Discuss HanDBase running on Mac OSX computers, as well as conduits.


Postby kshivner » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:52 pm

I have tried to read posts and info on the product but I can not determine if HanDbase is just as functional as windows version with forms, etc?

I have a Mac and for obvious reasons don't use windows. I don't want to have to go back and forth between platforms to do something. I do have a bootable windows on this mac but rarely use it.

I need to know what the status is of a Full Mac version or is windows still the best creating DB, relations, forms, etc?

Can I do this on the iPad if I can't do on mac which seems kind of funny if u can do it one place and not the other.

Need to know where I need to spend my money and my efforts.

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Re: Unclear

Postby Brian_Houghton » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:32 pm


Thanks for posting. Completely up front, HanDBase Desktop for Mac is not as fully functional as the Windows version. There are several areas that functionality is lacking. We plan to address most of these areas over time but with limited resources it will be very slow going.

As a stop-gap measure we have built a version of HanDBase Desktop for Windows that will run on a Mac. If you purchase HanDBase Plus for iOS / Mac or HanDBase Plus for Android / Mac, a copy of special build of HanDBase Desktop for Windows will be added to your account. You could download and use it for database creation and editing purposes.

You would still need to use HanDBase Plus for iOS / Mac or ... for Android / Mac to sync. In the Windows version, you could create a custom user via the Configure menu that points to ..\Documents\HanDBase\* where * is the name of your iPhone in order to show databases in the DB Browser of HanDBase Desktop for Windows.

As for forms, we do not have a forms designer for Mac OS at this time. Custom forms won't display on a Mac, either.

Hope this information helps.
Kind Regards,
Brian Houghton, DDH Software
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Re: Unclear

Postby kshivner » Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:19 pm

I have purchased the full desktop version for windows in January of 2011 and just purchased the Mac version from the Mac store a week ago but I do not see any Windows version for Mac in my account.

thanks for your response
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Re: Unclear

Postby dhaupert » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:27 am

Hi there,

We don't have HanDBase for Mac available in the Mac Store (if you're referring to the Mac App Store, that is). Maybe someday, but not now.. Perhaps you are referring to the iPhone or iPad App Store? If so, you purchased the iPhone or iPad version there, not a desktop version.

I checked your account with us, and see that you have HanDBase Pro for iPhone Windows purchased. Please let me know where/how you purchased the mac desktop version!
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