Notability and FileMaker Updated With Native Support for M1 Macs

Apple subsidiary Claris today announced the release of FileMaker version 19.3 with several new features, including native support for Apple silicon, resulting in improved performance on Macs with the M1 chip.

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An overview of new features from the announcement:

• Apple silicon: Claris FileMaker Pro and Claris FileMaker Server are the first low-code universal macOS binaries that ensure optimized performance on Apple silicon computers while still offering amazing speed on Intel-based Mac computers.
• Microsoft Edge for Windows: The latest Microsoft Edge WebView2 control replaces Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), which eliminates potential security concerns and ensures full FileMaker extensibility on Windows.
• Significant server enhancements: Introducing Ubuntu, the most popular Linux distribution worldwide; the return of an enhanced log viewer; and many more server fixes and under-the-hood functionality that boost performance, flexibility, stability, and security.

Popular note-taking app Notability was also updated today with native support for Apple silicon, resulting in up to 50% faster performance when running the app on an M1 Mac compared to an Intel-based Mac. Notability enables users to create hand-written digital notes with audio, which is handy for lectures and more.

Current users of Notability on the iPad can download the Mac version for free on the Mac App Store. New users can purchase Notability for $8.99, and use Notability across their Mac, iPad, and iPhone with a single purchase.

Top Rated Comments

Altivec88 Avatar
8 months ago

Another ‘Apple’ product ruined by Tim’s obsession with subscriptions.
What's with you people incorrecly slamming products you don't even use. it's an excellent product that's easy to use, extremely powerful and regularly updated. Although they have subscription for those that prefer it, they also offer perpetual licenses. I hate subscription more than anything but I have no problem with giving people the choice, which Claris does. So in your short sentence, "ruined" and "obsession with subscription" both are false.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Altivec88 Avatar
8 months ago

why do people use filemaker still?
Please enlighten me on why we shouldn't be using filemaker. Easy to use, super powerful, seamlessly integrates with filemaker go on iPads and iPhones. Filemaker essentially runs our entire company (estimating, accounting, inventory, project management, scheduling, photo database, sale kiosks. I can go on and on. It does absolutely everything we can think of. It's fast, never crashes, you don't need to be a programmer to develop it, it has onsite server software. It's really fantastic software.

I can understand people not caring about filemaker and moving on to next article but I just don't get the disdain for it where people feel compelled to throw out lies or mock the people that do use it. Maybe it's me who is ill informed. With that comment, clearly, you must know of multiple superior options I should be using. Do you mind sharing what software I should be using instead for the things I mentioned above, that you don't need to be a programmer to create, runs on our Macs, iOS devices and allows us to store all our data onsite? I am seriously interested.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rodpascoe Avatar
8 months ago
A great product ruined by a greedy licence subscription model.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xraydoc Avatar
8 months ago
Claris FileMaker still exists?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Altivec88 Avatar
8 months ago

I’ve developed and shipped FM runtimes for over 20 years but thanks for your input.
So let me get this straight. Because you've used it for development for 20 years, that gives you the right to spread misinformation. Because of your vast experience, can you please tell everyone when Filemaker became subscription only and therefor "ruined". Our company is currently on V18 because we were waiting for them to release an upgrade with M1 support. Now that its out, I called them today and guess what, We will be upgrading with perpetual licenses. So you're welcome for my input to fix up your misleading comments.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
watakoola Avatar
8 months ago

why do people use filemaker still?
Every time MacRumors runs a story on FileMaker, the haters and ignorant people trot out the same old malarkey somehow feeling they must comment.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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