Add-On Calendar that’s Designed to be Customized
We’ve been building FileMaker calendars since 2003, and this is the calendar we’ve been waiting for.
Congratulations to Claris for the improvements around JS and the web viewer: they’ve unlocked a ton of potential. This means the same DayBack layout now works for your FileMaker desktop users and your WebDirect users.
Use Your Own Layouts and Scripts
Edit your events in DayBack’s built-in interface, or call up your own layouts from within the calendar.
Turn on the script debugger while you’re using DayBack, and you’ll see that every interaction with your data happens through a FileMaker script that you can customize.
See DayBack in Action
Upgrading from an older version of DayBack? Find discounts and instructions here: Upgrading to the New DayBack for FileMaker 19.
Multiple Calendar Sources
You likely have important dates outside your FileMaker records: family commitments or your colleagues’ availability. Now bring all your calendars into the same view so you know you’re making promises you can keep.
See your FileMaker records along-side your Google, Basecamp, and Office 365 calendars.
DayBack doesn’t sync FileMaker with these sources: it lets you work with these calendars inside FileMaker so you now have just one place from which to schedule everything.
Show Calendars from More Than One FileMaker Table
Create separate calendars from any table in your file: any record with a date linked to it can show up in your schedule.
Overlay all your calendars and quickly filter into them to see just what you need in the moment
Resource Scheduling & Swimlanes
Get clarity into a busy schedule by breaking each resource out into its own row or column.
“Resources” are rooms, people, or business processes: anything in your schedule that gets overbooked.
Now you can quickly scan for gaps, see conflicts, and know where your team is being stretched.
DayBack provides a number of resource scheduling grids at different scales. You’ll find a nice overview here: Resource Scheduling in DayBack.
Stop Deadlines from Sneaking Up on You
The one-week or one-month focus of traditional calendars keeps important deadlines just out of view. That’s why most of us dread that we’re always forgetting something important.
DayBack lets you work at longer timescales so your most important milestones are always in view. And if you’re working on long-term projects like climate change, or charting the course for your company, you need a calendar that takes a long view.
Calendars ❤️ Charts
Chart progress against your goals over time, balance your workload, and quickly see patterns that are invisible in traditional reports.
Publish Your Calendar
Publish and share schedules with folks outside FileMaker. DayBack can create a public URL for any calendar view.
People with the URL don’t need FileMaker, Web Direct, or access to your FileMaker Server. Great for sharing timelines with customers or contractors since any changes made in DayBack are synced to the URL.
Share (Just Part of) Your Schedule
Shares can include events from multiple calendars and respect your filters. What you see is exactly what gets shared, so you can share just a portion of your calendar, or share different pieces of the same calendar with different people.
Customize Your Calendar
Appearance & Labels
You have complete control over DayBack’s CSS to make the calendar look like your other layouts. You’ll find lots of examples you can copy and paste into your group.
You can also use CSS to change the way events are displayed, add icons, or introduce a second color.
And almost every work in the interface can be translated into your business vocabulary.
It’s important to choose hackable tools.
Build Your Own Interfaces
FileMaker developers often bypass DayBack’s interface and make their own FileMaker buttons for navigating and filtering the calendar. These layout objects control DayBack using parameters passed into the calendar from FileMaker scripts. The parameter syntax is well documented so you can get creative with your interfaces.
For inspiration, check out these DayBack sidebars created by other FileMaker developers: custom sidebar examples.
Most excellent; congrats to the team for some really brilliant work.
John Renfrew – Attitude
Impressive work! I’ve just implemented my first two DayBack installations, and they’re working well, but this looks even better.
Brian Panhuyzen – Neutrino Data Systems
Thank you so much for your help, this is working exactly as I expected. Your support is just amazing, every time I needed you guys were there ready for me! You might not know, but your calendar is used to develop some of the coolest cars in the world: Lamborghini, Aston Martin are using your product on top of our software to manage the whole development process. The folder organization solves a huge headache we had with the previous version: now we can organize prototype vehicles per project… I can’t stop thinking about the opportunities we have.
Stefano Morandotti – Keeneight
Make Your Own Buttons
Take action right from your calendar: add buttons inside events to run your own FileMaker scripts. Or attach scripts to behaviors like chaning views or hovering over events.
See patterns invisible in traditional reports: chart your schedule against your goals. Count and quantify field data across your calendar.
Try out new scenarios: select multiple events and drag them all at once to new dates, times, statuses, or resources. Click “undo” to revert them.
Advanced Text Filters
Focus on just the events that matter, then save your filtered views as bookmarks. Employ comparison operators and logic to refine your filters.
Organize Resources into Folders
See through the clutter by focussing on resource folders based on teams, capabilities, regions, or business processes. Create resources by hand or pull them from your FileMaker tables.
Alert Users with Icons & Colors
Use icons to make scheduling problems stand out: jobs taking too long and budget overruns should jump while you’re planning.
Calendars tell stories. Bookmarks your filtered view s to easily check in on the stories you’re telling about your work.
Customize with confidence. Docs, examples, and strategies are available online and in-app. And if you get stuck, we’ve got your back. Implementation packages available.
Publish and Share your Calendar
Get everyone on the same page. Create read-only URLs for any calendar view. Recipients don’t need access to your FileMaker solution to see shared schedules.
Get Started with DayBack
Download DayBack and start a 30-day trial of the easiest calendar to customize. Follow our step-by-step instructions to link DayBack to your files, or paste it into your file as a new layout. Discounts available for folks upgrading from an older version of DayBack.