FileMaker Go for iPad – the iPad version of the popular database system – has been updated today, to Version 1.2.1.
This update adds support for FileMaker charts, the ability to record and save signatures, and AirPrint printing support.
FileMaker also has an offer going at the moment where purchasers of the iPad app get a huge discount on the desktop app, FileMaker Pro 11:
SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase FileMaker Go for iPad and get 50% or more off FileMaker Pro 11. Offer expires June 17, 2011. Learn more: www.filemaker.com/r/us/?id=267
I’ve never been a huge fan of working with databases, but I’ve found FileMaker and FileMaker Go among the most user-friendly of these apps to use. It’s good to see the iPad version adding some features.
Here’s an App Store link for FileMaker Go; it’s priced at $39.99.
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This should be great news for users of FileMaker databases. FileMaker Go for iPad is now available in the App Store. There’s also a (separate) iPhone version of the app – and here’s a quick rundown (via TUAW) of what these new mobile versions will allow you to do with FileMaker DBs:
The two separate applications ($19.99 for the iPhone/iPod touch version, $39.99 for the iPad version) don’t allow the creation of new databases — you’ll need FileMaker 7 or higher for Mac or Windows to tackle that. Once your databases are created, however, you can access them remotely over WiFi or 3G (given the proper networking configuration for your server, or a hosted FM provider) and update records, search and browse on the fly.
HanDBase – a leading database app across many mobile platforms – now has an iPad version. There are not a whole lot of mobile database apps around, and this is a long-established one, with some strong features. One of my favorite things about it is that there is an online gallery for it with thousands of database designs to browse and build upon.