FileMaker Pro 5.5 has been released with native support for Mac OS X.

FileMaker is a database solution that manages data, such as contacts, digital photography, video storage and cataloguing solutions.

Now available as a Carbon application for Mac OS X, the database uses Mac OS X's Aqua colour and interface features.

Net improvement This version of FileMaker Pro offers new Web-publishing features and stores PDF files in container fields.

The SQL-query feature integrates data sources with workgroup solutions. Files can be shared over the Web and on a network between Macs and PCs.

The Layout/Report Assistant quickly creates useful reports and summaries, according to the company. A single licence for FileMaker Pro 5.5 costs £219.