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Scheduling Software Comparison of You Can Book Me
Finding the right appointment scheduling and meeting management tool can be daunting. There are simply too many tools, with obscure features and difficult to manage scheduling interfaces. Our scheduler app comparison hub will give you the basic information you need to make an informed decision.

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Feature

Cheapest paid tier
Appointments
Booking time increments
Buffers
2 way calendar sync
Conditional form logic
Custom date formatting
Custom logo
Custom notification templates
Custom questions
GDPR compliant
Group bookings
HIPAA compliant
Locations
Notice time
Payments
Recurring services
SMS & email reminders
Staff
Team bookings
Translatable
URL parameters
Video conference support
Webhooks & API
Website embed
Zapier

You Can Book Me

$108
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No
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Kind of
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Yes - $10 / user / month
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Yes - limited
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Yes
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Yes
Yes

Cogsworth

Yes $99/year
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Yes
Yes
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Coming soon
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Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Digital/Physical/Custom
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Yes
Yes
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Yes Unlimited
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Cheapest pair tier
You Can Book Me
$108
Cogsworth
$99/year
Appointments
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Booking time increments
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Buffers
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
2 way calendar sync
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Conditional form logic
You Can Book Me
No
Cogsworth
Coming soon
Custom date formatting
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Custom logo
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Custom notification templates
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Custom questions
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
GDPR compliant
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Group booking
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
HIPAA compliant
You Can Book Me
No
Cogsworth
Yes
Locations
You Can Book Me
Kind of
Cogsworth
Yes Digital/Physical/Custom
Notice time
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Payments
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Recurring services
You Can Book Me
No
Cogsworth
Yes
SMS & email reminders
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Staff
You Can Book Me
Yes - $10 / user / month
Cogsworth
Yes Unlimited
Team booking
You Can Book Me
No
Cogsworth
Yes
Translatable
You Can Book Me
Yes - limited
Cogsworth
Yes
URL parameters
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Video conference support
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Webhooks & API
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Website embed
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
Zapier
You Can Book Me
Yes
Cogsworth
Yes
You Can Book Me
The Booking experience with You Can Book Me
5 Reason Cogsworth is the best You Can Book Me Alternative

• Automate the way your customers book with your business
• Reduce no-shows with email & SMS reminders
• Get meetings without the back-and-forth

Booking scheduling &  intake forms

Gather information about your customers as they are booking with you. Ask the important questions and manage expectations.
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Email & text patient communication

Create custom email and SMS notifications and reminders to reduce no-shows.
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Staff and resource availability

Add as many staff and resources to your business as you want then set their working hours, breaks and shifts.
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Reporting & tracking

Two way sync between your Google, Apple or Outlook calendars. This means you can never be double booked when you are busy. And all of your appointments get automatically added to your calendar or that of your staff.
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Thousands of Happy Customers All Around the World Prefer Cogsworth over You Can Book Me

You Can Book Me is one of the original booking services. Starting in 2011, also known as YCBM is a really neat, clean and simple online scheduling system. YouCanBook.me does a number of things really well;

  • They force you to sync an external calendar - this is part of the way they monetize their service, as they charge only for synced calendars.
  • They have a really neat way of representing communication templates with a bit of a flow diagram which shows what messages get sent where before and after appointments.
  • They have a single and iconic booking page style which is easy to use and fill in.
  • Nice automatic time zone detection.
  • Quite easy to just invite staff and for them to work out how to use the system.

The draw backs of YouCanBook.me are that it lacks flexibility which it has traded off for an easier user experience. These trade-offs include.

  • Compulsory calendar syncing - which makes it hard and confusing to remove synced calendars or adjust uni or bi directional syncing.
  • It is hard to understand if synced calendars are at a business or staff level or both.
  • It is hard to understand if you can add multiple calendars to a single staff.
  • The YCBM booking page is limited in customization, but it is quite fast and responsive to load.
  • It is difficult to draw a distinction between staff availability and that of the service as it does seem to be confounded.
  • It is also quite difficult to analyze data from YCBM especially in Google Analytics

Overall You Can Book Me is a good product for businesses who have scheduling requirements that are slightly more complex than Calendly. However, business owners might find that they quickly outgrow the functionality of YCBM as their team grows and as they need more sophisticated scheduling tools.

Happy Customers

Gemma
NOCA
We didn't use anything like Cogsworth - we did this manually, in house. Took a ludicrous amount of time and I would not have known where to even begin looking for a tool like Cogsworth. When I started at Network I knew there was a need, but wasn't familiar with tools like Cogsworth and was too busy doing things manually to research a solution. If it wasn't for my husband casually mentioning he thought Cogsworth would be useful, I would never have known how much time we could save. I wonder if there's a market in organisations that offer training or consulting? If you need a quote or an ambassador to hit up the NFPs, I'm happy to sing your praises. Seriously, I love Cogsworth.
Cheryl
COSMIC TEAPOT
Taking bookings has always been a total pain for me. My life is chaotic. Trying to work out my diary is horrible. I researched a whole tonne of systems - Acuity was the runner up. But I just didn't like something about their bantery tone. You guys had good reviews. And I thought the price was fair. I LOVE your add ons. I can see how I can grow without a huge jump. And it's so incredibly intuitive. I set the whole thing up in about 6 hours.
Michael
Med Systems
We use Cogsworth for scheduling patients and have integrated it into our patient booking. Cogsworth supports a number of teleconferencing solutions for virtual appointments and allows for customization of just about every single thing the customer will ever see from you. I absolutely love the instant SMS texts when a new appointment comes in.
Melvin
COMPUTER GEEKS
Makes booking easy with either assigned landing page or easily integrate into own web app. The configs are self-explanatory. Team members (under Staff) and Google calendar sync feature. Another big plus is the email signature which has a CTA to your booking page.
Shade
PEACOCKSHADES
Cogsworth is feature-packed and so intuitive to use. Some of the features include multiple services, calendar integration, payment, buffer times, ability to select different types of meeting locations (physical location, online, etc), group bookings and the list goes on! In addition, I love how intuitive the tool is! It's easy to get setup and running FAST!
Segayi
SIMPLE MEDICAL PRACTICE
It meets all the user requirements all the automated simple requirements that the customer needs to work with when using the software... Its simply interesting and amazing