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Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Kate
Date: March 20, 2015 01:35AM
I'm running 10.9.5, anyone have any suggestions for an inexpensive Filemaker alternative?

Kate
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Carm
Date: March 20, 2015 02:17AM
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Bimwad
Date: March 20, 2015 02:32AM
Panorama Sheets has also been mentioned.
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: March 20, 2015 04:19AM
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 20, 2015 06:00AM
Kate,

What version are you running? You don't have to have the most recent version for it to run under os 10.9.x and newer. Also, one or twice a year, FileMaker offers a buy 1 get 1 free deal. You ca team up with someone to get in on it.

Robert
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: tlh828
Date: March 20, 2015 06:26AM
But if you do get Filemaker somehow, get Filemaker Pro Advanced.
Sooner or later you'll appreciate the extra features.
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 20, 2015 06:50AM
tlh,

Kind of wonder how you can say that without knowing how Pam uses Filemaker. Personally, I've yet to find a reason to move to Filemaker Advance despite all of its extra features. The plain vanilla version performs admirably and is already overkill for my tasks.

Robert
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Uncle Wig
Date: March 20, 2015 10:32AM
Kate, what is it that you need that 10.9 won't do for you? I'm running 9.0 in Yosemite and it's fine, but I'm no power user by any means.



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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: March 20, 2015 11:27AM
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Robert M
tlh,

Kind of wonder how you can say that without knowing how Pam uses Filemaker. Personally, I've yet to find a reason to move to Filemaker Advance despite all of its extra features. The plain vanilla version performs admirably and is already overkill for my tasks.

Robert

Ditto this.



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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: tlh828
Date: March 20, 2015 12:29PM
Robert, who's Pam?

Just my advice, based on my experience, based on putting myself in the (imagined) shoes of a creative person. YMMV.
Their mileage may vary. Just my perspective.
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: clay
Date: March 20, 2015 12:32PM
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tlh828
Robert, who's Pam?

Just my advice, based on my experience, based on putting myself in the (imagined) shoes of a creative person. YMMV.
Their mileage may vary. Just my perspective.

I think he meant Kate, FWIW
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 20, 2015 12:57PM
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tlh828
Robert, who's Pam?

She's the gal over there charging her Treo. grinning smiley



It is what it is.
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Robert M
Date: March 20, 2015 02:21PM
tlh828,

Typo. I meant Kate. I understand what you're saying but that perspective isn't useful when you've no idea how Kate uses the application. It's like recommending Filemaker Pro to someone when, for his/her usage, Tapforms is more appropriate and sufficient.

Consider also the costs involved. Kate can't afford Filemaker Pro. Filemaker Pro Advanced is over $200.00 more expensive than it. If she can't afford Filemaker Pro, how is she going to afford Filemaker Pro Advanced?

Robert
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: Buzz
Date: March 20, 2015 03:16PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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tlh828
Robert, who's Pam?

She's the gal over there charging her Treo. grinning smiley



or the gal in the red hat riding the white horse... :-)

I told her to look into a FileMaker Advanced generated runtime solution, which would essentially be free to her, assuming (A) it doesn't need to be networked, (B) someone provides the needed copy of FMA to generate the runtime, and (C) someone can create the solution that the runtime is generated from. I can take of (B), since we have pretty much every FileMaker product version since I was a beta-tester for the original Forethought Inc. version of FileMaker v1.0 over thirty years ago, if anyone/someone else can provide the solution that needs to be bound as the runtime.
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 20, 2015 06:44PM
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Re: Cant Afford Filemaker. . .
Posted by: hal
Date: March 21, 2015 02:41PM
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I love that picture!

I was just thinking that exact same thought as I scrolled down and read it :-)
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