Demo Profile: Tungle

I do not have a personal administrative assistant (nor does anyone else at BluePoint for that matter, either). In fact, I have never had an administrative assistant, nor dare I use the ancient moniker now deemed politically incorrect in many circles – “secretary.” But sometimes, we certainly feel like one when trying to schedule client or team meetings or organize press interviews that might involve multiple people, particularly with folks outside of our company

This is why I was intrigued by Tungle. Tungle Corporation is a Montreal-based company that debuted a really simple, but seemingly invaluable service designed to make it easier to schedule meetings through Outlook, Notes or other calendaring applications. Tungle is a free plug-in that works like an instant messaging application. It allows you to schedule meetings with not only your colleagues, but any other individual connected to a PC. Communicating with other Tungle users is simple; connecting with non-Tungle users (as well as people you might not know all that well and do not want to share the details of your calendar with) is easy too – they simply get an email inviting them to a meeting. Non-Tungle users then get directed to a site called a Tungle space that shows them which parts of your calendar are booked, but with no detail given.

It is all free with premium features aimed at integrating with web services offerings coming. I think it is worth a look.


2 Responses to “Demo Profile: Tungle”

  1. 1 Derek Coen September 26, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    Did I get it right? To schedule a meeting with somebody they need to download an IM-like app? Unlikely to happen. Look at some of their competitors that do not require any sign up or download like TimeBridge.

  2. 2 Troy Benohanian September 26, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Derek,
    If you need to schedule a meeting with someone who doesn’t have the Tungle application, you can create a Tungle Space, which enables you to schedule meetings with anyone (inclusing non-Tungle users).

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