Quick Tip: Simplify Your Scheduling

Quick Tip: Simplify Your Scheduling

Scheduling a meeting in the email era can be a nightmare.  The scenario is all too familiar: a meeting organizer suggests a date and time and each attendee responds with a different, typically conflicting, alternative.  That process then repeats itself, often several times, before the group can find a date and time that works for everyone.

But what technology complicates, it can also simplify.  A variety of free, easy-to-use tools are available to help you schedule meetings painlessly.  With these tools, the organizer usually sends out an invitation to a group asking them to mark their availability on an online calendar.  The organizer can then look at the entire group’s availability in one central location and choose a time when everyone is available.

Here are three of the more popular meeting planning tools currently available:

 

* UPDATE: In a blog post on 9/18, Tungle announced that they would be closing their meeting planning service in December 2012.

About Joshua Poje

Joshua Poje
Joshua Poje (@poje) is the Director of the ABA's Legal Technology Resource Center, where he provides technology and practice management guidance to attorneys throughout the country. He is the editor of the annual ABA Legal Technology Survey Report and a frequent speaker and writer on legal technology topics. Follow him on: Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+
  • Kelly

    Good timing. I just received an email earlier this week from Tungle.me letting me know that they would be discontinuing the service in December 2012. Thanks for this timely information.

  • Andreas

    Thanks to your post I am now a Fasterplan fan :-)