Small business owners know it. Scheduling meetings can be a hassle. You have to check potential dates, send them to people, and wait until they get back to you. This may lead to a lot of back-and-forth emailing — and wasted time.
Well, that is unless you use a tool like Assistant.to.
With this free Chrome extension, you can schedule meetings directly within your Gmail Inbox. After installation has been completed, the Assistant.to box appears at the bottom of your emails:
All you have to do is click the ‘Select Times’ button and choose up to three time slots. They will be automatically be inserted into your email.
Once the recipient has selected their time slot, you will both receive a confirmation email and the meeting will be recorded in your Google Calendar. Recipients do not need to sign up for anything.
What I really like about Assistant.to is the fact that it continually monitors and remembers availability. It also automatically detects time zones, while keeping track of your most common meeting locations. And if you need to reschedule, all you have to do is delete the event in your calendar and submit other dates. The recipient can use the reschedule link in the confirmation email. You will then receive a notification from Assistant.to.
Right now, the service only allows you to schedule meeting with one person at a time. And while organizers can only work with Gmail and Google Calendar, it syncs with any calendar system used by recipients.
To start using Assistant.to, visit http://www.trybetty.com/assistantto/