Monday, January 20, 2014

Constructive Distraction: Doodle

Procrastination doesn't have to be a total waste of time—check out some of the web's most constructive gems: educational blogs, career-focused news sites, the latest web tools, etc. These distractions make procrastinating time well spent.
This month's distraction is one of the most useful and underrated tools on the web: Doodle. Haven't heard of Doodle? Let me introduce you.

Doodle is an online group meeting scheduler. You know all that time you spend trying to figure what day and what times work for group meetings and a parties? Doodle helps make that process a much quicker one—instead of manually tracking what dates and times work for each person, you input all the options into Doodle, send out an email to the involved parties and they input what times work for them.

Then you can view all times each person is available in a chart and easily identify which time(s) works the best for everyone or the majority of the group.

As magical as this tool sounds, I do have one caveat: no one knows how to use it!

Ugh! It kills me! It's the simplest tool on the planet, but most people: a) think it's spam and delete it or b) are too lazy to read the (extremely short) instructions. Change is hard for most people, even the simplest change, which is really a huge time-saver.

If you're looking for a new web tool to learn or a simple way to impress friends (or your boss!) the next time you're planning a party or coordinating a meeting, use Doodle.

Until next month!

Your Girls Under PRessure

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