Calendly's makeover: Thumbs up or needs more work?

Nussi Einhorn
Calendly's makeover: Thumbs up or needs more work?

Keeping track of your schedule can be a real headache. That's where Calendly comes in! It's like having your own personal assistant to help you book appointments without the stress. Plus, Calendly has made things even easier over the years with updates that make it easy to use. With its easy-to-understand layout and how smoothly it works with other tools, scheduling has never been easier.

Calendly's changes over time have made it even better. You can customize your scheduling preferences and set up reminders without any fuss. Whether you're working with your team or setting up meetings with clients, Calendly adapts to what you need, saving you time and avoiding any scheduling mess-ups.

Recently Calendly has again rolled out a new look, and I must say, the enhancements in the user experience are quite impressive!

Let me break it down:  

✅ The cleaner interface really makes scheduling meetings a breeze.

✅ I appreciate the extra customization features – we've all wanted those!

✅ It integrates better with our digital calendars, and that's a lifesaver.

✅ More accessibility features? Yes, please!  Yet, there's always a 'but', isn't there?

While Calendly offers a robust scheduling solution, there's always room for improvement. This powerful tool, known for its effectiveness in streamlining the process of arranging meetings, stands as a testament to innovation in time management software. Yet, no system is perfect, and even the most user-friendly tools can benefit from fine-tuning. Calendly is no exception to the rule that continuous improvement is key to maintaining relevance and user satisfaction in an ever-evolving technological landscape.

Here's what they could still tweak:  

👍 The scheduling needs more depth for different scenarios.

Sure, Calendly's got your back for basic scheduling. But what if you need something a little more specific, like recurring meetings with unique patterns or buffer time between appointments for that much-needed coffee break?  A touch more scheduling finesse could be a game-changer for some professionals.

👍 Sometimes, the sheer number of options can overwhelm you.

We love having options, but let's be honest, Calendly's features can sometimes feel overwhelming. Imagine if all those customization options were organized like a well-stocked pantry, with everything clearly labeled and easy to find. Maybe even different levels of access based on your needs, like a beginner's shelf and a pro zone. Now that's user-friendly!

👍 Finding some of those handy integrations shouldn't feel like a treasure hunt.

Wouldn't it be easier if there was a clear map, showing you exactly where to find the tools you need? A more intuitive way to discover and activate integrations would make life so much easier, letting you unlock the platform's full potential.

👍 And let's not forget about those using screen readers – accessibility should be a priority.  

We applaud Calendly for their efforts in adding accessibility features, but the journey never truly ends. Just like you keep tweaking your recipe to perfection, they should keep improving accessibility features like screen reader compatibility, keyboard navigation, and clear descriptions for visual elements. This ensures everyone can use Calendly with ease, creating a truly inclusive experience for all.

The core message? It's all about finding that sweet spot. A platform should be straightforward yet versatile, user-friendly yet rich in features, catering to all but not at the expense of usability. Offering a tailored experience for various users, and never stopping the quest for a better, more accessible product.  

Calendly's done an awesome job, but the finish line in product development is always moving forward.

Do you have thoughts on Calendly's latest update?

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