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Hurray, FileMaker 14 is here!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015


Yesterday FileMaker announced the release of FileMaker 14. We, at myFMbutler, are really excited with this new release.

The new version of WebDirect is a real game changer. Not only does it bring FileMaker to other mobile platforms, such as the Android platform, but with the speed improvements it brings the experience of the desktop to the browser. The new Script Workspace and calculation window are one of the most striking changes in the FileMaker Pro client. However, the client has tons of small improvements and changes, which we will discover and enjoy the next few weeks.

With the release of the FileMaker 14 platform, myFMbutler is releasing several product updates and more is to come in the near future.

AutoSender 4


AutoSender 4 is a tool that runs on FileMaker Server, and allows you to automatically send mail messages from your FileMaker solutions. It supports both HTML and Text mail.

AutoSender also supports automatic sending of faxes or text messages through the use of a third party fax or texting service.

This new release is optimised for FileMaker Server 14, both remains compatible with older FileMaker versions. AutoSender 4 is available on our web site today.

Clip Manager 5 for Mac

We are pleased to announce that Clip Manager 5 is available today.

Clip Manager is an application that allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layouts in an easy-to-use library.

You can copy and store objects that have been copied to FileMaker’s own clipboard, and then reuse them later.

You can also easily make batch changes to the clippings in Clip Manager or in your preferred text editor, and then send the updated field, script or layout back to FileMaker’s clipboard.

This new version brings full support for FileMaker Pro 14. It includes support for themes, retina displays, Yosemite and much more ...

Clip Manager 5 is available on our web site today.

DoScript 4

DoScript is a free FileMaker Pro plug-in for Windows and Mac that allows you to easily trigger scripts from within the FileMaker calculation engine. This new version brings 64-bit support and is compatible with FileMaker Pro 14.

DoScript 4 is available on our web site today.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

64-bit: Help, the plug-ins don't load!

FileMaker Pro 14 is now a 64-bit application. This means that the plug-ins you use need to be 64-bit as wel. Most of our plug-ins are already 64-bit, but some are not ready yet and it takes more time to do the transition.

Does it mean you can't upgrade to FileMaker Pro 14 because one of your plug-ins is not 64-bit ready?
No, FileMaker has planned for this, and you can run or install your FileMaker Pro client in 32-bit mode too.

Check out our list of compatible plug-ins:

Plug-in 64-bit mode 32-bit mode
DoScript 4
DoSQL 2
Clip Manager Helper Plug-in
PrinterSwitch 2*
eID**
Clip Manager Bridge plug-in (Clip Manager 4)

* We expect an update of PrinterSwitch this summer.
** eID will be updated when there is better 64-bit support of the eID Middleware.

myFMbutler welcomes FMCalendar

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Great news today! SHpartners, our mothership, merged with La Source multimédia, a French FileMaker developer.
Together they have become ‘Lesterius’. myFMbutler is now part of the Lesterius Group.

myFMbutler will remain your platform for all FileMaker add-ons, tools and plug-ins. However, the merger also means myFMbutler will be able to enhance and extend its product portfolio in the future.

FMCalendar

Day ViewToday we are already welcome ‘FMcalendar’, a graphical calendar for FileMaker 13.

FMCalendar doesn’t require plug-ins or external web resources to work and that runs on FileMaker Go, FileMaker Pro and FileMaker WebDirect.

FMCalendar is the coolest way to manage and render events in your FileMaker database. You can manage as many calendars as you want and interact with the graphic rendering on your event's data. A true iCal user experience in your database.

Simple and documented code. Only 5 tables, 1 layout, few custom functions and calculated fields. Just copy and paste FM Calendar into your solution or link your database to FM Calendar. And with a little knowledge of HTML/CSS, you can customize the display.

More information can be found on our website.

FileMaker Hosting

Since April 16th 2013, we have been offering FileMaker hosting services. All FileMaker Hosting will now be handled by FM Connection.

FM Connection is a division of the Lesterius Group and offers various hosting packages, fully tailored to your needs.

Check the FM Connection website for more information about their hosting plans.

We are really exited about this merger. We are now expanding our developer network in Europe and this will undoubtedly create some great opportunities and surely some nice new products.

We hope to get back to you soon with more news.

myFMbutler will again be attending DevCon in July and hope to meet some of you there.

FileMaker DevCon 2014: 25% Off Special

Monday, July 28th, 2014

FileMaker DevCon, one of those yearly traditions. And we are very excited. As in previous years, myFMbutler will have a booth where we will be showcasing our products.

Git and FileMaker 13

On Wednesday July 30 at 10:45, Brian Schick (Beezwax) and Darren Burgess (Mighty Data) are giving an Unconference Session on Git and FileMaker. Darren will be demoing how he uses clip manager and git to version FileMaker resources and share them with Git Hub.
You can find Darren's Git on https://github.com/darrenburgess/filemaker-resources

More info ...

Mass Mailing in FileMaker 13

On Wednesday July 30 at 10:45, Loïc Eeckhout and Bart van Baren will host a session about mass mailing with FileMaker 13.

With FileMaker 13, we get many new features to work and play with, but sending a mass mailing, like a newsletter, to hundreds or thousands of clients remains tricky. AutoSender from myFMbutler is a solution to that problem. It is compatible with the FileMaker Platform 13 and with Custom Web Publishing solutions. Sending an email with multiple attachments or sending a fax or SMS are made easy with AutoSender. It is a must have for almost every FileMaker Pro solution!

25% discount on all our products for attendees and non-attendees

To celebrate this annual FileMaker fest, myFMbutler is offering a 25% discount on all our products.
 Just use the promo code DEVCON14 when placing an order on our web site. The promo code is valid until August 31, 2014.

¿Habla español?

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Today we announced the immediate availability of Clip Manager Express 1.1. for Windows.
myFMbutler Clip Manager Express 1.1 for Windows brings support for FileMaker Pro 13 and welcomes the Spanish-speaking FileMaker community!

myFMbutler’s Clip Manager Express was already available in Japanese via FMGateway ( https://fmgateway.jp ). With version 1.1 we also welcome the Spanish-speaking community. The Spanish-language version of myFMbutler Clip Manager Express will be distributed and supported by Severin Studio (http://www.severinstudio.com)

What is new?

• Compatible with FileMaker Pro 13
• Spanish version
• Faster and optimized XML editor

About Clip Manager Express

myFMbutler's Clip Manager Express is a program that allows you to store FileMaker fields, tables, scripts, script steps, custom functions and layout objects in an easy-to-use library. You can copy and store objects that have been copied to FileMaker's own clipboard, and then re-use them later.
You can also easily make batch changes to the clippings, and then send the updated field, script, custom function or layout back to FileMaker's clipboard

myFMbutler product compatibility with FileMaker Pro 13

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


Today FileMaker Inc. released FileMaker Pro 13. This must be one of the biggest releases in FileMaker's history.
We are very excited with this new release.

Below you'll find some information regarding compatibility of the myFMbutler products with FileMaker Pro 13.

It is important to ensure you are using the latest versions of our products. Download the latest versions here.

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Be prepared for Mavericks!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Apple released Mavericks last week, the new version of Mac OS X. We tested all of our products to inform you about the compatibility with Mavericks. We are happy to tell you that almost all of our products run on Mavericks, except for eID & SiS. We are working on an update to fix this as soon as possible.

Working with Mavericks:

  • AutoSender
  • ClipManager 4.x
  • DoScript
  • DoSQL 2.0
  • PrinterSwitch

Not compatible with Mavericks yet:

  • eID & SiS (we're working on an update)

DoSQL demonstrated at FileMaker Devcon 2013

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

On Thursday the 15th of August, Koen Van Hulle hosted a session about SQL in FileMaker 12 at FileMaker Devcon in San Diego. This session gives you an insight of FileMaker's FQL engine (no, this is not a typo), and the differences between FileMaker's built-in ExecuteSQL function and the plug-in API.

You can find the slides of this presentation below.

Looking forward…

Thursday, August 8th, 2013


Next week it's time again to visit the annual FileMaker high mass. The myFMbutler team is excited to participate again in this year's edition in San Diego.
San Diego has always been one of our favorite FileMaker Devcon destinations: a nice climate, a cool sea breeze, the playful atmosphere at Gaslamp Quarter just around the corner, ...

myFMbutler

This year's edition will be an exciting edition for myFMbutler.
Last month we opened a second office in the Netherlands, and so we are glad to welcome our new colleagues at their first FileMaker DevCon.
We will have a booth again this year. You may want to drop by the booth to get a demo of one of our products.
If you see one of our butlers (yes, you can recognize us by the black shirt with the colourful puzzle pieces), don't hesitate to get in touch and ask us any question you may have. Nothing gets us more excited than exchanging ideas.

SQL in FileMaker 12

On Thursday the 15th of August at 2:00 PM, Koen Van Hulle will host a session about SQL in FileMaker 12. This session gives you an insight of FileMaker's FQL engine (no, this is not a typo), and the differences between FileMaker's built-in ExecuteSQL function and the plug-in API.

25% discount on all our products for attendees and non-attendees

To celebrate this annual FileMaker fest, myFMbutler is offering a 25% discount on all our products.
 Just use the promo code DEVCON13 when placing on order on our web site. The promo code is valid until the 15th of September 2013.

See you all next week in San Diego!

myFMbutler AutoSender 3.2 brings Java 7 support and better logging

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

We are pleased to announce the availability of AutoSender 3.2., the easiest way to send e-mail, text messages and faxes from FileMaker Server 12

AutoSender is a tool that runs on the FileMaker Server, and allows you to automatically send mail messages from your FileMaker solutions.

What is new in myFMbutler AutoSender 3.2?

  • Added the possibility to cycle logs and limit the size of the log files
  • Mailjet support
  • Java 7 compatibility
  • Memory optimization

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myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Ghent, Belgium - July 2, 2013 - myFMbutler, the makers of Clip Manager, the DoScript plug-in, the DoSQL plug-in and AutoSender, today announced the immediate availability of myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2.

About myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch is a FileMaker Pro plug-in for Windows and OS X that allows you to easily control printer switching from within your FileMaker solutions. Moreover, PrinterSwitch also allows automatic PDF creation from within FileMaker Runtime Solutions without the need for a 3rd party PDF printer driver.

• switches printers on the fly from within your FileMaker application.
• sends dynamic FileMaker output to PDF, using the filename and location of your choice
• selects any printer driver that is installed on your system
• captures printer settings like page orientation, paper size etc. and restores them at the time of printing

What is new in version 2.2?

• 64-bit support for automatic PDF creation from within FileMaker Runtime Solutions [Windows]
• Better support for 64-bit printer drivers

System Requirements

FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced
FileMaker Pro 11 or FileMaker Pro 11 Advanced

Pricing and availability

myFMbutler PrinterSwitch 2.2 is available today. PrinterSwitch 2.2 prices start at EUR 59,- (about USD 73,-) for a single user version for Windows and OS X. Multi-user and developer versions are also available.
A demo version of PrinterSwitch 2.2 is available for download on the myFMbutler web site.

FileMaker DevCon 2013

myFMbutler will again have a booth at this year's conference. Those who are attending may want to drop by the booth to get a demo of one of our products. You are all welcome on our vendor session about SQL in FileMaker Pro 12 on Thursday the15th of August at 2:00 PM.