Appointment Scheduling Handbook

Scheduling apps for your Business

Best is a dynamic concept in this situation and what is best for our organization may not be for yours. However, I have narrowed down to the most popular apps in this category for you to find what best suits your case.

Karen App

karen app interface for appointment booking

Karen is a 24x365 hours online facility that offers clients 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, a new addition to the client base, and much more. Besides, it offers a personal chat room for clients where you can easily communicate with them and send alerts, confirmations and reminders before and after the booking. It has a free plan that lets you book up to 20 appointments per month, and the paid plan starts at 8$ per month. interface for appointment booking

SimplyBook brings to the table its many features of providing coupons, and gift cards, syncing calendars, integrating with social media accounts, arranging video meetings, and automated emails and messaging. Additionally, the myriad of integrated payments portals includes Skrill, Bitcoin, Dwolla, PayPal, Mollie, CCAvenue, Zooz, and PayFort. It also offers integration with Google Analytics to track your conversions and traffic. SimpleBook also has a free plan, and their paid plan starts at 9.90$ per month.

Acuity Scheduling

Acuity scheduling app interface for appointment booking

Acuity Scheduling is another effective solution to your search for an alternative. Acuity takes care of appointment scheduling, customized replies, client management, text reminders, and many more. Besides embedding on the website and sharing through emails, it also allows sharing your calendar through your social media accounts. Integration with Paypal and Stripe accounts allows smooth transactions for your appointments. Acuity plans start at 15$ per month for Emerging, 25$ for Growing, and 50$ for the Powerhouse.


SmartSheet app interface for appointment booking

With Smartsheet, you can schedule, assign tasks, and share progress with clients to maintain transparency and trust. Using their self-service analytics, you can review reports and dashboards to keep up to date. An intuitive interface and smooth accessibility features make this application one of the best.


Wrike app interface for appointment booking

Wrike boasts the features of Gantt charts, Calendars for scheduling, Workload View for resource management, Project Updates, Personalized Dashboards and sharing progress with clients, and auto-assign tasks with custom forms. It has a free version, and a paid version starts at 9.80$ per month.

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