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Scheduling a meeting can be a trying business with all the back and forth over email trying to find a time and date that suits everyone. Fortunately, there are a few scheduling web apps available that can help to streamline the process. What makes MeetingMade stand […]

mm_logoScheduling a meeting can be a trying business with all the back and forth over email trying to find a time and date that suits everyone. Fortunately, there are a few scheduling web apps available that can help to streamline the process. What makes MeetingMade stand out from the options we’ve previously covered here on WebWorkerDaily (like WhenIsGood and TimeBridge) is that it has a nice, easy to use interface for participants to select the times that they are available and does a very good job of working out the best time for your meeting to occur.

Here’s a screencast showing MeetingMade being used to set up a meeting:


WWD Screencast: MeetingMade from WebWorkerDaily on Vimeo.

The interface is very easy to use, which is important in a tool like this as there’s no point in sending out a meeting request using a scheduling tool only to get an email back when the recipient can’t figure out how to use it. Only the meeting organizer neds to have a MeetingMade account.

MeetingMade also distinguishes itself from the crowd of meeting scheduling apps by being able to handle partial availability and timezones. MeetingMade uses the iCalendar email standard so meeting requests from the app will work with most calendaring apps like Microsft Outlook, Google Calendar  and Apple iCal.

MeetingMade is free to use while it’s in beta (it will move to paid subscription at some point in the future), and is worth checking out if you’re looking for a meeting scheduler.

What meeting scheduling tool do you use?

By Simon Mackie

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  1. It looks like a great service, but I absolutely will not turn over my contact data or sign up for a “free trial” with a service that says they’re going to charge a monthly fee, and then gives no clue whatsoever what that charge will be or when it will start. They should at least say whether they’re thinking in the range of $5 a month or $50.

    I appreciate a free trial period, but I only date services I know I can afford to marry. :-)

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  3. Hi Judi,

    Thanks for your comments. I felt that it was important to respond to you personally. There are two issues that I would like to respond to:

    MeetingMade has been developed by Red Wolf Online, a Toronto based software development company. Our practice is primarily focused on providing products and solutions for large enterprise in the Reinsurance and Life Insurance industries. We are well versed in the areas of privacy and security; it’s paramount to our business and its success. MeetingMade, like all of our products, is a PIPEDA-compliant site. We are currently in the process of registering with the BBB, TRUSTe, and other privacy-related international organizations. We wholeheartedly believe in preserving the rights and the privacy of an individual. That is why we are vehemently opposed to selling data or lists.

    The reason why we have not published any information regarding pricing is that we have yet to make a final determination. We are still conducting market research to find the optimal price point.

    If we were to start charging tomorrow, the fee would be $9.95/month or $99.95 a year. However, it is expected that MM will remain in Beta for at least the next 2-3 months.

    Unlike other Web 2.0 companies, we are privately funded, profitable, and not at all dependent upon a profit stream from MeetingMade. This will assure MeetingMade’s longevity in the market place.

    Sincerely,
    David Tessler

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  4. [...] But working with such a team can be maddening. How do you tame the time zone madness and plan your meetings as efficiently as possible? Give your team at least two options of meeting times to choose from. In one of the first virtual teams I worked with, our team leader would ask us if a specific conference time was okay for everyone. Naturally, there was never unanimous agreement. This led to several messages of, “When are you available, then?” sent back and forth to various members of the team. What a waste of time! By giving the team several choices, you’ll make it easier on yourself to set the meeting time. You could also use one of the many meeting scheduling tools that we’ve covered here on WWD. Good options to try are TimeBridge, When Is Good and MeetingMade. [...]

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  5. There are other good scheduling apps such as Doodle and Neatcall

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