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10to8
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Appointment reminders

10to8 is a comprehensive appointment scheduling software application that's packed with useful features. It includes more than 1,500 app integrations, including Facebook and Zoom, as well as two-way client chat, email reminders, and customizable booking forms. Free, built-in WordPress and Weebly plug-ins allow users to easily feature appointment booking forms on their websites. When it comes to security, 10to8 encrypts all customer data and adheres to all HIPAA, GDPR, and SCA regulations.

This software is available at several price points to meet the needs of a variety of businesses. Prices are based on the number of staff log-ins as well as how many appointments a company plans on booking each month. The free version provides two staff log-ins and up to 100 monthly bookings, while the Basic, Grow, and Bigger Business versions are available at a cost of $12, $20, or $50 per month, respectively. For new users, a free 31-day trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Built-in reporting tools
  • Available for iOS and Android devices

Cons

  • Support is only available during business hours

What Customers Are Saying

Customers enjoy 10to8 for its feature-packed and intuitive design. Many customers cite the software's quick and easy email appointment links, auto-reminders, affordable pricing, and integrations with Zoom, Teams, and popular calendar apps as some of their favorite features. Some customers mention that while the free version is helpful, you do have to pay for certain integrations.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available - Small Business: $0
    • Basic: $12/month
    • Grow: $25/month
    • Bigger Business: $50/month
    • Enterprise: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    31-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Appointment reminders
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Acuity Scheduling
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Automated scheduling

Acuity Scheduling is an automated scheduling system that allows clients to easily log in and schedule their own appointments. Users can set their own availability within the system and provide their clients with access to the online portal. Acuity allows users to manage multiple locations, employees, and calendars and to control client access to each.

Acuity Scheduling has a free version available. Access to more features starts at $15 per month. A seven-day free trial is available for new users.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Available for mobile devices
  • Client portal

Cons

  • Support is only available during business hours

What Customers Are Saying

Acuity Scheduling is celebrated by customers for its many business integrations with popular platforms such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, Active Campaign, and QuickBooks. While most customers appreciate the software's text and email auto-reminder feature, some wish they could be sent on less than an hourly basis. Some customers note that it can be difficult to schedule appointments on mobile.

Summary

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Acuity Scheduling
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version - Freebie: $0/month
    • Emerging: $15/month
    • Growing: $25/month
    • Powerhouse: $50/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    7-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Automated scheduling
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Appointy
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep)
  • Group scheduling

Appointy is a comprehensive scheduling software program that can be accessed via the cloud and integrated with users' websites, Facebook pages, and a variety of other software programs. The program allows back-to-back service booking, and customers or staff can book recurring appointments for the same service.

While a free version of this software is available, companies that require access for multiple users will have to purchase the program, which starts at $29.99/month. A 14-day free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • 24/7 support
  • Integrates with Facebook

Cons

  • Software can be expensive when adding a high number of users

What Customers Are Saying

Many Appointy customers mention the software's prompt and friendly 24/7 customer support, seamless setup, and easy onboarding as favorite features of the appointment scheduling software. Customers also enjoy the ability to input personalized questions and the easy search and find function, as well as its social media, Zoom, and PayPal integrations. Some customers note that the SMS is expensive.

Summary

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Appointy
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available
    • GROWTH: $29.99/month
    • PROFESSIONAL: $59.99/month
    • ENTERPRISE: $99.99/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep)
  • Group scheduling
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Calendly
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

Calendly offers automated scheduling that can be set up with the click of a button. Users can input their availability and send their booking link to clients, who can then view calendars and complete the booking process on their own. The program integrates with Google, Outlook, and iCloud Calendar for easy schedule viewing.

Calendly ranges from $10 to $15 per month for each user. A free version is available, as well as a 14-day free trial.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Clients can self-book
  • Free trial available

Cons

  • No recurring appointment scheduling
  • Doesn't integrate with Facebook

What Customers Are Saying

Most customers agree Calendly is incredibly easy to use, beautifully designed, and offers several useful integrations to streamline workflow, including Gmail, Intercom, Slack, and Zoom. Customers also mention Calendly's automation and customization capabilities as favorite features. Additionally, many appreciate that the software is intuitive for both front and back end users.

Summary

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Calendly
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available - Basic: $0
    • Premium: $10/user/month
    • Pro: $15/user/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports
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GenBook
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Recurring appointments

Genbook is an award-winning program that makes appointment scheduling simple. The program is online 24 hours a day for client bookings and allows users to operate the back end and manage their schedules from any device, including Android and iOS tablets and smartphones.

GenBook starts at $29 per month, and a free 30-day trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • iOS and Android apps
  • 24-hour booking

Cons

  • No free version

What Customers Are Saying

Customers celebrate GenBook most for its ease of use and intuitive interface. Many appreciate the software's auto-reminders, ability to block times, and simple drag-and-drop tool for quickly setting up, editing, or canceling appointment times. Some customers note that the customer service could be more consistent and that no major tutorials are provided.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Solo (1 user): $29/month
    • Team (2-5 users): $59/month
    • Company ( 6-12 users): $99/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30-day free trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Recurring appointments
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ScheduleOnce
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Group booking

ScheduleOnce is a simple, web-based appointment booking program. It integrates with users' websites or can be accessed via a booking link, which businesses can send to their clients via SMS or email. The program also integrates with a variety of calendar apps so users can manage their schedule on their chosen software.

ScheduleOnce starts at $15 per month. New users can register for a 14-day free trial.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates with other calendars
  • Group booking available

Cons

  • Support only available during business hours
  • No recurring appointment booking

What Customers Are Saying

Seamless integration with Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar, multiple time zone accommodation, a free trial, and accessible UI make ScheduleOnce a favorite appointment scheduling software among customers. Customers also enjoy ScheduleOnce's advanced level of customization for recurring and date-specific availability. They also note that this software makes it easy to set up multiple bookings for different business locations.

Summary

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ScheduleOnce
  • Starting Price
    • Up to 3 users: $15/month
    • 4-100 users: Starting from $10/user/month
    • 101+ users: Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-day free trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Group booking
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Setmore
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Calendar sync

Setmore is a comprehensive booking program that comes packed with convenient features to help users maximize their bookings. That includes integrations with financial and calendar software as well as text and email reminders.

Setmore is available at a starting price of $12 per month for each user. A free 30-day trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Staff scheduling
  • 24/7 support

Cons

  • Live booking costs aren't readily available

What Customers Are Saying

Most Setmore customers are quick to mention how easy and convenient they find the appointment scheduling software and particularly like that it's mobile- and tablet-friendly. Other notable features include auto-reminders and the ability to create multiple services and easily share booking pages. Customers note that they wish Setmore offered more customization options and included more integrations with popular videoconference platforms.

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available - Free: $0
    • Premium: $12/month/user
    • Pro: $9/month/user
    • Live Booking (US & Canada): Custom quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    30-Day Free Trial
    Free Demo
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Calendar sync
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SimplyBook.me
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Reports

SimplyBook.me is easy to set up and manage. It integrates with websites, mobile apps, and Facebook to allow users to book clients from anywhere. Its clean interface is easy to understand and includes a reminder system that's intended to reduce no-shows.

While a free version of this program is available, companies that require access for multiple users will require a paid version, which starts at $9.90 per month. A 14-day free trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Includes a booking widget for websites
  • 24/7 support

Cons

  • Discount only available with annual subscription

What Customers Are Saying

Customers say SimplyBook.me's simple drag-and-drop feature helps them quickly and effortlessly design a booking page to share with clients. Multiple integrations, branding options, and seamless appointment link sharing are other popular features. Some customers say they wish SimplyBook.me offered more customization.

Summary

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SimplyBook.me
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version available
    • Basic: $9.90/month
    • Standarad: $29.90/month
    • Premium: $59.90/Month
    • (2 months free if paid annually)
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    14-day free trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Reports
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Square Appointments
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Automated scheduling

Square Appointments works directly with Square's point-of-sale and payment applications. It integrates as a simple add-on with WordPress, Squarespace, and other common web builders, and users can easily manage their appointments using the Square app.

A free version is available, but companies requiring access for more than one employee will need the paid version, which starts at $50 per month and increases with more users. A free 30-day trial is available.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Syncs with other calendars
  • Clients can self-schedule

Cons

  • No group scheduling
  • Works best with other Square software

What Customers Are Saying

Customers love that Square Appointments offers a free plan for small businesses and enjoy the software's broad variety of integrations, noting that the Instagram integration is especially helpful for simplifying the booking process. Some customers expressed frustration at Square's limited time period options and inability to support coupons or gift certificates.

Summary

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Square Appointments
  • Starting Price
    • Free Version Available - Free for individuals
    • 2–5 employees: $50/month
    • 6–11 employees: $90/month
    • More than 10 Employees: Custom quote
    • Processing Client's Card Transaction Fee: From 2.5% + $0.10
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free Version Available
    30-day free trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Automated scheduling
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vcita Online Scheduling
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

vcita Online Scheduling is aimed at helping companies and professionals reduce their administrative efforts by allowing clients to book online via their website or social media pages. Setup is simple and requires users to quickly input their availability and services before adding a booking button to their website and/or Facebook page. From there, all booking is done by the client.

vcita Online Scheduling starts at $29 per month, and a free 14-day trial is available for new users.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Integrates with Facebook
  • Includes comprehensive reporting features

Cons

  • Support only available during business hours

What Customers Are Saying

Customers say vcita is a very extensive appointment scheduling software for increasing and attracting customers and appreciate that they can manage both business appointments and payments with multiple billing and invoicing tools. Other notable features include auto-reminders, a unique client booking portal, email and SMS campaigns, and the ability to view client payment history.

Summary

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vcita Online Scheduling
  • Starting Price
    • Essentials: Starts at $29/month
    • BUSINESS: Starts at $59/month
    • PLATINUM: Starts at $99/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    14-Day Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
    iPhone / iPad
    Android
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Group Scheduling
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS, iPhone/iPad, Android
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Reports

How We Chose the Best Appointment Scheduling Software

Appointment scheduling software is available in many forms, from smartphone apps to full-scale installed programs. The list below includes details about the 10 best appointment scheduling software programs of 2021 based on the following criteria.

Scheduling Features

We strived to list software that includes a broad range of scheduling features, including automated scheduling, group scheduling, and recurring scheduling. Additionally, we've selected the programs in which these features are the easiest to navigate.

Integrations

Some of the best appointment scheduling software comes with built-in integrations for common programs that are often used alongside scheduling applications. That can include tools such as email, videoconferencing, and invoicing software.

Reports

Reporting is an important function of almost every type of professional software. Analytical reports can help users assess and improve their scheduling practices as well as monitor important metrics such as callback rates and no-shows.