Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal) vs. TidyCal

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
iCal
Score 8.6 out of 10
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The Apple iCloud Calendar (formerly iCal), is the calendar tool associated to Apple's productivity product suite.N/A
TidyCal
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
A tool to make scheduling the next meeting easier with calendar integrations, booking pages, and customization. Trying to schedule a meeting can lead to the hassle of back-and-forth emailing to find a time that works. (“Next month is a no-go, too. Should we try for 3 p.m. CT after the next solar eclipse?”) Also coordinating between time zones and tracking availability across personal and work calendars can be a challenge. TidyCal is presented as an…
$29
one-time fee per user
Pricing
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)TidyCal
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TidyCal
$29
one-time fee per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
iCalTidyCal
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)TidyCal
Small Businesses
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
Google Calendar
Google Calendar
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)TidyCal
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.4
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apple iCloud Calendar (iCal)TidyCal
Likelihood to Recommend
Apple
Especially if they use apple devices, I would recommend this over other cloud based calendars for its tight integration with apple devices. You can generally add events by simply highlighting the relevant information and adding to the calendar. Or Apple mail will often automatically detect an event and give to the option to add it to your iCal with a single click of a button.
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AppSumo Originals
Tidycal will modify the time
zones between me and the individual with whom I wish to meet.

I will instantly receive a
confirmation email after a client or friend schedules a meeting with me.
Booking reminder emails are
sent to attendees 24 hours and 1 hour before the meeting to reduce no-shows.
TidyCal is a very user-friendly and simple program. I can rapidly assemble all of my calendars for
integration thanks to the straightforward interface.
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Pros
Apple
  • share calendar with other people
  • creating events and task alerts works great
  • inviting more people to the scheduled task is very useful for scheduling a meeting
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AppSumo Originals
  • Booking with day of the week and time range.
  • We can let people know agenda in advance.
  • We can create questions necessary to answer before scheduling a meeting.
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Cons
Apple
  • I would love it to have more visualizations and not just the classic one in a common calendar and that it could be customized
  • You have the possibility to have a face-to-face call by sharing a link that, in my opinion, could be improved by creating groups of only contacts and limiting access to the meeting.
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AppSumo Originals
  • Sometimes after embedding Tidycal to make reservations on the web, clicking on the Tidycal logo gives the message "tidycal.com refused to connect".
  • Does not have more customization options
  • Form field is only limited to textarea. Does not have radio, menus, or selection drop
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Alternatives Considered
Apple
For our Mac and IOS users, the use of the native iOS calendar and the cloud associated with it was an obvious choice for us, especially with the distribution of Apple products to our teams out in the field. For android users, it is easy to access the same services using the web-based client, and iCal allows various account types to be added to calendar invites. The iCal application allows the addition of 3rd party email and calendar accounts allow to be seamlessly integrated. All of the calendar accounts can be overlayed along with the native iCloud accounts. Google Calendar by comparison struggled to do all of these things as well, preferring their google Meet as the conference software and preferring Gmail accounts over all other types.
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AppSumo Originals
Because TidyCal has more features, more user friendly and no issues with integration or worries about any errors or overlaps that might occur. On top of that, knowing that more features will come into play in the future, it is truly an amazing application that helps in my line of work
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Return on Investment
Apple
  • Before, I used other apps to remind and schedule events like Evernote, but ical has improved a lot and now I can bring all my schedule here, including those from other emails, since it allows me to synchronize my tasks.
  • it is easy to create meetings very quickly without paying licenses like in other applications
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AppSumo Originals
  • It's ideal for folks who are rushed, forgetful, or simply want to better manage their lives.
  • I can also get bookings on my Microsoft Office 365 calendar if I have it connected.
  • TidyCal takes into account the necessity for a brief break. It provides designated relaxation periods in between meetings.
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