FM Licensing Konfusion!

FileMaker, Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apple, is a mature organization which has been around for some 30 years. They have a lot of licensing options; many more than are typically displayed on their website. It can be pretty confusing to find the right software licensing program for your business. Factors to consider are not […]

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New Skillz!

We are happy to announce that we have added a couple of new people to the team who bring in some additional skills to the team. Because FileMaker can interact with so many other services, such as web services, API’s, Google, QuickBooks, WordPress, we have been seeking out individuals with these related abilities. Here’s what […]

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FileMaker-Products.com

You may not be aware of this, but we have a second website where we focus on helping people to sell their vertical market applications. We have been in the business of selling commercial FileMaker applications for decades. We sell a number of FileMaker apps to non-profits, and a very large application called “MagicBase” to […]

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Mobile Apps and a little iPhone History

The Apple will soon be releasing what people are calling “the 10th Anniversary iPhone”. It was in 2007 that Apple changed the world forever by releasing the original iPhone. At the time there was nothing like it. Every other phone had buttons. Even the most popular “smart phone” at the time, the Blackberry, had a […]

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Software Spurs Growth

An article in Strategy + Business indicated that many of the world’s largest innovators are shifting their focus of their R&D from products to programming. There is an increasing awareness that automation and ease-of-use can do as much to boost productivity as brand new products and product types. In fact, many small to medium business […]

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FM Keyboard Shortcuts

There are a ton of available keyboard shortcuts for the FileMaker platform. If you become familiar with the more commonly used key commands, you can save yourself a lot of time while working with FileMaker. In fact, the most recent versions of FileMaker have improved their script workspace such that we have moved away from […]

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Microsoft Access is Dead!

Microsoft has announced they are shutting down services for MS Access. If you know anyone who is still using Microsoft Access, you would be doing them a big favor to warn them now, so that they have time to switch their business over to FileMaker. See this note from Microsoft: “We no longer recommend Access […]

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FileMaker DevCon 2017

HighPower just signed up for, and is headed to the FileMaker Developer’s Conference again this year. We go every year. Why does this matter to you? Because it means that we are staying on the cutting edge of new FileMaker technologies. Our mission is to build powerful business solutions which make your business more automated. […]

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Clearing Out Global Fields

Here is a great tip from FM Developer, Matthew Dahlquist about clearing out global fields from a server: Typically, when a file is uploaded to FileMaker Server, any global fields which have data in them are retained in the server. If you need to change them, you can’t just delete them because they are frozen […]

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Deployment Impacts Design

Here’s a quick tip as you are planning your amazing FileMaker application to sell to the world: Deployment Impacts Design Before you ever set pen to paper, or stylus to tablet, you must make a decision about how you will be deploying your FileMaker application. That is, will it be only desktop? Will it be […]

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