FileMaker has released the third in its series of bespoke business applications, the release of which it began last month.

Third in the company's series, FileMaker Tasks is a "fully-featured tasks-management application that helps business professionals more efficiently manage common business tasks, so they can focus on more important business objectives," the company said.

Like the previously-announced FileMaker Recruiter and FileMaker Meetings, FileMaker Tasks is built on FileMaker 6.0, the current version of Apple's wholly-owned and profitable subsidiaries database solution.

Features include: create tasks; assign roles and share deadlines and other information across the team; track and manage assignments, deliverables and deadlines; powerful search features. The application costs $69.

While these products are currently only available in the US, UK sources have confirmed that the company would begin shipping these applications in the UK market this year: "The products are very good and very applicable to the UK market," the source said.


In related news, FileMaker country manager Tony Speakerman dismissed reports that the company is preparing to release a new version of its popular application. Currently undergoing development, and reports of imminent availability are "complete speculation," he said.

"We have announced our Christmas promotion for FileMaker 6.0, and will be shipping that product for some time."

FileMaker UK's Christmas deal began on October 1. Under the deal, customers purchasing a copy of FileMaker 6 can have a second copy gift-wrapped and posted to a named contact at no extra charge.