General DB 17+

Full-fledged SQL Database

Portable Databases

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 19 Ratings
    • $4.99



Full-fledged SQL database on your phone!

General DB is a general-purpose database app that lets you record information quickly and easily.

Try our FREE Private DB app to get a feel for General DB before you buy.

For example, if you have a bottle collection, you could make a table with these fields: Date Acquired, Bottle Type, Bottle Origin, Shape, Notes. Then whenever you add a new bottle to your collection, you can add a row to the table describing it.

If you want to track visits to different vacation sites, you can make a table with fields for the Date Visited, Location, Description, and Attraction. As you visit the sites, you can add corresponding rows to your table.

After you add rows to your tables, they will be:
* Searchable
* Sortable
* Selectable

Many apps are too specific to a subject, but General DB is flexible enough to handle many, many needs, such as:
- Inventories
- Customer info
- Membership lists
- Tracking Logs
- Accounts
- and many more !

No database knowledge is required to use this app, but you will pick some up as you go!

For power users:

General DB allows easy data entry into a full-fledged SQLite database. To do so, it enhances it with field formats.

The field formats supported are Text, Number, Date, Time, Duration, Location, Photo, Barcode, Raw, Picker, and Lookup Table. There are convenient buttons next to some fields for easier input.

For administrators or IT manager, you can create a master database of reference information that you don't want your users to modify. This master database can be published on the internet and either the Private DB app or General DB can download and view it.

Some more powerful features:
- Download files from the web or Dropbox
- Import text files into tables
- Execute SQL files
- Extract .zip or .gz files
- Manage your image files and create thumbnails
- Preview all the lines in a file before importing it
- Custom picker types to select values from a list
- Add your own image files from you computer using iTunes
- SQL Console for executing SQL statements
- Mark SQL statements as favorites
- See and execute past SQL statements in the History
- Built-in web browser to download files from
- Save websites in the Bookmarks
- Easily create a SQL VIEW (subsets of fields from a table)
- JOIN 2 or more tables or views for relational capabilities
- Export selected rows from your tables to a file
- Email your files to others
- Share your database via Email or Dropbox
- Create databases
- And much more!

If you have any questions, or if you need your business database customized for your iPhone or iPad, feel free to contact us on our website.

What’s New

Version 5.12

- Regular expressions in SQL, such as:
SELECT * FROM Maintenance WHERE Description REGEXP '^Fixed'
- SQLite 3.36.0

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

mmcx ,

thanks for an SQLite DB mgr; on iOS 13 howto ...

How do I turn on ‘dark mode’ for General DB to take advantage of this new iOS feature?

Developer Response ,

Working on it. Thank you for the review!

TexasClodhopper ,


I added GeneralDB to my iPadPro and could not make it operate even though I’ve been using this app on my iPhone for years.

Once I contacted Tom for a little support, I got a bunch of support; almost instantly. The problem was solved by that afternoon, and a reset of my iPad got me back into the app. +1 for support of this useful tool.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the kind words Paul!

EricNSacramento ,

Just awesome!

I find this app to be perfect. Very easy to use, handy, helpful, powerful and long overdue. Wish I had found this years ago. Love it!

App Privacy

The developer, Portable Databases, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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