Database App for iPad AND Mac OS-X

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Lightning Bolt, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Lightning Bolt macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2013
    Windy City Suburb
    I am looking for recommendations for a database app for my iPad and Mac.

    I'm currently trying Tap Forms but I'm wondering if there's anything better?

    Way back several years ago I used FileMaker Pro 5.0

    I no longer want to spend $$$ for a database program. I also would like to have the OS-X version synced with my iPad on iOS7 if possible.

    Does anyone have a good recommendation?

  2. Indydenny macrumors 6502


    Jan 5, 2002
    Lots of Us

    I think that there are lots of us looking for the same thing. It seems to be the missing app for iPads.

    Bento did not work with iCloud and has been discontinued.

    I have Tap Forms and like it, but it doesn't sync well for me and I have lost data.

    The new Filemaker and Filemaker Go are getting rave reviews, but like you, I don't want to pay for the upgrades.

    Right now, I'm using Evernote for some database situations, because it syncs well, but it isn't really a database.

    Hope someone else comes up with some ideas! :)
  3. Lightning Bolt thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2013
    Windy City Suburb
    Thanks Denny.

    The fact that you've lost data with Tap Forms makes me nervous to rely on it.

    My last version of FileMaker is actually 6.

    Oh well. Hopefully someone will develop a "light" version of FileMaker.
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    It's called FileMaker 13. It has been available for several months now.
  5. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    In what way is FileMaker 13 "lite"? :confused:

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