PC Magazine selected FileMaker Pro 7 to receive its “Editor’s Choice” award as the top desktop database software in the June 7, 2005 issue, beating Microsoft Access 2003, Alpha Five Version 6 and askSam Professional 6.
The database applications were graded based on database functions, ease of use, application development, deployment, networking and data sharing. In winning the award, FileMaker Pro 7 received an overall grade of “Excellent.”
FileMaker has “long been a leader” in making “databases easy to develop, use and deploy,” reports PC Magazine. FileMaker Pro 7 “builds further on this already strong foundation with improved capabilities for managing relationships, more sophisticated user-access controls, and other subtle improvements,” the review adds.
“FileMaker’s unique combination of power, ease of use and rapid deployment makes it a favorite among both users and developers,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and services for FileMaker in the press release. “FileMaker’s continuing success as the most popular easy-to-use database comes from its ability to help customers be more productive in creating, managing and sharing information. We are thrilled to receive this honor from one of the leading technology publications.”
PC Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” is the latest of more than 25 awards and top-rated reviews bestowed upon FileMaker Pro 7 since the product’s launch in March, 2004. In 2004 alone, FileMaker Pro won more awards than those given to its seven top competitors combined. More recently, FileMaker Pro received a 2005 “Codie” award for “Best Database Management Product or Service” from the Software & Information Industry Association (May 26, 2005).
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.
Read the full review here.