Appointment Scheduling Handbook

Online and Offline Scheduling

There are several appointment scheduling software scaling their features to fit in the competition. Most of these applications are available both online and offline. Although the prime function of a meeting scheduling app is to let prospects book appointments, the applications now have several additional features that have made selecting one even more difficult. Here is a list of the best scheduling software to help you choose:

Acuity Scheduling

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.


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.


In HubSpot, the cherry on top is that the meeting tool syncs with the calendars, Office365, Google, and the HubSpot CRM to keep your schedule up to date. It allows members to align meeting schedules by letting them access to view your availability. You can further use the app to let your prospects book Round-robin or Group Meetings. HubSpot also provides a WordPress plugin and the ability to embed it on your website. HubSpot also has a free Basic Plan and a Starter Plan of 50$ per month.


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 cancelled bookings, new addition to the client base and much more.

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