2empowerFM Plug-ins are Mavericks Ready and Licenses Last Longer

Discussion created by cdragon on Oct 24, 2013

Crestline, CA, Oct 24, 2013 -- Dracoventions has released 2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer v3.1 to fix issues with the new OS X 10.9 Mavericks.  No Mavericks compatibility problems were found with the remaining plug-ins in the 2empowerFM family.  Updates are available immediately at for both Macintosh and Windows.


This release also brings a new licensing policy: Plug-in updates have always been free for a year, but now you also get minor updates beyond that year.  Since OS X changed to a yearly release schedule, we found that too many people had to purchase a license upgrade almost yearly just to keep up with each new OS X, so we've changed our policy to eliminate that burden.


See the release notes for more fixes and features available in the latest plug-in release, including improvements to pop-up and dropdown menus.


About 2empowerFM Plug-ins


Our 2empowerFM line of plug-ins save you time during FileMaker development and add powerful features to your FileMaker solutions. Our plug-ins include:


2empowerFM Developer Assistant
- Quickly search all scripts to find ones containing a string or pattern.
- Find table names, function and script step names, field metadata, and more, without generating a DDR.
- Debug and develop faster by evaluating highlighted expressions immediately instead of copying, closing dialogs, and pasting into FileMaker's Data Viewer.


2empowerFM Hands-Free Printer
- Automate printing and control printer-specific settings.
- Save money by automating the use of double sided, toner saver, etc.
- Prevent costly mistakes like printing all records instead of current record.


2empowerFM Menu Popper
- Pop-up multi-level menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout.
- Use unique dropdown menus to show type-ahead search results from multiple searches.
- Make menu items bold, italic, underlined, bulleted, or add separator lines between items.


2empowerFM Keyboard and Mouse
- Easily link hotkeys to scripts, create image-map buttons, and change the mouse cursor.


2empowerFM Clipboard Explorer
- Save and restore objects on the clipboard including stylized text, FileMaker scripts, and layout objects.
- One of our many FREE plug-ins!


2empowerFM Text Toolkit
- Perform powerful search and replace in database text using Perl-compatible regular-expressions.
- Generate a hash of data using many algorithms including SHA512, MD5, and TR1.
- Another one of our FREE plug-ins!


Pricing and Availability


Mavericks updates are available immediately at


These updates are free for most users.  Older customers may purchase upgrades at 50% off.


Server and Developer licenses are also available.  All plug-ins can be tested for 30 days free of charge and demos are fully functional.


About Dracoventions


Dracoventions is a FileMaker Business Alliance (FBA) member located in Crestline, CA, USA. Dracoventions is focused on inventing software that empowers you to save development time, expand FileMaker's abilities, and create a better user experience.


With over 25 years of software engineering experience, company-founder Chris Dragon was inspired by the business needs of a FileMaker-based non-profit to create the 2empowerFM Family of Plug-ins. These plug-ins include Developer Assistant, Hands-Free Printer, Menu Popper, Text Toolkit, and many others.  Plug-ins are available at




Chris Dragon


Phone: (818) 588-6418