Apple subsidiary FileMaker Inc. on Tuesday released new 2.0 versions of FileMaker Meetings and FileMaker Tasks, meeting management and task management software that works in conjunction with the recently released FileMaker Pro 7 database software. The new versions sport new features, including some shared improvements thanks to the underpinning database technology that powers both of them.
FileMaker Meeting enables you to create an agenda, record and distribute meeting minutes and assign action items based on the outcome. FileMaker Meeting 2.0 adds the ability to compile histories or summaries of action items using built-in reporting capabilities. You can also add supporting documents of any variety to the meeting information. FileMaker Tasks is a task management application designed for individuals and workgroups. The new 2.0 release of the software adds the ability to create “subtasks,” create reports to check on task status, and more.
FileMaker Meeting and FileMaker Tasks 2.0 both share some common traits — they both can save frequently used search criteria, or “Finds.” The also now allow users to create multiple windows — a core feature of FileMaker Pro 7. And when used together, they can share common data like contacts and tasks.
Each app is sold separately for US$69, but both are available together for $99 for a limited time. Upgrades from the 1.0 releases are free; they both require FileMaker Pro 7 to work, however.