4D
4D
17.6.0

4.8

4D free download for Mac

4D

17.6.0
08 November 2019

Web and Web service enabled database development.

Overview

The 4D product line offers a full range of products that can be used individually as components, or together as a fully integrated, Web and Web service enabled database development solution. Every 4D product includes a cross-platform RDBMS and integrated Web development and data publishing tool.

From the enterprise/IT world to custom development to end-user solutions, the 4D family of tools addresses the needs of any business or organization.

What's new in 4D

Version 17.6.0:
  • ORDA
  • 4D Language
  • Security
  • 4D Write Pro
  • 4D View Pro
  • More programming capabilities
  • User Experience
  • Complete list of changes can be found here

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8 4D Reviews

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ysgad
16 July 2015

Most helpful

Not free! Can run for 30 days before you need to purchase it.
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Version 15.0
ysgad
16 July 2015
Not free! Can run for 30 days before you need to purchase it.
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Version 15.0
Miner
16 July 2015
Interesting that for such a mature and well established product, the last review is about a decade old!
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Version 15.0
1 answer(s)
Psychiatry
Psychiatry
24 April 2016
4D is simply the best database system on Mac and PC and Mobile for developers. It is NOT a database for mere mortals. To use 4D, you have to be a professional programmer who devotes much of his or her time to using 4D. It is too deep and complex a product to use part-time or for tinkering or for hobby use. You cannot simply whip up a database on it that is fully featured. You have to play and work all the details and do hard-core programming. It is a professional tool. Only professionals need apply.

4D stopped being a hobbyist tool years ago. And 4D ramped up the price of entry to reflect its true worth - shutting out hobbyists..

For developing stand-alone compiled databases that run at native speeds, the 4D Developer Professional version will cost $1450 plus $360 a year for support. It is totally worth it for professionals. But again, this is not a tool for the faint of heart or hobbyist.

4D is a stable profitable company. The reason the last review is about a decade old is that the professionals who are actually using 4D are busy working.
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Mere-Mortal
15 December 2005
4D 2004 rocks. You can have a true client/server database up and running in a day. And with a little more effort, you can give it exactly the interface you want. Even a web interface. The database engine is rock-solid. You're not going to lose any data here. It also includes great automated backup features and a separate repair utility that can usually resurrect your data if it gets clobbered by system or hardware glitches. Check out www.Mere-Mortal-Software.com for an example of a shareware product I created with 4D 2003.
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Version 2004.3
Anonymous
06 September 2004
4D 2004 is a good product ... but with now only 200 project méthods in standard edition (299 Euro), the good name should be "4D Test Edition" and not "4D standard Edition" !!!
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Version 2004
Anonymous
21 July 2004
4D is an awesome product. The company that creates/distributes it is not. The upgrade costs are very high. 4D advertises this product as an 'internet' database, however, you have to pay an additional $899 in order to use the product on the internet. Try finding that info easily at the 4D web site.
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Version 2003.4
Anonymous
30 April 2004
4D is the best mid-range database on the market. It's unbelievable. If you're the IT Manager of an SME business, this is the database to use.
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Version 2003.3
Anonymous
19 November 2003
4d offers no unicodes support for international languages!!!
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Version 2003.2
Anonymous
02 July 2003
4D is a fantastic product. If you can imagine it, you can most likely do it with 4D. It is fast to develop with, and has an extrememly helpful developer community.
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Version 2003.1
1 answer(s)
Bastibense
Bastibense
30 March 2004
We are using it for our company database. Now we are most probably going to port that database to a combination of PHP/mySQL and SOAP, using Client applications which automatically update themselfes. The weak points of 4D are: 1) no object orientation, 2) *badly* structured window management, 3) bad recovery tool (often corrupts data), 4) *extreme* costs when buying or updating - 12 clients around 10.000 euros on every update. Yeah, it makes running executables for Mac OS 9, X and Win32, but who really wants such a bad structured application running an old database engine and a very very bad GUI engine? Me not anymore.
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Version 2003.3
$389.00

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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