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Claris FileMaker II

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filemaker_ii.sit (351.07 KB)
MD5: 3d09ca9672e805dcd6f476aa462a82a6
For System 6.x - Mac OS 8 - 8.1

FileMaker II is the first version of FileMaker released by Claris, in July 1989.

    Sometime between 1983 and 1985, the original FileMaker was developed by Nashoba Systems. Forethought, which had sold the IBM PC database Nutshell, acquired FileMaker and sold a version called FileMaker Plus, around 1986 or 87. Not to be outdone, Nashoba took it back and offered FileMaker 4 in 1988. Within a couple months, an 800 pound gorilla named Claris stepped in and changed the name to FileMaker II.
  -  Nashoba Systems and the Early Days of FileMaker Pro

After Claris released FileMaker II, next came the first FileMaker Pro, currently on version 11. For those that still use FileMaker Pro this still looks remarkably like the current version (OK, I'm still on FMP9).

This is a StuffIt v5.5 compressed archive of the installed folder.

See Also: FileMaker 4 by Nashoba Systems.

Architecture: 68k

Mac OS 6 to 7.
Untested in OS 8 and later.


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, January 16 - 8:59pm

@jameykey: FileMaker 4 is linked to in the page above, after "See Also".
- I no longer have my own copy. But the copy we have on that page is identical to what I had.

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by jameykey - 2020, January 16 - 5:41pm

Do you still have your FileMaker 4? Could you take a scan of it?

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by MikeTomTom - 2010, September 27 - 3:22am

Great find and upload. I used to have a copy of "FileMaker 4" by Nashoba Systems (not to be confused with FM Pro 4). This was FileMaker before Claris bought the rights to it and took it further. FileMaker 4 looks almost identical to the screenshots you've put up (they're closer in appearance to FileMaker 4 than FileMaker Pro). - Sadly, I lost my copy of this. - Found thanks to mrdav.