FileMaker Pro 6 Is PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice In Personal Databases

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SANTA CLARA, CA — Dec. 18, 2002 — PC Magazine (Jan. 2003 issue), the leading independent guide to technology, has chosen the new FileMaker Pro 6 database software as its Editor’s Choice for Personal Databases.
The magazine’s editors selected FileMaker Pro 6 over Microsoft Access 2002 and five other database products.
“Ease-of-use, power and forward-looking features pushed the latest version of FileMaker above the competition,” writes PC Magazine. It also adds that “Beyond its best-in-class ease-of-use, FileMaker offers one-click Web publishing and can import and export XML data. And these aren’t the only way it can grow with you, it runs on both Windows PC and Macs.”
FileMaker Pro 6, available for a suggested list price of $299 ($149 upgrade) through resellers and at, is a powerful database software application with easier-than-ever templates and tools, and a virtually limitless ability to gather, manage and share information and is widely used by workgroups within small, medium and large organizations.
Last week, FileMaker Pro 6 and FileMaker Pro 6 Unlimited were chosen as finalists by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for the prestigious Codie Awards for 2003 in the categories of Best Business Productivity Product or Service, and Best Numeric/Database Application, respectively.
More on FileMaker Pro 6 from PC Magazine
“FileMaker Pro pulls off an impressive sleight of software design: It’s a true relational database yet still approachable for nonprogrammers. With FileMaker Pro we were easily able to design both the structure and format of databases, as well as handily perform queries and reports.”
“FileMaker successfully masks much of the complexity that underlies common tasksÖWe were easily able to set up relationships between tables, create reports based on the relationships, and use the WYSIWYG layout tool to embed a “portal” that exposed fields from records in another table in an input form.”
“Querying a database is also easy…simply fill in fields in a form with the criteria you want to search for, and then you can incrementally revise queries to extend or constrain the original result set.”