TimeDriver is a free tool from TimeTrade Systems that lets sales people virtually invite clients to meetings right from their desktop computers. Salesforce.com and SugarCRM users ought to take a look at this; it's right up their alley. It is a SAAS messaging and collaboration tool for scheduling appointments from Microsoft Outlook and Google Calendar.
TimeDriver, in beta and available for free on both Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac desktop computers, lets an individual worker who wants to book appointments with a prospective client set up invitations through their Google or Microsoft Outlook calendars. The application runs on Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox.
Like Salesforce.com, Zoho Apps or Google Apps, TimeDriver is one of many software as a service tools designed to run on the Internet, instead of making professionals download yet another application that will clutter their already overburdened PCs.
It's important to note that TimeDriver is not a calendar-sharing application. The application talks to a user's Outlook or Google calendar to offer customers time slots from the inviter's schedule, but the user's calendar remains private to humans.