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New Campus Productivity Kit From FileMaker Helps Students Manage People, Projects and Campus Life—The Easy Way!


Free downloadable “smart tool” for Mac and Windows helps students easily manage friends and faculty, lecture and research notes, projects and assignments, events and To-Dos

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SANTA CLARA, CA – August 29, 2006 – The new FileMaker Campus Productivity Kit (downloadable now at has just made organizing college life a lot easier. An all-in-one ready to use database solution, the Campus Productivity Kit for Mac and Windows PCs, empowers students to easily manage contacts; organize searchable research and lecture notes; track all kinds of assignments and projects; manage and coordinate events and all those extra To-Dos that go along with being a college student.

“Entering college is part of a major life transition as students march toward adulthood, so it’s imperative that we learn life skills that are required for success in the working world,” said Farré Nixon, Texarkana, Texas, an incoming freshman at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Skills such as time management, organization, team work and networking are all supported by the FileMaker Campus Productivity Kit. So, while iPods and iTunes are among the hot topics in college today, the Campus Productivity Kit is a smart tool for every student’s computer.”

Based on the new FileMaker Pro 8.5—Web Data on Demand
The FileMaker Campus Productivity Kit includes the new FileMaker Pro 8.5 Web Viewer in the Lecture Notes module that brings back related information from Wikipedia for the selected topic automatically - without having to go to a separate Internet browser.

Last month, FileMaker released FileMaker Pro 8.5, the first desktop database to provide built-in integration with live Web data ( ). As easy as it is to bookmark a Web page, a live web page can now be added to a record in a database using the new Web Viewer Control in FileMaker Pro 8.5. Data stored in FileMaker Pro 8,5, such as a customer’s address or product name, will drive the URL in the Web Viewer. Set it up once and there will be a live Web link for every record in the database. Possibilities include street maps based on a customer address field, shipping status based on a shipment tracking number and stock performance charts based on a stock symbol.

With more than 11 million units distributed worldwide, FileMaker Pro is used in each of the top 50 U.S. undergraduate colleges including MIT, Stanford University, Cornell University, Syracuse University, Rutgers University, Wheaton College, Medical College of Ohio, UCLA and more. FileMaker Pro has received several key industry awards, including “Product of the Year” awards from both Macworld Magazine and PC Magazine.

FileMaker Campus Productivity Kit Requirements
The FileMaker Campus Productivity Kit is available from in a “runtime” format. It does not require the purchase of FileMaker Pro 8.5 and will run on Mac OS X 10.3.9 for PowerPC-based Macs or Mac OS X 10.4.5 for Intel-based Macs, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 or Windows XP with Service Pack 2. Data from the Campus Productivity Kit can also be stored on an iPod or any other flash memory USB device for access on any computer.

For those wishing to customize the file or share the database over a network or the Web, a free trial of FileMaker Pro 8.5 is available via download from The full version of FileMaker Pro 8.5 is available at 50% off the suggested list price of $299 (US) to eligible education customers at college bookstores, online education resellers or by calling 1-800-325-2747 to order by phone.

About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.

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