5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 23, 2012 10:00 AM by jrenfrew

    FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!

    mark_d2x

      Hi everyone,

       

      Well, FileMaker 12 is here! What about the must have features we would like in v13....

       

      Mark

        • 1. Re: FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!
          intex

          I had this as expectations and hope for FM12 posted on this forum

           

           

          Since FileMaker 12 is taking a lot of time to come, expectations of what it will achieve, rise. These are my expections or hopes:

           

          FM Advanced is getting really "advanced":

           

          - building runtime applications for the MacAppStore with one click

          - building runtime applications for the iOS Appstore - new iOS runtime based on Filemaker GO

          - fully customizable symbolsets like menu sets

          - runtimes include certificates and sandboxing

           

           

          FM Express

          - the completely new entry level version of FileMaker

          - 99.- Dollars

          - sold via the AppStore for Mac

          - network enabled

          - feature set like FileMaker GO

           

           

          FileMaker PRO 12

          New Features include:

           

          - support for iCloud

          - support for fullscreen-mode in Lion

          - new HTML 5 based layouts as an addition to the existing layouts

          - stylesheets for layouts, sub-forms, modern input gadgets like sliders, clocks etc., hover effects

          - dialogue editor

          - modernized scripting (text editable as an option, all commands capable of variable handling, all commands capable of parameter handling, script steps for missing commands)

          - conditional formatting extended to conditional appearance of objects

          - new import/export features for email (Mail on Mac, Life Mail on Windows, vcard, vcal, Numbers incl. synchronization of mails, addresses and calendars - much like in Bento, but crossplatform)

           

           

          Most of that is still valid.

          • 2. Re: FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!
            pantarhei

            What is not?

             

            Now, ”modern input gadgets” should be optional both in desktop platforms and GO.

             

            Yet to provide the first actual GO-implementation (for a non-aficionodo client), I anticipate that the ridiculous iPad-gadgets for date & time will be universally hated.

            • 3. Re: FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!
              gkrambati143

              more advanced features for valuelist to manage like managing layouts .

              removing 30,000 character limit in calc box.

              predefined screen sizes to make faster layouts.

              animation features.

              • 4. Re: FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!
                CarstenLevin

                gkrambati143 wrote:

                 

                more advanced features for valuelist to manage like managing layouts .

                removing 30,000 character limit in calc box.

                predefined screen sizes to make faster layouts.

                animation features.

                I would say that predefined screen sizes is included in 12.

                • 5. Re: FileMaker 13..... Let's put the suggestions in now while in development!
                  jrenfrew

                  Maybe letting us finally use all our (clients) Opentype fonts that have Postscript in them on Windows. Oh no, I mean like we used to do in 7

                   

                  Line numbering in the script dialogues

                  It being a Get(LineNumber) so we can see exactly where scripts break down

                  Plus symbols in List view being globally disabled to stop customer stupidity

                  Configurable Inspectors if we can't have right click functionality back

                  Built-in XML and JSON parsing functions so we can usefully use web-based stuff from viewers

                  Built-in barcode processing on Mobile, a bit like we now have location services

                  Set break points in Script so Advanced can use Pause on Break instead of us having to script in an Export field or something else which deliberately causes an error

                  Making the calculation editor have the kind of functionality of Textmate, search/replace, colour highlighting, auto completion, code blocks - OK so its only for us Windows users, but there are still some left.

                  Talk to Adobe about the Acrobat chrome

                  FM paths to stored containers to be anywhere on the Server that is legal, with calulated paths

                  Live links to live help information for certain areas. Yes it's a pain in Adobe to keep downloading Air, but at least some areas ar e not two years out of date. Bug/ less than ideal scenario information would be a good place to start