Database program for science project?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by twitter, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. twitter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    The Project contains 430 different parts
    that will be tested and over time there will be about 100-150 pictures
    taken for every part.

    I am looking for a software that helps to keep
    an overview of files and the content of many many different
    - excel files/ converted into numbers
    - notes taken
    - and even more pictures
    - a timeline with connection to data and pictures would be good too

    Data from the excel files needs to be connected to notes and pictures.

    I checked out Bento but to have 430 projects in Bento seems a bit to much.
    Also looked at Filemaker pro.. not sure if this will work and its crazy expensive.

    Do you guys know of any solution that would help to organize all this stuff, online solution would be good to but then I get problems with the amount of pictures and storage.

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
  3. twitter thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    i found this recent thread on my search Before i posted a new one because it did not apply to my question.

    i dont want to have a application for just managing notes
    it should do much more specific files and many pictures
    i checked out filemaker it works not to bad but as it looks like you cant really
    check content of files inside the program
  4. Handsome12 macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2010

    Filemaker Pro is a good database development program. It can run on Mac and Windows and can create runtime so you can compile applications and deploy it to multiple machine without a need for a copy of filemaker.

    There is a free trial period for that...
    Filemaker has big online community so you can ask questions about different topics.

    Good site forum for Filemaker Pro developement.
  5. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007

    I'd try the web app "TeamDesk." It's cloud-based, easy to use, and can do timelines, photos, etc.
  6. twitter thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2007
    it looks decent although $49 / month is not cheap ;)
    i might try it for the 14days free and see from there

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