Microsoft Office 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 Claris FileMaker (Paid), Airtable (Freemium), Symphytum (Free, Open Source) and Apache OpenOffice Base (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 6, 2021

    1. 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...
      LibreOffice - Base vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
      Some users think LibreOffice - Base is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      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

      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

      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 about 3 years ago

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

    2. 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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      Most users think Claris FileMaker is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.

    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.
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    4. 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.


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      Symphytum vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
      Some users think Symphytum is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      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

      Missing lot functionalities
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      It doesn't open Access DB files to convert
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

    5. Database management solution from OpenOffice.
      Most users think Apache OpenOffice Base is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Linux
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      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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      Some users think VFront is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
    6. Steward is a personal database for organizing everything. It's easy to use.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
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      • 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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    7. Matrify is the middle way between spreadsheets and industry-specific software. Use Matrify to work on tables and lists with your team, e. g.
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      Matrify vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
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      It is not a desktop product and does not have similar features to MS-Access.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

    8. Are you looking for a simple, but flexible accounting software, capable of maintaining a database with a convenient representation and formation of documents?
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      Runabase vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
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      Very light and easy creation of databases.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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