Open Source Microsoft Office Access Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Microsoft Office Access is LibreOffice - Base, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Office Access and 14 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Microsoft Office Access are Symphytum (Free, Open Source), Kexi (Free, Open Source), Apache OpenOffice Base (Free, Open Source) and VFront (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 31, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Online
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Android
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • PHP
    • Amazon Web Services
    • PortableApps.com

    Features

    • Database Management
    • Spreadsheets
    • Web-Based
    • Portable
    • Rad
    • Project management
    • REST API
    • Reporting
    • Task Management
    • Customizable
    • Form builder
    • Real time collaboration
    • Multiple languages
    • Data-management
    • CRM
    • Relational database
    • Team Collaboration
    • Web-Database
    • Web Forms
    • IDE

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    • Open-source database front-end similar to Microsoft Access with extensive database engine support. View 62 alternatives to LibreOffice - Base
      Some users think LibreOffice - Base is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      LibreOffice - Base vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      LibreOffice is the most popular office suite on Linux and the open source community. It's completely free and open source, while the latest version of Microsoft Access requires a subscription. Based on OpenOffice Base, LibreOffice Base is a popular alternative to Access.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

      1
      Is a good alternative; even better because it uses common and more powerful databases like mysql or postgres
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      -6
      Libre Office is far from MS Access. You may connect to db servers, yes, but it's not possible to design and present a well structured user interface like an commercial application, and also, the programming language, and the interface aren't enough developed to achive the strenght and the power of MS Access. (I'm a OS Lover, but I'm sorry, Access is enough one of the mosts powerful user database, which any developer may deploy wide and very strong applications.)
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

      19
      Microsoft Access is for Small businesses looking to create a database without a server. Base just can't compete with that function; it's more of a glorified spreadsheet.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      5
      LO Base does lack huge amount of user-friendly functionality which MS Access has. It is more like a LO-Writer based front-end. Very much (and very much common) tasks can only be done by including macro-code, so you have to be quite skilled in programming Base. For that it's not a good alternative to MS Access, except you just want to do simple tasks. For any more complicated tasks it's just very time-consuming.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

      14
    • Symphytum is a personal database software for everyone who desires to manage and organize data in an easy and intuitive way, without having to study complex database languages and software user interfaces. View 29 alternatives to Symphytum
      Some users think Symphytum is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Symphytum vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is a good portable software for simple table create, data entry. It is better if it can provide more on query for different field.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      Missing lot functionalities
      Negative comment 10 months ago

      0
      It doesn't open Access DB files to convert
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -3


    • Kexi is considered as a long awaited Open Source competitor for Microsoft Access, Filemaker and Oracle Forms. View 27 alternatives to Kexi
      Some users think Kexi is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Kexi vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Crashes often, lacks much of the same functionality
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

      3
    • Database management solution from OpenOffice. View 31 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Base
      Most users think Apache OpenOffice Base is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • VFront is a dynamic front-end for MySQL or PostgreSQL databases written in PHP and Javascript. View 70 alternatives to VFront
      Some users think VFront is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online


    • Low-code, open-source RAD development tool for creating web-based database applications. View 24 alternatives to nuBuilder Forte
      Almost everyone thinks nuBuilder Forte is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      nuBuilder Forte vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      StevenCopley nuBuilder Forte is a great alternative to Microsoft Access. It is open-source, web-based and has similar features like... - A Form Builder with the ability to "drag and drop" Objects. - A Report Builder with the ability to "drag and drop" Objects. - SQL Builder. - Format Builder for dates and numbers. And just like Access, a whole application can be backed up by copying 1 file.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      5
      Is not a desktop all-in-one database product. Must be used online and can't be used offline.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      -2
    • Database web apps builder. View 13 alternatives to Tiki Trackers
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Tiki Trackers vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      fabiomontefuscolo It is an opensource solution to Microsoft Access. You can model, store, retrieve and plot your data in many ways, making possible to build valuable knowledge.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      1
    • nuBuilder is a web-based database application platform. nuBuilder can be used to make a variety of applications such as accounting or CRM systems. Any system that requires a database to store information. View 43 alternatives to nuBuilder
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • Grist is a first-class spreadsheet interface to a sqlite database with a python data engine. View 7 alternatives to Grist
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Turn any MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, SQLite & MariaDB into a smart-spreadsheet. View 96 alternatives to NocoDB
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