A. The Problem and The Pitch
Do you work across many time zones? 🗺️
And schedule a lot of meetings? 🖥️
Then you're going to love what's in store today.
How do you schedule meetings? 🗓️
Do you decide a time after some back and forth over email? Then struggle with mental math over timezones?
Then, you're probably wasting hours every month on something that can be super fast and delightful. For both, you and the person you're setting up the meeting with.
And Calendly is going to seem like a tool from the stone ages after you see this 🥲
The app in spotlight is Vimcal ⚡
It is a part of the new age of "Craftsman SaaS products".
Products that take users seriously. And offer a luxurious experience.
And as a16z (Molly Mielke) puts it, we're craving 💜 more interesting, more opinionated tools:
As technology advances, software will increasingly be chosen not just for how well it addresses its use case, but how it conveys its personality, similar to how we choose our clothes. We’re already beginning to see this shift...What we’re witnessing, I’d argue, is the reemergence of style in software: the process of humans recognizing and projecting their sense of self onto products — turning inanimate pixels into something with soul.
Enter Vimcal ✨
It's your personal executive assistant. Disguised as a calendar app.
It's the world's fastest calendar, beautifully designed for a remote world.
Vimcal is different because it has a real focus is on remote teams. It allows you to pull up the time for any city and adjust the time zones accordingly.
The community loves ♥️ Vimcal. It was Product Hunt's #1 Product of the Month - October 2021.
B. What's special?
Vimcal is the "Superhuman of Calendars" 🦸 and features some extremely thoughtful and delightful touches.
It's rare when the first instance with an early stage product expands your perspective. For what an exceptional experience ✨ can actually look like.
#1 🤗Personalized: Quickly schedule a meeting by scraping slots from your calendar and pasting availability in the recipient's timezone!
#2 ⚡Blazing fast: 100% keyboard and natural language driven.
#3 🌞Omnipresent: Shortcuts to launch meetings and keep attuned with what's coming next! Use the hotkey Cmd + Shift + J to instantly join your next meeting from anywhere on your computer.
#4 🧙Time zone wizardry: You'll never face any time zone anxiety with Vimcal. It will do all the hard work for you so that you can focus on your core task at hand. For instance: You can add all the time zones you work across to your calendar. Vimcal will show the overlapping work hours between all time zones and even remember groupings of time zones you've previously searched.
#5 🧑💼One-on-one onboarding. Showcases all its power in glorious detail and helps you get the most out of Vimcal for your use-case.
#6 🚀Stands the test of time: When you choose an app that is such a vital part of your daily workflow, you need something that will stand the test of time. Continuous feedback and innovation are a must to stay one step ahead. And Vimcal is a user champion. It knows what its users want. Here are a couple of examples:
Word of mouth is one of the key drivers for Vimcal:
C. What's more?
- 📆 The calendar and scheduling space is extremely crowded. And Vimcal creates a strong niche for itself with its opinionated software. I'll be doing an in-depth piece on calendar apps next year. Star tuned! (We have already covered Motion and Reclaim.ai in the last few weeks)
- ✌️ Would you recommend Vimcal? Superhuman's co-founder does!
- 📈 How big do you think this space can get? (No napkin math attached) 🤣
D. What's next?
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