iDatabase

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Description of App: 

From the App Store:

A database manager that offers the most natural and easy way to organize information and data. With this database for iPhone and iPod touch, you can manage membership lists, expenses, projects, keep track of your internet accounts and much more! You can choose from 16 ready to use and easy to personalize database templates to organize any type of information or you can create a totally new database from scratch. Imagine it's 19:51 on Valentines day. The book store closes in 9 minutes and you forgot to pick up your girlfriend's present. You lucky dog! You carry a list of her all time favorite authors right there in your pocket! In other situations, you can manage membership lists, expenses, projects, keep track of your internet accounts and more.

TEMPLATES INCLUDEDChoose from 16 ready to use database templates which you can personalize to fit your needs. The following templates are included: Accounts; Classes; Computers; Contacts; Customers; Events; Exercise Log; Expenses; Inventory; Movie Catalog; Membership List; Mobile Phones; Notes; Projects; Recipes; To Do; Vehicle Maintenance.

SUPPORTED FIELDSThe type of field you can create for your data are: Small Text, Large Text, Number, Date, Time, Date and Time, Image, Item Picker and calculation. You can also use a special field type named Separator Field, to divide a record into distinct visual parts.

  • Small Text Field: use small text fields to store characters of letters, symbols, and numbers used as text in a single line of text without scrolling bar.
  • Large Text Field: use large text fields to store characters of letters, symbols, and numbers used as text in a multi line of text with scrolling bar.
  • Number Field: use number fields to store numbers.
  • Date Field: use date fields to store dates.
  • Time Field: use time fields to store time.
  • Date and Time Field: use Dae and Time fields to store a date and time together to reference a fixed point in calendar time.
  • Image fields: use image fields to store images.
  • Choose Field: use item picker fields to present a list of mutually exclusive choices. Item picker fields are used as a means of selecting one choice from a list of two or many.
  • Separator Field: use separators to divide a record into distinct visual parts.
  • Calculation Field: use calculation fields to present the result of a arithmetic operation between number fields content. A calculation field can be a result of addition, multiplication, ratio and subtraction.

SYNC/EXPORT/IMPORT AND BACKUPiDatabase works as a free standing app and can be synchronized via Wi-Fi with iDatatabase for Mac (sold separately). The app supports Backup and Restore, Exporting and Importing of databases in .idatabase and .CSV formats via the service online Dropbox. The .idatabase files preserve the completecontent and structure of the database, including pictures and they can also be used by Mac version of iDatabase.

YOUR DATA IN YOUR POCKETWith iDatabase in your pocket you'll stay on top of your personal information and never end up in the dog house again!

INTERNET CONNECTION NOT REQUIREDThe main features of the app does not require any Internet connection.

SUPPORTFor any product information, please contact our support, we are happy to provide informationabout our software and technical assistance: www.apimac.com/support

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

4.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Accessibility Comments: 

This app is quite accessible. I have not yet tried importing or exporting as I cannot find how to do them, but I only just got this app (it was free today). The 2-finger scrub works for back buttons, and there are the usual cancel/save buttons (left and right, respectively) when editing anything. Sometimes you have to double tap the text next to a button instead of the button itself, and sometimes you have to split tap instead of double tap. Also, re-ordering records (when editing a database) is wonderful: just double tap and hold and move the record where ever you want! VO fully supports this and tells you where the record is, just like editing the Web Rotor in Settings.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

This is a great app. I got it free, but I would be willing to pay 99 cents, especially if I can figure out how to import from CSV. There is an item in the settings for this app that keeps making it crash, but this is not the first app to do this so I am starting to suspect that I am cursed, rather than any problems in any apps. :) Make sure you give a record a name or VO will just say nothing when you move to that record; I am sure it displays as blank on the screen as well. Overall, this is a great app... it even lets you protect it with a 4-digit passcode which you must enter before the app will launch. I am not sure about additional security for your data, though, but don't store any bank records or credit card numbers and you should be fine.