igeek blog

The igeek guide to management speak

We examine the hidden meanings behind the things your manager says, and suggest snappy alternatives.

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A beginner's guide to social media marketing

A short guide to using Twitter et al to sell stuff.

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A short guide to search engine optimisation for small organisations

What's all this SEO malarkey, anyway?

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Tech holds sway, but it's a bit fractured!

Technology's all very well, but it needs to be unified.

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Top Tips number 46b

Do you get annoyed at bouncing icons on your Mac?

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The FileMaker User Group - South West meeting

We report on the FMUG SW's latest meeting.

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iPad Pro 9.7" Review

In which we get our filthy mitts on the latest shiny thing from Apple.

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7 common misconceptions about FileMaker

Lots of people have quite the wrong idea about FileMaker.

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State of The App Report from FileMaker

FileMaker have released a report on the productivity gains made by organisations employing FileMaker solutions.

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How igeek like to work

Our experience has led us to do lots of preparation for every project!

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FileMaker code snippet giveaway - TweetWare!

More code goodness available for a mere Tweet, from the igeeks

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Sanity-checking UK postcode custom functions

A give-away of a couple of custom functions for FileMaker Pro

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Product Review: Anker Bluetooth 4 Speaker

In which we get our hands on a new shiny thing.

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FileMaker Users Group

Announcing the reconvening of the south west's FileMaker users group.

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igeek's ranks expand

A new member of the team is welcomed. With a small meaty treat.

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igeeks on the catwalk

We take a look at what to wear and when to stare.

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Royalties and the Internet

We look at a tiny few of the issues surrounding this contentious area.

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The Pulvertaft Hand Centre

igeek’s work with the Pulvertaft Hand Centre, part of the Royal Derby NHS Trust.

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Premium Partners win Chamber of Commerce award

The Castle and Marlwood Premium Partners scheme win a prestigious award.

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Free maths app for kids - MegaMaths for iPhone

We offer a free download of MegaMaths, an app that helps with multiplication and division.

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Apple Cinema Display 27"

A year spent with Apple's display.

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FileMaker 11,12,13 & 14 Replacement Icons

Do you run different versions of FileMaker? These FileMaker icons will make it clear which versions are in your dock!

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Google favours mobile-ready sites

A recent update in Google's internal code now favours sites that render on mobile devices.

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Excel Alternatives

We examine better ways to share and use data than Excel.

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FileMaker and Web Integration

We look at the ways FileMaker and the web can talk.

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If only my office was as advanced as my operating theatre

Software and the medical sector

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iOS apps with FileMaker Go

With FileMaker Go, developing apps for your iOS device is a lot cheaper than you think.

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The Year Ahead in Tech

What will 2015 bring us in the world of technology?

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igeek Developer Gains FileMaker 12 & 13 Certification

One of our developers gains these industry-recognised accreditations.

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Congratulations to Dr Fred Mayall

A project we're involved in has just won a prestigious industry award.

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Mac utilities to free up space

A look at a couple of apps that will free up a Mac's disk space.

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Quitting script issue, solved

Uploading databases via FMPro can cause problems when there's significant final script steps being performed.

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Search Engines Grabbing Focus

A first world problem, but an irritating one.

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Review: The Cambridge Audio Minx TV

We’ve had our hands on this beastie now for a while, so it’s time to give our considered verdict after a few months of listening.

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FileMaker Tip: autoenters and security

Allowing auto enters and lookups after record commitment.

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FileMaker Developers Talk

Our very own Dr Jon giving a speech at a UK FileMaker event in February 2014.

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igeek Ltd gain Platinum status

Our status as top notch developers confirmed by FileMaker UK.

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Brydge+ iPad Keyboard

It’s always nice to get new kit and even better when it does what you hoped it would but boy does it sting when your hopes and money are wasted on a gadget which fails to come up trumps. I have been testing out the Brydge+ wireless iPad keyboard over the least couple of weeks and can honestly say that my conclusion is a positive one and that the Brydge+ has performed as hoped.

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Belkin Qode keyboard for iPad Air

At igeek we love a gadget - and this week we’ve been sent two! The first to arrive was Belkin’s new Qode lightweight keyboard for the iPad Air. This new keyboard is just the right size to fit the Air, which has smaller exterior dimensions than previous iterations.

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Successful Commenting in FileMaker

Applying comments in FileMaker to help the future you.

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FileMaker 13 Review Roundup

A look at how FileMaker 13's key features have been received by the press, and us.

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2013 roundup

A look back at the year just gone. Plus gadget desire!

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What won't we own in 10 years?

Here at igeek, we're wondering about leasing...

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FileMaker 13 Licensing

A guide to the new ways FileMaker 13 is licensed.

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Options for FileMaker hosting

A brief explanation on the various ways FileMaker can be hosted.

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Holiday Closure 2013/14

A summary of when we're away this Christmas.

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FileMaker 13 One Month Calendar

A one month view calendar which you can download and add to your own FileMaker 12 / FileMaker 13 database.

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FileMaker versions

A look at the various versions of FileMaker and ways to get them.

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A new igeek joins us

Announcing a new arrival.

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Encryption Buddy
We review this neat encryption / decryption utility.

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FileMaker - Improved PatternCount Searches

A method for improving PatternCount use within FileMaker.

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FileMaker - A date range Custom Function

iDateRange: A Custom Function for FileMaker which creates a list of all of the dates within a specified date range.

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FileMaker - reporting with automatic vertical headers

How to create reports in FileMaker with a vertical text header rather than a horizontal one.

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The Belkin Ultimate iPad Keyboard Case

We review this new piece of kit.

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FileMaker easy progress bar

A simple FileMaker progress bar without a web viewer or refreshing the window

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Uniting two databases

Web and FileMaker integration

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Deja Vu in Development

Some common elements to FileMaker developments

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FileMaker Go - FMP on the move
The world goes mad for FileMaker Go

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The Rise of the Tablet
The touch screen tablet - new since 2010?

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The Harwell Dekatron

A look at a great beastie from the past.

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PCs v. Macs - the old debate
We join in the ranklings between PC and Mac ownership

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6 reasons why we choose FileMaker

Why FileMaker is our development platform of choice.

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Why look to the cloud?

Cloud computing v. bespoke application development.

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What computers are meant to be good at!

Bespoke business systems

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FileMaker and web database integration

Making FileMaker talk to other databases

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5 must-do's when developing for FileMaker

Words of wisdom for the FileMaker developer.

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On all things FileMaker

FileMaker Pro Database Development

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FileMaker Go's increasing popularity

FileMaker Go is the free version of FileMaker for iOS devices...

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Objects of desire

Should a lottery win (and a big one at that) come a-calling...

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New igeek Website

We've launched our new website and very proud of it we are too...

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Creating a month view calendar in FileMaker Part 3

Part three of our series on how to create a month-view calendar in FileMaker.

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Copying Value Lists in FileMaker

FileMaker doesn't allow you to copy Value Lists - we'll show you one way of doing this.

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Creating a month view calendar in FileMaker Part 2

The one month view calendar we created for FileMaker 11 was really rather basic so let's improve on it and get something that looks and works more like iCal or Outlook.

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Our Cookie Policy, in line with recent legislation

We've been asked by clients to comment on our cookie policy, with regards the legislation that comes into law at the end of May this year.

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FileMaker development

A few words on igeek's FileMaker development activities

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Integrating FileMaker with Email part 2

On my last post I talked about sending email from FileMaker using FileMaker's built in 'send Mail' script step, so now I'll cover using 3rd party plugins. So why go the 3rd party route?
There are a few reasons...

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Bespoke business applications

In which we consider how databases can make light of some of the drudgery of running a business

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Web and FileMaker Pro Integration

FileMaker databases can speak 'web' - you just need the right technology...

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FileMaker 12 - initial impressions

FileMaker 12 has gone visual! FileMaker 12 is a significantly different product from previous versions of the award winning database development software.

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Creating a month view calendar in FileMaker Part 1

There are several reasons why a month view calendar would be of benefit to a FileMaker solution. Here we show you one method for creating a month calendar view.

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Integrating FileMaker with Email part 1

Beginning a new two part blog post on email and FileMaker...

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FileMaker Go

Who would have thought that the iPhone and the iPad would have taken off in the way they have?

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New website

Now and again at iGeek we like to have a spring clean.

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The Bartender

Here at igeek we're as fond as the next man of a drink. So it was with great pleasure that we've been building a bespoke business application for our client, The Bartender.

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Elvis killed Jon's Mac

Elvis strikes again, wiping out one of our developer's laptops

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A new igeek

Joe Green joins the igeek team.

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Need a sysadmin?

Shameless plug of a friend :)

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Busy, busy, busy

We're busier than we've ever!

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Steve Jobs

We're very sad to hear the news of Steve Jobs's death.

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10 years of igeek

A few weeks ago igeek had its 10th birthday!

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FileMaker and iCal Integration

Filemaker and Zulu: Turn FileMaker Server into an iCal Server

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New toys from Apple

Damn them! They keep bringing out new stuff!

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New igeek blog

Welcome to the new igeek blog!

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