iDatabase – Help for Mac
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I purchased iDatabase some time ago, and now I see that there is an upgrade. There is a way to have the upgrade for free, or should I pay?
The upgrade is free for all current users so just go to our Downloads page and download the current version.
Things to know
Check boxes and other fields are not displayed in the iPhone app
The new fields of the Mac version: Password, Checkbox, Web Link and Email are not currently supported by the iPhone version of the app. We are working to support them in the next release.
At this time the printing features of the application are limited to print one record at time, we plan to implement more possibilities in the next releases. For printing in Card view keep in mind that the model of the printing feature is WYSIWYG, this mean that the size of the printed elements in the page are proportional of the size of the window of the application: increase the window size to have smaller printed elements and decrease the window size to have larger printed elements. To date there is not way to print in one page the Table view.
iDatabase has a strong basic search feature but at this time don’t support filtering. We are working to offer more flexible searching features in future versions.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
What type of fields can be created?
The type of field you can create for your data are: Small Text, Large Text, Number, Date, Time, Date and Time, Image, Item Picker, Password, Checkbox, Web Link, Email and Calculation. You can also use a special field type named Separator Field, to divide a record into distinct visual parts.
How I sync data between Mac and iPhone?
Ensure that iDatabase is open on your iPhone and on your Mac and that your Mac and your iPhone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network supporting Bonjour, then click on the Sync icon of the toolbar of the Mac application and follow the messages presented on the screen of the Mac and iPhone.
Which Export/Import and Backup feature support iDatabase?
iDatabase supports Backup and Restore, Exporting and Importing of databases in .idatabase and .CSV formats. The .idatabase files preserve the complete content and structure of the database, including pictures.
What are the limitations of the unregistered version for Mac?
The appliaction for Mac is shareware, you can freely use it for a trial period of 30 days. During this trial period, the application is fully functional but a reminder dialog is shown at every application launch. The 30 days trial starts from the first application launch and cannot be extended. To remove this limits, register your copy of the application.
Does iDatabase provide high security options for the sensitive database?
The short answer is no, the app don’t provide any encryption of data. A privacy feature allows you to protect the app with a password. If this option is selected, a password dialog box will be displayed when iDatabase opens.
Can iDatabase handle large databases?
Technically there is no limit to the amount of data that can be managed. But keep in mind that the devices (mainly mobile) may have memory or other limitations that make it impossible or ineffective the handling of large databases.
Can iDatabase import Appleworks databases?
iDatabase can import data from text files, including comma-separated value, semicolon-separated value as well as tab-delimited.
- Apple Works can export text files using the ’ASCII’ option.
- The extension of the exported file needs to be changed to .csv in order to be visible to iDatabase.
To obtain the desired result you must adjust the importing settings of iDatabase in the Import Window. This is facilitated by a live preview.
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