Blist, the easy to use, web-based “database for the rest of us” is growing some pretty nifty social sharing features.
Users can now share access to Blists with a permission structure that controls whether the blist is public or private, and who is able to change the data. It’s even possible for several users to edit a shared Blist simultaneously.
The structure of Blists can also be shared and used as templates when creating new databases. For example, instead of starting from scratch when designing a todo list you can search Blist for other people’s designs and pick the one best suited to your needs.
BList, the “database for the rest of us” that launched at DEMO 08 has introduced a new features for charting, importing, search and sharing.
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These are fairly basic at the moment
- the charts can be viewed, but not exported
- importing of csv files has a manual step for specifying the field type
but with only three weeks elapsed since the launch of the private beta it’s nice to see the feature set filling up, without compromising the style and simplicity of the initial vision.
Having just secured a $6.5 million investment from Frazier Technology Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures Blist is set for rapid development and refinement.
Described by its developers as the worlds easiest database, Blist (web list) aims to be a database “for the rest of us”; one that is designed for ordinary users rather than programmers or database administrators.
Using a spreadsheet layout as its primary metaphor, Blist extends the model with individual cells able to hold images, documents, and multiple values. It presents intuitive views of the data, with form and calendar modes for viewing and manipulating information.
Unveiled at DEMO 08, Blist is now open to beta testers.