FileMaker Pro 12 Upgrade [Old Version]
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- Apply one of 40 stunning new themes to instantly change the look of your database.
- Use new gradients, image slicing, and alignment guides to get the design precision you need.
- Manage projects, content, estimates, and more with re-designed solutions-now with layouts for iPad and iPhone.
- Drag and drop files into your database, render images faster, and securely store and manage data externally.
- Get design tools, themes, scripts, and calculation functions to help you quickly build apps for iPad and iPhone.
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Much of what v12 offers is what I call 'skin deep' and is mostly for developers: laying out fields while in Layout mode is a lot easier with visual guides to help you line up fields; the product comes with a handful of pre-built "themes" (most of which are, unfortunately, kinda blah so you'll have to replace their color schemes with more appealing colors and textures. [I don't know why some of them are so gray and dingy-looking]), and there are some improvements with graphics capability--but there's nothing really substantial in the new version that knocked my socks off or blew my hair back.
Looking for new commands for coding scripts and such? Not much under the Sun, there--only a few of them. Perhaps my biggest gripe is that formatting text and rules is still as crude as ever. *sigh* C'mon, guys--databases not only have to crunch data but have to look visually appealing as well (that includes text, rules [vertical as well as horizontal], easy-to-make grids for charts, etc.)
Perhaps the biggest caution I have for upgraders is that with v12 you'll be requested to save any pre-v12 FMP file as a v12 file when you open it; you won't be able to open it with a pre-v12 version again after the conversion so .fp7 goes bye-bye in favor of the new .fp12. The file conversion only takes a few seconds--and so far I've had no problems--but the real problem comes with the number of users of the product. If it's just you alone using the product at home or work, fine, but if there's more than one user then each one will need to upgrade to v12 to open the converted files.Read more ›
For Windows users, MS Access is a great deal compared to FM, especially bundled in Office 2010 Pro. Unfortunately I recently bought Office 2010 Business, not realizing that then was the time to dump FM. For small biz and home users, bail out of FM and get yourself OpenOffice Base - it's F-R-E-E!
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FileMaker has the best warranty and customer service in the industry.Published 16 months ago by Trumped
Ex DB2 and ACCESS user - I'm loving my filemaker pro12
Ease of use - great capabilities - especially great at formating reports
The newest version of FileMaker was released in April 2012 after nearly 2 years in the making. With it has come a slew of new features and many things that the FileMaker world has... Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Tim Cimbura
Filemaker 12 does not have a lot of critically new or ground-breaking features from Filemaker 11. Most of the new stuff allows easier development of Filemaker solutions for... Read morePublished on January 29, 2013 by Wayne W.
This upgrade works only with Filemaker Pro 9 and newer. If you have Filemaker Pro 8.5 or older, you have to buy an additional license key from the Filemaker store for $120. Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by Edward Campbell Jr.
I have used FileMaker Pro or the earlier version for 25 years. It just keeps getting better. It is the easiest most flexible database ever.Published on December 17, 2012 by LandDog49
Are you into MySQL? Do you enjoy the flexibility of command-line access to your databases?
If so, then go have fun with that. Read more
I have Filemaker pro from it's beginning and I upgraded up to vers. 11. I made up my mind not to upgrade as I feel I am being screwed by this company. Read morePublished on July 1, 2012 by Nean