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Xbase is a database application for OS X. Not only can you easily manage your data but you can also build your own forms, create and print dynamic reports and script it using javascript. It's fully relational and really easy to use.

What's New

Version 1.0.4:
  • This update focuses on the Scripting APIs. It adds a number of new classes and improves existing classes.
  • Added an Alert class.
  • Added a Log class.
  • Added an EmailMessage class.
  • Added Table and Field classes.
  • Added the ability to change the position and size of controls from a script. This can also be done with an animation, by using the new more...


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scrivens Member IconComment+55

I've tried this and the previous release and I'd rate them as very early Betas at this stage. Importing? CSV doesn't work properly, tab delimited doesn't work at all - and the help pages for import/export come up blank both within the app and from the developer's website. There are many other operational problems with the software; looks promising but needs a lot more work.

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Version 1.0.1
Odd Mac Soft (Developer)

Scrivens, I have no problems importing or exporting. Could you email me the file you are trying to import? (to anything@fileability.net)

As for the documentation on Import/Export, you're right, I'll get that fixed.


At about $90 plus USD this is a bit expensive compared with other freeware or shareware database utilities. Filemaker's Bento is only $50 USD, for example. EagleData is freeware, and iListData is $70 USD, and iData is $70 USD. Then there is MySQL and they many free access and form creation software to use with MySQL.

Your product is relatively new, contains obvious problems as noted by the other replier, and is more expensive. I think you may want to reconsider your pricing policy. Perhaps a single-user license for $30-50 USD may be more competitive.

I would think that Filemaker's Bento at $50 USD is a major competitor not to mention a mature and relatively problem-free product. Given the choice which would you buy?


I have to agree. 60 quid is a bit steep. Yes, you are giving away 3 licenses with that, but:

a) Most people only want one
b) The SQLite engine is single-user anyway, so the three installations cannot access the same database concurrently, limiting the 3 license usefulness.

I've used the trial and I like it. I'm in the market for a decent SQL-based desktop database for quick data analysis (ie with forms, scripting and reports) - if this were priced at £20 I'd probably buy it. Remember that REALbasic is available for just a little more, and that comes with an instance of SQLite built in too. Since I already have RB Pro, I can't justify the price if XBase as it is. Sorry!

Still, great looking product. Hope it keeps getting better and better :)

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Version 1.0.4
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Downloads 2,927
Version Downloads 2,048
License Shareware
Date 15 Jan 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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