Choosing between Cal.com and Doodle?

Find out what makes Cal.com a better choice for companies and individuals.

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About Cal.com

Cal.com is a calendar scheduling product that prioritizes security, privacy, flexibility, and customization. As the world's leading open-source scheduling infrastructure solution, Cal.com practices what it preaches. This means that the product is user-friendly and packed full of innovative features designed to help organizations and individuals alike save time. In addition, Cal.com offers no-code modular customization and has a built-in app store. On top of all of this, Cal.com also comes with data encryption and enterprise-level security compliance certifications.

About Doodle

Doodle is a platform that focuses on providing polling services that help people identify the best time to meet. The product has expanded its services in recent years and now offers virtual sign-up sheets as well as online booking pages.

Shared features

Cal.com and Doodle are both platforms designed to help people find a time to meet. The products have numerous similarities, including the facilitation of one-on-one meetings. Unlike many of Cal.com's competitors, Doodle offers both GDPR and SOC2 compliance, which means that it is able to meet the needs of a wide range of enterprises.

Other shared features include:

  • One-on-one meetings

  • Customizable email notifications

  • Connect Google Meet, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex video conferencing

  • Shareable booking pages and Zapier integration

  • The ability to sync meetings to your calendar

  • The ability to connect calendars like Google, iCloud, and Microsoft

Similar to Cal.com, Doodle also offers a free plan that lets prospective users get a feel for the ecosystem without having to make a financial commitment.

Why are people choosing Cal.com?

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Free plan with customer support

Cal.com offers advanced features and unlimited event types completely free of charge for individual users. It also comes with a free support for all its plans.

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Beautiful and intuitive UI

User-friendly interface and sleek, minimalistic design differentiate Cal.com from its competitors.

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Memorable links

With Cal.com, you can fully customize your own link to make yourself easier to remember.

Main differences

The biggest difference between Cal.com and Doodle is one of customization, security, and value. Cal.com simply offers access to more resources at a better price compared to Doodle.

Doodle users miss out on:

  • Ad-free booking pages for all account types

  • Unlimited calendar connections for all account types

  • Customizable booking forms for all account types

  • Unlimited integrations and analytic options for all account types

  • Unlimited booking pages for all account types

  • Dedicated features for teams, including round-robin scheduling and managed meeting templates

  • A product capable of scaling with your growth that can even power a time-based marketplace

In addition, Cal.com is also open-source, developer-friendly, and comes with a longevity guarantee. This means that we've taken steps to ensure that our core product will always exist and be available to those who need it.

When to choose Cal.com?

Cal.com is perfect for those who value customization, flexibility, and security.

Cal.com's free plan is powerful enough to meet the needs of everyday users, freelancers, sole proprietors, and students. In addition, the scalable nature of the product means that it grows with your business needs.

All Cal.com accounts come with:

  • Unlimited active events

  • Unlimited active meeting types

  • Unlimited calendar connections

  • Unlimited booking pages

  • Easy embeds, including inline and pop-up

  • Monetization options and the ability to use held payments

  • No-code integrations via the Cal.com app store

  • Access to cool merch when they sign up for our marketing newsletter

Upgrading to a team plan supercharges your scheduling experience by adding:

  • Round-robin booking capabilities

  • Collective events with pre-designated hosts

  • Team pages and white-labeling options

  • Managed booking templates

  • Advanced routing forms

  • And much more

Cal.com even has options that allow organizations to use the service to build time-based marketplaces. This means that users can use Cal.com to build:

  • A ride-sharing service like Uber

  • A delivery service like DoorDash

  • A mental health platform like BetterHelp

  • A practical skills-matching marketplace like TaskRabbit

The best deal

It's important to remember that while Doodle does offer a wide range of features, including calendar scheduling capabilities, it's not a scheduling infrastructure platform, and it hasn't been built with large-scale growth in mind.

This means that using Doodle reduces the resources that you and your organization can use in order to save time.

This is why Cal.com is the best choice for anyone who's looking for a product that can be customized based on evolving business needs.

"Just gave it a go and it's definitely the easiest meeting I've ever scheduled!"

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"Amazing. I've been sharing it with everyone I know."

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Ok, I get it. How do I make the switch?

Switching to Cal.com is very easy. We offer multiple resources to help you getting started and you can always count on our support.

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