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– Comprehensive Analysis Tool That Helps FileMaker Developers Build Better Solutions is Now More Than 3x Faster –

OAKLAND, Calif., May 10, 2006 –FM::Nexus today announced the release and immediate availability of Inspector™ 1.1, an exciting update to its comprehensive database analysis tool. Now for the first time, Inspector checks for problems, references, and dependencies more than three times faster than ever before. Inspector 1.1 also provides new reports and other significant enhancements.

Inspector thoroughly analyzes the metadata of solutions built with FileMaker® software to provide the essential information developers need to build rock solid solutions, execute intelligent maintenance and keep solutions problem free. Inspector 1.1 is also a maintenance release with fixes to reported issues. The Inspector 1.1 update is free to currently registered Inspector customers and available immediately from the FM::Nexus web site at: .

"Inspector 1.0 shipped less than 4 months ago, and already many developers swear by it," explained Vincenzo Menanno, founder and president of FM::Nexus. "We are excited to deliver to FileMaker developers several of the enhancements they suggested, plus new preferences and some fun, useful interface adjustments. We're also thrilled performance consistently clocks-in around 375% faster. Whether a current Inspector customer, or just learning how Inspector helps debug faster and improve quality this is an exciting update."

Inspector 1.1 provides a new bug indicator icon to identify scripts steps that contain problems rendering them web incompatible for instant web publishing, custom web publishing or when using FX-PHP. Search also now recognizes incompatible script steps.

Fixed problems are now indicated with a blue-dot and disclose the applicable change upon hovering. Now, developers can attach notes to any red-dot or blue-dot indicated records that have been flagged. Comment notes provide instructions or assistance, for inclusion in reports by specific area to one's development team.

New reporting options in version 1.1 cover privilege records, layouts, value lists, scripts and fields associated with a particular basetable. Now developers can export Database Design Report (DDR) information. Inspector 1.1 also provides new problem detection preference options and several fixes to reported issues.

How Inspector Works

Using FileMaker's DDR, Inspector quickly and thoroughly analyzes the metadata to provide an eye-popping visual overview of basetables, table occurrences, layouts, layout objects, scripts, fields, privilege sets and much more. The analysis result clarifies the structure, elements, relationships and other crucial information, graphically highlighting problems in troubled areas for a quick understanding of which issues require attention.

Providing detailed information for deletion decisions, Inspector displays the references and dependencies used by any element, such as a field or layout, with visually striking green arrows and green dots. Inspector's search function is extremely comprehensive and flexible, providing the ability to search within any calculation for any element, field, text, function, custom function, plug-in function, table occurrence or literal string.

Security Perspective provides a quickly readable visual presentation of elements in security-impacted areas. Comparison Checking shows what's been changed, and how it's been changed, between multiple analyses. As a runtime solution, Inspector allows developers to utilize it alongside their solution development. Inspector facilitates change documentation, whether for ones own records, team members or clients.

Compatibility, Availability and Pricing

Inspector 1.1 is available immediately for US$399 (EUR €225), and requires FileMaker Pro 8 Advanced, on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows 2000. The Inspector 1.1 update is free to currently registered Inspector customers and available immediately from the FM::Nexus web site at: .

In the United States, Inspector is distributed and supported by beezwax datatools, inc., by calling 888/835-4483 or at . Starting today (see related release), Inspector is also available through the FileMaker Europe Webstore at: .

Crossgrade pricing for owners of Analyzer, Brushfire and Metadata Magic; discounts for non-profits and education, and FSA Members; and Site Licensing are available when ordering through beezwax datatools directly. Additional product information, including a fully functional demonstration, is available from .

About FM::Nexus

FM::Nexus is a FileMaker Solutions Alliance Member company that develops FileMaker solutions which help businesses and organizations stay focused on what they do best. FM::Nexus also creates tools to help FileMaker developers build better solutions and provides consulting and training for FileMaker developers. Additional information can be found at .


FM::Nexus, Inspector and fmnexus.com are trademarks of FM::Nexus. FileMaker is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc., registered in the U.S.and other countries. All other brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Media Contact: Naomi Pearce

Pearce Communications


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