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Tracking gigs on a Palm?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by Monte, Nov 28, 2001.


  1. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Do any of you use your Palm Pilot to track your music expenses, mileage, and
    how much you got paid for each gig? I just got a Palm, and I love the
    Expense section for keeping track of mileage, repairs, money spent for
    lessons, strings, etc., but I'm finding it hard to find a place to notate
    money made. The freeware programs I've found are all based on hourly, not
    per job. I want something that works like the Expenses, where you can
    download it to an Excel spreadsheet that you can print out at tax time. Any
    advice?

    Monte
     
  2. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I don't own a palm but what's to keep you from creating an expense category called say "payments" and entering the amounts in that category?
     
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Get a PocketPC and use and an Excel spreadsheet :)
     
  4. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Doh!! That's way too easy, and that syncs to Excel. Why didn't I think of that! Thanks for the help.

    Monte
     
  5. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Another really nice program for the palm is PocketQuicken. If you use Quicken on your PC, you can use PQ to let you enter transactions on the palm and sync to Quicken. Very very nice.

    -dh
     
  6. dhosek:

    Does Quicken automatically import PQ data into Quicken? If so, that progam will be on my Palm very, very soon.

    I am a huge fan of using the Palm for tracking music-related stuff! I can definitively take or decline gigs without worry of double-booking, I never lose phone numbers or venue addresses, etc. Very worthwhile.
     
  7. Monte

    Monte

    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    I'm with you there. I'm kicking myself for not doing it earlier. An added bonus is that my daytimer looked like #%&*(@# because every musician I know changes addresses, cell #'s, etc. with regularity. In one week it has paid for itself as I've gotten lots of calls for Christmas gigs and I can quickly see what I'm booked for, make a to do list to remind myself of contracts I need to mail, put in directions, this thing is great.

    As a side note, if anyone is looking for a palm, I highly recommend a guy who sells them on E-bay with the user ID stevesel . I'm very wary of buying stuff on E-Bay so I watched him for about a month and he had great feedback. He throws in lots of extra goodies (screen protecter, cd full of freeware, etc) and is great at answering questions. I got my Palm IIIx with memory expanded to 8mb for $107.

    Monte
     
  8. dhosek

    dhosek

    May 25, 2000
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yep. It's pretty much a one-way transfer: You enter transactions into PQ and then at sync it gets put into an update queue for Quicken and when you next start Quicken, it will import your transactions. Very nice.

    In the opposite direction, all it does is send the current balance-according to quicken for your bank, credit and cash accounts. I've assigned it the "todo" button on my palm.

    -dh (who's kind of wishing he could come up with a valid excuse to dump his Vx for a 505).