The Beta Test release for Plant Base Mac OSX edition is now available for download.
Preliminary testing has gone well. However, please remember that this is essentially a new program for the Mac operating system and there will be further development, bug fixes and so on.
It appears there are not many choices of real plant databases for Mac, so we hope this edition will give users an additional option. Note that Plant Base is a fully native OSX application and is a stand-alone product that requires no additional software or expenditure.
An important principle is that the data files are totally compatible with the Windows edition. They can simply be copied between machines, in either direction. We have now tested this many times with no problems at all. It will also be true of the Android and Linux native editions, currently under development.
Installation is straightforward – please see the README file included in the dmg.
There is a full product installation available for download and also a small “application only” update file for existing users who installed an earlier Beta release. The last version can always be found on our Downloads page
The license terms are exactly the same as the Windows edition. Existing Plant Base users can use their original registration code, it covers both editions. New users can run as a trial for 15 days and permanent licenses may be purchased on the website in the normal way.