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Calendar Syncing: Auto Synch to iCloud / Google / Outlook

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Ability to share this calendar via ical or html link so each provider can sync their calendar to Google or Apple Calendar.

Key Reason: Automatic integrations with Google, iCloud, Outlook / Offline Access / Import Personal Events and Appointments / Use Multiple Systems / Booth Renters to see each other's availability 

116 comments

  • I am baffled as to why Fresha don’t see this functionality as a crucial and urgent update...?? I am ploughing on without it for now but I can understand why others cannot as it has taken a lot of ‘work arounds’ for us

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  • We would also love Calendar Syncing and please do it quick....

    What I do find a bit Tiresome is all the people complaining about something they get for FREE!

    If you don't like it go somewhere else, We have not found something yet that does a better job AND is FREE! anybody out there that does please post it.

    This does not mean we don't want it, so Fresha team get your skates on!

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  • Francesca,

       Fresha is asking for our input and votes, which is why this is such a busy tread.  We are not really complaining but simply fulfilling the request to give input.  I am not certain why your post seems so hostile, but in case you misunderstood the motives of the users here, that is why we are offering our input and reasons why it is important.  The more posts and votes a thread has means that it moves up on the priority list.

     

    Also, are you booking your clients yourself on your phone, tablet, or other device while you are in the salon or out of the salon?  It seems that you may have a definitive hours, maybe an employee?  The calendar sync is integral for those of us that are booking appts manually if we are onsite or at a different location in conjunction with online.  That is why it is so important, and in some cases a deal breaker, especially when one is trying to balance their business, kids schedules, life schedules, etc.

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  • Calendar work around;

    Have the notification email for the Fresha be a gmail account

    Share that calendar with your main calendar so you can at least see the client bookings on your main calendar, and get notifications about new appts.

     

    Until they add full syncing, this will work as a temporary and less confusing solution.

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  • Calendar sync is the only thing keeping me from using Fresha with my business!  It literally has everything else I need for my clients but without calendar sync, we just can't realistically implement this.  Really hoping this comes out soon!

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  • Lack of calendar syncing is the only thing holding me back from implementing Fresha into my business. Right now it’s just not a feasible option sadly. Fingers crossed this does happen.

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  • It’s great that you now have the native app but I’m still desperately waiting for calendar syncing any new news on that?

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  • Has this not been moved into the planned development phase? This seems to be one of the highest requested features on here, and I'm a bit discouraged that there does not seem to be any indication that this feature is coming anytime in the near future. I really like what Fresha is doing in that the current salon management and booking software is a total ripoff in most cases in how much they charge for the features they provide, but this is something that I will personally need to fully make the switch from my current booking service to Fresha. 

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  • I am moving from a different platform to Schedul, one of my favorite features was that appointments showed up on my personal google calendar. It is a lot of work moving platforms and typing in services...I hope I do not have to move again because of calendar integration, this really seems to be an important feature, even for those that have not chimed in.

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  • Super important to my salon business and personal life (mom of 2).
    I was constantly getting double booked!!
    I work in clients homes and in salon, I was never able to keep track of anything and was always apologizing!

    All Appointments booked perfectly on Fresha and all reminders were sent. No-show rate was at a low but, I was always late and rushing!

    Square syncs with my calander and manages both types of salon work well but clients can change time zones and play with the system to much. It also links to there payment software I already use.

    I would LOVE to use Fresha again if only it would synced with ANY calander!!

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  • Any update on this feature? It’s pretty much standard on all other scheduling apps and as many users have commented is highly desired.

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  • The lack of this feature is the only barrier to me making the move to using Fresha rather than what I'm using currently. This is a crucial feature and it's bizarre that it hasn't been added yet. 

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  • Calendar non-syncing was an issue 2 years ago and was promised soon then. I could not wait as not having it was having a detrimental impact and the block booking advice was definitely not a viable solution so I moved to another platform. I still check Fresha occasionally to see if it has been fixed but alas the answers are always the same. I cannot understand why it is such a problem as every other platform offers this as standard.

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  • Any update on this?  Seems to have been raised quite some time ago but no updates.  I am also holding off moving to Fresha until this is available as there is too much opportunity for double bookings to occur without this

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  • This would be AMAZING..

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  • This is a priority for me. I have been using Fresha for a long time now. The one thing that puts me off is the fact that I have to keep checking between calendars to make sure I haven't double booked myself and that I've entered my Fresha appointments in my Google calendar as well. Google is visible to select family members so they can schedule around my calendar. It also sends me reminders and alerts. Google allows me to add appointments via voice, which is convenient when my hands are busy or not able to touch the screen without washing first.
    A lot of double handling at the moment. Syncing to iCal or Google would make it much less clunky for me. I'm keen to see how you develop a solution to this issue. I can hang in there for a little longer. ☺

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  • I'm considering moving the Fresha but this is a deal-breaker. I need to sync with google calendar as that's what my receptionist and colleagues use to avoid overlaps.

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  • When will this be available, since the items listed above in the answer were completed recently?

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  • Can you at least give us an update as to the status of calendar syncing, seeing you haven't commented on this issue since 2018?

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  • Please create a calendar feed I can subscribe to. I want to use bookings to automate lighting/heat in our workspace. I also want to see at a glance on my regular calendar when the space is occupied.

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  • Dear Developers,

    It's nearly 300 votes now and you can see that it's extremely important to have a google calendar. Please give us some updates. This is the only thing which keep us to switch our 7 spa branches to your beautiful software. 

     

    Thank you 

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  • Guys we need this feature ASAP, please, this discussion started back in 2018!!!

     

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  • Any update on this?

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  • Hi,

    This would be great to have, but it appears there is an issue with getting it sorted however a little communication explaining what the issue is may also be a good idea. There maybe someone on here that could possible help with the issue... Just saying

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  • Guys could you please provide us with some sort of update on this. Lots of new tweaks and improvements have been rolled out but this topic has received over 300 votes and I’m sure I speak for many that the lack of synchronisation with other calendar platforms is the fundamental reason why I haven’t yet switched over. We have been waiting patiently since mid 2018 but it’s becoming really frustrating now.

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  • definitely need this feature also. Any updates on its status or work arounds?

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  • Any updates on this feature? 

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  • Has any progress been made on Google calendar syncing?

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  • At the moment for me, my availability to treat my clients is governed by my other freelancing calendar. Once my practice is my main job, this will switch the other way. 

    Looks like many people, like me, are transitioning into their businesses from other jobs and therefore run multiple calendars. Without calendar syncing for dynamic availability reflected in Fresha, this is a barrier to using the tool.

    For people who have an existing business that is their main gig, the barrier to entry is lower as the calendar in Fresha is the center of gravity.

    It strikes me that implementing this will make it easier for new businesses to start from scratch using Fresha and not consider other tools. Acquity, for example, does a good job of doing this and will be my starting point. 

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  • This really is a necessity now a days. No one wants to have to look at multiple calendars to organize their life. Pleeease add this feature. I both do hair and manage a chain of My Salon suite franchises. I love you guys and have been pushing this service over square but not having this feature is a huge disadvantage and I've had a number of tenants go with square over fresha solely for this reason. 

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