MailClark, the eMail robot for Slack came out of beta on October 27th. They have instituted reasonable pricing and even include a single eMail address for free, which should work for us at least temporarily. I was hoping that they would introduce nonprofit pricing, but with the free address, and a price of $9.00 per month for unlimited inbound and outbound emails we can probably afford it if necessary.
Just after buying our FileMaker 15 server license, FileMaker announced FileMaker for the Cloud. Essentially it looks like Amazon Web Services running an instance of FileMaker server. Oh well. We’re pretty happy with our server running on a Mac mini, with up to five users and have been deploying our nonprofit CRM to production, adding users one-by-one using desktop licenses for FileMaker Pro. I still think there is a case for reasonable fixed pricing as opposed to subscription pricing, and this is what we’ve got through TechSoup.
Apple announces new MacBooks. Fair enough. Expensive though…. the least expensive MacBook, without the OLED touch bar is $1500 for 256GB SSD disk and 8 gigs of RAM. The OLED touch bar adds $300.00 to the price! Oh and they upgraded Apple TV. What about the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and the iMac? Nichts, nada, silence….