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24U Software releases 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.3

Toolbox of the most useful simple functions for FileMaker® Pro adds Base64 encoding functions and updates timestamp function for Windows

Prague, CZ -- September 4, 2014

24U Software announces an immediate availability of 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.3 with new functions and a function update for Windows.

24U Toolbox Plug-In has been recently updated to version 1.2 with full support for all 64bit components of Filemaker Server 12 and 13. The new update improves precision of the Toolbox_GetTimestamp on Windows and adds new functions for encoding and decoding text as Base64 encoded UTF-8.

What's new in version 1.3:

  • Toolbox_GetTimestamp now returns more precise timestamps on Windows
  • Functions Toolbox_Encode and Toolbox_Decode have been added, currently supporting Base64 encoded UTF-8 text

Recently introduced in version 1.2:

  • Full support for all 64bit components of FileMaker Server 12 and 13
  • Improved plug-in registration procedure

Plug-in features include:

  • Execute system scripts (Bash, Perl, PHP, Python, AppleScript, BAT, VisualBasic Script)
  • Execute SQL on the current database
  • Count and substitute text using Regular Expression patterns
  • Find out by calculation which special windows (Script Debugger, Data Viewer) are open
  • Merge fields and variables into text (faster than using Substitute)
  • Get the client's public IP address
  • Application-wide globals
  • Precise timestamps (with microsecond precision)
  • FileMaker value type checking

Important update for 24U FM Bench users

24U Toolbox Plug-In is an essential element of the 24U FM Bench optimization tool. Updating to version 1.3 is strongly recommended to all FM Bench users who use the tool on Windows or to benchmark, troubleshoot, and optimize server-side scripts and web-enabled solutions.

Use 24U Toolbox Plug-In to add a completely new dimension to your server-side data processing

Server-side scripts can be efficiently used with FileMaker Server 13 for nightly batch data imports and processing. The powerful features of 24U Toolbox Plug-In let you make this processing much faster and more powerful by being able to use system-level scripts, access your data with SQL queries, merging fields and variables into text, etc.

HOnza Koudelka, Software Division Manager of 24U, says: "24U Toolbox Plug-In is designed to help FileMaker developers in their daily work by providing a solid toolbox of the most commonly needed simple but powerful functions. This Plug-In makes a lot of functions easier and it is also a key component of 24U FM Bench, our popular tool for optimizing FileMaker solutions."

Software Requirements and Compatibility

24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.3 requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer. Recommended is Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer.

Windows XP SP3 and FileMaker Pro 11 or newer or FileMaker Server 12 or newer are minimum requirements for using the plug-in on the Windows platform. Windows 7 or newer and FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced or newer or FileMaker Server or newer are recommended.

Some features of the plug-in are specifically designed for FileMaker Pro 8.5 and 9 and do not work with newer versions of FileMaker Pro.

Availability and Pricing

24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.3 is immediately available for download as a free fully functional 14-days trial version, which can be activated after purchasing a license code.

This update is free of charge for all registered users of 24U Toolbox Plug-In 1.x or 24U FM Bench.

More info: http://www.24uSoftware.com/Toolbox
Download: http://www.24usoftware.com/Toolbox#download

More about 24U FM Bench: http://www.fmbench.com License for 1 user is $48, additional users pay just $24 or less!

Developer license starts at $349 US limited to 20 concurrent users per site, but unlimited to a number of solutions or customers.
Server-side license is available for $499 US and covers unlimited server-side scripts and unlimited web users served by a single installation of FileMaker Server or FileMaker Server Advanced.

To purchase visit: http://www.24usoftware.com/Toolbox#buy
More about 24U licenses: http://www.24usoftware.com/licenseguide

About 24U Software

24U is a key vendor of plug-ins for FileMaker Pro and a producer of FM Bench, the tool for auditing and optimizing FileMaker solutions. We unveiled the Marvelous Optimization Formula and teach how to efficiently optimize performance of your solution and processes by focusing on real bottlenecks. Optimizing your performance... Inventing unique iOS applications... Helping organizations to get more out of their technologies... Dedicated to creating the easiest to use FileMaker plug-ins... We connect the dare of education with the experience of industry to achieve the impossible.

Customer contact:
HOnza Koudelka
Software Division Manager, 24U s.r.o.

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