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Tungle.me is a swift calendaring application which reduces the complexity of setting up meetings. It allows you to define times of availability when someone can request a meeting with you. Individuals can then request meetings without needing to call, etc. and you have the opportunity to confirm or deny these meetings. You don’t have to constantly explain when you are available – and your clients don’t continuously have to struggle to figure out when you have some available time. It is a pretty slick, web-based (and mobile) application that integrates into existing calendaring (like Microsoft Outlook).
It is missing one feature (IMHO). For me, I have certain availability ranges. For example, I may be available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – and I might be available to do these between 7-9 a.m., 11 a.m. -2 p.m., and so on – but I can only realistically do one of these for each segment. If I have a lunch from 11-12 on Tuesday I cannot also have a lunch from 12-1 or 1-2. It’d be nice if Tungle allowed me to specify within a range of time how much of that time can be utilized for meetings.
I imagine I am not the only one for whom this would be useful. In my particular instance I am employed full-time and I would use Tungle to handle meetings associated with my position as elder / youth minister at my local church. I have some flexibility in when I take a break, but can’t take that break for extended periods of time – since I have other responsibilities. It would also seem handy for counselors – who optimally should schedule only a certain number of clients each day even if they have additional time slots open – this way ensuring that they have time for paperwork and case review.