- Shows you where and when your friends are flying or are available for "a round of golf, or a back yard BBQ"
- Saves you time before you attempt a call to a friend
- Great for arranging a get together or just a phone call
- Create unlimited lists with unlimited friends on each list
- Updated automatically each month
- A "Must Have" for union committee work
While company apps and products have improved greatly in the last few years, Crewsware's Family Calendar, Who's In Town and Shirt Pocket Schedule remain easier to read with more complete information. Pay Tables and Friends Blocks have proved invaluable tools when contemplating equipment changes, as I can view and assess a large sample of schedules at my seniority over the course of an entire calendar year.
Crewsware's best feature, by far, has been the Pay and Expense Tracker.
It's easy to use, requires about 15 minutes per year of effort, and saves me hundreds of dollars. Crewsware pays for itself many times over with this feature alone.
My experience with your Crewsware product over the last several years has been fantastic.
I started out (like most, I suppose), using your software to help with building the best block of flying that I could hold at my seniority month after month. Let's face it, the Pairing Filter function is a must to allow an individual the ability to plow through the hundreds of possible flights and pairings from month to month and make sense of what's available.
As time went on I started using other functions such as Award Builder to fine-tune my bidding as my relative seniority increased on my equipment. The Pay and Expense Tracker was a God-sent, allowing us to track and then claim for lost pay and expenses that fell through the cracks from month to month.
I personally feel that the best feature that your software offers is that it is continually being improved and expanded upon. It's seems that you're never content with the current version, always looking for customer feedback and ways to fine-tune your product.
A few examples are "My Layover", great ideas here for new things to do while away from home. "Who's in Town" and "Friends Blocks" allow us to connect with buddies and keep in touch. I've even found the "Currency Converter" very helpful recently since the Canadian dollar has been fluctuating as of late against other world currencies.
The best new tool that you offer is the "Position Planner". Here I can take a snap-shot look to see what I could hold on equipment bids, allowing me to make an educated decision as to future moves.
To sum things up, your software is ever-improving and more and more useful every year. It's like opening up my tool-box at home and finding an cool, shiny new tool there and realizing "yes, I can definitely use that !!"
Thanks for not being content with mediocrity and continually striving towards putting the best tools in our hands year after year. I look forward to seeing what you have to offer in the years to come - keep up the great work !!
I have been using the program for a few months now and I have to say I really love it. I haven't worked out all the tools available to me yet but what I am using are amazing. Just used the Hour Calculator to work out what the best way to optimize my bids and to be sure I make no errors. LOVE the Friends Blocks too.
Just a quick note to thank you again for Crewsware. Just when I think that Reportlink may be all I need for now, you guys make Crewsware even better. I LOVE having my Subscribed Calendar sent to my iPod Touch, and having the option of detailed or not-so-detailed info sent.
The eLog is awesome. I keep finding expenses that have been missed and I see that an iPhone app may be coming out. Bring it on!!
And now with Friend's Blocks I can see what all my girlfriends... er... friends... ya, that's it... friends are doing.
When do the Crewsware t-shirts come out? - They're available now, baseball caps as well!
Crewsware is a great help to me. The Family Calendar is fantastic, it's so easy for my family to read and to use. More importantly, Crewsware has improved my flying! Through the Pairing Filters, I can simply and accurately choose my pairings, and when the blocks come out.......no surprises! Of course my favourite application is Friends Blocks. Love it!