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Microsoft Access Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Access for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows 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 Team Collaboration Tools. 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

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    73 alternatives to LibreOffice - Base 

    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...

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    1.  PortableLibreOffice - Base can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Base can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Ad-freeLibreOffice - Base doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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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 icon

    DBeaver

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Eclipse
    • Java
    145 alternatives to DBeaver 

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

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    1.  AutocompletionDBeaver can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Dark ModeDBeaver supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    3.  Built-in viewerDBeaver shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    4.  PortableDBeaver can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Airtable

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    129 alternatives to Airtable 

    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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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Airtable simultaneously.
    2.  Kanban BoardAirtable allows you to organize your workflow by moving cards with drag-and-drop functionality between multiple columns.
    3.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Airtable using IFTTT.
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  4. Claris FileMaker icon

    Claris FileMaker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    87 alternatives to Claris FileMaker 

    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.
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    Grist

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    14 alternatives to Grist 

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

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    My Visual Database

    • Windows
    50 alternatives to My Visual Database 

    A simple development environment databases, without the help of specialists and programming skills, you will create a Windows application databases. It can be as simple telephone directory and accounting system in your business.

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    1.  Support for scriptingMy Visual Database supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    2.  WYSIWYG SupportMy Visual Database integrates a WYSIWYG editor to edit the look and content of a document, page, or file.
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    My Visual Database is simplest.

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    Like Access but easy to use

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    DbGate

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    • Online
    143 alternatives to DbGate 

    DbGate is cross-platform database manager. Simple and effective, allowing to work with many various databases simultaneously - SQL and NoSQL.

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    1.  AutocompletionDbGate can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    2.  Ad-freeDbGate doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Kexi

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    • Linux
    26 alternatives to Kexi 

    Kexi is considered as a long awaited Open Source competitor for Microsoft Access, Filemaker and Oracle Forms.

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    Crashes often, lacks much of the same functionality

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    Symphytum

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    36 alternatives to Symphytum 

    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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    1.  Import CSV DataSymphytum can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    2.  PortableSymphytum can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    The GitHub repository is archived, no longer maintained.

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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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  10. Apache OpenOffice Base icon

    Apache OpenOffice Base

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    36 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Base 

    Base, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, offers help to users new to database design (or just new to Base) to create Tables, Queries, Forms and Reports, along with a set of predefined table definitions for tracking Assets, Customers, Sales Orders...

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