How about a desktop version that shares data with say Dropbox That way I can use this fantastic datbase with the comfort of a desktop screen & keyboard but have all me info to hand on the move.
Isaias Baez commented
Desktop version is completely inferior to the real thing in my opinion. its still in early developing and the whole interface needs work.
I use Bluestacks for Memento DB on a PC. Is just a great combination.
Recently Bluestacks has worked on their interface and all the wonkyness is gone, now it feels more natural. I really recommend using Memento DB on Bluestacks.
Memento works great on Windows using Bluestacks. The new version of Bluestacks is a little bit better too. Still kind of a weird platform, but you get a very functional Android emulator for free as long as you don't mind Bluestacks occasionally suggesting new android apps for you to try inside said emulator. Or you can just pay for the Bluestacks premium $24 a year. Sucks that it's a subscription but $2 a month ain't TOO bad.
Now if there was only some way to get Memento onto iOS, I could hook this up with SO many of my friends.
I run memento on my laptop and desktop computer using Bluestacks 2. It's a free Android app emulator that will run really well on newer mid-to-high end desktop and laptop computers. It works with a mouse and keyboard, and you can store database files on your PC. Bluestacks is free but it will download apps(mostly games) frequently and without approval. These games don't really take up much space on a desktop pc, but it can be annoying. So if you want to avoid getting apps you don't want, you can pay Bluestacks $2 a month or $24 a year. I am a paid subscriber and it is worth it to have Bluestacks on my PC.
I also share databases with dropbox using an app called Dropsync. It's a free app too, but if you want to backup big data files such as pictures, sounds, videos, you'll have to pay $5 for the app.
Just download and install Bluestacks 2, then download Dropsync from the play store. You'll have to go into Memento database and go into settings. In the Backups menu select Auto Backup. Make sure Auto backup is turned on and select appropreate settings for When to run auto-backup. I would run auto-backup every time if you use the app frequently. Next, under the words Directory for auto-backup notice where the backups are stored on your device. With that in mind, run Dropsync from Bluestacks2. The app will have you sign into dropbox, then you will have to find the Memento backup directory. Dropsync will display your internal storage file directory, from there scroll down until you see a folder named memento, click on it. Then you will see a folder called backup, click on it. Click select at the bottom of the window. You will then be signed into dropbox and shown your dropbox directory, create a folder and name it, then open the new folder, click select at the bottom of the window. Now you will be asked by Dropsync how you want your databases synced. Click on the small arrow on the right side of the screen below the words "Choose sync method for this folder pair". Since Memento database uses unique names when backing up changes in databases none of your databases should be overwritten. You may select Two-way from the drop down menu.
Database backups will now be downloaded and uploaded to Dropbox from Bluestacks automatically. You can install the Dropsync app on all your android devices and computers with Bluestacks to send and receive backups of your databases.
This is an extremely powerful tool as it prevents your databases from being altered or deleted unintentionally. It also enables you to push out edited databases that you can rename to help end users know which one they need to restore. If you wish to update a database to a end user device, make sure to go into the Memento Database app settings on the end user device and click restore. Then select the new or edited database from the available selection, Memento will update the database and you've synced your database.
There are several issues with this method. You can not push an update out and have it automatically update a database. The update must be done by the end user manually. Secondly, if there is more than one end user altering the database, more than one backup will be made. In such a case, it would be difficult to extract changes in each backup and merge them into a single backup. So this feature is pretty much limited to major updates only if more than one end user is involved.
For real-time collaboration, I would recommend using the collaboration feature in the Memento Database app.
A linux version also or, at least, a truly google chrome app with offline access
I went through the process and it seems to be working fine on my desktop and laptop as well as my android phone. Does anyone know how to get more cloud storage? I keep seeing the page showing all the different plans but that's it, cant click on them.
You can run Memento Database on the Chrome Browser.
x and constantly updated when the os's or chipsets get outdated. Android apps sell for a tiny fractio
Got to agree, this is one apps ever
Will there ever be a web or desktop version of Memento?
Currently I use ms access and filemaker but your app is really much more user-friendly for small personal databases.
Please consider a desktop app (use java or some other virtual machine language so you get mac + win automatically :) )!
You could grab old Bento users and even Filemaker & MS Access users that are logging personal & small business data.
I agree. Would love to be able to add data on the pc and see it on all my devices. It's an excellent app. The Best
a desktop version would be awesome. at least to integrate with my tablet to view the CSV files but a sync system would be better
I use Memento seriously with more than 100 files and apps with as many as 17 tables and 1500 records, and is the closest to the best database app in the pda world, Thinking bytes - Smart List database that was available on the palm or clie pda,s, but it lacks the desktop companion to edit templates and enter data on the PC.
D. H. B. Marcos commented
How about a Google Chrome Version?
Sync to google drive, and replace your desktop with a tablet running hdmi to monitor. Alternatively you can use a vnc server on your android and browse to the device from your desktop. This way the desktop version won't have to be ported to win/osx/linux and constantly updated when the os's or chipsets get outdated. Android apps sell for a tiny fraction of the price of desktop software, there's probably a good reason for that.
Dropbox would be great. Its such a good program, my phone just automatically updates when the phone automatically connects to the wifi.