Powerful relational database manager for mobile devices.
Shopping Lists,DVD Collections,Passwords,Prayer Lists,To Dos,Workouts,Recipes,Checkbook,Weight Loss,Auto Mileage
Patient Lists,Billing Codes,Charge Capture
Create and Edit Databases right on your iPhone
19 different field types
Relational- link between different database tables
Sorting,Filtering, and Customized Views
Field level Encryption
Desktop Connect- connect via web browser and load/save databases, import/export
Integration w/ HanDBase Gallery-download over 2000 templates
Support for photos/camera/gps/barcode scanning
Custom Forms Designer available via in-app Purchase
"HanDBase for iPhone is a very powerful and customizable database. There's really no competition to HanDBase, and given their long history and track record in the handheld world, HanDBase will be adopted quickly in businesses where custom databases are needed. At [Price], this app is a bargain." TUAW.com review
"If you’re sick of buying [...] iPhone/Touch applications that don’t live up to their hype – then you should look at HanDBase" GearDiary.com review
We are a world leader in the mobile database space and have compatible solutions (sold separately) for desktops, synchronization to programs like Microsoft Access, SQL Server, Filemaker, and most ODBC enabled apps. See our web site for more details and options.
Please Note: The HanDBase database format does not support Unicode, so while English and most European languages are supported, other languages are not.
Fix for those enrolling in Face ID support for opening databases that are encrypted or password protected under iOS12.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for my needs.
Since you are looking for a DB app this is worth your time to test for your needs.
I am very pleased with this app for the price point I bought it a few years ago for one purpose, to have one database on my iPhone for a particular group of information about Veterans who died in service from my county in Ohio, U.S.A. and that is all I still use it for. I do not use it for math functions as I have engineering apps for that.
I received excellent fast support right after I bought the app and have not needed any additional support since.
While I have another list on a spreadsheet that builds a webpage on the fly, I can import that list to my phone to be able to display the data in a custom form I created on the phone within the app or on my computer.
The form creator adding is a must for me but I admit creating forms on such a small device is a bit tedious but not terribly hard. I have found for me at least, The PC version to crate forms works ok but it does seam a bit "cludgy" but I have not had the issues other users say they experienced.
At the time I bought this it was really the only solution for what I wanted available and I have not searched for anything else since I bought it.
Since I use 1Password app for passwords I have no need or desire to store passwords in this app.
In my view it is worth the time to try it for iPhone database purposes.
Promising app w big limitations
This app has an interesting and long lineage dating back to the palm. Unfortunately it is hampered by trying to support too many platforms and just one or two developers behind it.
Pros: extremely cost effective text based database app. Surprising extensibility. Supported by dozens of user supported db templates.
Cons: very erratic support. Poor desktop synchronization. Limited logic capabilities. Field limitations. No editable calculated fields. No ability to mass update calculated fields on import.
Final verdict: great for the price but you get what you pay for.
Ive been building a mini crm app on this. Surprising what i can do. However the pc based client cannot replicate iphone functionality 100% so ive ended up doing all my design and data updates on the iphone. Save yourself money-only buy the desktop version if you either need a backup copy or if you have simple data updates u need to do. Dont think you can enter data on the phone and then mass update it locally because it doesnt work under many conditions. Also recommend you buy the forms designer.
Also, note the field logic is limited, you cant override it at the record level, and there is no currency value. There is the ability to create multiple databases and link them together which is very cool.
10+ years And counting!
I can’t remember how many years I’ve been using HanDBase, but it’s probably closer to 15 years and I am so glad that they have continued support as I have use these databases extensively in my home life and my business. The ability to synchronize and back up your data bases with Wi-Fi is fantastic and I believe handy base was probably one of the very first to do so. My only complaint is that if you forget your encryption key you may not be able to recover the database.
- DDH Software, LLC
- 23 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 1998-2018 by DDH Software, Inc
- In-App Purchases
- HanDBase Forms Designer for iPhone $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.