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Tap Forms wins Mac Format Magazine’s database shootout

Hey Everyone,

Check out the March issue of Mac Format magazine.

Tap Forms was the winner in a shootout between FileMaker Pro, iDatabase, Numbers, Panorama Sheets, and Symphytum. Each database app has its own strengths and weaknesses and are great apps for various purposes. But the conclusion that Tap Forms came out on top was great to see.

"Although picking a winner will always be subjective, for a straight Bento replacement, Tap Forms is the clear winner by a mile. The user interface is beautifully Mac-like, the structuring of data is similar enough to Bento that it offers only a shallow learning curve, it offers a direct import of Bento templates, and the iOS companion app is great."

You can get the Newstand edition of the March Mac Format magazine here:

And here's a photo from the printed magazine edition:

Tap Forms Winner in Mac Format Magazine

Check out the bottom-right of the photo.



7 Responses to “Tap Forms wins Mac Format Magazine’s database shootout”

  1. Greg Seyler says:

    This is Awesome!

  2. Brendan says:

    Thanks Greg! It was pretty cool to receive this.

  3. cheapskate says:

    How about a sale to celebrate!?

  4. Chris says:

    I want to load data from an excel file. We have 2500 part numbers in our ERP system, and I want to export the data and access it through a database on my phone. Ideally I would like to set up indented BOMs (bill of materials) Is that possible with tap forms?

    • Brendan says:

      Hi Chris,

      You can certainly import your data from Excel. However before you do that, you need to export the data from Excel using the Comma Separated Values export file type. You can import either to your Mac and sync with your iPhone, or import a CSV file directly into the iPhone version. As for the bill of materials, you can create a separate form for that which you can link to your parts form. Use a many-to-many Link to Form field so that you can select multiple parts to link to your bill of materials record.



  5. tropical_sheep_farmer says:

    YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSS!!! Well deserved, Brendan!

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