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    I want one, the question is which one? Or is there something else I should consider?

    Are they pretty similar? Can both do relational databases? Which one has better desktop software? Which one has more programs (freeware) available for it?
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    This won't answer all the questions you've asked, but I did a comparison of the two several months ago -- you might want to take a look at that.

    I went with ThinkDB, but I think they're both good products.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    I went with HanDBase because of the import/export capabilities with QuickSheet. I also sprung for the HanDBase/Access conduit which works well for converting my HanDBase business databases to Access. I don't use Print Boy, so I convert the QuickSheets to HanDBase to print records directly from my VDX with Palm Print. For big jobs, I print from desktop. I like the integration of spreadsheet, word processor and database that QuickOffice and HanDBase have forged. I anxiously await a better email integration than MultiMail (glitchy and html viewing impaired). Just my $0.02.
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    I should add, the evaluation I wrote was from last summer. A number of features have been added to HandDBase and ThinkDB both since then.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    I use ThinkDB. I haven't tried HandDBase but I can saythat ThinkDB does everything I need it to do. I especially like the multiple view setup because I have almost 25 fields in one of my databases so I can now split it up. I also use the views feature so I can have one that is filtered automatically.

    Jason
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    I use ThinkDB. Both programs are relational. I think ThinkDB is a little easier to use and it uses forms. But that comes with a cost (It's very large 450+ K). Most of the free software/databases are great starting points. I found that I was changing them to fit my needs more than not.
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    <b>Clark Fralick</b>
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    i went with handbase because their tech support wrote me back in a timely fashion. thinkdb's tech support didn't bother to write me back at all.

    mc
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    Originally posted by mensachicken
    i went with handbase because their tech support wrote me back in a timely fashion. thinkdb's tech support didn't bother to write me back at all.
    mc
    I should have mentioned (maybe I did in the previous review) that ThinkDB's support has a spotty reputation (though I haven't used it myself.) I will say that their documentation is improving considerably, particularly for the DBSync application.

    The only place I found for getting good answers about ThinkDB was heading over to the Yahoo Group for ThinkDB. Found a lot of answers there that I never found anywhere else, and was basically able to move my 500+ record relational database over to ThinkDB because of it.
    Jeff Meyer

    "And he died like he lived: with his mouth wide open."
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    In defence of thinkdb's support, they were the only company to (repeatedly) respond to my pre-purchase questions within 24hrs.

    As I needed a palm db product that would allow multiple users to sync to user-defined queries, I needed to make sure that the product I chose could do that. ThinkingBytes won hands down simply through the help I got from their support.

    One negative was that their website double charged my credit card - however, as soon as I spotted it on the bill, they credited the money back immediately.

    I also had to manually recreate my sync configurations when I got a new pc. Should have read the manual as the new version (2.5) allows you to define the location of the configuration files - great for a networked solution.
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    Just to throw a small monkey wrench in, I really like Handmark's MobileDB. I find it well-supported, easy to use, inexpensive, and just an over-all good program.

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