficazmente posible.

What do you dislike?

Para el uso que le he dado, me parece muy bien hecha y muy completa.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Para coordinar reuniones o quedadas es muy recomendable, sin duda ahorra mucho tiempo y esfuerzo. Nosotros lo hemos usado dentro de la empresa, para cosas profesionales y para reuniones o cenas fuera del trabajo, además de usarlo con otros entornos que no son los laborales, simplemente para organización de días u horas de ocio.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ponernos de acuerdo todos los compañeros para casos concretos en los que se necesita hacer una reunión a gran escala o con pequeño grupo. Ahorras mucho tiempo y esfuerzo en cuadrar los horarios de los trabajadores y decidir lo que más le conviene a la mayoría de los participantes.

Doodle review by User
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"While not the most streamlined interface, Doodle provides a great way to set up multiple meetings."

What do you like best?

The ability to limit slots for a given meeting time so that multiple people don't sign up for the same slot is very helpful, especially with a limited number of people available for each meeting. It prevents me from having to sort through everyone's individual availability and make sure people are locked in to a given time.

What do you dislike?

No as functional as Whenisgood in terms of its ability to garner group availability for a given event; it's much more applicable in terms of individual, one-on-one meetings instead of large group gatherings. The ads surrounding the interface when filling out polls are also frustrating, and can make the otherwise clean interface difficult to navigate.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give both Doodle and Whenisgood / other scheduling websites a chance based on the needs of your group. We still use Whenisgood for occasional group meetings as well as maintaining Doodle polls for smaller events.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling one-on-one meetings with student organizations and philanthropic work is very easy, even given the chaotic schedule of many of our members. It also avoids overscheduling or having somebody be unavailable at a time when people wanted to meet with them, because availability can be tailored based on the administrator's time as well as the member's ability to meet with the administrator.

Doodle review by Administrator
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"Easy to use"

What do you like best?

Easy to use on the administrator front and on the user front. It has a "duplicate" function that makes it really quick to ask freelance employees for their availability. Also, you don't have to sign up to input the details which lowers the barriers for users to input their availability.

What do you dislike?

We wanted to automate this process, but were unable to do so because there isn't any flexibility to integrate. Also, there isn't flexibility for them to specify the time of day that they will be free. We foresee that we will eventually stop using doodle due to this limitation, but it's a great interim solution if you need something fast and available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use doodle to check the availability of the freelance employees on the platform, to maximise their free time to work with us. I realised that it was so easy for them to use that they keep coming back!

Doodle review by User
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"Doodle is the cure for a flooded inbox "

What do you like best?

There aren't any annoying notifications about who is free when- you just complete the doodle and then get notified by the admin when a date has been chosen. I also really like that there is a visual representation of how is free when, so you can get a sense of when people are free without actually having to total it.

What do you dislike?

I think that there should be an option for people to fill in their availability anonymously, because when I am filling it out, I'm a bit influenced by what other people put. For instance, if a lot of people check that they are available on a Friday afternoon and I don't want that time to win, I can intentionally say that I am not free even though I am. Similarly, if certain people say that they are free at a certain time, I may try to sway the results so that that date gets chosen.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle is especially helpful when your employees have all different types of smartphones.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work collaboratively with a lot of other co-therapists and we should meet more often than we do as a whole team, but it's hard because scheduling is so hard. I realized that meetings that otherwise probably would have just been dropped are able to be scheduled, because no one has to take the lead on coordinating everyone's schedules- Doodle just does it for us.

Doodle review by User in Hospital & Health Care
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"Good option to schedule meetings"

What do you like best?

As positive aspects, it should be noted that it is completely free and is very easy to use. You only have to define the days that you are good to make a meeting and the hours you have, then create a link that you just have to share with the family with whom you have to meet. Once you have answered you have the distribution of hours and days in a calendar.

What do you dislike?

The only problem I have found in many years using, is that if you select many possible days and many hours per day, it becomes very complicated to manage and select the days. Except this I am happy with its functionalities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy, free for normal usage, fast. A good option and the best alternative to google forms.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically it allows me to arrange meetings in an agile way. I can also download an Excel with the results, which simplifies my work a lot

Doodle review by Amanda B.
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"Easy business planning"

What do you like best?

I can see participants' choices for meeting and event preferences graphed against one another - this really helps increase attendance at meetings, lunches, and team-building activities (in the specific instance noted we are having a team-building activity that otherwise was a nightmare to plan). I love getting notified when users submit their availability so that I can start ruling out times that don't work for enough people and indicate front-runners. Aesthetically I like the color contrast of yes vs. no to easily delineate answers.

What do you dislike?

I wish there could be text and date (mixed) answer possibilities - sometimes you want to know people's availability and also their discussion point/location/activity etc. preferences, etc - it would be super useful to see this all in one place. I wish it were more intuitive for non-admin users to edit their responses in case their availability changes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easiest scheduler out there - it's fun to use!

*Start with Doodle rather than attempting to schedule via email, etc.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling and wasted time therein! Once people submit their availability, they are then held accountable.

Doodle review by Rachel S.
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"Doodle Excellent Platform for Scheduling Meetings"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to invite multiple stakeholders using the link feature. This makes scheduling meetings a breeze.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing about this tool I dislike. A soft criticism is that you need to create an account to use it so it anchors with one email address, which can be difficult when scheduling across organizations or community groups.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The best platform for scheduling that I've seen yet! Easy to use across systems such as OSX, Linux, and Microsoft!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling, volunteer management, and group meetings. It is easy to use and people at all levels of technical proficiency have success with this product. Making it the right choice to use with volunteers and CEOs!

Doodle review by User
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"Scheduling interviews"

What do you like best?

I used doodle for scheduling interviews for potential candidates and it worked amazing. It was well organized, formatted well, and easy to use. The colors popped out and everything was easy to read. I also used it to poll for times and dates for potential upcoming events. It was an easy and professional way to gain poll results and keep everything organized. Also the fact that we can submit these forms online through email helps for office and professional settings. Also, there is much versatility to Doodle because I can use it on a mobile device, a tablet, or on a desktop/laptop computer.

What do you dislike?

I really didn't have any complaints. The app worked well for all of the scheduled bookings. The only thing I would say is to allow someone to go in and edit their voting request or appointment time more efficiently. Likewise, if the system can only send one of those two request, that would also be helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a great tool to use for group pools, scheduling meeting times, events, or interviews for potential employees.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle helped with keeping me organized and linking interviews into my calendar easily. Before we had some trouble with agreeing on certain times and dates for a specific event. Much was done by word of mouth or emailing mass messages, but this made it quite difficult to keep up with all of the replies. Doodle kept everything organized and polled in one place. Also, with my interview scheduling, it gave the potential employees the visual ability to see the open times and dates and compare it with their own calendar. They are also able to link it to their online calendars which helps users tremendously.

Doodle review by Administrator in Research
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"Efficient yet not customizable enough"

What do you like best?

I love being able to easily see what people's schedules are, and being able to find that rare time everyone is available! Everyone we work with are in very different fields with different working hours-- from stats to neurology to research to early intervention. We can use this with everyone, from undergrads to doctors.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that you cannot just put weekdays, that you have to put a specific dates. I really wish this feature was included, as when planning weekly meetings it can be difficult to generalize because we do not have that option. Instead we have to mention that the exact dates are irrelevant, which is very awkward looking.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling with highly-busy people is hard, so this is an efficient way to do so. We like to plan days to go over study results and plan upcoming papers and reviews. We need to figure out the schedules of everyone involved, which is difficult because often time they work in wildly different fields (statistician to neurology). Having doodle has massively simplified this process.

Doodle review by Bin C.
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"An Online tool for scheduling meetings and time management"

What do you like best?

It is a free online tool for scheduling meetings. No installation needed. It allows users to choose as many time slots as possible for their purposes and ask participants to respond with only one, or all available time slots. It makes scheduling easier and efficient than sending emails to every participant. Moreover, it works well with google calendar and so the meeting notification can be shown in all participants' google calendar.

What do you dislike?

The free version of Doodle can show the time zone for each proposed meeting, but it is not prominently displayed. It would be beneficial for users to see the time zone directly when they look upon their calendars since they may need to manage multiparty conference calls at the same time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use Doodle to find the best time for your meetings through its online service or phone apps.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Schedule/join project meetings and get-together with friends. It really makes easy and efficient to ask every party's availability.

Doodle review by Administrator in Consumer Electronics
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"Doodle is effective, but "

What do you like best?

Doodle has a fairly simple and self-explanatory client-facing interface. When I've received a Doodle, I've generally had no problems completing it.

What do you dislike?

The difficulty is on the survey administration side of things. It's not entirely clear, as I'm making a Doodle, what the person *receiving* the Doodle will see. When you're trying to communicate clearly with strangers, it's crucial to be able to know what *they're* seeing. I may have received well formatted Doodles in the past, but after trying to make one using the provided interface, it feels more like luck than intention on the part of the sender.

I would like to see a What You See Is What You Get interface, or an instant preview interface, similar to what you see in markdown text editors. As an administrator, this would give me the confidence to "push the button" on sending out more Doodle invites.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Send a test Doodle to yourself, so that you know what you're putting out into the world.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I schedule trainings with new hires. This is our busier season, so it's important to have a process for smoothly aligning the trainees' schedules with the trainers' schedules. Being able to generate a semi-automatic solution for asynchronously scheduling trainings with multiple people over the course of one or two weeks saves me a huge amount of time that would've been spent negotiating "well, how does X time work for you?" and so on.

Doodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Convenient and quick way to determine best meeting time for a group"

What do you like best?

Easy and clear user interface for respondents

What do you dislike?

Nothing sticks out as inconvenient about this, but other products exist that would better serve certain functions. For example, if planning a meeting and we could meet at any time over a whole week, Doodle would not be my first choice - it is best for when the choice is between a number of dates and 1 or 2 time blocks in each date.

Recommendations to others considering the product

For events when a pretty limited number of date/time options are available, this is a great option. If you are trying to organize something and want to give a large date/time range (like over the whole week), other products might be better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a straightforward way to request that people indicate which dates and times would work for them to have a meeting. As people respond, the participant number is tracked at the top and you can keep track of which options work for the most number of people.

Doodle review by User
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"Doodle is a great tool"

What do you like best?

I love the simplicity of this tool. it is super easy to create a poll with participants and find commonalities in our schedules. I use it constantly at my job and even have used it to set up personal events with a large group of friends

What do you dislike?

I don't like the viewing of the calendar. I wish that the calendar would show me who voted where but it the form of a calendar and not just a list. Seeing it laid out in a monthly format makes things easier to coordinate.I also wish that when you end a poll that it would sent out notifications to all of the participants who voted on a time or day.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is a great tool! I recommend this to everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use doodle to set up teleconferencing meetings. It is an easy way to find out everyone's availability and to coordinate good times to have our meetings.

Doodle review by Administrator in Civil Engineering
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"Organizador democrático"

What do you like best?

Actualmente vivimos en una sociedad en la que todos tenemos multitud de reuniones, ocupaciones y preferencias muy particulares.

Mediante esta sencilla web, app, podemos ser más democráticos a la hora de establecer fechas o crear consultas para entender mejor las preferencias del grupo en el que nos encontramos.

Podemos crear un mejor ambiente de trabajo, dando la posibilidad al grupo de participar en las decisiones y se puede hacer de una manera tan inmediata como es la creación de encuestas desde Doodle.

Su manejo es muy sencillo e intuitivo y, una gran idea, es la posibilidad de permitir a los participantes dejar comentarios para justificar su elección.

What do you dislike?

Sinceramente casi nada me disgusta, sin embargo, es importante el papel del creador de la encuesta. Su destreza en el manejo y el conocimiento del grupo son claves a la hora de que la consulta sea realmente útil.Debe posibilitar escoger entre suficientes opciones y argumentadas pero no tantas que no sea posible el acuerdo.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Magnífico para establecer encuestas y acordar fechas de reuniones de forma rápida

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Es muy útil para establecer fechas de reuniones ya que permite conocer la disponibilidad de todos los integrantes

Doodle review by Frannie B.
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"Quick, Easy Results"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to see all participant's availability on one screen rather than trying to trace through an email chain.

What do you dislike?

When several dates are offered as options for guests, it creates a very wide view of results. I wish the screen could be zoomed out a bit so the user didn't have to scroll through. Or maybe present the information in month-view rather than left to right with a scroll bar.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling meetings is a breeze! The ability to track everyone's availability in ONE location really helps when scheduling a meeting. It is very user-friendly and all you have to do is click on a link to give feedback. Incredibly convenient and easy.

Doodle review by Administrator
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"Great way to plan an event"

What do you like best?

I like how it easy it is to pick a date for an event and get feedback from the attendees or employees. It is so easy to use and user-friendly. It is basic and to the point in the best way.

What do you dislike?

It is a little dated in the design/layout. It would b e nice to be able to design more of a customized look. It would be cool to be able to add the company logo and a maybe a photo or something.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is so easy. You don't have to give in depth tutorials for anyone. You can just send a quick email and get your answers.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When we have company events, it is so easy to coordinate now. We also can get employee feedback quickly and easily. It is easy for users. We have an inexperienced and non-tech savvy company/industry. This makes it hard to get buy-in from people on new systems. Doodle avoids that and we haven't gotten any push back from any of our employees.

Doodle review by Amy H.
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"Easy to use scheduling platform"

What do you like best?

I like that this is a free platform that is easy to use and is no frills. It just gets the job done. It's also equipped with ways to keep your group public or private in case it is necessary to maintain security.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes schedules with too many dates and times can get clunky and difficult to handle. It is a more ideal platform for events that have narrowed down their schedule to a limited number of dates and/or times.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I typically use this for scheduling meetings within my academic department, but also use this for scheduling events or meetings in extracurricular and social settings.

Doodle review by User in Higher Education
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"Quite possibly my favorite software tool that I use"

What do you like best?

I work in education and schedule a lot of meetings, some for very large groups of participants. Doodle makes this SO easy to do! I have used Doodle through three different employers and even use it for personal events sometimes. The interface is very user-friendly, it coordinates well with Google calendar and Outlook, and event options are easy to customize. Poll respondents don't even have to make Doodle accounts to be able to participate. Such a wonderful tool. It's hard to believe this is a free product--it's such a good addition to my work life

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about this product at all

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use this product! 100% recommend

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle is a huge timesaver. It saves so much energy and effort compared to dealing with back and forth emails for days to schedule a meeting. I no longer dread scheduling meetings

Doodle review by User in Writing and Editing
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"great product!"

What do you like best?

I LOVE that this product helps me organize an upcoming meeting with several participants. It's so super easy and it comes with both a desktop website and app for iphone which is also super easy to use. Love it!

What do you dislike?

The only thing I don't like is that the program has gotten confused because I must have logged into it two different ways so it seems that I have two accounts. Maybe one withe Google and one with another social media site.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using Doodle is you're part of a workgroup and have an upcoming meeting with several participants, many of whom who may be in different time zones. You can easily set up parameters of when the meeting can occur and each user can click on when they are available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I solve the business problem of organizing and setting up a meeting with several participants, many of whom are located in different time zones.

Doodle review by Andrea H.
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"Makes scheduling meetings a breeze!"

What do you like best?

I have used Doodle for over six years now. I absolutely love everything about doodle. It makes it so simple to send out possible times for meetings and receive responses back in a much easier way than having to sort through a million emails. It makes everyone more organized and you can easily decide on the day that works best for everyone and send an instant email out letting people know about the date.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that I sometimes have to copy and paste emails in or people don't receive the email from doodle directly. A lot of times I just copy the link and send it in an email from my personal email. It works fine, but would be more efficient to do everything through Doodle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely use Doodle. I think it is easier for everyone involved and is a much better way to manage your time when trying to schedule meetings. It makes the whole process 100 times easier. Instead of having to send multiple emails about the same email, it is all in a centralized location. It is absolutely the best scheduling program I have ever used. It is also easy for everyone to use. You don't have to be a technological genius to figure it out by any means!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving scheduling issues left and right. It really makes things so much easier to organize everyone's schedule for particular meetings!

Doodle review by User
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"Coordinating Schedules Has Never Been Easier"

What do you like best?

This program is super easy to use and does not require anyone else to install or create profile to respond to you. I’ve used this program to try and find a good date and time to coordinate a meeting with about 10 different individuals schedules and it was fantastic. You can specify as many specific dates and time frames as needed.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. The only challenges has been getting everyone necessary to respond in a timely matter, which is more of a user issue than a program issue with Doodle.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Perfect free solution to coordinate management schedules for a meeting or other event

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Coordinating business meetings with more than just 1 or 2 individuals. We all know how hard it can be to try and coordinate a day and time that accommodates more than a couple individuals’ schedules. This is the perfect solution to that problem.

Doodle review by User in Alternative Dispute Resolution
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"Scheduling made easy"

What do you like best?

I liked that you are able to post all available dates and you can select all possible dates. This made scheduling with large groups for events very easy and allowed individuals to select all possibilities so we could have the best possible attendance.

What do you dislike?

If you are signing up for one time slot, it still gives you the option for multiple and it gives others the opportunity to sign up for that slot. I also did not find an option to turn off notifications when you created the poll so it was frustrating to receive notifications everytime a poll of 50+ was created.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Play around with the tools before sending out your first Doodle, often the first trial had mistakes so it was helpful to send to once person and make sure all goals are achieved in the Doodle.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ability to find a consistent meeting time based on schedules. I have realized that schedules remain consistent over a week long period so it helped establish a time that members were able to attend. Also if there were dates that some people could and couldn't make it, we were able to vary the meeting times to optimize attendance.

Doodle review by Lionel S.
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"Making it easy to schedule meetings!"

What do you like best?

DOODLE allows my team and I to agree on a date for a meeting or event without going back and forth as to who is available or not available when, It's such a simple concept yet it works wonders! I like the fact that if your schedule changes you can still make changes to your doodle

What do you dislike?

Nothing really. It's a simple app and it's well designed.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would definitely recommend Doodle to anyone who works in teams of 3 or more. Every additional member added to the team increases the complexity of planning meetings therefore the more people are in a team the more useful Doodle will be to their organization.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling meetings and events where multiple people are required to attend. Usually this would require multiple emails and a lot of back and forth to decide on a time and place for the meeting.

Doodle review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Fantastic for large group"

What do you like best?

I love how easy it is to easily get a planning survey to many people. Mostly, I love how the platform is so user-friendly. I never have to explain to someone I'm sending it to how to use it.

What do you dislike?

I can't really think of anything I dislike off of the top of my head. Like I said, I really love how user-friendly the plaform is for both the survey maker and participants.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a great product! Check out the specific questions at the end. If you want the poll to be private, you can select that as an option. Make sure you don't leave something as not-private if you don't want everyone to view all responses.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's a great way for everyone to see everyone elses availability. So, if someone has a flexible conflict, they can see what other's are sharing as an available day.

Doodle review by Administrator
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"Using Doodle Poll"

What do you like best?

I love the ability to send doodle polls to multiple recipients when trying to set up a meeting. With everyone's busy schedule it is easy to get an idea using doodle poll as to what time works best for meeting for all who need to attend. I would recommend Doodle poll to anyone that is looking to find the best meeting time or to get the opinions of a group.

What do you dislike?

There is not anything particular that I do not like about Doodle Poll. I have only had positive experiences when creating polls and whenever I have been requested to provide feedback of my own to a doodle poll that is created by someone else.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to let the people that you are inviting to do the doodle poll that you will be inviting them to the doodle poll. This way they will know when they receive the email that they will need to be sure to respond to the doodle poll, otherwise you will not receive the best feedback needed to be able to schedule your meeting at a time that everyone is available.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

There is a huge benefit in being able to receive feedback from users on meeting times. We use this service mainly for scheduling meeting and it has greatly decreased the number of emails and correspondence when attempted to find a good meeting time. It can be used also to get feedback from your team on a topic without meeting.

Doodle review by Kristin B.
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"I prefer Doodle > Phone tag"

What do you like best?

I like how easily it syncs with ALL of my calendars and presents my availability in a way that when people request a meeting they can easily see what works for me!

What do you dislike?

There isn't anything that I dislike yet...

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend this to people who need to make lots of appointments and feel like time is wasted in scheduling them. It really simplifies things, especially since if you use more than a couple google calendars for different things.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time that is otherwise spent going back and forth talking/emailing about what time is good for a meeting. I very much prefer to make this available and then they can either choose from times I propose or propose their own for me to choose from, so simple and easy!

Doodle review by Shelly M.
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"Great Experience with Doodle"

What do you like best?

Doodle base made scheduling meetings much easier, particularly when scheduling meetings with large groups of people. I use Doodle on a regular basis and have found no alternative that works better. If you find yourself struggling to schedule meetings in am efficient manner, look no further. Doodle is free and easy to use. Just enter your availability and allow others to indicate which of those dates and times work for them, and receive notifications when people respond.

What do you dislike?

I have honestly had no issues when using Doodle. As stated, it is free and easy. There is no better application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

When working with so many people at the institution and needing to schedule man meetings, this tool has made it much easier to schedule a meeting without going back and forth to determine people's availability.

Doodle review by Horst B.
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"Quick and easy appointment planning"

What do you like best?

The easy way to setup an event and the questions for it. The simplicity is the best feature.

What do you dislike?

I had only a few problems with the timezone setup and my calenadr integration of the meetings. Other than that I really cant find anything negative.

Recommendations to others considering the product

A good recommendation for all people who have to set up events or meetings with colleagues. The tool is free to use and does what it needs to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me and my colleagues are using it for setup appointments and meetings for work but also for team events. The benefit is that it simply does what its meant for. No time loss or complicated details are needed if you want to plan a meeting.

Doodle review by User
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"Simple, Free, Easy"

What do you like best?

It provides a simple and easy way to create polls and figure out the best time for events for large groups of people.

It is free.

It does not require any sort of download to use. You don't even have to make an account to use it, although I do recommend it.

What do you dislike?

You are fairly limited in what you can do. They have the basic options and that is about it.

I have also found some visual and functional issues when you do a large poll.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try this before more expensive options. If you need it to do more, then look into it. But this is free, easy to use, and doesn't require the participants to have a log in.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Choosing event times, organizing volunteer schedules, event work sign up sheets. It allows an easy way for everyone to put in their schedule so the coordinator doesn't have to contact people individually and figure try and keep track of everybody's schedules.

Doodle review by Gil B.
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"This is an easy way to plan meeting times."

What do you like best?

This software is instantly user friendly and intuitive. I have use it at work and for a volunteer organization I work with. I like hat the respondents can sign up for email updates, so that they can be updated as others respond.

What do you dislike?

There is really not too much to complain about. This is free software that does what you need it to do. What more could you ask?

Recommendations to others considering the product

Don't hesitate

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My non-profit involves volunteers in two states, so we often hold meetings as webinars or conference calls. A doodle poll is an easy way to find a convenient time.

Doodle review by Vince C.
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"Great way to get everyone on board with appointments"

What do you like best?

Doodle provides a great way to get multiple people to set appointments, agendas, and coordination of schedules. Sending out complex agendas and appointments seems to be solved with this app.

What do you dislike?

Could use some native integration with PM systems, although can sync via third-party apps.

Recommendations to others considering the product

They are constantly updating their platform. The updates have included better UI/UX. Overall, a great product and leader in this area!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting multiple stakeholders to schedule time for meetings. We have been able to get large non-profits and companies to schedule their time with little hassle.

Doodle review by Cara G.
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"Scheduling made easy"

What do you like best?

I like the fact that Doodle easily summarizes the responses so you don't have to set up any additional information to decide on the best date.

What do you dislike?

It takes a while to set up a poll especially if you have multiple days and times available. I wish there was a bit more functionality that allowed you to copy times/days.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is good for one time meetings, not super robust for ongoing scheduling.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is amazingly simple to coordinate lots of schedules when you don't have visibility into specific calendars. Propose dates and times and get responses from everyone involved to find the best date. It also lets you see individual responses so if you need key players in a meeting/at an event you're able to work around their schedule.

Doodle review by Kayla C.
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"Doodle Review"

What do you like best?

I love that doodle is so simple - you can easily create & then send out a survey!

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike about doodle - only thing I dislike is the interface at times when you send out the survey to folks to answer -t he interface has a-lot going on up top & I wish they would make it more visually pleasing.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to responses quickly - it's the easiest form of getting a quick idea of who can meet when, who is free on what days at what time, etc.

Doodle review by Alfred G.
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"Mi opinión sobre Doodle"

What do you like best?

Lo que más me gusta de Doodle es que me permite organizar de forma sencilla y gratuita la mejor fecha para reuniones, eventos y demás, siendo además muy fácil de configurar.

What do you dislike?

Lo que menos me gusta es el precio de la versión premium, ya que podrían reducirlo o incluir sus funcionalidad en la versión gratuita.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo el uso de esta aplicación para cuadrar agendas, buscando siempre mediante encuestas la mejor opción para todos. Además es fácil de usar, intuitivo y la versión gratuita incluye muchas opciones para darle un muy buen uso.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Me permite organizar reuniones con el personal de mi empresa, decidiendo mediante encuestas las mejores fechas u horarios para las mismas. Esto me ha ayudado a ser más eficiente a la hora de cuadrar agendas.

Doodle review by Administrator in Primary/Secondary Education
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"Doodle: Wonderful Scheduling Tool!"

What do you like best?

Doodle allows me to easily schedule meetings with my colleagues so that we can make sure we are selecting a date/time that works best for the team.

What do you dislike?

There is not much to dislike about this application. It would be nice if it were easier to download a PDF of all the dates/times that individuals selected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Be sure to use this when it comes to any of your potential scheduling needs! It is very beneficial in understanding what dates/times work best for the team, making it easy to select a time and date that works for everyone.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use Doodle to solve scheduling issues to ensure that the majority of our workers can attend the meetings that I am in charge of scheduling.

Doodle review by User in Individual & Family Services
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"Doodle polls"

What do you like best?

Doodle makes it possible to easily schedule events and meetings between many people. It's also easy to edit, view, delicate, export or share the poll all without trying requiring users to make a new account. I love how user friendly it is for those creating the poll as well as for those responding.

What do you dislike?

Having the option for people to pick a single most "preferred" option would be a nice improvement. It is unclear is this would be an option with premium.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth using as a free user and premium options look like they would greatly benefit users as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle saves a great deal of time and avoids the back and forth often required to schedule meetings and events that include many people. There are many options available for users to make scheduling efficient.

Doodle review by Chyrette C.
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"Doodle Poll"

What do you like best?

I like that you get the options to have people sign up for a time frame to meet versus you having to look into their calendar schedules. it helps avoids having massive email traffic.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that although it is user friendly it not a program you can encode into a meeting system like a email. you have to attach a link , maybe partnering with a email chain would help

Recommendations to others considering the product

add your calendar to it , it makes it easier

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

scheduling

Doodle review by Lisa B.
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"Timesaving for scheduling meetings"

What do you like best?

When trying to schedule meetings with people not in the same location, it is much easier and more efficient than group emails. All you have to do is select the beginning options then email the link for people to select which ones work for them. There are also custom settings, like limiting the number of people who can sign up for a time slot. That is very helpful when trying to set up individual conferences.

What do you dislike?

It does not always display nicely on mobile devices, especially if there are many date/time options. The 'edit' feature could also use some improvement. Since users do not have to log in to respond, just type their name, they also can edit more than their own responses.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a quick solution. However, letting people edit answers does not limit them to editing their own. You must save the email sent when you originally create the Doodle, because there unique admin links for each event.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to get more people to attend meetings and less time trying to catch people up.

Doodle review by Josh L.
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"Great Scheduling Service"

What do you like best?

Ease to distribute to members and visualize understand the best time slots for meetings.

What do you dislike?

I may be on the minority about this, but every time someone completes an entry, an email from Doodle is sent to me. I understand this helps tracking internally, but I would rather have the choice to get an update at certain intervals (every hour, 6 hours, etc.) to keep the emails at a minimum.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Finding time for many of us on different time zones to meet for meetings, meals, etc.

Doodle review by Equal C.
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"Ease of use and quick results"

What do you like best?

I love how flexible it is to use, and easy to alter by preference of date and time

What do you dislike?

Maybe set up reminders to quickly push people that havent responded yet. It allows everyone to be responsible and be together when necessary.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it to keep everyone on top of what they need to do.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Easy to setup meetings, and align everyone together. Its a good way to stay on top of things and ensure people are held accountable to the time they are slotted for.

Doodle review by Administrator in Education Management
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"No more struggling with meetings!"

What do you like best?

The program has a quick set-up--it's easy to go from "Hmm, maybe I should--" to sending out a survey with meeting times, just a few minutes later. Every time I use it, someone who hasn't seen it before is absolutely shocked at how easy it is.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to be able to indicate your own availability (I can meet Thursday afternoons), but the program keeps you locked into specific time ranges. Also, once you progress past a certain point, navigating the survey can be difficult because there will be so many days and options.

For example, I have a meeting that needs to happen once a month with a bunch of busy people. To build a Doodle for something so large, providing a wide range of time frames to choose from, takes a lot of time and is a pain to actually fill out.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Survey Monkey

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

So easy to set up meetings!

Doodle review by User in Cosmetics
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"Doodle - scheduling tool"

What do you like best?

Doodle is a good free site to use to coordinate meetings when multiple players are involved. You can set up the days and time frames that are available. Doodle is straight forward as you just need to send the link, then the individuals can add their name and mark which date/times they are available.

What do you dislike?

Although Doodle is easy to use, I am particular when it comes to how Doodle is presented. I feel that the overall look of this software is not professional and does not display a polished display for our clients.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend reviewing the site before sending to your clients, so you can understand how it works if anyone has questions.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company manages projects, therefore, we are contently scheduling meetings with multiple team players and have to pin down a time that will work for everyone.

Doodle review by Ali A.
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"Basic but easy to use"

What do you like best?

This is the quickest way to coordinate an event with several schedules to work around. There's not much to it, but for it's purpose it works quite well.

What do you dislike?

The aesthetics aren't anything to write home about, and I also wish that it was easier to auto-input dates, when I am scheduling say - 8 hours of 30 minute increment options. That part is kind of tedious.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's just a faster way to schedule something with a handful of people.

Doodle review by Administrator in Higher Education
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"Doodle Poll - rally your people!"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy to use - I've witnessed even my least techno-literate colleagues create Doodle polls with ease. A great way to get a picture of a team's availability.

What do you dislike?

The only real flaw is more of a user-behavioral issue than a problem with the design. You'll frequently find members of your team selecting their 'desired' availability rather than the true-blue time that they're not already predisposed. I often find myself contacting certain team members to ask if they are *really* unavailable at the time they claim to be busy, or if they can be more flexible. Be honest, people!

Recommendations to others considering the product

It would be awesome if someday you were able to do doodle-scheduling in a platform that was more 'real time'.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I work on projects that involve organizing university student leaders who have a a wide variety of scheduling hurdles to overcome; Doodle Poll makes this far, far simpler than the ridiculous process of emailing back and forth to get a sketch of someone's availability.

Doodle review by Becca B.
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"Easy and convienent way to schedule meetings"

What do you like best?

I like using Doodle to schedule meetings with colleagues that don't work in my office or organization. It makes it quick and easy to determine everyone's availability and pick a time to meet that best fits everyone's busy schedule.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that it sometimes isn't easy to go back and find the Doodle polls I've responded to.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Doodle solves a big problem we have of scheduling across organizations. It saves time and unnecessary back and forth emails.

Doodle review by User
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"Easy to use but should be apart of a larger software. "

What do you like best?

It was really easy to use, I liked that you can see the individuals time when they were booked and given the opportunity to select from available times. I believe college is the best target audience for this product though.

What do you dislike?

It was another thing to remember, had to use an additional software to schedule an appointment. I believe it would be beneficial if it paired with another business software and added them together. Other than that, the product itself did not have any things that jumped out to me.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend using Doodle because it is extremely easy to use and eliminates so many requirements needed when scheduling appointments. I think this product would be great for Barber Shops, Colleges, and Dental offices. I don't know if it would be perfect for corporate companies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Scheduling an appointment, no longer needed to call or directly communicate with the party. Also, you got to see the taken times which gave you assurance that the person you are meeting with was actually busy.

Doodle review by User in Accounting
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"Neat tool for coordinating time"

What do you like best?

It is a go-to tool to arrange a time for our teams to meet. I like that it's also possible for people who are not on the internal network to sign up or indicate time slots they are interested in for a meeting, info session , etc.

What do you dislike?

I wish the aesthetics of the platform were more streamlined. Also, the page is a little inconvenient to use on a smartphone or a tablet.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using Doodle if you are trying to arrange a time/event for a large group, or with people who don't know your email address.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a good tool to arrange a time for our teams to meet. Sometimes we have situations where our associates want to sign up for session with seniors or managers, but there are too many sessions to be arranged. Doodle is a good tool when you have a lot of people with which to coordinate meeting times with, since calendar invites can be a hassle with too many people. I like that it's also possible for people who are not on the internal network to sign up or indicate time slots they are interested in for a meeting, info session , etc.so it's useful for communicating with potential employees or students up for campus hire. Overall convenient for recruiting purposes.

Doodle review by User in Telecommunications
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" Quick and intuitive system to create surveys"

What do you like best?

Free program, easy to use, and very versatile to create polls and votes of all kinds.

Anyone with minimal computer skills can create a survey in a simple way, and voting is extremely easy and intuitive.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it costs to process changes and allows to vote more than once to the same person, created confusions.

However, when you already have experience with the tool you can delimit the surveys to avoid having any kind of problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to vote, Doodle is the perfect application.

No previous experience is necessary, anyone can create a survey, and it is easy and intuitive to vote and see the results

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The survey can be called by email, and it is easy to access from the PC or the smartphone, so it is not necessary to be present to vote, which is often very difficult to achieve

Doodle review by User
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"Easy to use!"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use for both customer and business. Doodle allowed me to reach all members of the committee at one time and each person could submit their availability for multiple days at once. It was then easier to see what days/times worked for the majority. This made scheduling with multiple people MUCH easier.

What do you dislike?

I have had no complaints about Doodle. I was able to navigate through the process easily and have also been satisfied with the outcomes.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Doodle makes scheduling meetings with multiple people and multiple schedules so MUCH easier. It was a life changing product for me to use when attempting to schedule meetings with many different people and agencies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used Doodle to schedule meetings with multiple people. I was able to suggest many different meeting times and days and recipients were also able to indicate multiple times/dates that they were available as well. This enabled the meeting to be scheduled quickly and easily without a host of emails being sent back and forth between group members. I have used this format/platform several times for this purpose and have been please each time.