has released a suite of three Mac OS X applications designed to complement and extend the FileMaker Pro database software: fmMailMergeX, fmMailscanX, and fmWebtagsX.
fmMailmergeX is a personal bulk e-mailer that supports the merging of data from FileMaker Pro databases with user-defined template letters generating output messages that can be sent via a number of e-mail clients. fmMailscanX is an application that enables the scanning of incoming e-mail messages, the extraction of data, and the writing of that data to a FileMaker Pro database. Data can be extracted from any e-mail message field and used to create a new record in a database or to identify an existing record, then to update or delete it.
fmWebtagsX allows the embedding of custom tags that point to specific data within a FileMaker Pro database into Web pages. Once a set of tags have been embedded into a Web page, it becomes a template that can be processed later to replace the tags with live data. The resulting page may then be deployed to the Web server.
Mac OS 9.2 versions of the three applications — which were made with the REALbasic development environment from Real Software — are also available. Single-user licenses for the three products are US$50 each. Site licenses are $1,000 per product.