SANTA CLARA, CA - May 30, 2002 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the
immediate availability of FileMaker Mobile 2 Companion for the Palm OS
(Multilingual version), new release of the software allowing to transfer and
synchronize data between FileMaker Pro 5.5 v2 databases on desktop computers
and Palm OS handhelds.
Many new interface features in FileMaker Mobile 2 give Palm Powered handheld
users a richer mobile interface. The new software supports Mac OS X, Mac OS
and Windows desktop computers.
FileMaker Mobile 2 delivers a simple and elegant load-and-go approach to
mobile information. Users quickly and easily select and load the FileMaker
data they require from their desktop computer to the Palm OS handheld.
Later, the data on the handheld may be synchronized with the desktop
database via Palm HotSync technology.
Beta Customers Impressed with FileMaker Mobile 2
"I spend many of my business days on the road and with FileMaker Mobile 2, I
now take all the data I need on my Palm," said Kristen Hamilton, executive
director for the Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme
Court of Delaware. "The accurate data entry and fast data retrieval in
FileMaker Mobile 2 insures that I have access to the information I need,
when I need it. The software has made my PDA invaluable for business use
and has even freed me from my laptop," stated Hamilton.
"With its expanded number of fields per file, enhanced data entry options
and improved list views, FileMaker Mobile 2 fulfills the promise of using a
Palm device for electronic data collection in the field," said Doyle
Williamson, professional inspector for Texcode, Inc. "I've replaced our old
paper reporting system with one based on FileMaker Mobile 2 and reduced my
liability for each inspection, and saved precious time in the process. Using
FileMaker Mobile 2, I anticipate a ,000 savings per year in printing
costs," added Williamson.
FileMaker Mobile 2 users can transfer up to 50 fields per record from a
desktop FileMaker Pro 5.5 v2 database to a Palm OS handheld.
FileMaker Mobile 2 gives users six new ways to enter data on Palm OS
. Pop-Up Menus, Pop-Up Lists and single Check Boxes, can be transferred from
a desktop database, allowing speedy, accurate data entry on a handheld.
. Phone numbers in the Palm OS Address Book may be inserted directly into
FileMaker Mobile 2.
. The new Date and Time Picker makes entering those types of data faster and
. The new Note feature allows certain fields to expand to fill the handheld
screen, making data entry easier.
FileMaker Mobile 2 makes it easier to view and navigate mobile data:
. Columnar list viewing is easier since users can lock down an important
first column of data, and reorder and resize columns, with a few quick taps.
. Sony CLIE and HandEra 330 users can quickly navigate through FileMaker
Mobile 2 forms using the handheld's Jog Wheel or Jog Dial.
Ordering Information, Platform Support and System Requirements
The new FileMaker Mobile 2 must be used with FileMaker Pro 5.5 v2, and is
priced at £39.95 (single-unit price). FileMaker Mobile 1 registered users
are entitled to a free downloadable upgrade to FileMaker Mobile 2
see http://www.filemaker.co.uk/products/mbl_home.html for upgrade details).
FileMaker Mobile 2 is supported on handhelds running Palm OS 3.1, and
desktop computers running Windows 2000, Me, 98, 95, NT 4.0, Mac OS X v10.1,
or Mac OS 8.1 - 9.1. Mac OS X use requires Palm HotSync Manager 3.0. For
complete system requirements, see
FileMaker is a leader in workgroup databases. FileMaker software lets
departments and teams create and share databases to manage and track
projects, assets and people. Its award-winning FileMaker line of database
software provides relational power, instant and custom Web publishing and
legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker, Inc. is the database software subsidiary
of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).
Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) is a pioneer in the field of mobile and wireless
Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers, according
to IDC (Dec. 2000).
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