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  • Examined: FileMaker Pro 15 ecosystem for macOS, Windows, and iOS

    It would be best to not write about things of which you "know nothing", Sargent Shultz. You do readers a disservice with your factual errors. "It has competition: 4th Dimension is still available on the Mac and Microsoft Access is on Windows." 4th Dimension has been available on Windows since 1995, more than 20 years ago. "Access is the most powerful of the three but it is also the most arcane and difficult to use." Wrong again. 4th Dimension is far, far more powerful than both. Simply browsing the http://4D.com website illustrates that it has more capability than either Filemaker or Access. "FileMaker Pro has arguably been the best combination of use and function and version 15 has improved both." Filemaker was originally for "do it yourselfers", where simple needs and requirements didn't warrant investment in a longer learning curve or a professionally developed solution. Filemaker still meets that market, and on Windows, competes with Access. It has grown a lot in capabilities over the years, and has plenty of professional developers that can carry it to max.