Following the software leaking on Apple’s U.K. site yesterday, FileMaker Pro 13 is officially available for purchase. The Apple-owned business management software’s first major update in nearly two years includes over 50 new features, including WebDirect, which offers the ability to access databases through a web browser.
“With FileMaker 13, any team can quickly create custom solutions that streamline their business processes while minimizing design time,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker, Inc. “The FileMaker 13 Platform gives organizations even more options for delivering powerful but easy-to-use solutions, including breakthrough web technology, along with impressive new design tools for iOS and desktops.”
A big part of the new FileMaker is a focus on web-based management. The FileMaker app itself is no longer needed to do data entry and server administration, thanks to a HTML5 web dashboard. The iOS app has received a much-needed redesign for iOS 7, including slide controls, popovers and the ability to scan records using gestures. Other iOS additions include single-tap bar code capturing using a device’s camera and custom keyboard layouts for speedier data entry.
You can purchase FileMaker Pro 13 via a subscription model (billed annually) or traditional licensing. FileMaker Pro costs $9 per month, FileMaker Pro Advanced costs $15, and FileMaker Server costs $29. Buying the app upfront costs $329 for a FileMaker Pro 13 license and $179 for an upgrade from a previous version. The FileMaker Go iOS app is free in the App Store.
Visit the FileMaker website to learn more about version 13.