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What is Doodle? 

Doodle is an online scheduling tool that can be used quickly and easily to find a date and time to meet with one or multiple people.  First you suggest dates and times for your event participants to choose from, then Doodle creates a polling calendar that can be sent to participants for feedback. As each participant selects the dates and times from the polling calendar when he or she is free, Doodle aggregates the responses and tells you which option works best for everyone.
Getting everyone on the same page is hard enough with just five other co-workers, let alone fifty new volunteers you may have never met.  Doodle can be a valuable tool for coordinating a large event like volunteer training as well as a small event like a monthly meeting with the board.
Want to know more? Take a look at our comprehensive guide to Doodle here 


Before you start

We are glad to have you on board. Pretty soon you will be using the most awesome and efficient online tool that helps you find suitable dates and times for group events and meetings. You will be surprised at how simple it is.

Before you jump into the tasks ahead, something to keep in mind:

  • Doodle is a web-based application that works in most web browsers, which means you don't need to download or install any software on your computer. To be sure Doodle works properly in your browser, you should enable cookies.


Set up your personal Doodle account 

If you haven't already, make sure to set up your free Doodle account. With a free Doodle account, you will have all your polls at the same place, never losing track of your polls and meetings. With a Doodle account you can also connect your personal calendar, making scheduling even easier. Click here to read how to set up your Doodle account just right.  


Doodle polls in a breeze

Group mettings: The best way to start with Doodle is to create a group meeting – let's create your very first one together
Surveys: In addition to scheduling events, Doodle also supports surveys to  make a choice. It's easy like that.
1:1s: With Doodle Premium, you can even schedule 1:1 meetings and send automatic calendar invitations to the people who book a time with you 

All of these options can be found when you click "create" from your dashboard. 


Doodle everywhere - get it on your smartphone!

Track your Doodle poll on the go and receive activity notifications. The free Doodle app works perfectly on both iOS and Android devices. 


Experience Doodle to the fullest - get Premium!

Benefit from many useful features such as customized branding, requesting contact information, sending reminders, 1:1 meetings and much more. No Ads. Just Doodle. Try Premium Doodle free for 14 days – no credit-card required.


Take your next steps

  1. Set up your personal account
  2. Become a Premium member
  3. Create a poll
  4. Invite participants
  5. Participate in a poll
  6. Download the app
  7. Doodle: More than scheduling

If you have further questions, you may find the answers you’re looking for in our help portal. You can also write to our specialists anytime.

Thanks for reading and enjoy Doodle!

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  • Cecilia Knudsen

    This was super helpful! Thanks. 

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