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Organise is a database app for small businesses.

If you have a Mac and a small business, then this small-but-powerful database application will keep track of your orders, stock, customer details, and 'to do' list, and has some basic invoice and accounting functionality. My ethos is to keep things as uncomplicated and quick to use as possible, leaving you free to run your business with all information at your fingertips.

Organise is small, self-contained, and standalone. It doesn't require you to buy, licence, or install any other database application.

What's New

Version 7.4.4:
  • Fixes minor problem with collation in reports


  • OS X 10.5 or later

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Version 5.1.3 Lite
amalgamated inc Member IconComment+23
amalgamated inc

looks great but i don't see any way to import data (?) pretty key for dbase app.

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Version 2.2.1
Peacockmedia (Developer)

Since version 5.1.4, I'm happy to say that Organise Pro has an import feature. The manual describes how to prepare and map the data.

Peacockmedia (Developer)

I'd like to add further information to this - since version 7.2.2 Organise can import regular information from internet payment handlers such as Paypal and Squarespace - Organise can take their csvs directly and create appropriate orders, contacts and payments.

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it would seem to me that larger databases would run dog slow because it's just a file.

mysql is a free database and most webhosts give you a free database. it is easy to back up, easy to transfer, in general easier to maintain and upgrade than an xml formated file. it seems like this would be a nice solution for only the smallest of small businesses, otherwise is too simplistic and will end up being a real headache if you need to move to something else later on.

my advice, research all your options carefully.

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Version 1.4
Peacockmedia (Developer)

There are a large number of business tools built for Filemaker, and this is what I had in mind when I made my comments about 'applications' built to run on a proprietary database, and to be honest those tools would probably be more suitable for anyone looking for a multi-user envronment and wanting to building up a massive database.

I'm all for open and free systems such as mysql and anyone with the technical knowledge and time to build their own custom database would do well to look at that option.

Organise is aimed at those who wish to download a small, inexpensive application, double-click the applications icon and start working.

I'd dispute that Organise is slowed up by its choice of file format. What is a mysql database if not a file on a hard drive? When you're using Organise, your data is stored in memory - file operations only occur when changes need to be saved, which incidentally is handled by another thread. I suggest that these principles are exactly the same when using sql.

Note that all of the data (other than attachments which are not stored in the database file) is plain text which takes up a negligable amount of memory / hard drive space. Even if a user manages to get their data into megabytes rather than kilobytes, a meg is still nothing in today's terms.

I'm going to be absolutely honest and say that if scrolling through very long lists gets sluggish (which none of my registered users has reported) then it's more likely to be down to my sort routines or the fact that I've used Java-Cocoa rather than Obj-C. Version 2 is already underway which is a complete rewrite in Obj-C. (I should point out to anyone interested in registering, that a licence key will be good for all future versions regardless of price increases!)

To answer your last point, migrating data to a different system - you'll see that all tables can be exported to csv. In my experience, importing data into tabes in a proprietary database from a csv file is a piece of cake.

Thank you for your points. I welcome the chance to discuss these things.

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Version 5.6.2 Pro
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Downloads 23,940
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License Demo
Date 22 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $57.15
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