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

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 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...
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      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  about 4 years ago

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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.)
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment 22 days ago

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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.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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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.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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

      -6
    2. DBeaver - Universal Database Manager and SQL Client. DBeaver is free and open source (GPL) universal database tool for developers and database administrators. Usability is the main goal of this project, program UI is carefully designed and implemented.
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    3. 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.
    4. 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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    5. 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.

      Discontinued

      The GitHub repository is archived, no longer maintained.

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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

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      Missing lot functionalities
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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

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    6. 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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      My Visual Database vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
      Most users think My Visual Database is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.
      Like Access but easy to use
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      DriveStop2 My Visual Database is simplest.
      Positive comment over 6 years ago

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    7. Kexi is considered as a long awaited Open Source competitor for Microsoft Access, Filemaker and Oracle Forms.
      Kexi vs Microsoft Office Access opinions
      Some users think Kexi is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      Crashes often, lacks much of the same functionality
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      3
    8. Database management solution from OpenOffice.
      Most users think Apache OpenOffice Base is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access.
      • 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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      Some users think VFront is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Access, some don't.
      • 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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