For work, I have to read large quanties of documents and asemble chronologies based around the documents.
I have historically done this in a spreadsheet (first Excel, then I have moved over to Numbers). This is ok, but it strikes me that there must be a better way to achieve this, and I’d be grateful for any suggestions from the hive mind of MPU.
What I’m looking for:
- Presents as a table, as opposed to a visual timeline.
- Something that allows “approximate” dates to be included, e.g. “March 2020”.
- Allows for data entry using a form, which later presents in a table.
- Ideally, the cross-pollination of records to other parts of the database. For example, I enter a fact in the chronology such as “Dr Smith speaks to patient on the ward”, I can then tag Dr Smith, and a list of all references to him populates elsewhere in the database.
I would be grateful for any suggestions you might have!
Thanks very much indeed for reading.