Software tips, techniques, and news.


Damien Howell  /  FileMaker  /  May 10th, 2016

FileMaker Portal In-Line Progress Bar

The Portal In-Line Progress Bar, one of FileMaker 15's new performance based features, brings with it the separation of a layout's non-portal and portal rendering tasks. This means users are no longer forced to wait for cumbersome portals to load before being able to interact with a window's content.
Emory Brown  /  FileMaker  /  May 10th, 2016

FileMaker 15 User Interface

The FileMaker platform is a constantly evolving and improving ecosystem. The latest version of FileMaker has overhauled the user interface in a number of ways. The FileMaker application UI is extremely important because it is the backdrop of every FileMaker app. This round of updates increases the user experience with visual clarity, less text and visual noise on screen, more intuitive icons, and greater consistency of color.
Michael Westendorf  /  FileMakerHosting  /  May 10th, 2016

FileMaker 15 Security Enhancements

FileMaker has done it again. They are constantly improving the security features of the FileMaker platform to better serve its users. Now that FileMaker 15 has arrived lets review those changes.
Jeremiah Kincaid  /  FileMaker  /  May 10th, 2016

FileMaker In-Product Updates

FileMaker 15 introduced a much welcomed improvement to the updating process: you can now upgrade your FileMaker Pro directly in Pro itself. Not only does this new feature align with FileMaker Inc's continued focus on security, by making it easier for users to get on the latest version, but it also lays the foundation for FMI to release minor updates more frequently. A win-win for everyone.
Brendan McBride  /  Free DownloadsFileMakerWeb Development  /  April 5th, 2016

FileMaker Google Route Optimization

We go over how to use the Google Maps Directions API to arrange multiple locations to give you the best route possible. Save time and money by finding the most optimal route to your appointments. Let a third party such as Google help you with the Traveling Salesman Problem.
David Happersberger  /  LicensingFileMakerHosting  /  March 23rd, 2016

FileMaker Server Connections Renewal Price Increase

The renewal price for FileMaker Server with concurrent connections will be going up to match the price of new licenses on May 12th, 2016. You have the opportunity to lock in another year (or two!!) of savings at the old renewal price before the increase officially happens.
Brendan McBride  /  Free DownloadsFileMakerWeb Development  /  February 2nd, 2016

FileMaker Google Calendar Integration

Having your own calendar inside of FileMaker is a great way for you and your coworkers to keep track of upcoming appointments. However, building your own calendar in FileMaker is a very tedious task. Why reinvent the wheel when there are already apps out there that you can integrate with? We demo how you can integrate your FileMaker solution with Google Calendar to take advantage of Google's powerful features.
Emory Brown  /  Free DownloadsFileMaker  /  January 6th, 2016

Heat Maps in FileMaker

FileMaker is a powerful tool for data visualization. We will explore how you can use button icons to quickly construct a choropleth map, more commonly called a heat map. With this same technique, you can make pretty much any custom chart you can imagine. One could highlight parts of a car or other object, display health data on a human body, or illustrate an organization chart. The sky is the limit!
Jeremiah Kincaid  /  FileMaker  /  December 2nd, 2015

FileMaker Embraces Crowdsourcing – New Product Ideas Space

FileMaker Inc. recently introduced the FileMaker Product Ideas space on FileMaker Community, a place to view, post, vote and comment on feature requests for the FileMaker product line. While not a replacement for the longstanding FileMaker Feature Request webpage, the reddit-like Product Ideas space enhances and modernizes the feature request process, giving the developer community a public forum to express their crowdsourced opinions on the future of the product line.
David Happersberger  /  FileMaker  /  November 18th, 2015

FileMaker vs QuickBase

Today is the day, time to look for a technology that fits your needs, but where do you begin? You realize you need a more powerful tool then a spreadsheet and there must be a better way to manage your workflow. Your ready for a custom application. We will compare FileMaker by Apple with QuickBase by Intuit, to help manage your custom workflow.
Michael Westendorf  /  Web DevelopmentFileMaker  /  October 15th, 2015

WordPress Form FileMaker Integration

Double data entry no more! Your contact, quote, online order, whatever your form includes will automatically be dropped into FileMaker. We will show you how to integrate a WordPress form, the most popular content management system, to drop data directly into FileMaker in real time.
Nate Williams  /  FileMakerFree DownloadsWeb Development  /  September 3rd, 2015

FileMaker Radius Search

Learn how to perform a radius search within your FileMaker solution, evaluating the distance between addresses. We take a look at how to build a radius search using the Google Maps API, some custom functions, and a couple calcs. Includes sample download file and YouTube video.
Emory Brown  /  FileMaker  /  August 4th, 2015

FileMaker Custom Button Icons

FileMaker 14 provides you additional modern design tools, you can now use vector graphics with the advent of button icons. FileMaker comes pre-loaded with 140 very useful glyphs; additionally you can expand your collection with any number of custom glyphs and images. These icons can then be added to any button or popover button.
Michael Westendorf  /  Free DownloadsFileMaker  /  July 8th, 2015

FileMaker Safety Checklist

The FileMaker platform does a great job providing native security features for your organization. Ever considered what would happen if your data was breached? Take the first step to prevent a breach by securing your application by reviewing our checklist.
Brendan McBride  /  Free DownloadsFileMakerWeb Development  /  June 10th, 2015

Integrate FileMaker USPS Address Validation

Learn how to easily validate an address using a free web service from USPS. Sign up for a free developer account at USPS and ensure you have valid addresses.

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