Tungle, a scheduling and calendar sharing tool, is adding its first premium, paid feature today—branded channels. Tungle.me, which we’ve previously written about here, offers users a free web-based application that lets you share calendars across companies and platforms, schedule meetings with individuals or groups inside or outside their company and propose multiple meeting times in invitations. The service currently syncs with a number of calendar applications, including Outlook, Google Calendar, and Apple iCal.
Users now have the option of upgrading to a premium account to receive the ability to brand public pages and email invitations with their logo and corporate colors, as well as input up to 10 suggested locations in their meeting invitations.
This is the first paid offering for the startup; Tungle.me has been completely free for users. The Personalization feature is $4.99 a month, or $49.99 per year. The company says it will continue to add more premium features but will keep the basic application free.
Since Tungle’s launch in 2009, the company’s scheduling offering is now being used at 800 Universities around the world, by 40% of Fortune 1000 companies, and users from over 150 countries.
Checkout Tungle’s manifesto on the “calendar of the future” here.
Tungle.me makes scheduling meetings easy–across organizations, calendar systems, and time zones. It eliminates costly double bookings, frustrating time zone mishaps, and the endless back and forth emails and phone calls of finding a time to meet. Tungle syncs with your existing calendar – Outlook (with or without Exchange), Google Calendar, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac and Lotus Notes (Beta). Tungle.me is free and does not require meeting invitees or visitors to a user’s Tungle.me page to sign in or...