In TimeTap, an appointment is a booking for a service that you offer. As an appointment is made with you, it goes onto your schedule and blocks off your hours of availability to keep anyone else from booking with you at that time. The appointment can be made for any duration of time, but the default length for the appointment will be based on the duration you set for your service.
The service determines the "reason" for the appointment. If you are a Massage Therapist, your service could be called "Hot Stone Massage" and thus when the appointment is made the client sees that he/she is booked for a Hot Stone Massage and will choose between the lengths of massages you offer. If you are a Tutor, your service might be called "One on One Tutoring Session" and, similarly, when you students book an appointment they will choose that from your list of services as the reason for their appointment.
Most of the time, appointments are made with a client who will receive email notifications about the appointment. You can make appointments using the Back Office of TimeTap and not attach a client to it, if you want to.
Once either you add an appointment using the Back Office of TimeTap or your clients book an appointment with you using your scheduler, you can find all of your appointments through either the calendar, availability or list views found under the Appointments Menu:
Once in the client's profile click the Appointments tab on the left side of the screen:
You can select the different tabs on the right side of the screen to see appointments for this specific client in multiple statuses:
Documentation on navigating to specific client's profiles is available here.
Appointments are made either through the Back Office of the application (where you, the staff person, logs into to manage your schedule) or by clients as they visit your scheduler (which is either hosted by us on your own mini website or which you embed on your own website).
You can also double click on the Calendar on the date and time that you want an appointment and the "Add One Time Appointment" screen will open up.
You can learn more about adding appointments in this section of the documentation.