FileMaker Banks on Ease of Use, Flashy Interface with FileMaker Pro 10 Database Software
FileMaker Pro 10 has a redesigned interface and a number of feature enhancements that FileMaker hopes will power adoption of the database software.FileMaker is hoping a new interface and several enhancements designed to improve ease of use will build a following for Version 10 of its flagship database software. The company announced the release of FileMaker Pro 10 the week of Jan. 5 in time for the Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco. The enhancements start with the much-ballyhooed interface, which includes a number of new features designed to make users' lives easier. An example of this is the customizable Status Toolbar, which allows users to make commonly used features accessible with a click rather than only through the main menu.
The company has added a number of new features beyond the interface, as well. Chief among them are what FileMaker is calling "script triggers." Script triggers launch scripts based on a user's actions. For example, users can now specify that a FileMaker Script will run whenever users take a specified action in Browse Mode or Find Mode, such as clicking in a field. The software comes with five object-based and seven layout-based script triggers out of the box.