updated 12:50 am EST, Tue December 18, 2007
Panorama 5.5 update
ProVUE Development recently unveiled Panorama 5.5, a new version to its high performance RAM-based database program. The new version brings a bevy of new features, such as the Enhanced Live Clairvoyance search wizard, which allows users to search through bookmarks and formulas, in a style similar to that of Spotlight. Panorama can now interface directly with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, as well as Quicken QIF, OFX, and QFX formats, enabling the application to directly exchange data with the databases. New users can purchase Panorama 5.5 for $300, directly from ProVUE's web site.
Panorama 5.5 allows users to embed programs using AppleScript, Shell scripts, Perl, Ruby, Python, and PHP directly into Panorama programs. Since most of the work produced in these languages is more or less open source, users have a wide array of functionality at their disposal.
Databases support drag-and-drop of images, while forms and reports can be recorded in PDF format. The new "Panorama Essentials" book comes with the software in PDF format, as well as the Panorama Handbook, Tutorial, and other documentation.