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Review: FileMaker Pro 11 database suite

updated 11:40 am EDT, Mon March 22, 2010

New additions mostly positive

MacNN has reviewed FileMaker Pro 11, a significant if not major upgrade of the Apple-published database software. New to the program are several features, such as Quick Find and Snapshot Link. The most essential change is the addition of charts and reports, which can be added to layouts or published to the web.

Charting is however said to be non-intuitive, and at the moment plagued by some small bugs. Text meanwhile continues to paste with the wrong fonts, and an upgrade from Pro 10 is noted to be relatively expensive, costing $179. The suite is nevertheless thought to be excellent as a whole, with easier database creation thanks to components like the Layout Inspector and the Table View.

Pro 11 further continues to be compatible with PowerPC Macs, in an era when many Apple titles have gone Intel-only, such as Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The database software requires at least Mac OS X 10.5.7. When bought new, the program costs $299.

by MacNN Staff



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