About iDatabase for Mac
iDatabase for Mac is a database manager from Apimac. This application offers the most natural and easy way to organize all the information and data of your work and your life.
Organize all the information and data in your busy life
With iDatabase for Mac you can manage membership lists, expenses, projects, keep track of your internet accounts and much more! You can choose from 16 ready to use and easy to personalize database templates to organize any type of information or you can create a totally new database from scratch.
Choose from 16 ready to use database templates which you can personalize to fit your needs. The following templates are included: Accounts; Classes; Computers; Contacts; Customers; Events; Exercise Log; Expenses; Inventory; Movie Catalog; Membership List; Mobile Phones; Notes; Projects; Recipes; To Do; Vehicle Maintenance
Supported fields The types of fields you can create for your data are: Small Text, Large Text, Number, Date, Time, Date and Time, Image, Choose and calculation. You can also use a special field type named Separator Field, to divide a record into distinct visual parts.
Small Text Field Use small text fields to store characters of letters, symbols, and numbers used as text in a single line of text without scrolling bar.
Large Text Field Use large text fields to store characters of letters, symbols, and numbers used as text in a multi line of text with scrolling bar.
Number Field Use number fields to store numbers.
Date Field Use date fields to store dates.
Time Field Use time fields to store time.
Date and Time Fiel Use Dae and Time fields to store a date and time together to reference a fixed point in calendar time.
Image fields Use image fields to store images.
Item Picker Field Use item picker fields to present a list of mutually exclusive choices. Item picker fields are used as a means of selecting one choice from a list of two or many.
Separator Field Use separators to divide a record into distinct visual parts.
Calculation Field Use calculation fields to present the result of a arithmetic operation between number fields content. A calculation field can be a result of addition, multiplication, ratio and subtraction.
Sync/Export/Import and Backup iDatabase for Mac and iDatabase for iPhone can be synchronized via Wi-Fi. iDatabase supports Backup and Restore, Exporting and Importing of databases in .idatabase and .CSV formats (the iPhone version via the service online Dropbox). The .idatabase files preserve the complete content and structure of the database, including pictures.
Support For any product information, please contact our support, we are happy to provide information about our software and technical assistance.
System Requirements of iDatabase for Mac:
Any MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, PowerMac, iBook and PowerBook, running Mac OS X 10.5.8 or newer.
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The Family Pack allows you to install and use one copy of the software on up to five (5) computers at a time as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that household.
1. What’s the most unique, useful feature of iDatabase?
I think that the most unique feature of our software is the ease of use of the application. People usually encounter many difficulties in using a database management system software for personal use and companies are forced to provide training programs for employees who use them for business use. Every aspect of the program was designed to change this and provide all individuals and companies, a database manager software that is easy and natural to use from the first launch. For the first time in the history of database management system software, all users can install on their Mac (and iPhone too) an application of this type which requires no knowledge beyond what everyone already knows.
2. What need were you trying to satisfy with this database manager?
The need for an application of this type is seen everywhere: in homes where individual users need to have an inventory of belongings, need a data list for accounts at various Internet services, or need to keep track of courses at school. Companies have even greater needs for an application like this. There are millions of users who currently are using complicated applications or planned to do more, to perform the tasks that should be easier. We have thought of these people from the first day we started designing this application.
3. What is most interesting to you about developing SW for the Mac platform?
The most beautiful thing in developing applications for Mac are the contact with users themselves, they cooperate with development suggestions, ideas, advice. Every day we receive many suggestions and often following the road that they show us leads us to make better and more useful applications. There is nowhere in the technology field that can be compared to the amazing community of users of Mac OS X and iOS.
4. What features should a prospective buyer look into during a trial of your product?
A user who wants to rapidly learn the potential of iDatabase can open it and just create a new database. Define the fileds of its database to fit their needs, then enter some items and synchronize between Mac and iPhone versions. You’ll see how simple it can be to do. There are many people who use complicated spreadsheets or database managers full of complex options to do the things that iDatabase can do much more easily. Or watch the video above…
5. What’s your favorite Mac app out there from another developer? Why?
There are very many. I believe that’s what distinguishes the Mac world from the others, the ease and beauty of the applications. Among those that come to mind now – Transmit is one of those I value most, the guys at Panic have done a great job hiding to the end user the complications that such kind of software must handle in the background and the best thing is that despite being at a level above the other, they never stop improving it.
6. What features would you like to add to your product that at this time seem improbable/impossible?
One of the most interesting things about this software is that it’s made up of a solid, incredibly powerful engine designed by the talented software Engineer Marco Cassinerio. The application will be easily expandable with new features. The Mac version and the iPhone are perfectly aligned by the great engineering work that is behind the scenes. The program already has a well defined road map with what users have asked us for, and we will surprise users with features that appear for the first time on a program of this type. We also are designing an incredible iPad version that will be fully synchronizable with the version for iPhone/iPod touch and the Mac version.
7. What would you like a user to ask you?
The question some users have asked is: “Since the databases are so easy to use, can they really do much?” The fact that we were asked this question means that we hit the goal: to create from scratch a software, hiding its power at the beginning and gradually when the user uses it, ready to take on new tasks.
8. What are the answers to some common questions people have about your app before they buy?
One of the most frequently asked questions concerns the security of the data. Of course one of our main concerns was to ensure safety to user data. The application for both iPhone and Mac can be password protected to prevent unauthorized use. We have also created a robust backup, synchronization and export system. Just what people have asked us for.
Bio, and info about the company
Ivan Gobbo has a degree in psychology at the University of Padova (Italy), then achieved a two-year post university Master’s of the Center for Strategic Therapy of Arezzo and Mental Research Institute of Palo Alto. Currently he holds the position of CEO at Apimac, a company founded in 1996 dedicated to Mac OS X and iOS software. People at Apimac aim to put into users hands applications which they can use in a way they do things every day. This is the result of software design that employs a scientific approach derived from ethnography. It is completely different from the classic reductionist approach which attempts to identify the basic behavior of the human being in his interaction with the environment (a thing which often diverts software designers from the end user’s needs). At Apimac we study the everyday habits of computer users and we analyze what really happens when people use their Macs and devices.