13 May 2015

Free Database Applications

Database applications are designed to allow you to create a records and information then arrange them in a way that makes it easy to retrieve the required data. A very simple example of a database is a phone book and a complex database applications example is the goverment citizen management where all data including names, genders, births, jobs, families, and other things is gathered and served when needed.

There are two kind of database applications with different use: desktop and server. A free desktop database applications is usually for a single user and can be run on just one computer like the shop database. A server database applications on the other hand, are more powerful and complex and used for e-commerce and business.

Some of recommended Free Database Applications you can try:

MySQL is a relational database management system (RDBMS) and it is the most widely used in today’s market. It was founded by Michael Widenius which was later sold to Oracle Corporation. It is an open-source database. MySQL mostly comes bundled with the LAMP, WAMP and XAMPP stack.

Many of the world's largest and fastest-growing organizations including Facebook, Google, and Adobe rely on MySQL to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, business-critical systems and packaged software.

SQLite is a RDBMS enclosed within a small C programming library. It is mostly preferred as an embedded database, tightly coupled with embedded applications like web browsers, mobile apps and operating systems. It is under the Public Domain and free to use. It was founded by D. Richard Hipp. Some examples of well-known software products using SQLite: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Skype, Android, and more. Since SQLite is mostly used for compact databases, it has limited data types such as NULL, INTEGER, REAL, TEXT, and BLOB.

Another free database applications is SQL Server Express by Microsoft. It’s basically a free-to-use and distributable version of Microsoft’s SQL Server. It is particularly designed for embedded and undersized applications.

There are some few limitations which makes it unsuitable for larger and bigger applications. It is highly not recommended for database scalability.

Firebird is a free database applications relational based that offering many ANSI SQL standard features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers.

Anyone can build a custom version of Firebird, as long as the modifications are made available, under the same IDPL licensing, for others to use and build on. There are no fees for download, registration, licensing or deployment, even you distribute Firebird as part of your commercial software package.

25 June 2011


The program's interface is sleek and intuitive, with the key features represented by icons across the top. The original picture and the edited version are displayed side-by-side, allowing you to basically compare your new work of art to your source material. There's a wide range of effects that can be applied, including various types of pencil sketch, pen and ink, and painting effects. Each of these has characteristics that can be personalized, including the size of the brushstrokes, the color intensity, the strength of the effect, brightness, and so on. Users can also crop images and add text. Overall, they thought that FotoSketcher was lots of fun to play with. You are unlikely to fool anyone in to thinking that you actually painted the picture in query, but the results are nice for what they are. They like the fact that the program is so simple to make use of, making it appropriate even for image-editing novices. There is no Help file per se, but they didn't think was necessary; everything about the program was self-explanatory. In case you enjoy experimenting with special effects, FotoSketcher is worth checking out.

Some photo-editing programs are utilitarian, concerned only with the basics of correcting images and making them look their best. Other programs, like FotoSketcher, are a bit more fun. This easy-to-use program lets you add all kinds of artistic effects to your images, turning your photographs in to drawings, paintings, and more.

What is new in this version: Version 2.0 is now translated in to ten languages (English, French, Spanish, Czech, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch, Finnish, Russian), allows to crop, rotate, and automatically fine-tune contrast of images, adds new custom brushes loading for Painting 7 effect, and new vintage picture effect (sepia, vignette, elderly picture texture).

FotoSketcher turns digital photographs in to stunning pencil sketches or paintings in seconds. This free program can help you generate images that look like they have been hand drawn by the best artists. In case you need to turn a portrait, the photograph of your house or even the picture of your pet in to a black & white or colour pencil sketch, then look no further, FotoSketcher will do the job in a few seconds. Now you can print stunning images to make original gifts for your relatives and friends, or print on birthday or season's greeetings cards.


17 June 2011

Film Tracker

Duck Software's Organizer series of personal database applications share a common core that is then optimized for a specific use, such as keeping track of your film collection. That is the job of Film Tracker v5.0, a free film database. It can help you keep track of your far-flung video collection with over 19 customizable information fields. Like all such databases, you must enter the information small by small, but Film Tracker's efficient entry form makes that job simple, and it can also import and export information in CSV files.

Like its stablemates, Film Tracker shares the Organizer format and layout, with a main list view that can sort entries by Titles or by Stars (actors) as well as a series of section tabs listing films by style, such as Action, Classic, Comedy, Drama, and so on. Buttons as well as a preview window let us associate graphics files with entries. A series of buttons labelled A to Z runs along the bottom edge, giving fast access to entries. The remainder of the interface is an information entry form with specialized fields such as Stars, Length, Producer, Director, and custom fields. Control icons let us add, edit, search, delete, and copy entries. An fascinating button labelled Cast popped up with a cast list of the selected example film, "Casablanca," while another labelled Review called up some brief reviews for some titles, though these features weren't available in a number of the sample titles Film Tracker provides. They could change the heading of any field basically by clicking Custom Field Names on the menu bar and typing in whatever they wanted; for example, they changed the Value field to Studio to record the production studio's name and designated of the custom fields for video formats. The information form has fields for tracking items out on loan. Film Tracker can also generate reports, print labels, and convert files to and from CSV format.

Film Tracker Application will help you organize and catalog all of your movies and DVDs with over 19 different customizable fields. Film Tracker has a simple, easy-to-use interface that not only makes it simple to enter information, but also makes it simple to browse, sort, and print reports on the film information you have entered. Additional film organizer features include custom fields, search, custom print outs, labels, and import/exporting of files.

As with other Organizer tools, we'd like the ability to add, delete, and rename the section tabs, and possibly a link that accesses locally stored or Web-hosted titles. As a free tool optimized for maintaining with a film collection, Film Tracker v5.0 nails the role.


11 June 2011


The ObjectDock install is fast and light, and the program is simple to set up. A simple settings menu lets you select how plenty of items you need on the dock, where it is positioned, and whether you need zoom enabled. You can also adjust the size, style, and color as well as set it to autohide or stay on top.

If you like the interface of the Mac OS but are stuck using a Windows machine, this small app from Stardock can help--if only slightly. The premise behind ObjectDock is simple: it adds an animated, Mac-inspired dock to your desktop that provides simple access to useful shortcuts and serves to replace your taskbar (in case you so select).

In addition, the free version of ObjectDock includes various "docklets" (Stardock's term for widgets) that can provide fast access to weather, time, and so on. For even more features, there is an option to upgrade to the And version for $19.95. It includes the ability to add multiple docks, creates tabbed docks in Windows 7, and offers improved task switching.

ObjectDock is designed to add style, organization, and function to your Windows experience. Place your favourite web links, program shortcuts and information widgets on this fun, animated and easy-to-use dock. Additional docklets provide fast access to weather, time, and other useful information. A new UI allows users to select from a few styles and special effects for a custom experience. The free version has dock (And version adds capability to have multiple docks, adds Tabbed docks, Technique Tray support and skin recoloring).


05 June 2011


TeamViewer connects to any PC or server around the globe within a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as in case you were sitting right in front of it. No installation is necessary, run the application on both sides and connect - even through tight firewalls. With very secure solution using key exchange and AES (256 Bit) session encoding, the same security standard used by https/SSL. Whether you have a LAN or dial-up connection, TeamViewer optimizes display quality and speed depending on your network connection.