Tungle.me, a great calendar scheduling application I have been using for the past 3+ years, announced today that they are shutting down their service. RIM acquired them sometime back and, as many expected, they are shutting down Tungle.me. This follows RIM shutting down another service they acquired, Gist.
As of Monday, December 3rd, 2012 we will shut down the standalone Tungle service. You will continue to be able to use your Tungle.me page until then to schedule meetings and share calendars. We know our dedicated members rely on Tungle every day to manage their calendars and we don’t want to leave you out to dry, so we suggest you check out Doodle to replace Tungle in December.
Before Tungle.me, I was using Timebridge and I am now in the market shopping around for a comparable service. I thought I will post a quick post on features I like the most on Tungle.me and see if I get some recommendations for a comparable service from CloudAve readers.
The following are some of the features I expect from the alternative:
- Most critical requirement: I want fine grained control over my availability. Most of the service lets us open up the availability in blocks (like days of the week or hours of the day). Tungle.me allowed me to have fine grained control over my available hours. I might have set weekly time for meetings but on a specific day, I may want to control the available hours based on my travel or personal schedules. This was the biggest selling point for me when I signed up with Tungle.me. I haven’t come across any service that offers such comparable fine grained control.
- I am a big Google user. I would want a service that works seamless with Google calendar (both in terms of picking up my availability from there and adding the scheduled times to the calendar).
- An option to set when I close the calendar for scheduling. With Tungle.me, I have set the limit on 2 days during normal time and 12 hours during conference travels. I want similar control in the new service.
- A pretty good mobile app (both iOS and Android)
Though this was not part of Tungle.me, I would like a service that also integrates with popular online meeting services like Webex, Goto Meeting, Meeting Burner, etc..
What are the services you use for calendar scheduling? Do you know of any service that matches my needs? Thanks in advance.