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The Ultimate Guide to Doodle: Making Meeting Organization Effortless and Efficient

Are you tired of the endless back-and-forth emails and messages to schedule meetings? Look no further than Doodle, the ultimate scheduling tool that promises to simplify your life. But hold on, we're not talking about...

Are you tired of the endless back-and-forth emails and messages to schedule meetings? Look no further than Doodle, the ultimate scheduling tool that promises to simplify your life. But hold on, we're not talking about doodles as in tiny creative drawings. In this guide, we'll explore Doodle, the digital calendar tool that aims to make organizing meetings simple and hassle-free.

Discovering Doodle: Your Scheduling Savior

Doodle is a powerful scheduling tool that utilizes a polling format to help you coordinate meetings with others. Gone are the days of confusion and endless email chains. With Doodle, you can effortlessly set up meeting details, include multiple time options, and invite participants to respond, all within a single email. Say goodbye to the endless back-and-forth messages.

Curious about how Doodle makes scheduling a breeze? Let's dive in and explore its features.

Logging in to Doodle

To access your Doodle calendar, simply head to the web login page or use the app. Sign in options include your Google, Microsoft, or Facebook accounts. Alternatively, you can create a unique username and password for single sign-on events. With Doodle's seamless integration, signing in is a breeze.

Doodle: The Ultimate Guide A snapshot of Doodle's friendly interface.

Setting Up a Doodle Poll

Doodle leverages polls to schedule meetings efficiently. To create a poll, click on the "+ Create a Doodle" button located in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. A new window will appear, allowing you to enter the meeting title, location, and any additional notes for participants to see.

In the next step, select the dates and times that work best for you. You can offer participants two, three, or several options, depending on your availability. Take advantage of the "Notes" feature to gather suggestions and schedule the event based on poll results.

If you have the Team or Enterprise plan, you can even provide a weekly or monthly view of key member's calendars, enabling participants to see everyone's availability.

Doodle: The Ultimate Guide A glimpse of Doodle's intuitive poll setup process.

The third step offers additional options to enhance your poll, such as deadlines and request for email, phone, and address details. Keep in mind that some features are exclusively available to Premium members.

Once you've made your selections, you're ready to start sending out invites. You can easily share the poll link via the Doodle app or email. If you've integrated your address book, adding participants will be a breeze.

That's it! Setting up a basic Doodle poll is as simple and straightforward as promised. Now, let's explore some of the poll options you can leverage.

Exploring Poll Options and Deadlines

Setting a poll deadline with Doodle is a breeze. Simply select the relevant checkbox when creating the poll and choose your desired deadline by clicking on the date. By adding a deadline, you and your invitees will receive timely notifications and ensure everyone is aware of impending decisions.

Doodle: The Ultimate Guide Configuring poll options and deadlines with ease.

Managing and Deleting Doodle Polls

As the administrator of a Doodle poll, you'll receive an admin link that grants you access to manage every aspect of the poll, including the ability to delete it. To remove a poll, navigate to the "more" menu at the top of the page and click on "delete." It's as simple as that!

If you happen to forget about a poll and ignore it, Doodle will automatically delete it for you.

No More Meeting Miseries: Doodle FAQs

What's the difference between "Schedule Event" and "Make a choice?"

Doodle offers two distinct options for scheduling: "Schedule Event" and "Make a choice."

"Schedule Event" allows you to select a limited number of dates and times, with the added capability to specify time zones and time spans.

On the other hand, "Make a choice" offers a wider range of options. It allows you to gather input and make choices on various topics, such as menus, movies, travel destinations, and more.

Supercharge Your Doodle Experience with Slack, Zapier, Trello, and Zoom

Integrating Doodle with popular platforms such as Slack, Zapier, Trello, and Zoom can enhance your productivity and streamline meeting management.

With Slack integration, you can connect your account, use Slack's controls to manage Doodle events, and view polls with ease. Need assistance? Simply type "Doodle help" in the Slack message box for guidance.

Zapier allows you to link your Doodle account with Zoom, enabling seamless video sessions upon closing a Doodle poll. You can plan meetings, coordinate schedules, and make the most of Doodle's integration with Zapier.

Trello users can also enjoy a seamless experience. Doodle polls synchronize with Trello boards, updating the poll status based on the card's movement to the "Finished" queue.

Unlocking Premium and Enterprise Features

To add new users to your Doodle account, simply follow these steps:

  1. Head to "Account Settings"
  2. Navigate to the "Premium Doodle" tab
  3. Access "User management"
  4. Enter the desired participant's email address or email domain

Each added user will receive an email inviting them to activate their new account. They will then need to create a username and password to get started.

Deleting your Doodle account is just as simple. Access "Account Settings," confirm your password, and click "Yes, delete." Rest assured, your account will be permanently deleted. For Premium or Enterprise accounts, it's advisable to reach out to Doodle's support to ensure you're no longer billed for the services.

Unleash Doodle's Potential: Pricing Plans

Doodle offers a range of plans, including a free (ad-supported) version and three premium options:

Pro Plan

For the cost of $6.95 per month or a little over $80 per year, the Pro plan is perfect for individual users. It includes a host of features like zero ads, calendar syncing, meeting invite tracking, multiple integrations, and a custom logo and branding. Additionally, you gain access to Doodle's 1-on-1 meetings for personalized experiences.

Team Plan

Designed for up to five users, the Team plan costs $8.95 per user, per month. In addition to the Pro plan features, Team plan holders gain access to an admin console for enhanced management capabilities.

Enterprise Plan

Tailored specifically to your needs, the Enterprise plan's pricing varies. Alongside the extensive features provided by the Team plan, Enterprise plan subscribers benefit from custom billing and legal terms, dedicated success manager, priority support, guaranteed response time, single sign-on (SSO), and more.

Regardless of the plan you choose, Doodle offers a free 14-day trial with no credit card required.

Exploring Alternatives: Is There a Better Option?

While Doodle offers incredible capabilities, it may not suit everyone's needs. If you're searching for an alternative with additional features, consider SavvyCal. SavvyCal allows you to overlay calendars, making it easy to find mutual availability at a glance. With features like availability presets, single-use links, multiple meeting durations, and booking limits, SavvyCal offers a comprehensive solution for hassle-free scheduling.

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Remember, Doodle is here to revolutionize your meeting organization process. With its intuitive interface, robust features, and seamless integration, say goodbye to scheduling headaches and hello to smoother and more productive meetings. Give Doodle a try and experience the difference for yourself!