Spreadsheet vs. Database?
January 29, 2012 11:46 AM Subscribe
I've been using a spreadsheet (actually, three or four different spreadsheets....) to keep track of names, contact info, and task completion for a large number of people. Would switching to a database ultimately be easier and less stressful? And if so, what would be the best software for a database newbie to use? Or is there some other perfect solution out there?
posted by kittenmarlowe to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've messed around with Access a bit but not found it terribly intuitive, and I've used Zoho Creator but mostly as a sort of glorified spreadsheet to track what I've read. I'm relatively tech-savvy but not Computer Science/Tech worker savvy.
What I'd REALLY like is something that I can integrate with gmail/e-mail, so that when someone completes a task and emails me about it I could look up the next task matching the right criteria and send an email to them telling them what to do next with a minimum of effort on my part. It seems like something like this should exist, but I haven't stumbled on it if it does. Ultra-ideally I should be able to import my existing spreadsheets into it with a minimum of fuss.
I'm running Windows 7, and would prefer a free/low cost solution. Browser-based or installed-on-the-harddrive are fine.