Can you fall in love with a database? I did: Lotus Approach. Alas, it no longer exists. PhpMyAdmin is not the same. Can any SQL database / CMS let us:

  1. work the backend data (the "worksheet") like a spreadsheet, including find-and-replace and copy-and-paste (to and from any # of cells)?

  2. design custom Views by so you can arrange all the relevant information for each record onto one screen, vs being in a long spreadsheet row where you need to keep scrolling right and left, and perhaps include an image or two associated with each record? (Lotus Approach let me design custom Views by drag-and-drop. That would be ideal)

I want to be able to do what I previously did: manage a complete business in one program - clients, prospects, financial transactions, projects, staff hours, performance reviews, customizable letters, a method for bulk importing clients' data and for "cleansing" that data (formatting it to match our formats), etc, all integrated (a relational database). Alas, it did not work online, and then was discontinued.

For Windows 10, or online.

Can you recommend anything?


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