Synaesthesia Beta 6 now available

First bit of news for today: Synaesthesia beta 6 is ready for download.

This release adds functionality never seen before in a FileMaker database: you will now be notified of any new updates and prompted to install them automatically. It took an awful lot of experimentation and some digital sleight-of-hand, but the end result works wonderfully (as it should do):

Aside from that, this release focuses on asset management. If your Asset Manager is packed full of cast, crew and equipment, it can be tricky to find exactly what you want when adding them to a production. Therefore, we’ve added two new features to help you out.

First of all, there are now additional (built-in) filters for different crew departments, making a specific DOP or costume designer easier to find. Secondly, you can choose between seeing all assets from the Asset Manager, or just those in the current production:

Finally, companies now have their own roles. As soon as you designate a contact as a company in the Asset Manager, you can choose an appropriate default role for it.

You can see the full list of changes in the Beta 6 Release Notes.

Anyone who has previously enrolled on the beta programme will get an email soon with the download link. Anyone else can download it directly from here. Which brings me neatly to the second bit of news of the day…

Posted: July 23rd, 2010
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