Appointment Scheduling Handbook

Charge your clients with these apps

There are many applications that has the feature of scheduling meetings, these are called meeting or appointment schedulers. These appointment schedulers come with integrated payment portals that allow you to charge fees for your time. They work by syncing your calendars and collating an updated schedule that you can embed in your website or social media page where your prospects can self book appointments. You can further customize this calendar as per your convenience. Some of the most popular software in this niche are listed below:


Cronofy scheduling app integrated with another website

Using the Cronofy scheduler, you can also generate unique meeting links and offer time slots to your customers to choose from that suits both. With Cronofy you can use their API to integrate your calendar on your website or any application. Cronofy allows combining multiple memeber availability, whitelabeling, Gmail and Outlook add-ins, zapier and chrome integration and much more.


Calendly booking user interface demo version

Calendly lets you customize your meeting slots by providing details such as a 30-minute meeting or a round-robin, a group, or a one-on-one. It syncs with your calendars such as Google, Outlook, or Yahoo and keeps your timetable up to date. Your clients can then choose from these options to book a meeting or schedule an appointment.


appointment scheduling user interface in Genbook scheduling app

Genbook is a powerful appointment scheduling application that syncs your Google Calendar, iCal, Siri, and constant contact to create a wholesome experience. With its intuitive dashboards and client history, Genbook gives you insights to better your performance. Furthermore, it connects with all major search sites, social media, online directories and local apps in real-time so your calendar is up-to-date and no one double-books. The company subscription allows 5-12 users in an account.

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity Scheduling interface for appointment booking facilities

Apart from the generic features of a scheduling app such as customized replies, client management, text reminders, and many such, Acuity takes care of payments and deposits through Stripe, Square, or PayPal, offer coupons and vouchers for discounts, advanced reporting about appointments, no shows, & performance, and optimizes your availability. Acuity offers a 7 day trial before you select your plan and allows upto 36 members in their powerhouse plan.

Karen App

meeting scheduling features in Karen App

Karen is a 24x365 hours online facility that offers clients with appointment booking facilities and make payments as and when they are comfortable. With Karen clients can send reminders through text or email alerts and control the no-show ratio. It also tracks the number of appointments per week, missed and canceled bookings, new addition to the client base and much more. What is more, it caters to both appointment booking and meeting scheduling needs. Karen can be integrated with Zoom and Zapier to scale its further reach. with Karen Apps Hive plan you can have up to 6 team members in your account whose calendar can be synced depending on the plan you choose.


Gettimely App interface for appointment booking facilities

Gettimely leverages their expertise in scheduling in the salon and health care sector by regularly upgrading their app to fit the present market trends. Apart from the features of calendar management, client dealings, marketing, and sales and payments, Gettimely also allows integration with Xero, WordPress, Mailchimp, Afterpay, Paypal, Quickbooks, and vend. Furthermore, they also manage your inventory and employees besides the features of multi-location and dashboards. It has no free version, but the paid versions allow a free trial. The paid version starts at 15$ for a solitary user.

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