Can anyone recommend a good program to manage event listings?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by unregbaron, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Is filemaker suitable?
    Would like something that shows when I don't have an event listed for a particular venue and their payment status...
     
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    nagromme

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    If your needs are REALLY basic, you could use iCal. Give each venue its own color-coded calendar, so you can view any or all at will. Use the matching color To Do list to store payment notes.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for that nagromme, I've just been re-looking at iCal and some Version Tracker downloads, quite interesting though perhaps I should say what I am working with in a bit more detail:

    Content:

    - Minimum 500 Venues in different countries
    - Each having events lasting a few weeks

    Requirements:

    - Export data for web use every month for newsletter/online (currently in csv format).
    - Reminder when no more events on file for a particular venue (could it even automatically email a contact saying 'we don't seem to have your next events on file please could you send them in'?)
    - Ability to have notes/billing/contact info for each venue


    Which is better suited to this task: Filemaker, Excel or iCal?

    Thanks for any comments and I'm sorry of this seems demanding...








     
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    nagromme

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    Sounds like you might need something custom-scripted. I'm sure iCal (even with AppleScript) is the LEAST suitable... it's the only one of the above I've used though :D

    Good luck.
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    Of those 3, Filemaker is you best choice. I don't think Excel as a spreadsheet program would be very useable.

    iCal with a Calendar for each venue and some custom AppleScripts done up in XCode might actually do the trick. Although in truth, this does sound more like a Filemaker type of application.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks folks - it's helpful to be able to air my thoughts....
     

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