Database SW???

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

  1. neonart macrumors 65816


    Sep 4, 2002
    Near a Mac since 1993.
    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


    Feb 13, 2002
    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
  3. csubear macrumors 6502a


    Aug 22, 2003
    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


    Feb 4, 2003
    New HAMpshire
    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

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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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