Kexi is an integrated data management application, designed to fill the gap between spreadsheets and database solutions requiring more sophisticated development. Kexi can be used for designing and implementing databases, data inserting and processing, and performing queries.
The impetus for developing Kexi came from a noticeable lack of applications having the features of Microsoft Access, FoxPro, Oracle Forms or FileMaker while at the same time being powerful, inexpensive, open-standards-driven and sufficiently portable.
Kexi is a component of KOffice, with large contributions coming since early 2003 from OpenOffice Polska (currently OpenOffice Software). It works under Linux/Unix, Mac OS X (using Fink), Solaris, and the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Although Kexi is an open source application, currently OpenOffice Software is charging for the full featured Windows version, due to the cost of commercial tools (Qt and compiler) needed to port the software to Windows. Thanks to the recent open-sourcing of the Qt library, a free alpha version for Windows is available through the KDE on Windows program.