FileMaker has updated its software for synchronizing information between FileMaker Pro 5.5 databases and handheld computers running the Palm OS.

FileMaker Mobile 2 builds a streamlined database on a handheld, populated with records and fields selected from desktop FileMaker Pro 5.5 databases. FileMaker Mobile 2 views, modifies, adds, and deletes records on both the handheld and desktop.

New features include pop-up lists and menus; resizable columns; time and date pickers; value lists; and address book phone lookup.

FileMaker Mobile 2 supports Palm OS handheld devices including Palm, Handspring, Sony, HandEra, and others.

The £39.95 application requires FileMaker Pro 5.5v2 a downloadable update, and isn’t compatible with FileMaker Developer. FileMaker Mobile 2 won’t work with the trial version of FileMaker Pro 5.5.