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So a friend of mine wants to set up a database for managing his investigation data. But he does not know any programming. So i offered a little help but also want to make sure that he could manage his stuff for when I am not around.

Basically I am looking for a database application that would be somewhat comparable to microsoft access, meaning i can setup the database and some forms. I know i could set up mysql and http server, but i am looking for a solution that has the most gui possible and is not dependent on servers so he could move the database easily to another workstation.

What would you recommend dear ubuntu fellows?

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up vote 7 down vote accepted
  • Install Install

  • After installation it will be found under Applications>>Office>> Database

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thanks for your quick answer, I will have a look at it – dmeu Dec 12 '10 at 13:07
@ everybody: more options are ewlcome ;-) – dmeu Dec 12 '10 at 13:07
LibreOffice is better... – dkuntz2 Dec 13 '10 at 0:42
I had problems installing it from that site you listed – amphibient Sep 6 '15 at 18:16

Another GUI database option is glom Install glom. Its interface is loosely based on FileMaker Pro, and it uses a PostgreSQL back-end.

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Nice, thanks for all the answers!

I also just found a software called Kexi. So people vote, which one of the options would you recommend more?

Kexi Screenshot

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use sqlite + firefox plugin sqlitemanager, available at

you can also use standalone gui to manage sqlite, sqliteman or sqlite database browser, both are in ubuntu repositories.

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