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FM::NEXUS ANNOUNCES INSPECTOR 1.7 -- NOW UNLOCKED & BUNDLED!

-- Users Empowered to Extend World's Best Analysis Tool For Developing Better FileMaker Solutions -- Many Other Improvements As Well -- For Mac users: now bundled with myFMbutler's excellent Clip Manager to streamline your development work.

OAKLAND, CA., June 5, 2007 -- FM::Nexus and beezwax datatools today announced the release of Inspector 1.7. The premier development and debugging tool for the FileMaker platform is now available unlocked and ready to customize!

Unlocked for all licensees, once you activate your copy of Inspector 1.7, you are free to get under the hood using standard FileMaker development features. Users can now change output layouts to produce reports with a custom look and feel for presentation directly to clients. Along with Inspector 1.7, "Inspected by Inspector" seals are available to be included in all solutions. These seals make it easy to let clients know developers have checked their work.

Inspector 1.7 also includes various bug fixes and other enhancements. It is available as a free upgrade for currently registered users. To download or purchase Inspector, visit http://fmnexus.com/products/inspector/


About Inspector

Inspector is the premier development analysis and debugging tool for the FileMaker platform. Whether it's a solution you wrote or inherited, Inspector will make debugging easier and faster. With Inspector, all memory variables and field references are immediately available with their dependencies in a central, visible location. A highly intuitive visual interface helps you spot potential problems and resolve them immediately.

"Inspector is a must-have utility for FileMaker professionals... the ability to search within calculation formulas is worth the price of admission alone, but the reports and automatic highlighting of problems within solutions saves a ton of development time as well. The security summary information is a fantastic way to diagnose issues across multiple privilege sets and troubleshoot during conversion. Inspector is an invaluable addition to our collective toolbox." -- Scott Love, Founding Partner and Vice President, Soliant Consulting


How Inspector Works

Inspector thoroughly analyzes the metadata of solutions built with FileMaker software to provide the essential information developers need to build rock-solid solutions, execute intelligent maintenance and keep solutions problem-free. Using FileMaker's DDR, Inspector provides an eye-popping visual overview of basetables, table occurrences, layouts, scripts, fields, privilege sets and much more. The result clarifies the structure, elements, relationships and other crucial information, graphically highlighting problems in troubled areas for a quick understanding of issues requiring attention.

Comprehensive and flexible, Inspector's search provides results from within any calculation for elements, fields, functions, etc. Inspector provides visually striking, detailed information for deletion decisions, multiple security perspectives, change tracking across multiple analyses, and can even facilitate change documentation, for one's own records, team members or clients.

"Since its release, Inspector has been an integral part of our solution Q/A process. We use Inspector in the final stages of development to identify issues that our testers may have missed. In a recent FileMaker 6 to FileMaker 8 migration project, Inspector found a whopping 1700 issues which we were able to rapidly fix. Inspector has surely increased the quality of our products, and has lowered our time to market." -- Charlie Bailey, inRESONANCE

"OMG, the time I'm going to save!!" -- Vicki Howell, Corporate Image


Free with Inspector for OS X users: Clip Manager from myFMbutler

"Hold the phone. This is interesting ... the doors of possibilities just opened up nice and wide." -- From April 2007 FMPug Newsletter (http://www.fmpug.com/newsletters/2007/april2007.html)

myFMbutler's Clip Manager, now included with Inspector 1.7 for Mac OS X, gives you full access to FileMaker XML data for tables, fields, scripts and layouts so that you can re-use components from all your FileMaker solutions, building a custom library as you go along. The perfect companion to Inspector, Clip Manager is another must-have tool for serious FileMaker developers.

"myFMbutler Clip Manager has proven to be a real time saver during conversion and migration projects. It literally saved me hours of my time when merging separate files into a single file. The integration with my preferred text editor allows me to easily make bulk changes to occurrence names in layouts and scripts. Something that would normally require several hours of work can now be done in a matter of minutes." -- Luk Dhondt, myFMbutler

"We are excited to collaborate with myFMbutler to bring you these very useful developer tools." -- Vince Menanno, Creator of Inspector


Compatibility, Availability and Pricing

The Inspector 1.7 update is free to currently registered Inspector customers and available immediately from the FM::Nexus web site at: <http://fmnexus.com/inspector>.

Inspector 1.7 is available today for US$399 (EUR 225) for single users, and requires FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows 2000. In the U.S., Inspector is distributed and supported by beezwax datatools, inc., at 510/835-4483 (Oakland), 888/835-4483 (Toll-free) or <http://www.beezwax.net/>. In Europe, Inspector is available through the FileMaker Europe Webstore at: <http://www.filemaker.co.uk/redirect/webstore.html>.

Now, Inspector is available for US$999 for a five-user team license, only through beezwax datatools directly. Discounts for non-profits and education, and FSA Members; and Site Licensing are also available through beezwax datatools. Product information, including a fully functional demonstration, is available at <http://www.beezwax.net/>.


About myFMbutler
myFMbutler is an initiative by SHpartners, a longtime FileMaker FSA and now FBA partner. myFMbutler's goal is to provide a wide range of tools that help FileMaker developers create better solutions. "Whether it be through the use of our plug-ins, or some of our other solutions that extend on the capabilities of FileMaker, we want to offer developers a way to improve their products, and help them finish their projects faster."


About FM::Nexus

FM::Nexus develops FileMaker solutions to help businesses and organizations stay focused on what they do best. FM::Nexus also creates tools that help FileMaker developers build better solutions, and provides consulting and training for FileMaker developers. FM::Nexus is a member of the FileMaker Business Alliance. For more information, visit <http://www.fmnexus.com/>.


About beezwax datatools

beezwax datatools is a leading FileMaker solutions, support and consulting firm. Besides being the official provider of sales and support service for FM::Nexus, beezwax is an excellent database design firm with a ten-year track record in the industry and a client base including many major FileMaker users and Fortune 500 companies. beezwax datatools is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additional information can be found at <http://www.beezwax.net/>.

FM::Nexus, Inspector and fmnexus.com are trademarks of FM::Nexus, Inc. Clip Manager (c)2007 SHpartners bvba. All rights reserved. "myFMbutler" is a trademark owned by SHpartners bvba. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.and other countries. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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