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Microsoft Access Alternatives for Mac

Microsoft Office Access is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative 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 many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Microsoft Office Access are DBeaver, Airtable, Claris FileMaker and Grist.

Microsoft Office Access alternatives are mainly Database Managers but may also be Spreadsheet Apps or Kanban Boards. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Access.
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  1. LibreOffice - Base icon

    LibreOffice - Base

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com

    Base is a full-featured desktop database front end, designed to meet the needs of a broad array of users, for all kinds of usages, such as keeping track of collections of objects,maintaining customer information databases,maintaining student grade and curriculum...

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Base can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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    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.)

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    I have used this product in the past, and there are really no templates, or the templates are from the community and that is just not good enough.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Is a good alternative; even better because it uses common and more powerful databases like mysql or postgres

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  2. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeDBeaver supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PortableDBeaver can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Airtable is the easy but powerful organizational tool that works exactly the way you want. It's as fast and flexible as a spreadsheet, but offers a refreshingly clean, modern way to organize and collaborate on everything.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableAirtable is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Airtable simultaneously.
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  4. Claris FileMaker icon

    Claris FileMaker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    FileMaker is a cross-platform relational database application. It integrates a database engine with a graphical user interface and security features, allowing users to modify the database by dragging new elements into layouts, screens, or forms.

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    Grist

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Combine the flexibility of a spreadsheet with the robustness of a database to organize your data, your way.

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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ Import CSV DataSymphytum can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    ⚫︎ PortableSymphytum can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Missing lot functionalities

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    It doesn't open Access DB files to convert

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    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.

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  7. Apache OpenOffice Base icon

    Apache OpenOffice Base

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Database management solution from OpenOffice.

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    DbGate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    Open source database manager for SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB and more.

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    VFront

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    VFront is a dynamic front-end for MySQL or PostgreSQL databases written in PHP and Javascript. With VFront you can create forms for manage your data in AJAX style, different rules and privileges for groups, report in XML,HTML,PDF,statistics and much more.

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    Steward Database

    • Mac

    Steward is a personal database for organizing everything. It's easy to use.

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