Tap Forms Or­ga­nizer 5

A full-fea­tured por­ta­ble data­base

Mac Format - - APPLE CHOICE - J.R. Book­wal­ter

£12.99 FROM Tap Zapp Soft­ware, tap­forms.com NEEDS iOS 9.3 or higher

Tap Forms is billed as a “dig­i­tal fil­ing cab­i­net for life’s scat­tered de­tails”, but it’s

much more than that. Also avail­able for Mac, it helps you or­gan­ise a wide range of in­for­ma­tion more eas­ily than with costly op­tions such as FileMaker. Rather than us­ing sep­a­rate apps for DVD, book and wine col­lec­tions, you can man­age all three in this one.

More than 30 cus­tomis­able forms for dif­fer­ent per­sonal or busi­ness needs are in­cluded. Data from other soft­ware is eas­ily im­ported us­ing the web server fea­ture – point your Mac’s browser at its ad­dress and upload a file. We used text and CSV, and tem­plate data from the late, great Bento is also sup­ported.

New in this ver­sion is the abil­ity to store each data­base as a self-con­tained doc­u­ment. That‘s good for shar­ing with others, and be­cause each feels more like a stand­alone app.

Cloud-based or lo­cal sync be­tween Mac and iOS de­vices is pos­si­ble. The for­mer no longer works with iCloud or ser­vices such as Drop­box, but rather IBM Cloudant, yet it’s fairly has­sle-free. Lo­cal sync will ap­peal more to many, any­way. Tap Send and choose the de­vice on your net­work to sync with – it’s as easy as AirDrop and faster than wait­ing for cloud sync to catch up.

With sup­port for mul­ti­ple doc­u­ments, it’s sim­pler than ever to share with others.

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