The Access Options series contains the following articles.
- Access options overview [this page]
- Smartabase desktop application
- Smartabase mobile applications
- Web browsers
Smartabase is often used in a web browser as this platform allows for the most functionality in terms of entering and viewing data, producing reports and other common tasks. The mobile and desktop versions have advantages that make them more suitable for some users and certain situations. Mobile devices are easily accessed by many people, straightforward to use, virtually always available and can be used in offline mode.
The desktop version contains the full functionality of Smartabase but can also be used in offline mode, whereas the browser version cannot. Any changes or updates made using either the desktop version or a mobile device in offline mode must be synchronised with the Smartabase server.