Business / Office Suites
FileMaker Pro gets easier to use even as the capabilities of the software get more complex.
A solid balance between functionality and accessibility.
Acrobat Pro DC has many significant improvements, but the UI still has problems…and beware the installation.
Businesses keep control, employees keep their Macs, everybody wins.
Create FileMaker solutions that work better and faster.
Data theft is an increasing concern, and as more companies implement cloud-based tools, managing data and preventing theft becomes ever more important. CoSoSys has updated their Endpoint Protector tool to help organizations get a handle on their cloud-hosted data.
I figured that my finding Office vastly over-qualified and eminently dispensable for my own use must be a relatively rare phenomenon. It turns out I was more typical than I had imagined in using Office mostly like a sledgehammer for pounding thumbtacks, and only unusual in making the switch to cheaper and more appropriate software as productivity tools. Seems like most enterprise users could do the same and save a bundle on software licensing.
Everyday users are becoming more aware of security (Heartbleed, anyone?). But for corporate IT departments, keeping data secure has been a requirement for quite some time. Endpoint Protector was at this year’s Macworld Expo, and we sat down with the team to discuss their Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions for Macs, iDevices, Android devices, and Windows.
Kashoo is a cloud-based accounting software package for small businesses; the Mac alternative for products like Peachtree. Some of the features include secure log-in, a rolling bank ledger, user level read/write access, and filter ready reporting. The cloud service has native apps for iPhone and iPad so you can pick up your iDevice and work on the go.
FileMaker Pro is the very powerful database application that lets you create new databases from scratch or use databases created by others. But why wait for someone else to create the database you need now. DevCon—FileMaker’s Developer’s Conference—will be held this year in San Antonio, Texas, July 28-31 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa.
Apple’s iWork for iCloud has finally received the iOS 7 treatment. On Thursday, Apple updated the Pages, Keynote, and Numbers applications for iWork— as well as several other online services from Apple—with the new iOS 7 design, making the template selection screen and document library look synchronized on iOS devices.
If you don’t want to pony up for Microsoft Office or even Apple’s iWork Suite (incidentally, now free for iOS and bundled with new Macs), there are plenty of free or very inexpensive Office alternatives. Here are profiles of several popular ones, including Apache OpenOffice, NeoOffice Mac Native Suite, LibreOffice for OS X, along with Savy Soda Documents and Savy Soda Documents Free for iOS.