Tap Forms Organizer and Secure Database

Developer: Tap Zapp Software Inc.

Current Version: 3.5.19

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 13.7 MB - Download


+++ This is the legacy version of Tap Forms. Tap Forms Organizer 5 + Secure Database is the new version which has many new features. If you have OS X 10.11 or newer, purchase version 5 instead of this version. +++

Tap Forms is a very powerful organizational tool designed to help you keep track of all your life's most important information.

+++ Mac Format Magazine (March, 2014) - Simple to use Databases:
"Tap Forms is the clear winner by a mile. The user interface is beautifully Mac-like, the structuring of data is similar enough to Bento that it offers only a shallow learning curve, it offers a direct import of Bento templates, and the iOS companion app is great."

+++ Tap Forms for iPhone, iPad and Mac each sold separately +++

Use Tap Forms to track your inventory at work and manage your household items at home. Great for insurance and accounting purposes! It's even great for managing your holiday gift lists or keeping track of all your expenses and to-dos.

If you're a master chef in the kitchen, you can use Tap Forms to manage your entire library of delicious cuisines.

Are you a movie buff but you have too many movies to keep track of? That's easy, since Tap Forms can help you categorize, rate, and manage your entire movie collection. Never forget who you've lent your movies to ever again.

And with built-in support for iCloud, now you can keep all your Tap Forms data on your iPhone and iPad in sync with your Mac. So when you're out at the store trying to remember if you already own a copy of The Terminator, just look it up on your iPhone using Tap Forms for iOS!

Speaking of looking up stuff, Tap Forms now has Saved Search Rules. With Saved Search Rules, you can create any number of filters that helps you find and sort through thousands of pieces of information as quickly as you can tap a button. It's your data just the way you want, in an instant!

Note: iCloud sync requires Tap Forms 3.9.2 for iPhone, Tap Forms HD 3.9.2 for iPad and iOS 8. Each sold separately.


• Bento template importer
• iCloud or Dropbox sync with Tap Forms for iOS and Mac
• Label printing engine includes over 1000 Avery® label templates
• Create your own label sizes
• Print 24 different types of barcodes including ISBN, UPC, Code 39, QR code, EAN, and more!
• Layout designer for building custom form layouts
• Advanced search rules with multi-field record filtering
• Pick lists for quick data entry
• Strong AES-256 bit encryption
• Import & Export standard CSV and XLSX files from Excel, Numbers, or other systems
• Print record details
• Lightning fast search
• Share form templates with friends, family, and co-workers

Store 23 different types of information:

• Link to form (relational links between forms)
• Inverse relationships
• File Attachment with multi-file support
• Email address
• GPS location
• Contact
• Text
• Date
• Time
• Date & time
• Number
• Rating
• Web site address
• Check mark
• Note
• Audio notes (record on iOS, playback on Mac)
• Photos
• Drawings (draw on iOS, view on Mac)
• Phone number
• Section headings
• Calculations

Includes more than 33 built-in forms, such as:

• Audio dictation
• Bank accounts
• Clients
• Client call log
• Credit & debit cards
• Daily journal
• Expenses
• Frequent flyer numbers
• Health insurance
• Homework assignments
• Loyalty cards
• Personal health cards
• Security alarm codes
• Serial numbers
• Vehicle insurance
• Website accounts
• And More...


Release Notes:

• Restores compatibility with OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. Previously it crashed on launch on Mavericks.
• Also is compatible with macOS Sierra

Tap Forms 5 is also now available separately and is compatible with OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS Sierra. See my home page for details.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.5
Review by Dwight Cass

Excellent alternative to Bento and Filemaker Pro - I'm an independent editorial project manager. I have a complex project database in Filemaker Pro and I used to manage less complicated ancillary data - invoices, client contacts and so on - in Bento, since it synced with my iPhone and integrated Apple's Reminders Calendar and Contacts. Now Filemaker Inc. has stripped Bento of its most valuable features (it will soon stop syncing with Reminders, Tasks and Contacts) and I'm finding that Tap Forms is a really good replacement. Although it's not as eye-candyish as Bento, it has significantly greater functionality -- in that it is a relational database (Bento is not), it syncs with Contacts (Bento is removing this feature), and it is far more customizable. And I always thought Bento's templates were garish and limiting anyway. Plus, Tap Forms syncs via iCloud so I can access everything from my desktop, iPhone and iPad. This is a BIG advantage over Filemaker Pro, which does not sync - you have to copy your database from device to device, and risk a lot of tricky version control issues. I would recommend Tap Forms for managing most tasks that do not require lots of complex calculations or applescript integration. Really nice job.

Found helpful by 56 out of 56 people
Version 0
Review by By Ricky Hobbs

This Program is Not Intutive and Not Fully Developed - I like many bought it to convert from Bento but it does not bring in photos and has a poor presentation mode and not intitutive. It is not as advertised.

Found helpful by 5 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.5.19
Review by Diamond Rat

I’ll be going now - Update: As you can read I got away from Tap Forms awhile back due to sync issues etc. Well, I came back to give it another try, and as of today, all of my saved files are gone. This time, gone for good. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I really like the concept of this app, and have been using it for months, both business and personal. The syncing has always been a little wonky, but I have worked through that, until today. Today the syncing cost me a significant spreadsheet. Shame on me for not having an independent backup. I’ve lost data before that I have recovered, but it looks like I’m out of luck this time. I’ll be moving to another app. I’ll be monitoring this app, and hope to return someday, but for now, I must be going ...

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 3.5.19
Review by TheAverageMacUser

Good functionality…until you can’t use it anymore?? - I paid $50 for this app. I bought it because I needed a tool to help me track mileage for business and taxes. Once I bought a new iphone and had to setup sync again, I learned that I needed to “Upgrade to the newest version”. So, I’m looking for an update and the only one is BUY THE NEWEST VERSION FOR ANOTHER $50. I already bought your program! I don’t get any additional support for that cost?

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.5.19
Review by mkfitz

Decent app - I have used this app for a couple of years now and it has always worked as advertised. iCloud sync works great. When the developer released version 5 he dropped iCloud sync for no reason whatsoever. I can understand dropping DropBox if DropBox was no longer supporting such applications, but there was no reason for dropping iCloud. As I mentioned, I have never had any problems with iCloud syncing. I will not sign up for a paid service to sync. Even if I never used enough data to be charged by IBM, I do not like having my credit card information unnecessarily stored by online entities. The WiFi sync is an option for version 5, but it is inconvenient. When the developer returns iCloud syncing to Tap Forms, then I will upgrade. I would give this 4 stars if it weren’t for the syncing omission in version 5.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people