updated 12:25 am EST, Sat January 8, 2011
New application is spreadsheet-friendly
ProVue Development has announced a new database application aimed at spreadsheet users called Panorama Sheets that uses Panorama's technique of loading all operations into RAM, resulting in extraordinarily rapid sorting, analysis and data manipulation. Panorama Sheets uses a familiar spreadsheet interface, and data or results can be easily imported or exported to or from text files and spreadsheets, or printed in tabular format. The program uses ProVue's Total Recall technology to protect the data from system crashes or power outages.
The program also has powerful data re-shaping tools. By using RAM, operations such as extracting area codes take seconds rather than minutes. The database is fully relational, features smart dates, rolling back of unwanted changes, interactive data analysis, live preview, and an extraordinarily fast duplicate locator.
Search options are extremely flexible -- text fields can even be searched phonetically, numbers can be compared "within 10 percent," and multiple searches can be combined, even with boolean formulas. The program also features extensive mailing-label options.
A 15-day free trial is available from the company's website, or the app can be purchased for $40 from the Mac App Store. A version compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or higher is available from the company, however the version in the Mac App Store requires 10.6.6.