How would you like to have your desktop Access databases with you on your Pocket PC or smartphone anywhere, any time?
How would you like to have your desktop Access with you on your Pocket PC or smart phone anywhere, any time?
Pocket DB is a database program designed for the new Windows Mobile 6.0 Pocket PCs, the Sprint HTC Touch in specific, and all WM6 devices with a 240x320 screen in general. Whether you want to have a simple AddressBook table with only dozens of addresses, a movie database with several hundred records, or multiple tables with tens of thousands of records for things such as financial transactions, Pocket DB can handle these with ease. The program uses the latest Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 database engine.
Pocket DB Standard Edition includes a free desktop utility to convert your Access databases (ACCDB or MDB) to the SQL Compact SDF format.
An FTP server and a standalone program My DB running on the desktop PC allow Pocket DB to perform real-time bi-directional synchronization between SQL Server Compact on the mobile devices and Microsoft Access databases on the desktop PC. This custom-built synchronization does not require complicated set up like that from Microsoft that uses IIS, ActiveSync, account secutity, etc. most home users would have a difficult time to set up.
The program was designed from the ground up to handle tables with large number of records. It only retrieves and displays the number of records that the small Pocket PC's screen can display. This significantly helps in record navigation tasks and makes the retrieval of any record a snap. You can retrieve records in seconds even on tables with tens of thousands of records in seconds. Using Pocket DB, you can add, edit, remove records on your Pocket PC. Data can be accessed under both 'Grid View' and 'Record View' modes. The program offers a filter facility so you build custom filters for fast access to your data. Advanced users can issue SQL statements directly to the SQL Server Compact engine to have total control over the manipulation of their data.