Category Archive for "FM Tips"

FileMaker Remote

How FileMaker can help your business in the ‘remote economy’ All businesses are in a new reality which we would never have anticipated three years ago. In the past two years, business have allowed their workers to work remotely out of necessity because of lock-downs. But now, in this post-pandemic economy, workers are demanding to […]

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Is FileMaker accidentally deleting my records?

Why a common fear of FileMaker users almost never happens We will sometimes get calls from clients who are concerned that their copy of Claris’ FileMaker is accidentally deleting records. Or sometimes we get the companion, related worry that FileMaker is not saving records they have entered. We will explain why these worries are unfounded. […]

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How Themes Can Speed Up your FileMaker Application

Nobody likes a boring looking application! And that is why people like to add graphics, and colors, and text highlights, and sizes, and lots of other visual enhancements to their application. And there is (almost) nothing wrong with this. An application needs to be aesthetically pleasing or people don’t like using it. Before I get […]

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FileMaker Pro has “Staying Power”

And why that is both good and bad! FileMaker was officially started in April of 1985. That is over 36 years ago! There are not many software programs that are still around since that time. That is something really amazing about FileMaker. It originally started as a DOS-based program before that time, and was called […]

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Speed Up FileMaker

Three Programming Tips to Speed up FileMaker

From the author who wrote “Easy Apps!” comes three tips to speed up FileMaker I believe that the greatest problem encountered by FileMaker users is an unnecessarily slow FileMaker system. Why is it ‘unnecessarily slow’? Because if you program well, your FileMaker does not have to slow down even with tens of thousands of records. […]

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FileMaker Update 19.4

FileMaker 19.4 is Here!

Claris’ Newest Offering in the FileMaker family builds on a solid set of releases in the version 19 space A few years back, Claris made a commitment to provide more frequent updates. Now, rather than having to wait for sometimes a year or more, they began offering releases almost every quarter. The change is most […]

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Release 19.3

New FileMaker Release 19.3

Claris has released a new version of FileMaker Pro. Here is a quick highlight of the new features: Apple Silicon Support FileMaker Pro is now a Universal macOS app, which takes advantage of the advanced capabilities of Mac computers with Apple silicon and also runs on Intel-based Mac computers. If you use FileMaker plug-ins or ODBC […]

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FileMaker Pro Charting Options

Charting Options in FileMaker Pro

Dashboard systems to visualize your data in FileMaker Pro It used to be that in the “old” days of FileMaker, if you want to present a chart, you only had access to FileMaker’s internal charting options. But now, you have three choices. First, you can use FileMaker’s internal charting options These have been around forever, […]

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Cat Lawyer

What can we learn from the “I am not a cat!” lawyer video?

A hilarious video came out this week of a video deposition streamed via Zoom. One of the lawyers had a filter running on their Zoom settings which made him look like a cat. Here is the crazy video: What can we learn from this? (Aside from “Don’t let your kids play with your Zoom […]

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Why is my FileMaker so slow – Part Two

Environmental Factors which Affect FileMaker Speed In my previous blog, I explained how a great FileMaker solution can get ruined by overuse of unstored calcs. You can read that piece here. Besides the ten tips which I provide in the free white paper, almost all of which are a direct result of bad programming, there […]

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