While I was at the Digital Experience show at CES I had the oppertunity to try out the new version of Filemaker and I was really impressed. The sidebar that you have on the left in FIlemaker 9 has now been moved up to the top. Personally I have always feelt that Filemaker Pro 9 feelt cluttered and that’s something I think that they have managed to improve in the new version. It’s a software that just feels much easier to use then before. It’s just much more simplified then what it feelt like before.
Even tough the software feels much more simpler then what it feelt like before the difference is that the makers of Filemaker have managed to keep the same level of functionality. They have integrated 10 new layouts and 30 different databases for the users. For a beginner like myself in using Filemaker this version feels much more improved and exciting to use. Compared to the previous version you now have a more dynamic summary. It shows you a better summary then what you have seen befoore. It’s clear to me that they have thought alot about the end user and what they want to experience.
If you want to create whole database you can do so by simply importing a bento database. One feature that I really enjoy is the fact that search and find features that you had before is much more improved then what you had before.