Cogsworth
Doodle

Cheapest Paid Tier

$99/year

$49/year


Staff

Yes

1


Appointments

Unlimited

Unlimited


Locations

Digital/Physical/Custom

Yes


BUFFERS (BETWEEN)

Yes

Unsure


BOOKING TIME INCREMENTS

Yes

Unsure


NOTICE TIME

Yes

Unsure


MULTIPLE DURATIONS

Yes

Unsure


CUSTOM LOGO

Yes

$69/year


CUSTOM COLORS

Yes

$69/year


Profile / staff pic

Yes

Yes


Translatable

Yes

Some languages


Language customization

Yes

Unsure


Custom questions

Yes

Unsure


Form variables

Yes

Unsure


Businesses

Yes

Unsure


SMS reminders

Yes

Unsure


Email reminders

Yes

Kind of


Custom notification templates

Yes

Unsure


Custom notification intervals

Yes

Unsure


CSV export

Yes

Unsure


Webhooks

Yes

Unsure


Zapier integration

Yes

Unsure


Signature builder

Yes

Unsure


Custom date formatting

Yes

Unsure


Direct linking to services

Yes

Unsure


Direct linking to staff

Yes

Unsure


Single day bookings

Yes

Yes


Recurring services

Yes

Unsure


Payments

Yes

Unsure


Chrome extension

Coming soon

Unsure


Mobile experience

Mobile site

Yes


Group bookings

Coming soon

Yes


Google two way sync

Yes

Yes


Booking form month view

Yes

Unsure


Office 365 & Outlook Sync

Yes

Yes


Video / Conference Call Suport

Yes

Yes


Website embed

Yes

Yes


Staff custom schedules

Yes

Unsure


Service custom schedules

Yes

Kind of


Automatic timezone detection

Yes

Unsure


Daily booking limits

Coming soon

Kind of


Custom domain

Coming soon

Unsure


Email signature builder

Yes

Unsure


GDPR compliant

Yes

Unlikely


Resource bookings

Coming soon

Unsure


Team

Coming soon

Unsure


URL parameters

Coming soon

Unsure


Your 'from' SMS number

Yes

Unsure


Cancellation policy

Coming soon

Unsure


Redirect on confirmation page

Yes

Unsure


Google analytics

Yes

Unsure


Appointment routing

Coming soon

Unsure


Pooled appointment scheduling

No

Unsure


Apple calendar support

Coming soon

Unsure


Surveys

Coming soon

Unsure


Self hosted Outlook support

No

Unsure


Offers

No

Unsure


Reviews

No

Unsure


Blocking out closed dates

Yes

Yes


Split bookings

Coming

Unsure


Customer view

Yes

Unsure


Ticketing

No

Unsure


Multiday services

No

Unsure


VIRTUAL RECEPTIONIST INTEGRATION

No

Unsure

Doodle – despite it’s hilariously silly name has been around since 2005. Originally known for free group bookings, Doodle is venturing into the generic scheduling space. Everyone knows that the Doodle interface is much like it’s namesake (like a child’s sketch). It has tried to evolve,  but has not done this well. Despite this, Doodle maintains an old world charm akin to getting into an old train, that still has to service a community. It still does group bookings well and has certainly created a nice methodology of voting on availability. It’s a good tool for casual events, but one that ought not be used in professional settings.

Above we detail a comparison table of Doodle with Cogsworth features based on a December 2018 review kindly facilitated by our users.
This is why sites like Capterra, Getapp, Finances Online are driving so many people to seek and find alternatives to Doodle.