What are the key improvements of FileMaker 14?

Posted by John Mathewson on December 1, 2015

FileMaker 14 is a cross-platform solution that can be used to create, develop, manage and share information with different groups of people. Whether those people are using iPhones, iPads odesktop computers does not matter, as FileMaker 14 is able to run on any number of platforms. This is a solution that makes it simple for people to store and organize their business data.

As with any technological effort, there are regular upgrades to FileMaker made with the goal of an easier experience for users. The latest version, FileMaker 14, was released earlier in 2015. Here are some of the biggest improvements to the platform:

  • Desktop-style web apps: FileMaker 14 has a complete redesign of FileMaker WebDirect, introducing built-in support for mobile tablets, allowing apps to run seamlessly. FileMaker's toolbar has also been changed so it will adapt automatically to the size of a user's browser, making the best use of the available screen real estate. 
  • Faster run times: FileMaker 14 allows solutions to run up to 25 percent faster than past versions. The newest solution also has double the number of supported concurrent connections, from 50 to 100. Automatic reconnect also helps users quickly recover from a lost connection, not losing any bit of data to an unreliable network connection.
  • Launch center: FileMaker 14 has replaced dialog boxes and pull-down menus with an app-like interface and large icons in the Launch Center. When a FileMaker solution is created, users can choose pre-built icons or create their own.

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