|"One of the key strengths of askSam is its search functionality and its ability to handle structured data of a conventional database, which might involve specific fields, and unstructured information, such as information in a Word file or e-mail." -- Christian Harris of Bios Magazine
"Let me answer the big question right now. Why use askSam and not Access or the other databases that are out there? The answer is ease of use, the great search abilities and the ability to make custom databases easily. That's it. Oh and there is another reason, the support of the askSam people is legendary. They are the best no doubt about it." -- Michael Dulin, President, A1 Shareware Evaluations, SharewareJunkies.com
"askSam 5, by askSam Systems, is a really powerful freeform database. It
gives you great flexibility by letting you import a large range of file formats. At the same time you can also enter data manually. Even more
importantly, askSam gives you a variety of ways of finding the information
you've stored. So, if you're looking for a database that's both powerful and
flexible, take a look! You won't be disappointed." -- Dr. File Finder, a.k.a.
"Data, like life, comes in structured and unstructured incarnations.
Logically, data storage should, too, and askSam is the rare database that
handles both gracefully. In short, askSam 5 database software enables users
and workgroups that need to share unstructured information (as well as forms) to think and produce in new ways." -- Jeff Angus, PCWorld.
"As a freeform database, askSam 5 is really slick. I'm a long time SQL database user and think that this is just what the non-technical, newbies need for keeping
track of just about anything they can think of." -- Paul Mayer of http://www.paulspicks.com/
Suffering from information overload? Don't worry, askSam is the ideal application to help you organize your information. askSam makes it easy to turn anything into a searchable database: email messages, word processing documents,
spreadsheets, addresses, HTML files, and more. -- WUGNET.
"If you're still using Word for Windows to keep your address book and your
e-mail client as a PIM, then you should be using askSam. Behaving more like
a word processor than a database, this atypical document-centric freeform
database lets you store and search both structured and unstructured data.
Its ability to perform full-text searching of documents makes it ideal for
legal, medical or research knowledge workers..." -- Jay Munro, ZDNet Reviews.
"I've used a lot of different tools for searching, but I've yet to find anything that approaches the depth, variety, strength, and sophistication of the search tools that askSam provides."
-- Rick Gates, Database Magazine
"askSam is an essential part of my software tool chest. I can research and
collect data from anywhere and any source. Once it is in askSam I can edit,
rearrange, organize, and search the information easily. Then I can present
it and make it totally useful for other people via the web or CD. Fantastic!
-- Valda Hilley - Author, Literary Agent, Teaching Consultant, Pack rat, and President, Convergent Press, Ltd.
"And the best part: If you're entering information later and discover you didn't leave enough room in one part of the screen, it only takes a touch of a key to change it. You can completely change your database in midstream without any ill effects on the rest of the information you've already typed."
-- Heather Newman, The Tennessean
"A fluid and flexible software that frees you from the constraints of traditional databases."
-- Writers Digest
have been using askSam for years (both DOS and Windows) and you continue
to have a very stable product with outstanding features. Keep up
the great work!" -- Winston Long, Ph.D
"askSam's unstructured data storage
and retrieval is one of the most impressive and valuable technologies we
have in computing. This is pure gold: users don't have to understand the
arcane of databases, and they don't need to know the file, record, field
drill. Just toss it in, then let askSam find it. Amazing stuff" -- Jim Seymour
"Unlike most databases that use clearly defined fields, such as names and addresses, askSam also lets you store complete documents in a database - regardless of structure - allowing you to create hyperlinks to connect pieces of otherwise separate information. askSam 5.1 also lets you search for documents with attachments." -- Christian Harris of Bios Magazine