What Is The Best

Acuity Scheduling

Alternative?

Acuity Scheduling has been around since 2006, before being acuired by Squarespace in 2019. Actuity does a fairly good job of user experience both in the administration side of the appointments as well as in the custome facing booking page. They have also hit a niche for themselves in providing their customers the ability to sell recurring service subscriptions. Which is neat. They also have a slew of integrations. One interesting feature of Acuity is their booking bar, which can be fixed to the top or bottom of your website to take bookings. It is unclear how effective this method is, but it is interesting. Notably, Acuity, just like most of Cogsworth competitors did not build their own calendar sync functionality. Instead relying on cronofy.


Interestingly, Acuity also lack some other advanced scheduling functionalities like team scheduling, advanced translation and multi-business tennancy to name a few. Their backend naviation is also quite funky and perhaps over engineered, making it difficult to find things like SMS reminders and other features which should be front and center.

Overall, Acuity does a fine job of scheduling and focusing on recurring paying services.

Acuity Scheduling

Alternative Feature Comparison

Feature

Acuity Scheduling

Cogsworth

Cheapest paid tier
Appointments
Booking time increments
Buffers
2 way calendar sync
Chrome extension
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
$158
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes - email
Yes - as addons
No
Yes - limited
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes $99/year
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Coming soon
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Digital/Physical/Custom
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Unlimited
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

The Booking Experience With

Acuity Scheduling

5 Reason Cogsworth is the best

Acuity Scheduling

Alternative

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

Ask your own questions

Gather information about your customers as they are booking with you. Ask the important questions and manage expectations.

Email & SMS reminders

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

Bookable staff & resources

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

Sync your calendars

Two way sync between your Google 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

Acuity Scheduling

ready to switch? here is what our customers are saying
Cheryl testimonial for scheduling
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.
Tamara testimonial
Tamara
Webflow
Very useful to manage time and have organized, scheduled days and events
Shade testimonial
Shade
peacockshades
Cogsworth is feature-pack 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!
Melvin testimonial
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.
Serg testimonia
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
Pauline testimonal
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.
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Acuity Scheduling