I was never a user of HyperCard, but as I just posted in response to
Asger, it was obviously much easier to use than the DOS/Windows
databases at the time. One of the things I remember about it was how it
was so easy to include a graphic.
Which is exactly what I'm asking for. Some suggestions for easy to use
software. Kind of figured if folks remembered what HyperCard was like,
they could offer suggestions for something similar.
Once I find some programs to test, then want to create a simple database
for my brother-in-law. Found a couple flat file types, one I never
really could make work, another had deficiencies in the report generator.
Found one relational database, that looked really promising until I went
to create reports. Now, this is relational database, but would you
believe you could only access one table for a report, without jumping
through hoops? Neither was it that easy to use.
To start with, HyperCard will not run under OS X. With OS X, you have
to have one of the older versions of OS X that had the emulator built in
that allowed you to run OS 9 and earlier software. That was gone by OS
And the link above is not an emulator. That is a copy of the OS X
10.7.5 Lion, Supplemental Update. Meaning, you probably have to have a
legit copy of Lion installed first before you can use this.
The first hint it's not an emulator is that it is listed under Mac
Software rather than Windows software, plus the file extension is .dmg,
which is Mac's version of an .iso file.