Microsoft Office Access Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Office Access is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small LibreOffice - Base iconLibreOffice - 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 many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Office Access are Small Symphytum iconSymphytum (Free, Open Source), Small Kexi iconKexi (Free, Open Source), Small Apache OpenOffice Base iconApache OpenOffice Base (Free, Open Source) and Small VFront iconVFront (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 3, 2020

    • Open-source database front-end similar to Microsoft Access with extensive database engine support. View 61 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

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

      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  about 3 years ago

      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

      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

    • 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 28 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 about 1 year ago

      Missing lot functionalities
      Negative comment 9 months ago

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



    • 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

    • 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


    • Matrify is the middle way between spreadsheets and industry-specific software. Use Matrify to work on tables and lists with your team, e. g. View 54 alternatives to Matrify
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Matrify vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is not a desktop product and does not have similar features to MS-Access.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    • Simple, powerful and flexible tool for creating databases and accounting programs. NoSQL / No programming skills required. View 20 alternatives to Runabase
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      Runabase vs Microsoft Office Access
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Very light and easy creation of databases.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

    • 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
    • Oracle Application Express (Oracle APEX) is a rapid web application development tool for the Oracle database. View 30 alternatives to Oracle APEX
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Grist is a first-class spreadsheet interface to a sqlite database with a python data engine. View 6 alternatives to Grist
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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