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.
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.
Upgrading from an older version of DayBack? Find discounts and instructions here: Upgrading to the New DayBack for FileMaker 19.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chart progress against your goals over time, balance your workload, and quickly see patterns that are invisible in traditional reports.
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.
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.
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.
And almost every work in the interface can be translated into your business vocabulary.
It’s important to choose hackable tools.
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.
Focus on just the events that matter, then save your filtered views as bookmarks. Employ comparison operators and logic to refine your filters.
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.
Calendars tell stories. Bookmarks your filtered view s to easily check in on the stories you’re telling about your work.
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. Discouts available for folks upgrading from an older version of DayBack.