Editor’s note: This article by Greg Anderson originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries.
Do you find your day filled with scheduling meetings, meeting people, and then trying to manage the to-do process afterward?
If you haven’t done so before, it might be time to check out Helsinki-based Meetin.gs, which has relaunched its service with a nice facelift and a renewed focus on mobile. Their product manages to wrangle together all the loose strings associated with professional meetings by plugging into popular business tools.
To schedule a meeting, Meetin.gs now offers a fully brandable “meet me” page, which enables uses to create and publish a calendar page that makes it easier to schedule a meeting time, which solves the problem of that awful email chain where suggested times are pinged back and forth.
This service plugs into the user’s calendar, so occupied time slots are automatically blocked out. Meeting locations are also included, so transit times and meeting durations can be accounted for.
Meetin.gs now also offers a Chrome extension that plugs into LinkedIn, Google Calendar, Gmail, and Highrise, to allow you to immediately schedule meetings with your contact as soon as the opportunity comes up.
Once you’ve got these meetings booked, they can now be found on a nice timeline so you can browse through meeting times, tasks, and documents.
Their newly relaunched product also includes an iPhone application that provides access to meeting information on the go, and even plugs into Skype to join online meetings. It can be found in the App Store.
“Meetings in the business world notoriously tend to be time-sinks”, comments Teemu Arina, Meetin.gs founder and CEO. “We want to help professionals to cut down on administrative tasks around meetings while keeping everything necessary easily available from any device”.
The product boasts a user base of 22,000 currently and is relaunching today at the TNW Europe Conference in Amsterdam. The basic features are free to use, but paid services offer more integrations, storage space, and branding opportunities.
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