Apple Subsidiary FileMaker Returns to 1980s Name Claris Following Stamplay Acquisition

Apple subsidiary FileMaker today announced it has returned to its original name Claris from the late 1980s.


Claris was spun off as an Apple subsidiary in 1986 while John Sculley was Apple CEO. At the time, it was known for several programs such as MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw, and FileMaker, but the company eventually began to focus solely on FileMaker, leading it to be renamed FileMaker in 1998.

Now, the company plans to expand its portfolio again, leading it to readopt the Claris name. FileMaker Pro will remain one of its offerings.

The rename coincides with FileMaker acquiring Italian startup Stamplay and renaming it Claris Connect. The API-based development platform enables users to build workflows that connect cloud services, including Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce, and more. In March, it was reported that Apple had acquired Stamplay.



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3 weeks ago
Oh the nostalgia!

Can they push iWork over to them and have Claris remake iWork apps as Claris Works?

...and maybe hypercard too...
Rating: 23 Votes
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3 weeks ago
Just give us the dogcow.
Rating: 17 Votes
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3 weeks ago

Just give us the dogcow.

Ah, but the dogcow was Clarus, not Claris...
Rating: 6 Votes
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3 weeks ago

Oh the nostalgia!

Can they push iWork over to them and have Claris remake iWork apps as Claris Works?

...and maybe hypercard too...


Claris Works, the software you used if you couldn’t afford anything better... But yes please to HyperCard!
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3 weeks ago

Can they push iWork over to them and have Claris remake iWork apps as Claris Works?

...and maybe hypercard too...


Great ideas both. ClarisWorks was waaaay ahead of its time.

Imagine ClarisWorks integrated with a cloud-enabled mash-up of HyperCard and Workflow.

A boy can dream, can't he?
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3 weeks ago

...and maybe hypercard too...

HyperCard was one of the biggest missed opportunities of the '90s. A proper 3.0 release would have been revolutionary.
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3 weeks ago
MacDraw please!
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3 weeks ago
I was just hit full on with a wave of nostalgia.
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3 weeks ago

Just give us the dogcow.

Bring back Claris https://i0.wp.com/512pixels.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/dogcow.png?w=500&ssl=1
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3 weeks ago

Just give us the dogcow.


Moof.
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