You could always try something like WineX, but I would not get my hopes up about it working, and be prepared to spend at least a few hours scouring message boards and what not to figure out how to set it up. If you can have Access running on a Windows box, and then set up ODBC, you could, in theory at least, use some alternate interface to interact with and manipulate the Access database.
There may very well be something of a niche market out there for this sort of thing that has been filled by someone if you just look. That said, if you have an Intel Mac you could refer to the post by Jimmy Greystone, second post in this thread, and go from there. Discussion is locked. Follow Follow this discussion and email me when there are updates Stop following this discussion.
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Not really. Mac Access product similar to Windows Access. What Mac product would be most similar to Windows Access? Wondering how to access Mac remotely from Windows, iPhone or iPad? Looking for a way to remotely control another Mac? Or just want remote access your Mac from an iPad , we have the answers below. Until relatively recently Apple offered a tool called Back to My Mac that could be used to access your Mac remotely.
Alternatively, they could screen share - accessing the office Mac from the Mac at home and using it just as if they were sitting in front of it. Back to my Mac has never been the only method of gaining Remote Access to your Mac. You can access screen sharing settings in System Preferences, you can use Apple Remote Desktop software, or you can just store all your files in iCloud Drive so that everything is available on any of your Apple products. There are are also various apps for Remotely Accessing your Mac. In fact, you could log on to iCloud on any computer - including a Windows PC - and access your iCloud Drive via the web browser.
It also means you can save space on your Mac as everything can be stored in the cloud. However, there are a few disadvantages. First up, using iCloud Drive inevitably means paying Apple.
Apple gives you 5GB of storage for free, but that figure will be eaten up in seconds. So you will need to for more storage, the minimum being 79p or 99c a month. Find out more about how much iCloud costs here. Another issue is that we often find things can get a bit out of sync.
Especially if you leave documents open on one Mac while you work on them on another Mac. We often find that we confuse iCloud with two versions of the same document. We find that we avoid working on the wrong version if we open a file from the Finder rather than using Recent Documents within an app.
Another option is to use screen sharing. This way you can control another Mac remotely. Opening files and folders, closing files and windows, you can even use apps that are only installed on the remote Mac.
This is a particularly handy solution when you are trying to help someone fix a problem with their Mac. Expect there to be some lag. If you want a slightly less laggy way to share screen, and you are both on the same network, you can adjust your setting for Sharing in System Preferences and connect to the other screen. Another way to access another Mac is using Apple Remote Desktop.
This lets you run apps and access files on another Mac. But if you do want to learn more about using Remote Desktop Apple has a detailed guide here.
Chrome Remote Desktop enables you to remotely access your Mac from a Chrome web browser on any computer.