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macOS High Sierra Compatibility

October 17th, 2017

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macOS High Sierra was released on September 25 and we worked diligently to test and update each of our plug-ins to confirm compatibility with the new OS. If you have updated to High Sierra make sure you download an updated plug-in.

Each plug-in comes with an updated demo file and many plug-ins feature new functionality, updated documentation, and bug fixes.

Plug-ins:
FM Books Connector Online v2.0.3.1: Available for client or server-side deployment and compatible with FileMaker Cloud, the FM Books Connector Online Edition connects FileMaker with QuickBooks Online. Users can save time and money by eliminating double entry of contacts, invoices or sales transactions. This release also includes additional plug-in enhancements and functionality.

Address Book Manipulator v4.0.2.1: The Address Book Manipulator allows users to update all contacts in FileMaker or Apple Contacts and then easily push the information from one application to the other, ensuring contact information is always up-to-date.

iCal Manipulator v2.0.2.1: The iCal Manipulator plug-in directly connects FileMaker with Apple Calendar. The plug-in supports multiple calendars, recurring events, and tasks. This release also includes additional plug-in enhancements and functionality.

FM Credit Card v2.0.0.0: Available for client and server-side deployments, FM Credit Card connects a user’s FileMaker solution to their preferred merchant services provider. Productive Computing also offers low-priced, basic integration packages for this plug-in.

PDF Manipulator DC v1.0.2.1: The PDF Manipulator DC Edition enables users to create a searchable document management system and process forms faster by extracting and inserting data between PDF form fields and FileMaker.

File Manipulator v4.0.2.1: File Manipulator can copy, move, rename, or delete files and folders directly from a FileMaker solution. In addition, it can compress and encrypt file data with password protection, as well as decompress and decrypt file data.

Change Printer v4.0.8.1: The Change Printer plug-in automatically changes printers, sets optional printing attributes, facilitates the coordination of large and complex print procedures, and easily switches between various types of printers/drivers.

Solutions:
Core5 Starter Edition v1.0.2.1: The Core5 Starter Edition is an intuitive and easy-to-use CRM solution. Pre-configured to connect with QuickBooks Desktop or Online, the Core5 is designed to be easy to customize and immediately deployable.

Core4 CRM v3.0.0.5: Core4 is a robust and expandable CRM solution. This business tool allows users to track everything from contacts to sales transactions and calendar appointments to notes and documents. The Core4 can connect with QuickBooks and Outlook for Windows, Apple Contacts, and Apple Calendar.

For additional information on product functionality, updates, and integration details, please contact sales@productivecomputing.com or call 760-510-1200.

FileMaker 16 Compatibility Update: Plug-ins and Solutions

May 12th, 2017

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FileMaker 16 was just released and that blue color scheme is not the only thing that’s new! FileMaker 16 is debuting with some exciting updates for both Windows and Mac users.

For example:

– The Window’s version of FileMaker now has independent windows!
– FileMaker Go now supports animation and transitions with scripts, enhanced signature capture, and custom paper sizes.
– And among the many new features in FileMaker 16 for developers – you now have the ability to copy and paste value lists, utilize an enhanced data viewer, and integrate with new JSON functions, enhanced cURl options, and external script steps.

For a complete list of new features and to buy your upgrade today (at a discount) check out www.buy-filemaker.com.

To prepare our products for the FileMaker 16 release, we’ve implemented FileMaker external script steps in all of our plug-ins. These scripts will only be accessible when the plug-in is run in FileMaker 16 and allows a developer to specify plug-in functions as script steps instead of as calculation results.

Using script steps instead of the more traditional methods can make scripting within a solution more direct, as well as help with data entry validation. Some functions accept calculation-style input, while others accept a Boolean “true” or “false” option, and others employ a drop-down list for the developer to choose an option from. As stated earlier, the functionality of the plug-in script step is identical to its functionality as a calculation function.

Here is a video from our CEO, Marc Larochelle, with more information about external script steps.

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Currently, all of our plug-ins have been updated to provide this plug-in script step functionality when used with FileMaker 16. Along with the external script steps, calculation functions will still be provided for use in development; this is to ensure that scripts already integrated with any of our plug-ins will still be viable and functional, and the developer now has the option to utilize the plug-in script steps at his or her discretion.

For the latest information or downloads, please click on the product you’re interested in:

Solutions:
Core4
Core5 Starter Edition
Vessel Service Solutions

Plug-ins:
Outlook Manipulator
FM Books Connector
123sync
FM Books Connector Online
Address Book Manipulator
iCal Manipulator
eSign Signature Capture
Biometric Fingerprint Reader
PDF Manipulator DC
Change Printer
File Manipulator

macOS Sierra Compatibility Update

October 13th, 2016

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Apple’s newest OS roll out, macOS Sierra, not only comes with a new naming convention, but also features new Siri functions and the ability to copy and paste from device to device!

If you’re as eager as we are to upgrade to macOS Sierra so you can open your MacBook with your Apple watch, don’t hesitate, because all of our Mac plug-ins and solutions are macOS Sierra compatible.

Here is a full list of our Mac products and a brief explanation of how they can help you automate your workflow!

Solutions:
Core4 CRM v3.0.0.3: Core4 is our flagship CRM solution. Built to be robust and expandable, this business tool allows you to track everything from contacts to sales transactions and from calendar appointments to notes and documents. You can connect the Core4 with your QuickBooks file, Outlook accounts, Address Book, and iCal.

Core5 Starter Edition v1.0.0.1: The Core5 Starter Edition is an intuitive and easy to use CRM solution. It is pre-configured to connect with your QuickBooks file, the Core5 is designed to be immediately deployable.

Vessel Service Solutions v2.3.0.0: VSS was designed for covering ship or water craft breakdown emergencies and allows users to eliminate time-consuming paperwork and processes. Users can tracks boat mileage, maintenance, and fuels ups and use it to track time sheets and pull various reports.

Plug-ins:
FM Books Connector Online v2.0.0.0: Want to save time and energy by eliminating double entry of contacts, invoices or sales transactions? Use this plug-in to connect your FileMaker solution with your QuickBooks Online file.

Address Book Manipulator v4.0.1.0: Avoid the hassle of having to add contacts to your Apple Address Book and then re-type the details into your solution when you back to the office. The Address Book Manipulator allows users to update all contacts in FileMaker or Apple Contacts and then easily push the information from one application to the other, ensuring contact information is always up to date.

iCal Manipulator v2.0.1.0: Add an event once and have it on all your devices. This plug-in directly connects FileMaker with Apple Calendar and supports multiple calendars, recurring events, and tasks.

PDF Manipulator DC v1.0.1.0: Process forms faster by extracting and inserting data between PDF form fields and FileMaker.

Change Printer v4.0.7.0: Automatically changes printers, sets optional printing attributes, facilitates the coordination of large and complex print procedures, and easily switches between various types of printers/drivers.

File Manipulator v4.0.1.0: File Manipulator can copy, move, rename or delete files and folders directly from a FileMaker solution. In addition, you can compress and encrypt file data with password protection, as well as decompress and decrypt file data.

For additional details on product functionality and integration details, please contact sales@productivecomputing.com or call 760-510-1200.

iCal Manipulator Version 2.0.0.0 Now Available—So What’s New?

September 22nd, 2015

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Our iCal Manipulator plug-in, hereinafter referred to as iCal Manip, was first released on April 6, 2010, and to celebrate its five and almost a half year Birthday, we’re proud to announce that the newest version is now available! So how did we improve a plug-in that’s been around for over half a decade? Read on to find out…

 

How it works:

 

iCal Manip provides a bidirectional data exchange using nothing more than FileMaker script steps. You can use our iCal Manip plug-in to eliminate double entry and directly connect FileMaker with Apple Calendar.

 

Awesome features you can use in our updated demo file to integrate iCal Manip with your solution:

 

– With iCal Manip you can quickly push and pull calendars, reminders, and events with the simple click of a button. This plug-in also allows for selective imports. When pulling events or reminders from Apple Calendar, you can select a specific calendar, type of reminder or event, and the completion or due date—and it will only import those items that match your request.

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– You have the ability to create, edit, and delete your calendars, events, and reminders directly in FileMaker.

– iCal Manip can even handle recurring events! So go ahead—schedule that weekly meeting for the next five years. However, please note that the plug-in does not support events that occur on a specific week each year, so we can’t help you remember that you have that timeshare in Belize on the 32nd week of the year.

– You can also read and write to any calendar in your Apple Calendar, regardless of what account it resides under. This includes the local calendar, iCloud, Exchange, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, CalDav and more!

– Mobility is key in this generation, so of course you’ll have access to events and tasks on the go, if you’ve synced your mobile device with your Apple Calendar.

 

So what’s new?

 

– We’re now compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and we’re FikeMaker Pro 14, 64-bit certified.

– We’ve updated our demo file! You know the feeling you get when you put on that perfect outfit? Well that’s how we feel about our demo’s new, sleek design!

– And this is what we’re most excited about: You can create alarms for events or tasks that will alert you on your desktop or mobile device (via your Apple Calendar/ Reminders). Now you’ll never forget about that meeting, miss that important deadline, or accidentally skip the next company party.

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– Last but not least, you’ll appreciate the fact that we’ve created iCal Manip with the latest Apple tools and technologies for maximum under the hood performance and efficiency.

Interested?

 

Check out what is new for yourself by heading over to our website and downloading the demo!

For more information: Contact Sales@productivecomputing.com or call us at (760) 510-1200.

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Compatibility for Mac OS X Lion 10.7

August 3rd, 2011

San Diego, CA –  August 2, 2011 – Productive Computing, Inc. a Platinum member of the FileMaker Business Alliance, provided an update today regarding the compatibility of its Macintosh line of FileMaker Pro plug-ins with Mac OS X Lion 10.7.  This release has been timed with FileMaker, Inc.’s biggest annual event, the FileMaker Developer’s Conference which is being held in San Diego, California this week.  For those customers who are attending the conference, Productive Computing is offering a 20%-30% discount for all purchases made at the show so be sure to stop by the booth for a product demo and huge savings.

The following plug-ins are fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion 10.7:

Address Book Manipulator v3.0.1.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.addressbookmanipulator.com/downloads/AddressBookManipv3.zip

iCal Manipulator v1.0.1.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/iCal_Manipulator/iCalManip.zip

FM Credit Card v1.0.1.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/FM_CreditCard/FM_CreditCard_Mac.zip

PDF Manipulator v2.0.4.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.pdfmanipulator.com/downloads/PDFManipMac.zip

File Manipulator v2.0.3.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/file/FileManipMac.zip

Change Printer Plug-in v4.0.1.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/cp/ChangePrinterMacv4.zip

eMail Marketing Connector v1.0.1.0
Download Latest Version:
http://www.productivecomputing.com/dl/eMail_Marketing_Connector/eMail_Marketing_Connector_Mac.zip
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Plug-in Integration and FileMaker Pro Support:
Want help getting this plug-in professionally installed into your FileMaker solution?  Do you have other database enhancements you would like to have programmed?  We can help!

The process is easy – complete our online Request a Quote (RFQ) (http://webserver.productivecomputing.com/fmi/iwp/cgi?-db=pci_rfq&-loadframes) form or call us directly at 760-510-1200 and one of our certified developers can work with you on improving your solution today.

About Productive Computing, Inc.:
Since 1996, Productive Computing, Inc. has been helping its customers become more efficient and profitable by providing a solid foundation of indispensable technology consulting and FileMaker Pro development services.  Productive Computing, Inc. also produces several software solutions such as Core3 CRM, Core2 CRM, Core2 Invoices, FM Work Orders, OrgPlanner and IT Asset Manager as well as a suite of FileMaker Pro plug-ins that allow FileMaker Pro to integrate with third party applications including Outlook, QuickBooks, Constant Contact, Entourage, the Apple Address Book, Apple Mail and iCal, PDF forms, digital signatures, credit card processing and biometric fingerprint scanners.

Productive Computing, Inc. is one of only a few companies in the United States to have earned the highly respected Platinum level membership within the FileMaker Business Alliance and recently awarded the exclusive FileMaker Business Alliance Partner of the Year award.

Productive Computing, Inc.
950 Boardwalk, Suite 205
San Marcos, CA  92078
http://www.productivecomputing.com
info@productivecomputing.com
(760) 510-1200

Press Contacts:
Productive Computing, Inc.
Keith Larochelle
(760) 510-1200