Omnis Quartz<< Go back
Made by: Blyth Software Ltd.
Announced: Early 1987 or September 1987
Released: Late 1987
Copy protection: None
Omnis Quartz was a multi-user relational database package made by Blyth Software. It appears to be the earliest database for Windows. The previous version, Omnis 3 Plus, was only available for the Macintosh, while Quartz was only released for Windows 1.0. Both were succeeded by Omnis 5 in 1989. Version 1.0 was reviewed in the November 24th, 1987 issue of PC Magazine.
An unspecified version (possibly 1.13) was reviewed in the September 1988 issue of the Italian magazine MC Microcomputer. Version 1.13 was reviewed in the April 18th, 1988 issue of InfoWorld, and May 17th, 1988 issue of PC Magazine. It is available online. The included Windows run-time was updated to version 2.03, but the program itself still supported Windows 1.0. Omnis 5 dropped support for it.
Around May 1988, Blyth Software also announced a run-time version of Omnis Quartz for developers at a reduced price.