with Britt Reints
Forget the 9 to 5; the demands of a working mom aren’t limited by a time clock. Full Time, All the Time is a blog about balancing the many roles of a modern woman - and maintaining your wellbeing while doing it. I am a writer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend and sometimes volunteer living in Pittsburgh. Oh, and I think you look pretty today.
You can also find Britt on Twitter and at InPursuitOfHappiness.net.
If you work in one of those offices where the boss walks into a room and announces, “everyone in the sales room at 4!”, then you may simply hate meetings. If, however, you have ever had to respond to 38 emails in an effort to coordinate one meeting between 2 or more people - you get what I’m throwin’ down.
Tungle.me describes itself as a “scheduling application that connects with your existing calendar.” And that’s true. But more importantly, Tungle.me is an application that completely eliminates the “does this time work for everyone? Yes! Yes! Yes! Great! Wait - no, not me, how about 3? I can’t do 3. 4:30? Ok. Are we all on board for 4:30 now then? Wait, so we’re not doing 3 then? Did Susan respond? Yep - 6 is perfect, see you then! Wait, is that Pacific time?” email nightmare.
If you want to have a meeting, you send a tungle.me link/invitation to that suggests proposed times. The other attendee(s) choose from the proposed times based on their own schedules, and the meeting is booked. Tungle.me sends everyone a confirmation AND adds it to your calendar if you have it synced.
Besides avoiding the email chain, other benefits of Tungle.me include:
- getting to set up your availability ahead of time, so you can’t be asked (by someone using Tungle.me) to attend a meeting when you’re unavailable
- updates your availability if you add an event to your own calendar, helping you avoid doublebooking
- the other attendees of your meetings do not have to be registered Tungle.me users
- if they want to become users, it’s free
Yes, tungle.me is free, and I’m not being compensated in any way for recommending it. My only hope is that everyone in the world that may ever possibly try to schedule a meeting with me will begin using it.
Do it for the inbox.
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