Mac OS X 10.15 ‚Catalina‘ is getting closer, putting an end to 32bit apps. Including my beloved ‘Domain Brain’ app, which helped me for many years to keep an overview of my over 80 web-clients and the information regarding their websites.
So several weeks ago I decided to dive into Filemaker to build a similar app by my own. Exporting my data from Domain Brain and importing into this app worked a treat. Then I thought that also others could be in need for such a specialized (but still flexible) app and decided to offer it to the public.
The search for an appropriate name resulted in ‘Domain Genius’. In the last days I polished the app in a way that it’s now ready to be sold. I only need to set up some F.A.Q.s, write a short manual and set up my store. This may take some further days (as I’ve got a lot of client work to be done simultaneously), but I’m aiming for next week.
There’ll be an introductory period for Domain Genius where the app will be priced at $29,-. The price will go up to $39,- at the end of this month.
I hope you will like Domain Genius and that it will be of the same good use for you as it is already is for myself. I will keep you informed when the app will be available.
That is great to know! I have FileMaker 18 Advanced, but don’t do much with it (I was very proficient with the older versions of FM, but not so much now). Do you do any freelancing work with FM? If so, I will keep that in mind for down the road (we use a local company called 360Works for changes to our databases).
Hi @dave, these have been my first steps with FileMaker. So I won’t dare to offer freelancing work with it yet. Filemaker actually is a very interesting, powerful database system.Maybe in some months there’ll be an even more powerful version 2 of Domain Genius available as an update. Time will tell… :-)
@Piggles I’m having trouble making it work on Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina. Until that is solved it will stay unavailable. Am a bit lost with the process since I’m not a “real” developer but have made this app with Filemaker and sell it as a Filemaker Runtime app. But I’m nevertheless quite confident that I’ll get there and will post here again.
Hi, thanks…I have Filemaker so will just have to go ahead and try and see if I can make a similar database just for myself…(but am a bit of a ‘newbie’ with Filemaker so thought you might have saved me the time and effort effort!!)
@Piggles Hi Wendy, if you intend to stay for some time with an OS X older than Catalina (up to Mojave) I could unlock the sale again and close it again after your purchase. So you don’t have to invest the time and effort to do s.th. like this.
Hi…thanks very much for the offer, but maybe for the price (and I have Filemaker) I will have a go myself. Will update to Catalina at some point in the not too distant future…also maybe my database requirements/categories are slightly different…thanks again, good luck with ‘defeating Catalina’!!