FileMaker Pro 12 Review

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While FileMaker 12 is still decent database, its performance issues make it undeserving of the "Awesome" rating it was given here.

FileMaker Pro 12 does have some nice new features, and the ability to download and use FileMaker Go 12 at no charge is a major bonus. However, many operations in FileMaker 12 are significantly slower than they are in FileMaker 11, due in large part to the way the screens are rendered/redrawn. Even solutions developed specifically for FileMaker 12 are slower than FileMaker 11 with respect to certain operations -- list scrolling for example. While FileMaker 12 may work for some, anyone who needs a serious database should stick with FileMaker 11 until FileMaker gets the issues with version 12 addressed.

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