Card's author : Outils-Réseaux et SupAgro Florac
Card's type of licence : Creative Commons BY-SA
To begin with : Small and simple tool to agree on a date with a group or to create a small survey.
Official website :
Tool's boxes : Calendar
Requirements : internet access is needed
Some practical uses :
  • Establish a date for a meeting
  • Choose a logo
  • Choose a name for the group
Using the tools :
Going further :
  • Only suggest dates when the people who are required to attend are available
  • Avoid suggesting too many dates, as this dilutes answers. A possible consequence of this: the date with most votes only represents a small minority within the group.
  • Set a deadline for each survey
  • Pay attention when several Framedates are open: take note of replies
Advantages :
  • It perfectly meets the needs of groups when searching for a common date.
  • The fact that other participants can see the replies of others encourages them to reach a consensus.
  • This tool is extremely easy, using it with beginner groups can be a first stage, a "small and irreversible experience".
  • Free software
  • Hosted by a "Loi 1901" association: data are not kept or resold.
  • It avoids flooding an email account with useless emails when trying to agree on a date among several people.
Drawbacks :
  • This tool does not solve the issue of unavailability.
  • Those replying first have more advantages.
  • Not convenient for confidential meetings or secret choices, since with these surveys participants are visible to everyone.
  • This service is maintained by volunteers: service availability is not guaranteed
Licence : Open sources, Free
Using : Easy
Setting up : No setting up