My CD music database started out many years ago on a Mac in Filemaker Pro 2, moved to Provue Panorama, then when I came over to Windows wound up in Microsoft Works.
All the talk of SQL gives me a headache and I probably don't even need a relational database. I'm trying to avoid the extra apps and the size of downloading Open Office or Libre Office, which usually get recommended. I would like a list view and record view. The main reason I don't just use a Microsoft Word (2002) table is there is no way to filter the table and perform queries.
I posted this question on Yahoo Answers and all I got is recommendations for MySQL, Server Express, the type of database programs that are too complex for me to understand.
I have since installed LibreOffice, but there was no way to import my data into Base without it being read-only. I also just can't figure it out. A program called Glom looked promising, promising to be like Filemaker, but I couldn't get it to work.
I just find it hard to believe there isn't something free and open source which is a bit better than Microsoft Works and more like Filemaker.