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Todd Speaks at Claris Engage 2024

The first week of February marked the return of the premier in-person event for users and especially developers who work with the Claris Platform. Approximately 600 individuals gathered in Austin, TX at the Apple Campus to share ideas, reconnect with old friends, and make new ones. There were opportunities to […]

Back In The Kitchen

After taking a well-deserved summer break, the Cross IT team is back in the kitchen, working on new content for our Wednesday Lunch & Learn series of webinars. For October, the webinars cover several disciplines that we use all of the time, and we want to pass along our knowledge […]

Lunch & Learn Lowdown

For those who enjoyed content from In a Nutshell, our YouTube channel, during the month of March, additional servings are on their way each week in April. As in previous months, we are bringing you tutorials on Claris products and news about those same products. As always, our goal is […]

What’s Cooking

For those of you enjoying the February content from our YouTube channel, In a Nutshell, and wondering what comes next, have no fear. We are hard at work back at the home office to bring you more tutorials on Claris products and news about those same products in March. As […]

Data, Design & (Deep) Dives

Back in November, Cross IT launched a brand new YouTube channel – In a Nutshell. As the name hopefully implies, the presentations found here cover both tutorials on Claris products and news about those same products, and are delivered in a concise and succinct manner. While we started with a […]

Additional Attributes About Add-Ons

Add-ons in Claris FileMaker originated in version 17 with easy access to include useful modules into a custom application. With version 19, we now can create our own add-ons. This adds a great deal of functionality by removing the need to create regularly built modules from the ground up. Many […]

Claris Engage 2020 Overview

In the 24th annual FileMaker DevCon, Claris International, Inc. had announced its new branding that included a name and another product. The original name of the company when it first began was Claris, then transitioned to FileMaker, so it brings back to what it once was called. To make it […]

Claris Academy Overview

Claris International, Inc. has updated the old “Custom App Academy” to “Claris Academy”. When the “Custom App Academy” was introduced in late 2017, it opened doors in learning how to develop in Claris FileMaker. Providing their own instructional set of videos and documentation allows users to easily find a tutorial. The way that everything […]

List Me Off: List vs Master Detail

When designing layouts for any application we create we consider what is the best method to show information for people viewing it. In a database system, we are dealing with tables that have many records in them. Some views that will be the detail of a record (and potentially related […]

Introducing FileMaker 19

Yesterday, May 22, Claris Inc. announced the release of the newest iteration of its flagship business innovation platform, FileMaker 19. This release, while light on features compared with other annual releases, stands out for multiple reasons. The first, which is the first thing any long time users will notice, is […]