HanDBase Database Manager
- #: 8887
- Price: $9.99 In Apple Store
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: 2016-09-27
- Current Version: 4.9.073
- Size: 3.80 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: DDH Software, Inc
- Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
- © 1998-2009 by DDH Software, Inc
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Powerful relational database manager for mobile devices.
Shopping Lists, DVD Collections, Passwords, Prayer Lists, To Dos, Workouts, Recipes, Checkbook, Weight Loss, Auto Mileage
Inventory, Surveys, Directories, Time/Billing
CRM, Deliveries, Estimates
Patient Lists, Billing Codes, Charge Capture
Create and Edit Databases right on your iPhone
19 different field types
Relational- link between different database tables
Sorting, Filtering, and Customized Views
Field level Encryption
Desktop Connect- connect via web browser and load/save databases, import/export
Integration w/ HanDBase Gallery-download over 2000 templates
Support for photos/camera/gps/barcode scanning
Custom Forms Designer available via in-app Purchase
"HanDBase for iPhone is a very powerful and customizable database. There's really no competition to HanDBase, and given their long history and track record in the handheld world, HanDBase will be adopted quickly in businesses where custom databases are needed. At [Price], this app is a bargain." TUAW.com review
"If you’re sick of buying [...] iPhone/Touch applications that don’t live up to their hype – then you should look at HanDBase" GearDiary.com review
We are a world leader in the mobile database space and have compatible solutions (sold separately) for desktops, synchronization to programs like Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Filemaker, and most ODBC enabled apps. See our web site for more details and options.
Please Note: The HanDBase database format does not support Unicode, so while English and most European languages are supported, other languages are not.
What's New in Version 4.9.073
Fixed issue with Form Save to PDF when form was larger than the visible phone screen.
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Rated 4/5 based on 3 customer reviews.
What you can expect with this program
I normally don't take the time to review app's, but this one is unique. I work as an engineer in field support of a heavy industry, and run a business on the side. I live and die by tracking data and accessing reference material. I've used HandBase since its infancy on an old beater Palm, through a series of Sony Clie's, and now the iphone. For a relational data base, this product is almost limitless in how it can manage, create, and process information. The only limitation is your imagination. Anyone that's developed and used Microsoft's Access understands the complexity and power of relational databases, and more importantly understands the learning curve... particularly when it's your design. I have 12 independent databases tied together in a home database, and for record entry and exporting monthly reports, it works flawlessly. That's only for my side business. I have several other databases for track projects and inventories in my regular job. It's not as intuitive as a video game, but if it were, it would just be another run-of-the-mill app.
A few years back (eight or ten maybe, I fergit) they developed a support program for the database to modify the screen appearance, called forms. It allowed for phenomenal use of screen real estate, particularly in the parent (home) database. It also was effective demonstrating the speed and accuracy of record keeping for my clients when I was soliciting new accounts, since my industry carries a heavy liability for shoddy record keeping. When I switched everything over to my iphone, my only disappointment was the inefficient use of screen real estate for the human interface aspect of the data bases. I wasn't real happy about that, but it was something I could live with with such a powerful seamless program.
This is the interesting part; having developed a massive PDF library on my ipad for technical support that I live and die by accessing and organizing, I checked on HanDBase's app's for iPads & iPhones and possible upgrades. I was most pleased to see the imminent release of Forms support on their product. This puts HanDBase at the level of my PDF program; iAnnotate, which is another fantastic program for information management. It's not cheap either.
HandBase is a program you grow into, as you discover what it's capable of, and what I highly recommend is investing the time and effort to do that. The bonus is the commitment of the developer to continually listen to the end-users, and refine his program to both needs of users & technological advances to make it more efficient and effective with each new generation. There has always been great product support in forums and message boards for working through design challenges, and if you need a program LIKE this, I haven't found one better for a handheld device. This program does not stay static and continually improves. That makes the time commitment to learn and develop it for personal application worthwhile. It's not a cheesy two dollar application.
I don't work for these guys or even get involved on the boards about their product. I'm just a guy that tries to get stuff done, and this program does it. I rely on reviews when I'm surveying things that might help me in the APP store, and the time it took for this review is simply a payback for all the reviews I used in the past, as well as a thank you to the developer of HanDBase, for developing, and continuing to develop a fine program.
Worth the money!
I run my business on this app, and it gets the job done! The support is A-1, too! Updates and bug fixes are dispatched promptly.
For those (as myself) who have left/are leaving Smartlist To Go behind with their old Palm, this app is an entirely suitable replacement. Very satisfied!
Ok, but quirky.
Dennis Matthew Dewey write:
This does not feel like a native iPhone app. The interface is god awful. The folders look especially bad. The transition animation between records doesn't make sense. Why would you have it flip over to the next record? Why not a slide animation?
It is difficult to set up new databases from scratch especially using the Link, Linked, and Relationship field types. The main reason to purchase a relational database for me was the ability to link and relate to other databases. Also, I used the external field to link to a picture and it took it upon itself to use a completely unrelated field to store the filename. When I deleted the filename from my record, the linked photo disappeared. Furthermore, why isn't "link a picture" and "take a picture" in the same field type? You can't just link a picture and then have a popup asking if you want to choose from the library or take a photo. It is really problematic and needs some attention.
I've worked with relational databases (Access, Filemaker, Mysql) for at least 10 years so I am more than familiar with the fundamentals of setting them up. This developer obviously does not focus on one platform so it is understandable that there might be issues with translation or not having enough resources to focus on iOS.
I'm going back to Tapforms until I can get these problems fixed. It isn't relational but it is much more intuitive and elegantly designed.
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