More automation in less time
When it comes to automating your FileMaker solution, the brand new Script Workspace does more of the
work for you. Create, edit, and view your scripts and calculations all in one streamlined workspace to speed development time.
- Auto complete - Type a letter or two and instantly see a list of relevant script steps for instant efficiency.
- Shortcuts – Use abbreviated text to build scripts faster.
- All-in-one view – Using tabs you can work with multiple scripts at the same time.
- Script organisation – All your existing scripts, folders and separators appear as you’d expect.
- Easier to read scripts – Support for blank lines, line numbers, indentation, and syntax colouring (e.g. colours for scripts and fields) make it easier to read your scripts.
- Search field – Find scripts faster with instantly filtered results.
- Script step descriptions – See exactly what a script step does and access the convenient in-line Help for more information.
- In-line editing– Edit scripts directly in the Script Workspace.
- Favorites – Add frequently used scripts to your “favorites” list for quick access.
- New Specify Calculation dialog box – Redesigned with a refined, new look. Increase your productivity with auto-complete and search for calculation functions.
The browser goes mobile
Now you can use your mobile tablet to get the power of a FileMaker desktop solution delivered in a web browser. With support for mobile tablets in FileMaker WebDirect, it’s even easier to manage and share your business data while you’re on the go.
See a list of supported mobile browsers and devices
The FileMaker WebDirect toolbar is entirely redesigned with a great, new look that meets today’s needs. Its intuitive design puts the features and functionality you use the most right at your fingertips. Tuned for a mobile device but useful on any computer, the FileMaker WebDirect toolbar has these great new enhancements:
- New toolbar includes larger tap targets
- Menus slide in and out making it easier to access all your features
- Menu items automatically collapse and expand into logical groups as the screen size changes or your device is rotated
FileMaker WebDirect is now up to 25% faster when opening most web-optimised layouts for desktops and tablets.
Design for the times
The FileMaker Platform includes amazing, new design tools to help you create powerful, easy-to-use solutions that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web.
In-field labels – Simplify your layouts by adding placeholder text or instructions inside a field. This text disappears when you type.
Colour selection – Having trouble selecting just the right colour for your layout? The colour palette displays colours that coordinate with your current theme so it’s easy to create attractive layouts. Select a colour and additional colour options automatically appear so you can choose the best colour for your layouts. HEX values let you match colours you already have — like from your logo or website.
Object component styles – Control how components of your objects look. Select the colour of icons in control styles such as pop-up menus, drop-down lists, and calendars. Change the colour of radio buttons and checkbox sets. And display either a check mark or an X in the checkbox set.
Enhanced Starter Solutions – Events and Projects are entirely redesigned with a clean, new look and simplified workflow. Plus, all 16 Starter Solutions now have layouts tailored for FileMaker WebDirect in addition to the desktop and iOS layouts.
Your solutions at a glance
Visually organise all your FileMaker solutions in the new Launch Center to instantly find what you’re looking for. Choose from 29 attractive, prebuilt icons to represent your solutions in the Launch Center. Or add your own personal touch with custom icons.
The Launch Center is included in the entire FileMaker Platform so you’ll have a consistent experience on Windows and Mac with FileMaker Pro, on iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Go, or in the browser with FileMaker WebDirect.
Take more control of your iOS experience
With the FileMaker 14 Platform, it’s even easier to control how your solutions look and run on iPad and iPhone.
New User Interface – FileMaker Go 14 has a brand new look that reflects the style of iOS 8. Easily make your solutions full screen by using scripts or swiping to hide the user interface.
Set screen orientation – Use a script to lock the orientation of your layout in order to build layouts specifically for portrait or landscape views.
Enhanced signature capture – Display the signature capture screen in portrait view as well as landscape. Using scripts, add more information including:
- Description text
- Text under the signature line
Video and audio playback control – Play videos in a container field as well as in full screen. And interact with your layouts while videos are playing. New scripts automate the starting and stopping point of a video or audio recording — ideal for training scenarios when you want users to view certain chapters or sections at a time.
Enable touch keyboards – Add a script to control whether or not the keyboard appears. Tap into and scroll through a field without the keyboard getting in the way.
Rich text editing – Choose the size, colour, and font of your text — includes bold, underline, and italics options.
Stay connected to your data
Reconnect to server
If you lose your network connection or the server goes down, FileMaker Pro automatically reconnects to FileMaker Server when it’s available again — just like you can with FileMaker Go. Now FileMaker Pro puts you back to where you were in your solution before you were disconnected — so you can continue right where you left off.
Increase the security of FileMaker Server 14 with enhanced password controls. When creating passwords, the Admin Console will indicate the strength of your password — either weak or strong. Plus, set a hint to remember your password or re-set your password by entering a 4-digit pin number that you set up when installing FileMaker Server.
For experienced server administrators there is a new standby server option in FileMaker Server 14 to ensure higher availability of your business data. If your primary server ever goes down, type in a set of commands via the Command Line Interface to switch over to the standby server. Data on the standby server is also included in your scheduled backups.