Database SW???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by neonart, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. neonart macrumors 65816

    neonart

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    #1
    A friend of mine got a Mac and asked me the following question:


    Could you suggest software for the mac that would

    1) create and manage a data base
    2) use the data base for mailmerge.


    Your suggestions are highly appreciated as I don't use this type of software.
     
  2. Vector macrumors 6502a

    Vector

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    The main database program for macs is filemaker which is made by a company owned by apple. I have only used it once so i cannot tell you much about it. If he got a new mac, then there will be a trial version of the app in the Applications/Installers folder, or he can download a trial at http://www.filemaker.com.
     
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a

    csubear

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    not sure what mail merge is but there is always mysql (cheap, as in free), or firebird (again cheap, as in free).
     
  4. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    Filemaker IS the way to go. By far the best one out there for the Mac and is made for windows as well as Mac. Very reliable and quick.

    I think Word will do a mail merge but how it works and where it can get the data from I don't know.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    On the inexpensive side of Apple's software choices, the AppleWorks suite includes a database component that's minimal but functional. I use it for mailing lists and mailmerge into the AppleWorks word processor.
     

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