updated 01:20 am EDT, Thu August 7, 2008
Reactor 2.0 for Filemaker
Among the new features is something called the "Native Button," which allows users to easily create OS-native buttons with disable and hide by calculation. The company says the feature is quicker and easier than using conditional formatting techniques to create dynamically-controlled buttons. Reactor also features controls to create dynamically-controlled popup menus and draggable sliders with scroll-wheel support.
The "LiveFIelds" feature creates fields that automatically update as a user types. LiveFields can be used to create live-filtered FileMaker portals or to perform validation in real-time -- as a user types. Other new features include a Gantt chart control and ImageFlow -- a visual record browser that resembles Cover Flow. Imageflow includes click-wheel support to browse through images.
The most popular new feature, the company says, is a new Day Calendar Creator. With drag-and-drop support, users can quickly create appointment and booking calendars.
Reactor 2.0 is a Universal Binary requiring Mac OS X 10.4 or later with FileMaker Pro 8.5-9.0. Fusion sells a Reactor development license for $250 or a single "seat" license for $95.