Easy to use

Enter reservations and manage customer history with this plain, but functional program.

iMagic Restaurant Reservation aims to save trees by letting you manage reservations on a computer and, in the process, lets you keep track of regular customers. For such a high price tag, we weren't that impressed by its design and brief trial period; however, it gets the job done.

The user interface is pretty plain, but it's intuitive and easy to navigate even without the Help feature. Should you need it, it also contains helpful tutorials and tips for getting started and pinpointing any issues you might have. Command buttons for viewing and making reservations line the top of the window, along with buttons for viewing customer history and reports. We were able to jump right in and quickly create a new reservation. It was simply a matter of clicking the Make Reservation button and inputting all the required information, including name, time of reservation, and duration. There are also fields for entering the customer's address, phone, e-mail, and business information. It's not required, but will certainly come in handy for taking advantage of the customer history and report features. Our reservation immediately appeared in the program's main screen. Using the buttons at the bottom of the window, we were able to edit the entry, change the status (arrived, departed, seated, at bar, etc.), and even add a message.

Though we would have liked to have seen a longer trial period than the 10 uses offered, we were still able to get a grip on the program's functions and navigation. If you're looking for a way to enter and manage reservations, this is a good tool to have on-hand.

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