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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Version 2 of the File Manipulator Plug-in

December 1st, 2006

San Diego, CA – December 1, 2006 – Productive Computing, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of version 2 of the File Manipulator plug-in. Completely rebuilt to run native under FileMaker 7 or later, the File Manipulator is a simple utility plug-in that gives FileMaker Pro the power to copy, rename, move or delete files and folders on local or networked drives.

“Having the easiest to use and most affordable plug-ins on the market has certainly been proven true with our latest File Manipulator release. Rewriting the plug-in to take advantage of the native plug-in architecture that was introduced with FileMaker Pro 7 has made it even more intuitive than the previous version.

In addition to being easy to use, we are offering a competitive upgrade price which gives a 50% discount off our regular price to anybody who has purchased a competing file utility plug-in.

Easy to use and inexpensive to purchase. What more could you ask for?” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

New in This Version:
– OSX Universal Binary Compatible
– FileMaker Pro 7-8.5 Native
– Paths Reflect the Finder Window Exactly
– Access Any Mounted Drive
– Functions are Cross Platform – No Need to Fork for Platforms in Scripts
– Return Codes are Identical for Both Platforms

The complete list of functions are:

FILE ACTIONS:
Copy File
Move File
Rename File
Delete File

FILE INFO:
Get File Size
Get File Creation Date
Get File Modification Date
Get File Access Date
Get File Exists

FOLDER ACTIONS:
Create Folder
Copy Folder
Move Folder
Rename Folder
Delete Folder

FOLDER INFO:
Get Folder Size
Get Folder Creation Date
Get Folder Modification Date
Get Folder Access Date
Get Folder Exists

OTHER COMMANDS:
Get Drives
Get Folder Names (within a drive or a folder)
Get File Names (within a drive or folder)
Get Number of Folders
Get Number of Files
Get Drive Size
Get FileMaker Application Path

The File Manipulator is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 7 or later and for use with Macintosh OS 10.3.9 or later and Windows 2000 or later.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker Pro developers. The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Version 2 of the Address Book Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker® Pro and Macintosh OS X

November 7th, 2006

San Diego, CA – November 7, 2006 Productive Computing, Inc. a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of version 2 of the Address Book Manipulator Plug-in for FileMaker Pro and the Macintosh OS X Address Book®. The Address Book Manipulator plug-in provides a lightning fast two-way data exchange between FileMaker Pro and Apple’s Address Book using nothing more than simple script steps. No AppleScript or XML programming required!

Completely rebuilt for the FileMaker Pro 7 through 8.5 native plug-in architecture as well as the Macintosh Universal Binary Intel hardware platform, developers and users will have the tools necessary to manipulate the Address Book DIRECTLY THROUGH A FILEMAKER PRO INTERFACE! The Address Book Manipulator can exchange data dynamically in a “one-to-many” format which handles group and individual contacts, multiple addresses, phone numbers and e-mails per record.

Key Features Include:
• New! – Access Group Records
• New! – Access Every Field and Label Available in Address Book – Including Custom Labels
• New! – Access Address Book Contact Record Modification Dates
• New! – Macintosh Intel Compatible (Universal Binary)
• New! – FileMaker Pro 7 through 8.5 Native Plug-in Architecture
• New! – Ability to search Address Book records by nearly any criteria
• New! – Support for International characters
• Add, Edit, and Delete Address Book Contact Records
• Get Address Book Contact Record Count

Example Uses:
• Push contacts from your FileMaker contact manager into the Apple Address Book for easy address lookup
• Easily distribute your corporate FileMaker data to the Address Book without the problems of double entry or missing information
• Pull contacts from your the Apple Address Book into your custom FileMaker Pro Solution
• Apple’s Address book is integrated into all other programs on the Macintosh. Use this plug-in to bridge the gap!

The Address Book Manipulator is native to and compatible with FileMaker Pro 7 through FileMaker Pro 8.5 solutions and for use with Macintosh OS 10.4 or newer.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker Pro developers. The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases the eSign Signature Capture Plug-in

July 21st, 2006

San Diego, CA – July 21, 2006 – Productive Computing, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of the eSign Signature Capture plug-in. The eSign Signature Capture plug-in is the only FileMaker Pro plug-in that allows for capturing signatures and binding them to information stored in your FileMaker database.

New technologies allow devices to capture biometric signature information that is unique to the person signing. This biometric information is used by analysts to determine ownership of the signature. Using proprietary software, this signature may be bound to data you have stored in your database. If the data ever changes or if the signature is tampered with, the software renders the signature invalid.

Using the plug-in:
* Allows you to capture a signature and store it in a container field
* Binds captured signatures to data in your FileMaker Pro database
* Facilitates signing of legally binding electronic documents consistent with applicable legislation
* Enables multiple signatures on a document
* Authenticates content and flags unauthorized changes to documents or forms by invalidating signature.
* Reduces process cycle times, increases organizational responsiveness and customer service
* Increases accountability and ensures nonrepudiation of approvals and transactions
* Facilitates secure digitization of paper-based business transactions
* Works with the Topaz T-S460-HSB, T-L462-HSB or T-LBK462-HSB signature scanner devices

About Productive Computing, Inc.
Productive Computing, Inc. is a leading provider of custom software solutions based on FileMaker Pro, primarily serving small to medium size businesses with off-the-shelf and custom software solutions. Its mission is to help customers create efficiency through the use of intuitive multi-user database systems. Productive Computing, Inc. was started in 1996 and is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected Partner level developer status in the FileMaker Solutions Alliance.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Outlook Manipulator v3 Plug-in

March 7th, 2006

San Diego, CA – March 7, 2006 – Productive Computing, Inc., a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of the Outlook Manipulator v3 plug-in. The Outlook Manipulator Plug-in is the only FileMaker Pro plug-in that allows you to pass data between FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Outlook®. This newest release offers significantly expanded functionality over previous releases of the Outlook Manipulator.

Improvements over previous versions of the Outlook Manipulator include:
– Freedom to navigate to any folder in the current users default folder tree
– Increased access to Outlook record types to include Notes, Journal, and Post Items
– Import e-mail message headers
– Uses Outlook’s own e-mail engine to send email without using an external SMTP mail client and bypasses all security dialogs
– Fully Unicode compatible (International Language support)

Existing Features include:
– Authenticate User (for Outlook Profiles)
– New Record, Delete Record, Delete All Records
– Save Record (or Send Mail)
– Open Record, Set Field Data
– Verify Field Data
– Get Field Data, Get First Record, Get Next Record, Get Record Count
– Set Mail Folder
– Open First Folder, Open Next Folder
– Get Folder ID
– Move Record

With this new plug-in, developers and users will have the tools to be able to manipulate Microsoft Outlook data DIRECTLY THROUGH A FILEMAKER PRO INTERFACE! The Outlook Manipulator can exchange data within Microsoft Outlook Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Mail, Journal, and Post Items.

“This enhanced version is faster, has access to more Outlook data fields, and is even easier to integrate into your custom solutions than ever before! We built it from the ground up using the latest FileMaker plug-in API and Microsoft architectures, which resulted in the most robust, user friendly plug-in we have created to date. It truly is the ‘crown jewel’ in our extensive product line.” – CFO, Keith Larochelle

Example Uses:
– Move all contacts from your FileMaker contact manager into MS Outlook for easy E-mail address lookup
– Populate and view the Outlook calendar using your FMP events database
– Populate FileMaker with your Outlook E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability
– Create Outlook tasks from your live FMP data complete with reminders
– Send Mass E-Mail campaigns without encountering Outlook security dialogs

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker pro developers. The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

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Productive Computing, Inc. Releases Microsoft Exchange Manipulator Plug-in

February 24th, 2006

San Diego, CA – February 24, 2006 – Productive Computing, Inc. a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Partner, today announced the release of the Exchange Manipulator plug-in. This plug-in offers to the FileMaker developer complete access to Microsoft Exchange Folders via Microsoft Outlook. The release of this product coincides with the release of the Outlook Manipulator v3 plug-in.

The Exchange Manipulator plug-in is an advanced version of the Outlook Manipulator v3 plug-in. The Exchange Manipulator Plug-in contains all of the functionality of the Outlook Manipulator v3, plus the added functionality of access multiple ‘Mailboxes’ and Exchange ‘Public Folders.’

Exchange Manipulator features:
– Access any folder and mailbox available to the current user’s Profile
– Access all Exchange ‘Public Folders’ and data sources

Outlook Manipulator v3 features included in the Exchange Manipulator:
– Increased access to Outlook record types to include Notes, Journal, and Post Items
– Import e-mail message headers
– Uses Outlook’s own e-mail engine to send email without using an external SMTP mail client and bypasses all security dialogs
– Fully Unicode compatible (International Language support)
– Authenticate User (for Outlook Profiles)
– New Record, Delete Record, Delete All Records
– Save Record (or Send Mail)
– Open Record, Set Field Data
– Verify Field Data
– Get Field Data, Get First Record, Get Next Record, Get Record Count
– Set Mail Folder
– Open Folder, Open First Folder, Open Next Folder
– Get Mail Folder ID
– Move Mail

With this new plug-in, developers and users have the tools to manipulate Microsoft Outlook data DIRECTLY THROUGH A FILEMAKER PRO INTERFACE! The Exchange Manipulator passes data between Microsoft Outlook Contacts, Tasks, Notes, Mail, Journal, and Post Items.

“With the new advanced capability of accessing public folders and data sources on the Exchange Server, the Exchange Manipulator opens a whole new world of enterprise-wide solution integration. Finally, with a handful of script steps FileMaker users and developers can create seamless connectivity between FileMaker and Exchange.” – CEO, Marc Larochelle

Example Uses:
– Manage and maintain company wide public contacts directory in Exchange from your FileMaker solution.
– Manage and maintain company wide public calendars in Exchange using your FileMaker solution
– Populate FileMaker with your Outlook E-mail for archiving purposes and quick search capability.
– Create Outlook tasks from your live FMP data complete with reminders!
– Send Mass E-Mail campaigns without encountering Outlook security dialogs

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of the Partner Level members of the FileMaker Solutions Alliance, a 2000 member organization of professional FileMaker pro developers. The company specializes in custom database design and FileMaker Pro plug-in development.

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