360Works Launches FTPeek FileMaker FTP plugin for OS X and Windows
Atlanta, GA — 360Works, a leading FileMaker product developer, has
launched FTPeek, a Universal Binary FileMaker plug-in that allows the
upload, download, and manipulation of remote files on an FTP (File Transfer
Protocol) server entirely within a developer’s FileMaker solution. It is
now available for download from (http://www.360works.com/ftpeek).
“360Works built its reputation by being responsive to its customers and the
marketplace. That’s why we developed FTPeek to meet the demand we
discovered for key updates to an essential plugin,” said 360Works founder
and president Jesse Barnum. “FTPeek is the first FTP plugin built
specifically for the new FileMaker plugin API and the server scheduling
features and secure transfers have been a big hit with our early adopters.”
FileMaker developers and FileMaker consultants can see a movie of FTPeek in
action at http://www.360works.com/static/ftpeek_demos/ftpeekdemo.mov
“FTPeek is an absolute god-send and I have deployed it in many solutions
already,” said 360Works customer ican Ltd developer Robin Ledward. “I think
highly of 360Works plugins generally because they make my life so much
“No need to thank me for being an early FTPeek adopter,” said Matt Klein at
Small Business Computers of New England, Inc. “The fact that it supports
FTP, SFTP, and FTPS is key. We have replaced two plug-ins (one for FTP and
one for SFTP) with a single plug-in and can now offer FTPS as an
alternative to our customers.”
“I like the FTPeek plugin so far, it is easy and straight forward,” said
360Works customer and early FTPeek adopter Ruben van den Boogaard of
Infomatics Software. “I am a big fan of 360Works SuperContainer, and use
their Scriptmaster product, too.”
Laud Music ‘s Michael Lau downloaded his three-month beta test drive of
FTPeek in March and calls it “awesome.”
FTPeek was developed for FileMaker developers and FileMaker consultants
seeking updated functionality in FTP plugins. Its key features include:
Universal Binary cross-platform support
FTPeek runs at full native speed on Windows and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or
10.5 (Leopard) on PPC and Intel. FileMaker 7 or later is required.
Installation and configuration is the same on Windows and Mac, and does not
require purchasing separate Mac and Windows versions – the same license key
works on all platforms.
Runs on FileMaker Server
Allowing the automation of nightly FTP batch transfers with the scheduled
script triggering feature of FileMaker Server 9. No more ‘robot’ machines
to maintain. It will also run in the Web Publishing Engine, allowing
developers to embed FTP scripts straight into your FileMaker web solution
with Instant Web Publishing (IWP) or Custom Web Publishing. These features
require an Enterprise License.
Public key encryption is included with support for FTP over SSL (FTPS) and
FTP over SSH (SFTP). Using encrypted FTP is as easy as switching one plugin
function. In addition, you can access the public key of your FTP server to
protect yourself from DNS spoofing attacks.
Transfer directly to/from FileMaker fields: Developers that need to upload
a Word document stored in their FileMaker solution, or upload HTML from a
text field are no longer required to write it to a temporary directory –
you can FTP directly from text and container fields to the FTP server. The
same goes for downloads. This also works with documents and images stored
with 360Works SuperContainer.
Includes a built-in FTP user interface:
If users are to have full FTP access to the server, there’s no need to
build those layouts or run an external application – a full-featured, 100%
FileMaker FTP solution is included with the plugin.
Pricing and availability
Pricing for FTPeek starts at $195 for a 10-user workgroup license – less
than $20 per user. There is a 10% discount for FMPug members (access
discount codes from http://www.fmpug.com). Developer licenses and
Enterprise licenses are available, as well as a free demo – check
http://www.360works.com/ftpeek/ for more information.
Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance
member, has been providing FileMaker-based solutions for more than a
decade. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and
custom FileMaker database design solutions for clients such as NASA,
Bernard Hodes Group, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The
company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and
unparalleled client service.