FileMaker tips, techniques, and news.


FileMaker Themes Best Practices

by Michael Westendorf on April 10, 2014

We explore using FileMaker 13's new feature allowing you to create custom themes and styles. Custom themes now allow us to create a unified user interface in your application while maintaining an optimized solution. Read more »

FileMaker WebDirect

by Michael Westendorf on March 11, 2014

WebDirect enhances the FileMaker platform by allowing you to publish your database to the web like never before. Real-time updates, a defining characteristic of the FileMaker experience, have made their way to the web. Read more »

FileMaker Relationship Graph - What They Did Not Tell You

by Emory Brown on February 3, 2014

FileMaker 13 introduced a number of very useful enhancements to the relationship graph, none of which are included in the help file or release notes. Use these techniques to increase your productivity. Read more »

FileMaker Server + Open Directory

by Jason Scharf on January 6, 2014

FileMaker Server can be set up to authenticate against Active Directory and Open Directory. Learn how to do it in this step-by-step guide! Read more »

FileMaker 13 Whats New

by Kevin Hammond on December 3, 2013

We take a look at the full FileMaker 13 platform (FileMaker Pro 13, FileMaker Go 13, and FileMaker Server 13), highlighting some of the best new features and recapping the differences between this and prior versions of FileMaker Pro. Read more »

FileMaker Popover Buttons

by Jeremiah Hammond on December 3, 2013

Learn all about popover buttons in FileMaker 13, including how to add them to layouts and configure their individual components. Glean a few tidbits on how they interact with other interface objects. Read more »

Rest Easy With Encrypted Databases in FileMaker 13

by Michael Westendorf on December 3, 2013

Encryption is a great new feature that gives you another level of security beyond a login. The files still appear as .fmp12 files, but require the encryption password to access. Read more »

FileMaker Slide Controls

by Brendan McBride on December 3, 2013

Details about the new Slide Control feature in FileMaker 13! Find out what a slide control is, a hidden slide control, and how to use slide controls. Read more »

FileMaker Field Picker

by Mary Pitzen on December 3, 2013

An exciting new feature in FileMaker 13, the Field Picker, provides convenient and time-saving options when creating or editing layouts. Read more »

FileMaker Ends Support for Bento

by Kevin Hammond on August 4, 2013

Bento, the Mac OS X database solution that was touted as user-friendly and relied heavily on templates, has been discontinued and will no longer be supported or updated. Read more »
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