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10.4: Use Spotlight as a quick and dirty database
Authored by: klktrk on Oct 18, '05 08:24:13AM

Sounds like your company could use a good database, for real.

There are lots of really phenomenal free ones, like MySQL, postgreSQL, SQLLite (built into the core of Mac OS X), etc. Then there's always the very easy to use but not free FileMaker, which tons of small Mac-centered businesses swear by. Or, make your own database app using XCode and the built in SQLite libraries. You can write a basic app without knowing a jot of Objective C (Yes, that's true).

Putting phone numbers in the name field is a great way to eventually make your data useless. The more discrete and uniform your data is, the more versatile a resource it can be for your company.

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