Forget about lost internet connections for a moment and take a look at what's happening on the Internet. There are numerous online database apps and AirTable is quite interesting for group projects. It has a free version and some relational abilities. If you don't suffer intense aggravation over its limitations, it's rather interesting. It imports csv and exports csv but opens them in excel.
One really nice feature is that its made for the novice and lacks sophisticated features that lead to problems for novice.