Until we master the mysterious art of telepathy – what a… long far away – we are stuck with meetings.
Fortunately, there are plenty of free tools that can take the sting out of scheduling, coming up with agendas, taking notes, and more. Here are a few to check out.
Easy scheduling with YouCanBook.me
YouCanBook.me takes the pain out of figuring out a time to connect by hooking into your calendar and displaying a landing page that your colleagues, clients, or clients can use to schedule a meeting with you.
The service integrates with Google or Microsoft accounts, features automatic time zone detection, automatically creates links for Zoom, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams, and sends reminders to reduce no-shows.
The free version integrates with one linked calendar and offers basic scheduling features, while a $10 per month upgrade offers multiple calendar integrations and additional functionality.
Great Calendar Templates from Hypercontext
If you’re running a meeting, coming up with an agenda can be more work than the meeting itself.
Hypercontext’s free meeting agenda templates do all the heavy lifting for you. There are over 90 available, conveniently categorized based on the type of meeting you have.
Templates are available for download in Word, Excel and PDF format.
Automated meeting minutes with Sembly
Can you take notes? Those might be the four worst words in all of meeting-dom. Fortunately, it is 2022 and we have a nice selection of non-human note takers at our disposal.
If you are looking for something that is equal parts, simple and accurate, semble is for you.
Just invite Sembly to your next meeting – it integrates with Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, and Webex – and it will pop up, record the meeting and give you well-organized notes once the call ends.
The free version offers timestamped notes, speaker identification, PDF export, and calendar integration, with paid plans starting at $10 per month for additional functionality.
Super Easy Video Calling with Jitsi Meet
Zoom, Google Meet, Teams, oh my. If you want to connect a disparate group of participants to a meeting without figuring out who is using which platform, look no further than Jitsi Meet.
Go to the site, create your own unique meeting URL and send it to the group. Once everyone is connected, you have unlimited free meeting time for up to 100 participants, complete with screen sharing, HD video, end-to-end encryption and no account creation required.
The service also integrates with Google and Microsoft accounts for scheduling meetings in advance.