DDH Software has launched a Mac desktop companion for its HanDBase Palm database application. Now it’s possible to view and edit your Palm HanDBase databases on the Mac using any 3rd party database or spreadsheet application.
HanDBase Palm allows users of Palm OS handheld devices to collect, edit and read info while they’re away from their personal computers. The new Mac companion application to the Palm OS version is designed to provide more flexibility in managing data between your Palm and Mac systems. The new HanDBase Desktop for the Macintosh works similarly to the Windows desktop version released last October. It will be available to registered HanDBase users for free.
The new desktop version allows users to import HanDBase databases from Palm devices onto Macs and manage the data using FileMaker, Excel, or AppleWorks. With the HanDBase Desktop, Palm users will simplify the process of syncing data between their handheld devices and Macs, according to DDH Software spokesperson, Kevin Doel.
HanDBase Desktop was developed for the Macintosh platform in response to customer requests for a solution that would enable users to access their HanDBase databases with the most popular database applications on their Macs, he added. Beyond its ability to convert HanDBase databases to comma-separated files (CSV), the Desktop companion also lets you export files and edit them in FileMaker, Excel, AppleWorks, or SimpleText.
The standard version of HanDBase comes with two applications, one that resides on the Palm computer and a Windows “desktop” companion application. By offering both a Palmtop and Desktop application, HanDBase offers users a great deal of flexibility to create, edit, and view databases in the field on the Palm computer or desktop back at the office or home, according to Doel.
More details and pricing can be found at the HanDBase Web site.