Do you need to create and manage a database for your professional activity, for your first website or for any other activity but you don't have the slightest idea of which program to use to do it? No problem! I can help you out. With today's tutorial it is in fact my intention to show you those that I believe can be considered as the best database programs currently in circulation, both for Windows that for MacOS other than Linux.
There are really programs for database for all tastes. Some are reserved for purely professional use, while others can be exploited by everyone and for the most diverse needs. Many of the software I am about to offer you are also completely free while others are paid but, in most cases, can be used at no cost for a trial period, fear not.
Then? How about banning the chatter and taking the real action? Yes? Great! So let's not waste any further precious time and immediately start discovering the tools in question together. I am sure that in the end you will be able to find the resource that you think will do the most for you and that if necessary you will also be ready and willing to dispense useful tips on database programs to your friends willing to receive some similar advice. Let it bet?
The first of the database programs I want to suggest you turn to is LibreOffice. It is a free and open source productivity suite considered by many to be the best free alternative to Microsoft Office. Includes a program for creating and managing databases
Overall it manages to offer a good range of advanced features even if in some operations it is less user-fiendly than the Microsoft counterpart but in the freeware field it is not easy to find better. Its interface is also fully translated into Italian.
LibreOffice is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. To immediately download the suite to your computer click here.
OpenOffice (Windows / MacOS / Linux)
OpenOffice is another open source productivity suite, the one from which the aforementioned LibreOffice originates. It is free to download and use and is another great no-cost alternative to Microsoft Office.
It includes an application, called Base, thanks to which it is possible to create and manage databases. Its use is intended for both domestic users and real professionals capable of creating database applications using tables, queries, forms and reports.
OpenOffice is compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux. To immediately download the suite to your computer click here.
Microsoft Office (Windows/macOS)
Microsoft Office, the famous work suite developed by the Redmond company, includes many programs, including Microsoft Access, a very easy to use application that allows you to create and manage relational databases (DBMS). It is one of the most used solutions by companies for managing inventory and personnel data, it includes many advanced functions dedicated to the creation of macros and expressions.
The software is paid but is available in a free trial version that allows you to test all its functions for a limited period of time (if you remember correctly, I told you about it in my guide on how to download Office for free).
Microsoft Office is available for both Windows and macOS. To immediately download the suite on your computer (and possibly also to purchase it) click here.
FileMaker Pro (Windows / MacOS)
After Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro is one of the most widely used database programs in the commercial field. It is a complete solution that allows you to create, manage and share various types of databases on the network.
It has a very accurate user interface, completely in Italian, and can be used even by beginners without excessive problems. As easily understood by the name itself, the software is for a fee but is available in a free trial version that allows you to test all its functions for a limited time.
FileMaker Pro is available for both Windows and macOS. To download the software immediately (and possibly also to purchase it) click here.
Glom (Windows / Linux)
glom is another database program that I think you need to take seriously. It is a free and open source product that allows you to create database projects with good simplicity and without the need for programming knowledge.
The software offers a good combination of a friendly graphical interface and a powerful relational backend. Its main features include the ability to search, create relationships, insert related fields, calculated fields and much more.
Glom is compatible with Windows and Linux. To immediately download the software to your computer click here.
Axisbase is a free database program designed for small and medium-sized businesses that need to efficiently manage information related to sales, orders, inventory, and more. It includes many of the functions present in Microsoft Access and other similar software and in addition it offers the possibility to manage databases for MySQL or Microsoft SQL servers.
Its user interface is quite accurate and easy to use, even if it has not yet been translated into the Italian language. Just a few uses are enough to fully become familiar with its commands.
Axibase is only available for Windows. To immediately download the software to your computer click here.
Ninox Database (macOS)
Do you use a Mac and the database programs that I have already proposed to you have not been able to satisfy your needs? Then I can not help but advise you to contact commercial software Ninox Database... try it and you will see that you will not regret it!
It is an application that allows you to create databases by customizing the archives in various ways, specifying various fields and tables. Using the application turns out to be extremely simple. You can take advantage of formulas, aggregate data from multiple fields, import and export archives and synchronize them with other Macs.
Ninox Database is only available for macOS. To immediately purchase and download the software to your computer click here.
Records is another among the database programs that I want to tell you and that you should seriously consider if you use a Mac. It is in fact an extremely simple commercial application to use, with a well-finished and highly intuitive user interface thanks to the you can create and manage databases from your computer.
It allows you to customize the layout and design of the databases created, offers more than 30 ready-to-use templates that allow you to start using the software instantly, allows you to import, export and archive data in CVS / TSV format and much more yet.
Records is only available for macOS. To immediately purchase and download the software to your computer click here.
Kexi instead it is a database program that allows you to create data schemas, perform queries and process data. The software is part of the KDE and Calligra suites.
It is a valid open source alternative to programs like Microsoft Access able to fully satisfy the needs of those looking for a tool for RAD (Rapid Application Development) rich in features but not expensive and able to work with open standards .
Kexi is currently only available for Linux. To immediately download the software to your computer click here.
Haven't the database programs that I already suggested attracted your attention in a particular way because you don't want to or can't install new programs on your computer? Then take a look at Viravis and you will see that you will not regret it. It is in fact a Web tool that allows you to create online database applications even for those who have no knowledge in programming.
It is available in a free version or with pay subscription plans and is characterized by a very easy to use user interface that allows authoring in visual mode (even if only in English). It supports drag-and-drop, permission creation, and 360-degree database application management. It is ideal for all IT developers and professionals who need a no-nonsense and dynamic solution.
Vivaris can be used from any operating system and any browser. To connect to the main web page of the tool click here.