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Using Screen Stencils to design iOS friendly layouts using FileMaker Pro 14 or higher

What can I do to have the Screen Stencil feature display the actual size I can use to build a layout?

The world’s biggest, baddest rocket launched Saturday and it was stunning | Ars Technica

The rarely flown heavy-lift vehicle delivered a secret spy satellite into space.<p>After the space shuttle retired in 2011, the Delta IV Heavy became, …

Space Exploration

The languages the world is trying to learn, according to Duolingo

If you own a smartphone and are trying to learn a language, you probably have Duolingo. At this very moment the app—which tries to turn language learning into a rewarding game—may be not-so-subtly suggesting that you are overdue for some Spanish vocabulary practice.<p>How many other people are …

Language Learning

Sequence Generator

Intro<p>Sequence Generator is a portable module that you can easily integrate into a FileMaker solution. It provides an alternative to Auto-Enter Serial …

Databases

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Notes from the Notes App on your iPad

We all make mistakes, it’s inevitable, especially when it come to our reliance on electronic devices to store and retrieve important documents and data in the Cloud. So what happens after you have spent a whole afternoon taking notes at a convention, for example, only to discover the next day, that …

Apps

Work Less and Do More by Applying the Pareto Principle to Your Task List

The Pareto Principle says that in most situations roughly 80% of effects come from only 20% of the causes. We can use the Pareto Principle to better …

Time Management

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

Evernote. Why it will make it & 20 Awesome Ways to Use It.

<i>A guest post from Zee, the Creative Director at London based digital agency, WeDoCreative</i><p>Evernote, make no quibbles about it, has changed the way I …

Productivity

Filemaker Podcasts and More

Filemaker Success Tips : 370_FM_Success_Tips: Dr. Andy Cohen and Lee Strong's FileMaker Podcast : Always Script It, How to Build your FM Biz The End …

Profit

5 Hidden FileMaker Design Tools I’m Thankful For

<i>Over time, one collects bits and pieces of knowledge about different corners of development. Features that are a little more difficult to discover,</i> …

Databases

Another #materialdesign influenced layout, developed in #Filemaker - almost ready to ship... https://t.co/dUHfjd6mbY

Why I Ditched Evernote for Apple Notes — and How You Can Too

To record appointments, you use a calendar app, right? To store phone numbers, you use a contacts app.<p>But where do you put brainstorms? Frequent …

Productivity

Dynamic Portal Search with FileMaker 14

So here is another one of those things I can’t live without, it's really the custom function that drives this post and was created by FileMaker …

Databases

Value Lists at PDX FileMaker Meetup

It was great seeing many of you last night at the PDX FileMaker Meetup.<p>During part of the meeting, I shared a brief overview of Value Lists. We …

FileMaker Selector Connector: The Basics

BackgroundThis post builds on the session I presented at DevCon 2015: <i>Data Modeling Beyond Anchor Buoy</i> which described the FileMaker …

Databases

Studying from PDF books? Use Evernote — A complete guide – Marginalia by Apostolos Papadopoulos

As a student—and I hate to admit it—I haven’t quite found my studying preferences yet. I am close, but definitely not there. This task is quite …