Connecting FileMaker: DropBox, LiveCode, QB
Let’s start with an oldie but goodie: Connecting FileMaker to QuickBooks. David Nahodyl shares a livestream presentation of Marc Larochelle of Productive Computing doing a nuts to bolts install of FM Books Connector, along with tips on using the connector once live:
I fixed up two different connections to Quickbooks in the past few weeks, and I wish I had this video to help guide the way – it would have made things easier and faster. By the way, Productive Computing’s tech support was superb with installation troubleshooting.
LiveCode is a platform for building front end custom apps, and does a pretty darn good job. But LiveCode also has a FileMaker plugin that adds a lot of functionality not included with native FileMaker, including ways to connect FileMaker to web services. I’ve played with a beta version of it and found it impressive.
Richard Carlton shows how easy it is to connect FileMaker to Dropbox using the LiveCode plugin, and the whole process is pretty darn easy compared to other methods to do this:
Check out LiveCode here if you need to wow your clients with new capabilities.
I still am happy not having to wear a watch, regardless of it’s capabilities. Especially one that keeps bothering me with notifications. I turned off virtually all notifications on my Mac and iOS devices. Otherwise I would be constantly distracted while being up to date.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999