Setting up your Timely calendar

The Calendar is the heart of the Timely system and it's where you'll be spending most of your Timely time. This guide steps you through some settings to tailor the calendar to your business.

These settings can be adjusted at any time, by heading to Setup > Calendar settings.

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Display settings

Everyone's working week will look a little different, some people start the week on a Monday, others a Sunday and some on a Tuesday. We've made it so that you can set your calendar start day to which ever day suits your business.

In the  Display settings section, set the First day of the week to your first day of the week. If you would like this to always be today's date/day, set this to Current day.

Then when you are in Week view, this day will be on the left side:


Set a Calendar start time

You can set a time that your calendar will automatically load at. You will be able to view the hours before and after this time, but we usually recommend that you set this to, or close to, the time of your first appointment.

In the Display settings section, set the Calendar start time to your desired time. 

To set the Calendar to load like the image above, set your Calendar start time to 8:30am.


Set the Calendar intervals

You can determine the interval, or booking slots, that you can see in the calendar. This can be anywhere between 5 minutes and 45 minutes.

The smaller the interval, the more appointment information will be visible in the Calendar:

  1. 15 minutes
  2. 5 minutes
  3. 45 minutes

In the Display settings section, set the Calendar intervals to your desired interval.

Note: If you want to adjust the interval that your customers can book your staff online, you will need to adjust the Staff booking frequency. Learn more (Related articles).


High contrast mode

To view a higher contrast version of the contrast, check the box next to  Display the calendar in high contrast mode and click Save to update.


Appointment settings

  • You can determine if your bookings are automatically added to the Calendar as Confirmed, or if you would like these to be only Pencilled in under the Appointment settings > Initial status for bookings.

    Find out more in our How to use Pencilled-in bookings guide.
  • Decide if you want to Add company name field for customers, which will be displayed next to their name First Name Last Name - Company:

  • Decide if you would like to Allow appointments to be deleted, doing so will allow appointments to be permanently deleted (no record will be kept):
    Note: You can always temporarily enable this setting on a case by case basis. Learn more (see: Related articles).


Automated Day Sheets

You can get a copy of your appointments sent to your email address each day. This can be enabled for the business, as well as for each additional staff member. 

Learn more (see: Related articles).


Cancellation reasons

We have added some default cancellations to your account, but you can add some custom cancellation reasons of your own. 

Learn more (see: Related articles)


Appointment statuses

We use appointment statuses to distinguish between different types of appointments, in both the calendar and in reports. We have some default statuses already loaded, but you can add your own.  

Learn more (see: Related articles).

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