The thing that always bothered me about programs like that, as nice as
some of them are, is that I lose them. <G>
In other words, I get the program, lose the install package, buy a new
PC or lose a hard disc, and can't find or download the original
install package. Usually, the program uses a proprietary database, so
I can't open the database once I get the data files onto the new PC or
Since I've started using basic databases or spreadsheets to keep track
of finances, projects, tools, bike rides, etc... I've never had that
problem. The data may not be as pretty to view, but I'm pretty sure
SOMETHING will open the file 5 years from now.
if you're willing to buck the price and learning curve, filemaker may
be what you want. insanely powerful, been around long enough to have
good support and lotsa addons. with a bit of dinking aboutit can be
made to open *any* database, and it isn't going away.
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