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Filemaker Go - Ever Improving

 

FileMaker, Inc. today announced version 1.1 of FileMaker Go for iPhone and FileMaker Go for iPad.

Users can now produce PDFs directly from FileMaker Go and either save them on their mobile devices or email them. This feature lets mobile users easily save and distribute reports, create invoices, and share project status directly from their iPad or iPhone.

Another enhancement is the ability to save a copy of a complete database and email it directly from FileMaker Go. With this feature, iPhone and iPad users can exchange databases from their devices without needing to dock with a desktop or laptop.

The update also delivers new ways to work more efficiently with photos and other media and information. FileMaker Go users can capture photos on an iPhone, or take photos that are already in the photo library of an iPhone or iPad, and insert them directly into a FileMaker Go database. Photos stored in a database can be emailed out later using FileMaker Go.

Other file types, such as spreadsheets, can be emailed directly from FileMaker Go.

Also new is the ability for FileMaker Go users to import records from local or hosted FileMaker databases using script steps.

The only thing I’m still waiting for is a way to cloud sync across my devices without having to copy, export, or access my database on my computer through my iPad or iPhone. I know it can be done because that’s the way I sync OmniFocus, my time manager. I’m spoiled by OmniFocus and will continue to wait for a database that can do the same thing.

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