The biggest challenge with creating meetings and appointments in Ical is coordinating your free time with the free time of whomever you want to meet with. Cogsworth syncs with your Apple Calendar in 15 minute increments, reading your busy slots and only displaying times based on your preferences and availability. Whether you set your availability on an ongoing basis (such as if you are running a service based business) or an adhoc basis, where you just want to quickly find a time that works.
One of the most frustrating things about meetings is when people run late, or worse, don't show up at all! With Cogsworth you can set email and text message reminders that can be configured to go out with your message people with whom you are meeting in your Apple calendar. Set reminders to go out weeks, days, hours or minutes before your meeting to ensure they turn up!
Both. Your apple calendar is shared between all of your Apple devices. Once you have the sync set-up Cogsworth will read and write from your Icalendar from all of your devices (provided they have an internet connection).
Just because Cogsworth knows when you are free, does not mean that it will display those times publicly. You can control working hours, set buffers between appointments, add minimum notice time, time increments and much more! Your Icalendar is just the beginning of your booking journey.
Unlike appointments made on the fly, with Cogsworth you can make sure you have the information that you need. Whether you need to know the location or want to set it, or if you would like to know the person's name, phone number or any other piece of salient information. Simply create a question that people will need to answer before being able to make a booking with you.
None of your staff members will be able to see your appointments. Admin staff do have the ability to see when you are busy or free. You can control which staff are admin and which have restricted permissions.
Yes, Cogsworth provides you with an invite template which you can customize and dynamically insert the person you are meeting with name into the calendar subject for example, and the location in the location area of the calendar. You control the text and the formatting.