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Running a successful practice on your own can be time consuming, so little things like letting clients schedule their own appointments are nice to have so that you can focus on what you do best: help them with their issues.
With that in mind, I was excited to see this pop up in my google calendar today.
What do you guys think? Do you use a different/better solution?
The only question I have with that is confidentiality. The other options similar I've seen also have the same issue.
If you are publishing your calendar slots publicly, it's possible that people will enter their names to book an appointment slot, and that wouldn't be a good thing.
If that is resolved, it could be awesome.
Where this might be more useful is a few practitioners sharing an office together.
I haven't used Google Calendar, but looking at it, there appears to be an option to share only busy/available times with the public. So if I'm reading that right, you should be able to set it up so that a client can schedule an appointment without everyone else being able to see who it is--but like I said, I haven't used it. I'm just in the investigating stage.
I host my sites with 1and1.com... they are cheap and they provide several tools (including appointment forms) for free.
Hope it helps :)
I currently use google apps for your domain, so adding in appointment scheduling would be great for me. I haven't implemented this yet, but I wanted to let people know in case it was perfect for them as is.
For my use, it's not quite where I want it to be yet either, but it's something to keep track of and possibly replace what I use now in the future.
As for privacy, you can set it so that people only see busy/available times and you and only the other person can see full details of just that appointment.
thanks for clarifying that Joe-
I'm going to keep my eye on this as well.
A friend of mine pointed me to a different resource that looks a lot more full featured and better now.
I haven't implemented this one either, but I'm going to play with it and see how it fits into my workflow.