Entries by Damian Baker

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New Layout: Reports

The long awaited reporting section is now being worked on. This is going to be massive and we hope to improve it with future updates. The idea is to keep it simple for now, but still providing massive calculating power to number-crunch all your financial data. The design incorporates a Financials summary: Payments: including the number […]

Contacts Upgrade: Reports

We thought it would be very ideal to have a Reports section within the Contacts layout, so you can quickly see the financial information for the contact.  We understand that some things are a double-up in the Reports layout, but that is not a bad thing.  Sometimes, you may be already working in the Contacts […]

Introducing the Calendar

You cannot have a database solution to manage students and lessons without a calendar. We have been working hard to integrate a calendar that is not only easy and intuitive to use, but also complimentary to the overall design.  We are aiming to launch the new Calendar layout for the next major update. It is a breeze […]

Contacts Layout Upgrades

We have just introduced some new upgrades in the Contacts layout, which will be released with the next major update. Included in the Contact upgrades are: Invoices: now you can see all the invoices associated with the current contact. This includes the invoice number, date, invoice description, amount, and whether or not it has been paid.  You […]

New iPad Look & Feel

Teacher’s Companion was looking a little tired and old-school, so we decided to do something about that. We introduced a new modern look and feel that is optimised for both iPad’s running FileMaker Go and desktops running FileMaker Pro. It has been rather challenging to create layouts that look great on iPad’s whilst being accessible and accommodating for fat fingers […]

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New Website is Launched

I am please to announce that the website is now finished and the Teacher’s Companion is available as a sponsored download. You may be wondering what a sponsored download is? We have called it this because like all software it is a work-in-progress that will get a lot better in time. So your purchase will […]

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A nice post

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Video of Teacher’s Companion v2.2 in use

Teacher’s Companion post version 2 is a joy to use and it is streamlining a majority of my teaching business. I especially like the storing of lesson template files so they can be exported using third-party software to do additional work such as printing work-sheets, etc. The Courses layout is a great section to create lesson plans, and […]

WOW, improvements with v2.0

It has been weeks, and I am finally happy with the improvements in design and functionality with the Contacts, Courses, and Templates layouts.  I especially like the way the Courses layout is looking as I was losing hair with this one. Check out these before-and-after animations.          

Courses layout looks terrible

It has been a long day and I am pulling my hair out trying to work out how to display the plan description when a lesson plan date/time is selected. I realise there is not a lot of real estate space for many portals and working with three columns whilst giving as much space to […]

Layouts changing to the new look

Changing the layout theme for an entire solution is a big job, but it needs to be done.  You will notice a few new layout icons, including: Calendar, Suppliers, Reports and Options. We have finished the Options layout with a few global fields such as an image field for your business logo, and a footer […]

New User Interface (UI)

Looking at this unattractive user interface day in and day out is starting to take its toll, so I have decided to give the entire look and feel a make-over. This is the very first design for the Contact layout and I’m liking it.      

Using v1.5 for my teaching business

Well, we are now at version 1.5 and I have been using Teacher’s Companion for my teaching business for a few months now and am starting to feel that the business processes such as lesson management, student payment and progress recording is becoming easier and much more streamlined. Take a sneak peak at the various […]

Our v1.0 is launched

We have finally finished the first stable version.  Yes, it does not look great, maybe even worse than a dog’s breakfast, but it works well and contains some useful features.        

The very beginning

It is the 28th October 2010, and this is the birth date for Teacher’s Companion. A time where I decided I need a database solution for my teaching business. I found myself getting totally swamped/lost with song and document files and I felt that if only I had a database solution that could manage both my students […]