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Get a Grip on your iPhone 6+

I bought an iPhone 6+ and was surprised how big it was.  And I was worried about dropping it, so I bought a case for it.  And it turns out, the case had a feature that helps keeps me from dropping my iPhone 6+!  Watch the video and afterwards share your thought about which title(…)

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Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes (4 Case Studies) – YouTube

Getting Rid of Paper-based Processes (4 Case Studies) – YouTube

Four real life examples of companies changing over from paper to paperless and how they did it.  There is a process involved, including analyzing, planning, building, and implementation.  Watch the video for more details: Published on Oct 27, 2014 More businesses today are seeking alternatives to legacy paper-based processes. Companies of all sizes are replacing(…)

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FileMaker Function of the Week: FieldComment

FileMaker Function of the Week: FieldComment

File this one under “something useful I learned today that someday will come in handy.”  Somehow I did not remember (or perhaps really understand the use of) the use of the FieldComment function. But I have had times where having the comments available in the data viewer when in layout mode would have been helpful.(…)

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Building Modal Dialog Windows Using Popovers

Building Modal Dialog Windows Using Popovers

Never stop learning.  And when the world is full of inventive, out of the box thinkers, there is always a wealth of things to learn.  The latest for me is the idea to use popovers as a modal popup window. Today we’ll be exploring the concept of using popovers as modal dialogs in FileMaker. A modal dialog(…)

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Export FileMaker .ics Calendar Files to Mac and PC

Export FileMaker .ics Calendar Files to Mac and PC

Douglas Alder puts his virtual list to good use again (the last time was for vcard export) to export calendar (.ics) files from FileMaker to just about any calendar program. EXPORT ICS CALENDAR FORMAT FILES The purpose of this module and scripts are to export an .ics file for importing into Calendar applications. The scripts anticipate(…)

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Lessons from Joe Cool at Dreamforce

Lessons from Joe Cool at Dreamforce

I’ve wanted to meet Joe Montana since his glory days winning the national championship at Notre Dame in the late 70′s.  The dude was always cool, more so under pressure.  The closest I came was meeting Lou Holtz in the early 90′s when he was head coach at Notre Dame.  Another inspiring person, Holtz had(…)

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Send Notifications to your Mac from FileMaker!

Send Notifications to your Mac from FileMaker!

Benjamin Fehr of Efficient Buzz has figured out a way using Applescript to make FileMaker communicate with the Apple notification center.  He’s looking for a hook to make it work with FileMaker Go on iOS.  If you can help, make a comment.  Benjamin shared this with me last week, and I’m hoping someone out there(…)

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Capture Signatures on FileMaker Client and Go with FMEasySignature

Capture Signatures on FileMaker Client and Go with FMEasySignature

Tim Dietrich released an open source signature capture solution that captures signatures via a web viewer, making it possible to grab signatures on a desktop client as well as FileMaker Go: This morning I released FMEasySignature, an open source solution for capturing signatures in FileMaker databases. It is a technique for capturing signatures and optionally storing(…)

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Slide-a-Block Views for FileMaker Go 13

Slide-a-Block Views for FileMaker Go 13

I recommend bookmarking this page if there is iOS design in your future.  Yann Liqueur-Salzédo of Infografix.eu provides three ways to design layouts on iOS uisng one FileMaker layout to handle both portrait and landscape design. With the addition of a new script trigger OnRotation of device, the hidden objects appear and disappear as needed.  Yann not(…)

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FileMaker Developer Career Story: Brian Voll, Man on a Mission! – YouTube

FileMaker Developer Career Story: Brian Voll, Man on a Mission! – YouTube

Another well made video bio of a young FileMaker developer professional, this time of Brian Voss of aAcesoft software in Brooklyn.  Kudos to Brian and to Mary Pitzen for putting themselves in front of the camera and advancing both their cause and their careers! Published on Oct 13, 2014 It all started back in high(…)

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Filemaker Success Tips 320

Filemaker Success Tips 320

Listen while driving, biking, or walking. Or sitting still, if you must.  Thu, 23 October 2014 320_FM_Success_Tips Typical mistakes in decoupling scripts, 2 theme tools Direct download: 320_FM_Success_Tips.mp3 Category:podcasts – posted at: 5:30 PM Filemaker Success Tips : 320_FM_Success_Tips.

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Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | HomeBase Software

Exporting vCards from FileMaker Pro 13 | HomeBase Software

Back in August, I reached out for help with outputting Vcards from FileMaker and Douglas Alder was one of several (thanks  to you all, btw) who reached out to help.  And he was right:  it’s way harder than it should be to output to both Mac and  Windows, and the biggest issue is with the “Export(…)

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  1. EfficientBizz: I completely agree about using virtual lists for this kind of application. I made similar experiences with creating .ICS files.…

Upcoming FileMaker Webinars

Upcoming FileMaker Webinars

Optimizing your database to run fast from the server is critical, and not necessarily an easy thing to do.  The one hour seminars that FileMaker has been making for a while are very helpful, and FileMaker makes them available on demand afterwards.  FileMaker is offering two sessions Tuesday, October 28th.  Follow the link below to(…)

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FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success – YouTube

FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen, Aimed for Success – YouTube

It  seems FileMaker is taking a new tact in it’s advertising and marketing efforts. So far, I’ve seen two videos like this one–one each for a man and a woman–designed to entice other young people to look into developing FileMaker as a career.  It’s a smart move for those with an interest in programming and(…)

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  1. FileMaker Developer Career Profile: Mary Pitzen...: […] It seems FileMaker is taking a new tact in it’s advertising and marketing efforts.So far, I’ve seen two videos…

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