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Do you use a personal general database?

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Would you introduce your friends into the world of keeping a personal database?

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#1 Glassed Silver

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 00:57

Bonus question for question 3:
What about tech savvy and non-savvy friends - any difference for you?

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#2 Growled

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:13

I use MS Office at work all the time but I wouldn't inflict on my worse enemies the nightmare of using a database for personal use. I do play with LibreOffice base at home sometimes, but for nothing concrete.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 13:37

"I interface with my database, my database is in cyberspace, so I'm interactive, I'm hyperactive and from time to time I'm radioactive."

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:03

Yes, Evernote. I suppose it's not specifically a database program, per se, but functionally it is one, especially if you go pro and can attach any kinds of files.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:04

Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:09

I use a database for my network server that records backup times and stores information in regards to where (backup) images are kept. So yeah.

#7 Nick H.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:09

Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!

True, but I took the question to mean more like record-keeping databases rather than iTunes and iPhoto. If the poll had included options such as iTunes and iPhoto, I would have selected that option rather than saying "no, I don't use databases."

While I do use iTunes and iPhoto, I don't use Access. I can't understand the point in my personal time. In fairness, there are times where I can't understand the use at work either! :laugh:

#8 Ambroos

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:12

Ehm. Windows Search?

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:19

I don't use, but I'm assuming some applications I use, make use of their own db.

#10 +Nik L

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 14:35

In which case yes, I run a hosted copy of Sharepoint.

#11 OP Glassed Silver

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 11:43

Ehm. Windows Search?

Ugh...
Filesystems don't always cut everything in the most graceful way.

To each his own.

The poll says general purpose database programs, so it leaves out the obvious candidates that are specific per se:
iTunes, iPhoto, etc...

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#12 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 17:57

Not really in the sense you're asking, although I should for my HTPC stuff.
However, Excel excels in that :)

#13 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 17:59

I have an access database that I store Product key info in :p

#14 Growled

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 05:01

Anyone using iTunes, WMP, Winamp, Picasa, etc is using a database!


Like I said, I wouldn't inflict the pain of a database on my worst enemies. :p



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