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I recall coming across an open-source, user-oriented (local) database software which allows generic use of a database engine (SQLite if I recall correctly), it would be perticularly nice for cataloging things.

It had a prominent GUI which allowed easy viewing of the data, along with filters etc.

Unfortunately I forgot to star this project on GitHub and I can no longer find it, I am pretty sure I came across it when browsing GitHub but I do not remember what I was browsing at that time.

Thank you for the help in advance, I really appriciate it!

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  • What OS are you running?
    – Eric S
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 13:33
  • I am running Linux, but I appreciate suggestions for any platform! Cross-platform software is preferred obviously :)
    – TheDcoder
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 15:15
  • I'm not going to post an answer since I have no actual experience with these, but you might look at Kexi (kexi-project.org) or Symphytum (github.com/giowck/symphytum).
    – Eric S
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 15:32
  • Look at this page: www2.sqlite.org/cvstrac/wiki?p=ManagementTools. There I found sqlitestudio.pl which looks like a possibility.
    – Eric S
    Commented Jun 8, 2020 at 15:45
  • Wow, Symphytum is actually the software I was looking for, thank you very much for coming up with these recommendations. If you have the time, please post an answer so I can upvote and accept it. I currently do not have enough points to upvote comments :(
    – TheDcoder
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 17:13

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I do not have personal experience using these programs, but I did find the following possibilities. Symphytum is free and open source personal database software. It runs on Windows, Linux and MacOS. It looks pretty nice. Another I'm aware of is KEXI. It attempts to rival MS Access and Filemaker while being open source. It is available for Windows and Linux but not MacOS. Lastly if you are looking at GUIs specifically for SQLite, I did find the following page at the SQLite site with options: https://www2.sqlite.org/cvstrac/wiki?p=ManagementTools.

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  • Thank you! Symphytum is actually what I am looking for, but the other suggestions look useful too, thanks for sharing :)
    – TheDcoder
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 20:50
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LibreOffice Base fits the bill, it offers a comprehensive GUI to manage a local general-purpose database.

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  • But this is not the software that I am looking for, the GUI in the software that I recall has a much simpler GUI.
    – TheDcoder
    Commented May 9, 2020 at 10:22

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