There's got to be a better way to do this.
May 7, 2014 8:26 AM Subscribe
What's a good program for creating pseudo-random lists based on a master list?
posted by Gygesringtone to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have several lists of stuff that I need to rotate through and keep track of how long its been since I've done each thing. For example: I teach weekly music classes at preschools, and every week I do 10 songs. I've got a list of lots (say 100+) of kids songs. Right now I keep track of everything in a spreed sheet and include the date of the last time I sang a song, and then create a list of the 10 songs I'm going to do by hand.
I'd like a program that could generate a list of 10 songs (or X whatevers) from the master list and be able to add weight to different factors: how long it's been since I've done the song, how the much the kids like the song, maybe even add tags (like say songs about frogs) and stick songs with the same tag together. Basically like the Itunes shuffle function, but for other things.
Does such a thing exist? If so what is it called, and do you have an recommendations?
If it matters, I've got access to a mac, a pc, and a kindle fire, but would prefer to do this on either the mac or the kindle.