Can anyone recommend a good program to manage event listings?

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

  1. unregbaron macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2002
    Is filemaker suitable?
    Would like something that shows when I don't have an event listed for a particular venue and their payment status...
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2002
    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:


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


    - 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...

  4. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    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. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    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. unregbaron thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2002
    thanks folks - it's helpful to be able to air my thoughts....

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