Calendly vs. HoneyBook

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Calendly
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Calendly helps organizations globally automate the meeting lifecycle by removing the scheduling back and forth, with the goal of enabling companies to close deals, hire candidates faster, and build relationships.
$12
per month per seat
HoneyBook
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
HoneyBook aims to help creative entrepreneurs and freelancers book more clients, manage projects and get paid all in one place. With HoneyBook, users can automate busy work and stay on top of to-dos, saving time and money, while growing a business. HoneyBook is designed to emulate a personal assistant. The vendor states that small business owners and freelancer customers have tripled their bookings and saved multiple hours a day using HoneyBook. They further state that a variety of small…
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Pricing
CalendlyHoneyBook
Editions & Modules
Standard
$10
per month (billed annually) per seat
Teams
$16
per month (billed annually) per seat
Enterprise
Starts at $15k
per year
$1 Promo
$1 Per Month
6 Months Promo Code = ONLY1
Unlimited Plan - Monthly
$39
Month
Unlimited Plan - Annual
$390
Year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CalendlyHoneyBook
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMonthly billing also available.For the first 6 months, get HoneyBook for $1 per month with code ONLY1!
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Community Pulse
CalendlyHoneyBook
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CalendlyHoneyBook
Sales Force Automation
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Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.2
9 Ratings
111% below category average
Customer data management / contact management00 Ratings2.59 Ratings
Workflow management00 Ratings1.98 Ratings
Opportunity management00 Ratings2.08 Ratings
Integration with email client (e.g., Outlook or Gmail)00 Ratings2.38 Ratings
Contract management00 Ratings3.09 Ratings
Quote & order management00 Ratings1.97 Ratings
Interaction tracking00 Ratings1.87 Ratings
Customer Service & Support
Comparison of Customer Service & Support features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.9
7 Ratings
119% below category average
Case management00 Ratings1.55 Ratings
Help desk management00 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Marketing Automation
Comparison of Marketing Automation features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.6
7 Ratings
130% below category average
Lead management00 Ratings1.67 Ratings
CRM Project Management
Comparison of CRM Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.1
9 Ratings
113% below category average
Task management00 Ratings2.49 Ratings
Billing and invoicing management00 Ratings2.18 Ratings
Reporting00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
CRM Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of CRM Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.6
6 Ratings
131% below category average
Customizable reports00 Ratings1.66 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
120% below category average
Custom fields00 Ratings2.08 Ratings
Custom objects00 Ratings1.88 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
2.4
8 Ratings
110% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings2.46 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings2.37 Ratings
Platform
Comparison of Platform features of Product A and Product B
Calendly
-
Ratings
HoneyBook
1.9
8 Ratings
119% below category average
Mobile access00 Ratings1.98 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
CalendlyHoneyBook
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(89 ratings)
2.9
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.1
(3 ratings)
2.8
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.7
(32 ratings)
2.8
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
CalendlyHoneyBook
Likelihood to Recommend
Calendly
It's well suited for music students' lessons. It's well suited for online coaching, primarily through places like Zoom and more. It helps simplify things for your clients, lets you program your schedule, and allows it all to go automatically! If you are working with a senior population, it may be a little tricky for them to sign up and then really hard for them to cancel lessons. There isn't a way to go to the site and cancel. You have to pull up the confirmed email and cancel from there, but people can lose emails.
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HoneyBook
I would recommend Honeybook to other coaches, consultants, and small business owners. It may not be appropriate for a large team's use, but works for the size of organization I currently own and manage. It also integrates with QuickBooks and makes financial data management fairly seamless.
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Pros
Calendly
  • Sync with multiple calendar types so my schedule is always current.
  • Integration with Zoom to schedule meetings, send invites, and populate my Zoom app accordingly.
  • Automatic email communication to all parties with all relevant details in a clear format.
  • Allowing team members to do the same in a way that I'm also notified of what meetings are taking place saves a lot of time in terms of coordinating to find out what other people are doing.
  • Well-designed interface that simplifies everything down to its clearest expression. Language instruction and interaction are wonderfully simple and clear.
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HoneyBook
  • HoneyBook offers incredible resources to train users how to best use their system. It's informative and eye-opening to watch one of their training sessions.
  • I love how easy HoneyBook makes it to create highly professional materials that are beautiful. Its brochures and selling materials are stellar and I'm able to streamline the process without feeling like I actually have to sell my capabilities.
  • I'm thrilled with the billing system and how simple it is to automate. I love that I can see how my customers have engaged with the bills.
  • The app helps me feel connected to my leads and data while I'm away from my computer.
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Cons
Calendly
  • After a meeting is booked, having the ability to change the location without canceling the entire booking.
  • Being able to offer 2 different locked in locations for certain time periods of the day within the same event. So you're not having to create 2 events for the same thing, only different locations.
  • Giving users permission to create their own routing forms. We run an independent business model where our users like to have control over their subscriptions.
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HoneyBook
  • The online scheduling tool does not work with different time zones very well. It doesn't automatically adjust to my clients' timezones and it doesn't even have many international time zones as an option! I had 3 clients in a row schedule meetings at the wrong time when I first started using HoneyBook's scheduler. I had to switch to Calendly because HoneyBook's scheduling tool was causing me to lose business.
  • The transaction fees for instant deposits are expensive.
  • [I believe} many of the features on HoneyBook are half-baked. It's marketed as an all-in-one business management platform, but I'm still using Calendly, Google Drive, Typeform, Clockify, and ClickUp because HoneyBook's equivalent features aren't as sophisticated or as easy to use.
  • The notes section for client projects does not have much space or allow for any custom formatting such as hyperlinks, bold text, highlighted text, etc. Tools such as Teamwork, Pipedrive, Asana, and ClickUp do a much better job at displaying this type of information.
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Likelihood to Renew
Calendly
For all reasons like workflows, UI, and the way Calendly keeps all of us engaged through the Collective forum. It's indeed undeniable that no other product covers all business needs like Calendly does. On the other side, this has also reduced the workload by enabling us to focus more on other tasks for the day
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HoneyBook
Since I do not use ALL the functionality in HoneyBook, I have wondered if the plan I am on is too much. That is why I rated a 9 rather than 10. I have definitely considered downgrading but not leaving HoneyBook.
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Usability
Calendly
I gave Calendly an 8 because overall I think it is very much user friendly even for someone who has never used anything similar. The only issue I have had with usability is what I already stated about how the settings are in sub categories making some things difficult to find at first.
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HoneyBook
This is now a copy-paste response since this platform is asking me to answer every single question. It is such a negative experience with Honeybook that they even upset me while I'm trying to warn others of all the horrible pitfalls in working with the platform.
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Support Rating
Calendly
I only reached out to Support once but they were very prompt and easy to work with. I had some questions about setting up the follow-up emails for after people would do the interview. They were very helpful and gave assistance and we solved the issue very fast. I would definitely recommend.
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HoneyBook
They have ALWAYS been amazing when I needed any type of service or help. Their concierge service is also amazing vs other services I have used in the past. I have confidence when I ask for help - both through Chat or even on their Facebook group that I will get an answer quickly.
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Alternatives Considered
Calendly
When I started using it, there were not many competitors in this space. I've seen some like Mixmax that seem to work well for solopreneurs or where free version might be better than Calendly's free version. I use the paid version of Calendly and it's just kept serving us well so why change?
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HoneyBook
We switched to HubSpot after a few years of the company using HoneyBook. We switched to HubSpot because we needed more features that would allow us to automate our processes and pull better data on our clients, their vendors, and our overall client process. I appreciated that HoneyBook was its own booking/payment system, that it was easy to use and set up, but ultimately that was not enough to keep us in the platform.
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Return on Investment
Calendly
  • Positive: When people want to meet, I can simply send my Calendly link and it takes less than 5 seconds to do.
  • Positive: It integrates well with Zoom, which means that by default all my appointments include Zoom information for a remote call.
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HoneyBook
  • Workflow/task management has increased our bookings and saved lost opportunities by 25%.
  • Customization of brochures and contracts allows us to fully represent our brand through the sales process.
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