Category Archives: Doodle tips

Experience the benefits

There are loads of benefits to having a free Doodle account. Let’s have a look. 

Dashboard 

With a free account you can track all the polls you create and participate in. Rather than trying to manage all of your polls with just the links in your inbox, you can access everything from one convenient dashboard. No need to worry about losing an admin link and trying to recover it.   

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Personalization 

With a Doodle account you can create a unique username and add a picture to your profile. When you participate in polls your username will appear automatically in the blank and your picture will show up just beside. All you’ll have to do is choose the dates and confirm.  

Stay up to date 

You can also keep up with all of your poll updates by subscribing to notifications. You can get push or email notifications for the polls you create as well as the polls you participate in.  

Calendar integration 

As you may have already read in my last post, a free account allows you take advantage of our calendar connection feature. When you connect your calendar to your Doodle account you’ll be able to see your appointments when you create or participate in polls. Never worry about a conflict or a double booking again. With a calendar connection you can also add your events to your calendar automatically. Also, based on your connected calendar Doodle will even suggest times that best suit you. When you open a poll to participate you’ll see some of the boxes are already checked based on your availability!

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Don’t forget about the apps!

If you have a free account you can download the app and switch back and forth between your phone and your desktop seamlessly. Create a poll for work and need to check it while you’re out and about? Our apps for iOS and Android allow you to take your Doodle polls with you wherever you go.  

 

Go ahead and sign up for an account here…  

ABC: Always be closing

All the votes are in. Choose the final option.

So you created a Doodle poll and everyone you invited has selected the dates that work for them. What now?

With the new version of Doodle, we improved the poll closing functionality. When you click ‘choose final options’ in the ‘more’ menu at the top of the page, Doodle will suggest the best final option(s) for your poll. When you scroll down to the table you’ll notice that the options that best suit you and your participants will have a gold star next to them. You can simply click ‘done’ to confirm. If you’ve connected your calendar the event will be added automatically. Otherwise, you can click the ‘add to calendar’ button just below the poll to add the event manually.

The best part is that when you close the poll everyone who has subscribed to notifications will receive an email or push message that you’ve chosen the final date for the event. With these automated suggestions and notifications, your job as poll creator just got even easier.

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Get an opinion on anything

Sure it’s simple to use Doodle to find the best time to meet, but what if you want to find out something else?

With a Doodle text poll you can ask your participants anything you like.

So you’ve just used Doodle to figure out the best date for a big family weekend. Everyone participated in the poll, and it turns out they can all make it. Now you have to decide exactly what to do. You could rent a cabin in the mountains, visit the beach, or do some big-city sightseeing. The good news is you don’t have to be responsible for finding the activity that satisfies them all. You can create a text poll with the options and let everyone vote on it! It’s the best way to add a little democracy to the planning process.

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It’s pretty easy to think of all kinds of applications for text polls. Want to get a count on who’s eating what for that dinner party coming up? Need to know how many would opt for chicken or fish or how many vegetarians are around? Spicy or not? Just include all of these options and plan the rest of the meal accordingly.

If you want to start a text poll you can do so from the homepage. Scroll down and click the ‘create text poll’ button. It’s similar to a Doodle time poll, but during step two you write in the text for each option rather than choosing dates. 

Create a text poll.

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