Microsoft Access on your Mac

Can I use Microsoft Access on my Mac? The short answer to your question is no, at least not directly.

You would need to run a Windows Virtual Machine (VM) on your MAC operating system. There is any number of virtualization software programs such as Parallels, VMWare Fusion, and Oracle Virtual Box just to name a few. 

ChurchBooks3 uses Microsoft Access runtime as its database engine.

Creating a virtual environment will allow you to run a Windows OS and then install MS Access or any other Windows program of your choosing. 

The best practice for accessing a Windows OS on a Mac computer is to use Remote Desktop to access a server. Mac, iPad, or Android tablet is easy to use a hosted remote desktop service from Your Office anywhere. 

In the links shown below, you will find video references that will show you how installing a VM machine on your Mac machine can be accomplished with moderate technical skills.

 Installing Parallels and Access on a Mac Computer

Five ways to run Windows programs on a MAC computer

Watch this video to understand the reasons and benefits of using a hosted desktop to run Access on a Mac

Let me know how it works out for you.