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Don't Kill the messenger, As noted elsewhere in this forum, the general feeling about this product is that it "SUCKS". A moment of silence for those poor 30,000 souls.

FileMaker Ships 30,000 Units of FileMaker Mobile In First 3 Months

SANTA CLARA, CA - March 12, 2001 - Shipments of FileMaker Mobile

Companion for Palm OS have surpassed 30,000 units in its first three

months, FileMaker said today.

The popular FileMaker Mobile software lets users transfer and synchronize

data bi-directionally between FileMaker Pro 5 databases on Windows and

Mac OS desktop computers and Palm Powered handhelds. The newest addition

to the award-winning line of FileMaker workgroup database tools, it first

shipped Dec. 11, during PalmSource 2000.

"Workgroups and knowledge workers demand access to business information

anywhere and anytime," said Dominique Goupil, FileMaker president.

"FileMaker Mobile has been well-received by customers because it delivers

an instant mobile solution for FileMaker Pro 5 users."

FileMaker Mobile provides a simple load-and-go mobile solution: the user

selects and loads the FileMaker records and fields they require from

their desktop database to the Palm handheld. Later, handheld data may be

synched with the desktop database via the Palm HotSync technology.

"Shipping 30,000 units of business software for the Palm OS is an

important milestone," said J. Gerry Purdy, president and CEO of Mobile

Insights, Inc. "It highlights the progress of Palm OS from a platform for

mainly built-in PIM software to one that supports rich applications such

as FileMaker Mobile."

'An industry first,' 'One of the most impressive apps' FileMaker Mobile

has earned powerful praise in many news and reviews already. Here are a

few highlights:

"FileMaker Inc.'s new FileMaker Mobile Companion for the Palm OS delivers

what appears to be an industry first -- the power of a relational

database on the Palm platform." - Los Angeles Times, Jan. 4, 2001.

"One of the most impressive (Palm) apps we tried was FileMaker Mobile. We

could run an entire FileMaker database and synchronize the whole thing or

just certain fields with a PC database. .. In our tests, the FileMaker

software never missed a beat, or a record." - Washington Post, Feb. 22,


"The mobile version of FileMaker installed without a hitch. And it worked

with its desktop big brother like a champ. FileMaker Mobile can open a

new world to Palm users, the world of database management. And it can

extend the power of a database to where it's needed - at the source of

its data. Boston Globe, Dec. 14, 2000.

"I discovered that porting an existing FileMaker Pro 5 database was

simple and intuitive. Once you've transferred a database to the handheld,

you are free to view, edit, and create records." - PC World Magazine,

Feb. 1, 2001.

The FileMaker line of database software provides relational power,

instant and custom Web publishing and legendary ease-of-use. FileMaker is

the database software subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

Palm, Inc. (NASDAQ: PALM) is a pioneer in the field of mobile and

wireless Internet solutions and a leading provider of handheld computers

(source: IDC, Dec., 1999).

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Big deal! I alone am responsible for 1000 of these 30,000 copies. Why? I bought 1000 FMP 5 licences and got 1000 mobile for free. I guess some would say I paid too much!

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