FileMaker Pro becomes Claris
FileMaker, the Apple-owned software company, has decided to return to its roots: Claris. Apple first created Claris in 1986 and it originally created programs like MacDraw, MacWrite and MacPaint. FileMaker became its leading product in the 1990’s, selling 3 million copies across Mac and Windows platforms.
Unexpectedly, in 1998, Apple dispatched with Claris and renamed it FileMaker, despite Claris’ success. FileMaker grew for the next 2 decades. But now the company wants to branch out beyond its one app. Apple acquired Stamplay, an Italian startup that made software to automate business processes, to augment FileMaker and enhance services. So now Claris is reborn. Please be sure to check out their website.