Developer: Jakob Egger

Current Version: 2.2.7

Last Updated: 8 months ago

Download Size: 2.9 MB - Download


Open Microsoft Access databases on your Mac – regardless if they are in the older MDB or the newer ACCDB format.

• view, search and export your data
• the only universal Access database viewer – supports MDB, ACCDB, MDE and ACCDE
• no hidden costs, no in-app-purchases

This app makes viewing Access file quick and easy. A convenient search function lets you find what you are looking for. Double clicking rows brings up a record window perfect for reading long text or inspecting images.

MDB Viewer plays nice with others: export your database as Excel files, as CSV files, convert it to SQLite, or create SQL dumps. Because all apps have their unique intricacies, the documentation includes detailed instructions for transferring your data to Filemaker, Bento, Excel, Numbers, Open Office, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite and Address Book.

While MDB Viewer shows all the data stored in the database, it can not display forms or queries, and it can not modify databases.

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Release Notes:

- fixed a crash when an error occurred during XLS or XLSX export
- fixed a memory error that could potentially cause a crash


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.2.5
Review by kmilky

Fantastic App! - As one may imagine, there aren't a lot of reasons a mac user would be looking to actively work with MDB files. However, I have a client who wanted a legacy Access database converted to a MySQL based web application. It was an "old version of Access" - the client had no idea, and the current version of Access wouldn't open it up. I downloaded this app to see if I could at least view the data. I saw the "export as SQL" feature but honestly I haven't had much luck with those in the past - especially from MS applications. Well, I can say this was worth probably twice what it costs. It opened the 150MB .mdb file in about two seconds, and exported it to a full MySQL dump in about 3 minutes. I imported the resulting SQL file into MySQL with no errors, no data loss, and from what I can tell all data types/keys in place. Well done!

Found helpful by 10 out of 12 people
Version 2.2.5
Review by alaimo

Buyer Beware - To anyone like me who searched "Excel file viewer" in the app store and was convinced this software was right, beware. It won't open a simple xls file, which is all ai needed. I admit to not understanding the distinction about "Access" files, but this is a big disappointment as I was swayed by the Excel file graphic displayed and all the positive reviews. So, I'm out $19, and have to search and find something usable.

Found helpful by 2 out of 14 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.2.7
Review by TavernMage

No support for encrypted files - It would be great if the description had indicated it doesn’t support encrypted ACCDB files. We are unable to open the file.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.2.7
Review by jacobwoodworker

Works Great & Great Support - Chose MDB Viewer wisely from many similar apps. Quickly converted 9 year-old Access files into Excel for Mac. Tech Support by the developer was offered if any problems occur. Jakob Eggerprompt was prompt and very helpful in converting a problem file. Highly recommend this useful app.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people