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Tap Forms Reviews

22 September 2020

Easily keep track of your important information.

skaloupi
27 May 2018
Version: 5.2.11

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I have downloaded the trial and it is actually pretty good. Just a question: can I create drop-down menus, so I can press an arrow and choose values from a list? (e.g. in Symphytum this type of field is available). This field-type is really important to me... Thanks
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skaloupi
27 May 2018
Version: 5.2.11
I have downloaded the trial and it is actually pretty good. Just a question: can I create drop-down menus, so I can press an arrow and choose values from a list? (e.g. in Symphytum this type of field is available). This field-type is really important to me... Thanks
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5
jonescarol
25 February 2018
Version: 5.2.8
Great personal application
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4
Yazarim
08 December 2017
Version: 5.2.4
Very good app, indeed. I have practically substituted it to my old FileMaker 9 Pro files, which where becoming more and more unreliable (new FileMaker is too costly for my needs). And the support is fantastic. But I really can not understand why Tap Forms flies like a lightning on my iPad and is so slow and clumsy on my iMac Retina with latest Sierra. It never opens, you have to wait for centuries. And with exactly the same documents. That's why I do not give it 5 stars
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5
doublebees
15 May 2017
Version: 5.1.3
I want to thank the developers for being so friendly and supportive. So many developers, especially big ones no longer provide prompt response to emails. Developers providing good support should be rewarded.
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5
prLab
29 April 2017
Version: 5.1.1
with the addition of "nearby" sync, Tap Forms just became my most indispensable app, . I had been using it's IBM Cloudant service without any problems but I am wary of any cloud-based service. I can now remove that and sync more securely with my devices locally. I use Tap Forms for work databases, sports training data and testing and passwords. No need for any wallet apps. This does it all and without any problems. Brendan developer,, t will get back to you quickly.
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5
isdn
27 April 2017
Version: 5.0.10
Great personal database app.
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4
jerry-turi
02 February 2017
Version: 5.0.10
I have this on my phone. Good solid app! Do you have old versions for OS X 10.9, I have this work computer that I'm not allowed to update, I would like to install the Mac version too.
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5
Rob-N
30 January 2017
Version: 5.0.10
I have been using the app for a number of personal sets of info and have recently begun to import old Bento databases into Tap Forms. I ran into issues and wrestled awhile. Finally an email to the developer brought a *very* quick response - - and after only a few interchanges - - a comment made by him led me to suspect my error. Following his suggestion - - he was right. My Bento databases imported wonderfully - - without flaw. It’s great to have a database app such as this available - - especially one with a future - - and one that is now a seeming delight to work with. Sincere appreciation to the developer and to the app itself. It seems most stable on El Capitan.
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4.5
Pik80
05 December 2016
Version: 5.0.9
Fantastic replacement to the old bento app. Cloud syncing system works fine for me.
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4.5
Tim27
20 August 2016
Version: 5.0.3
There were a few bugs when version 5 launched, but the developer has handled them fairly quickly and the app is now really stable and works great. Love the new updates. For those that used Bento in the past this is an awesome alternative. Also for those that don't need all the power, complexity and cost of Filemaker Pro.
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4.5
prLab
04 August 2016
Version: 5
Can't recommend this app highly enough. It works. Also has a good online forum. Like other comments here, I can vouch that the developer, Brendan, responds quickly. What a rarity. He released the new version 5 yesterday and I had a question about the altered synching method. He responded within minutes on what must have been an extremely busy day.
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5
Nanajana
01 May 2016
Version: 3.5.14
This app has become indispensable to me since the disappointing demise of Bento. It's pretty simple as databases go so you don't have to be a genius. The best thing is that Brendan is SO responsive when I have a question. It is so rare to get help from a developer that I give apps 100 extra points for that. I use TF to keep info on a variety of subjects, e.g. room reservation clients, medical providers, stores, and restaurants. I use Evernote too, for free form info but Tap Forms is better for more structured uses. I’m syncing with the iPhone using Dropbox and it works well most of the time.
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5
Prince-Isaac
23 November 2015
Version: 3.5.8
I've been using this for a couple of years since Bento went by the wayside. It turned out to be way better than Bento right from the start and each update makes it that much better. It's an extremely easy app to use to create great databases. I'm especially please that it syncs (via Dropbox) to its companion on my iPad as I like to take my iPad out in the field as a resource. Support has been phenomenal as the dev has been very responsive to my questions. This app is as good as it gets for personal databases and the price is very affordable.
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5
lookforandrew
23 October 2015
Version: 3.5.6
I have used this App on all my devices since the beginning. It is something I can not live without at this point. I am a huge fan of the power of databases and this one is simple, easy and affordable. Being able to sync all of my information has come in so handy, even when travelling. I am able to keep track of all my logins, accounts, identification, and more. I can not say enough about this App honestly. Their improvements just keep coming and I become more addicted with every new release. Can not wait for the new versions.
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4.5
Tait-Kahray
05 August 2015
Version: 3.5.3
After a few months of use, I can say this is a very nice app! It's very handy, flexible and stable. It easily imported and handles one of my databases with over 2,000 records. After a little initial work and fiddling, syncing with IOS operates well and quickly. It's a pleasure to use and I find myself doing so more all the time. Thanks!
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anonymous-thrush-1121
16 July 2015
Version: 3.5.3
mistake
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anonymous-thrush-1121
16 July 2015
Version: 3.5.3
not work OS X El Capitan PB1.
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4
prLab
20 May 2015
Version: 3.5.1
Becoming more indispensable the more I use it. iCloud sync works well.
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3.5
Blackmacdaddy
09 January 2015
Version: 3.0.2
Demo for 3 requires 10.9.5? I'm on 10.8.5 for Pro Tools & I can't even buy 10.9 from Apple now (1-8-2015) and Pro Tools is unstable with 10.10. No 10.8.5 means no sale. Back to Home Inventory for me.
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anonymous-thrush-1121
09 November 2014
Version: 3.0
I like this, because nice wrapping DataBase. But I cannot be understood why a reduction lower limit level of the Window width is so wide.
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Foulger
31 October 2014
Version: 3.0
Still the best thing since fried eggs! Well done Brendan
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5
Diarbyrag
24 October 2014
Version: 3.0
I like this very versatile database app, syncs well with my iphone version, nIce work guys and thanks for the update to V3.
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Psifi
20 October 2014
Version: 2.2.3
I have just been in touch with the developer and a Yosemite compatible Version 3 is currently with Apple for review.
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prLab
01 September 2014
Version: 2.2.3
I'm hoping there may be a discount for buying both applications. I'm a volunteer Veterans welfare counsellor and this app would be perfect. Waiting to hear from developer.
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5
Foulger
19 August 2014
Version: 2.2.3
For a long time I have been searching for a relational database with the ability to work as Filemaker but without the high price. I can say with certainty that Tap forms is to Filemaker as Numbers is to Excel. In other words it will do most if not all of what the average user will want at a price they can afford. Coupled with the iphone and iPad apps and the ability to send to iCloud, I now have an excellent system that will do what I require from any location. Coupled with the open and willing developer to interchange ideas and suggestions and to show infinite patience to a database beginner, I can only recommend this app as the leader in its class. Also with version 3.0 on the horizon to be launched around the same time as Yosemite, it will only get more comprehesive as time goes on. A+++ to Zapp Software.
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4.5
Tanuddin
04 May 2014
Version: 2.2
after using tap form for several month i found the app is fast, and easier to learn,and stable. The support team is very quickly to response when i have a problem using the app.
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3.5
Skyhorse
09 March 2014
Version: 2.1.1
A fast, powerful, highly capable database with only one absolutely critical failing--it has NO autofill! It does have pick lists, and two layers of them, but you have to manually populate the pick lists--not an option if you have dozens of columns of data with dozens of potential entries that need an autofill capability, and you do have to go pick your item manually each time you want to use it (if it's in there yet). Otherwise you risk a mistype that will cause you to miss that item on a search or find ONLY that item when there should be dozens. You can use an external product called TextExpander if you want slightly more ease of use and don't mind spending the additional money (TextExpander costs more than Tap Forms if for Mac), but TextExpander also requires you to manually build pick lists and then select them. What I really want is to be have to use a second product to go find a data entry in the one I'm using to select from a long list of for every field in my database, oh yes.
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5
Arcarnat
20 January 2014
Version: 2.0
Excellent software. I was very upset when support for Bento was discontinued, as I had a large Bento database. Well I bought Tap Forms, and am disappointed no more. The Bento importer for Tap Forms works amazingly well and efficiently. Even better, Tap Forms is a far better designed database software that Bento. So thank you FileMaker for forcing me to switch. I do however, agree with a previous comment that Tap Forms could use WiFi syncing.
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AndrewKooi5143
09 January 2014
Version: 2.0
Would be nice if the Mac, iPad and iPhone versions could be purchase in 1 price instead of 3 different ones
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3.5
Terrycen
02 January 2014
Version: 2.0
The form really comes in handy when I sort out my business contacts like email addresses and item categories. I think I’m gonna keep using it for a while but I may not pay the full price to own one.
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4
Cocoanut
31 December 2013
Version: 2.0
Tap Forms is great. I bought it and I've been using the new version intensely for the past couple of days. It very closely resembles the functionality of Bento (but without all the hideous themes) and is a rational, functional database for personal use. Overall, the app is very well designed but has a some dark sides. It has some interface bugs, not critical, or data related, but the interface could use some refinement and bug testing. The biggest problem for me is the lack of WiFi syncing. For many reasons I absolutely refuse to use the "cloud" for sensitive data such as passwords or other sensitive information. So cloud syncing is wasted on me. I want private network syncing which doesn't involve any cloud. Give me that and this would be a nearly perfect personal database.
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Appledogx
17 December 2013
Version: 1.5
Actually version 2.0 of this came out yesterday. It has a few bugs that appear to be relatively minor, but is a worthy successor to Bento. Version 1.5 still left a bit to be desired, but this new version is really fabulous. When 2.0 gets put in here, I'll review it.
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Nick-Collingridge
30 November 2013
Version: 1.5
I echo the comments of others. I am interested in Tap Forms but don't really want to spring for the full cost just to try it out. Your website is not at all specific in terms of capabilities - two examples: 1. You mention text fields - do these have full editing and style capabilities or are they just simple text fields? 2. URL/website fields - can you click on these to go to a website in your browser? These are two questions I have about the product off the top of my head, but there is much more about it that I would like/need to know before adopting it. Trying the product out is the only practical way to fully understand how it works and what its capabilities are, so I urge you to put some time into creating a demo version that enables your potential customers to understand whether it is going to fulfil their requirements.
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Tlance
15 October 2013
Version: 1.5
You have an actual website. Many developed offer trials hosted elsewhere besides MAS.
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Tap-Forms
05 September 2013
Version: 1.5
Thanks for the great comments and reviews guys. A demo version is something I'd like to build, but I'm currently working on improving Tap Forms Mac with a new layout engine. Plus I'm working on an update for iOS 7 for the iPhone and iPad version. But I'll be sure to let you know when a demo version becomes available. It would be great if there was some way developers could flip a switch on the Mac App Store to let a demo become available for a certain time period, then disable the app unless it's purchased. But there's nothing like that right now.
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Homer1
03 August 2013
Version: 1.5
One suggestion, spring for the $25. I did this afternoon and had my first database (CD/LP Collection) created (based on an import from Bento) within 15 minutes. As of yet it doesn't have the layout design features of Bento, but what it does have is an ease of creation and an uncluttered interface. I'm sure additional features will follow. Give it a try, you won't be sorry.
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Anon-Bud
26 June 2013
Version: 1.5
Boy, I'd really like to try this out before I spend $25! Oh, wait. That's right this is from the MAS, so no demos. Too bad. I will not buy an app that I cannot demo first. Period.
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4.5
Hobojoe
24 June 2013
Version: 1.5
Tap Forms is a fantastic personal database. It has lots of handy features, and has corresponding iOS apps as well. The developer is super friendly and responsive, and has come up with software that is in many, many ways better than Bento (and Filemaker is a much bigger company than this one). I've tried a bunch of these, including Bento and iDatabase, and Tap Forms is my favorite. Having said that, the Mac app is still a bit buggy. I haven't lost any data or anything serious like that, but sometimes things don't update properly until you quit and restart, and moving the main window around is very stuttery. I'd love to see this program grow and mature. Definitely give it a whirl if you're in the market for a database app.
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