DDH Software, Inc. has announced a major update to its HanDBase relational database application for Access OS (Palm OS), Windows Mobile Classic and Professional (Pocket PC), Windows Mobile Standard (Smartphone), BlackBerry and Symbian S60 devices.
HanDBase Version 4.0 includes a host of new synchronization features, a deeper level of security, and a myriad of user interface and database design enhancements.
The new version includes a wide range of new enhancements, including the ability to synchronize databases stored on a memory card. HanDBase also now includes a "Smart Date" filter that enables users to view data in ranges such as "This Week," and "Next x Days."
Users also benefit of tight but practical security measures. In addition to 128 bit Safer-SK encryption, HanDBase 4.0 now offers an inactivity auto-close feature and encryption password caching, with HanDBase optionally remembering and recalling passwords for subsequent saves/closes of the database. This feature reduces the likelihood of users entering an incorrect password when re-encrypting and is also far more convenient.
Versions of HanDBase that support custom forms (which now includes Windows Mobile Standard Smartphones) will find a host of new actions and features to make designing and using custom forms much more powerful. From adjustable form scaling on different devices, to the ability to make large paper-sized forms that scroll, to the ability to add images such as logos, backgrounds and even buttons, the list of new power and functionality is extensive. Finally, the addition of a forms design wizard in the newly redesigned HanDBase Forms PC Desktop enables the flexibility and sleekness of forms to be more accessible to even novice users.