Our customers tell us that Otto changes their lives by giving them back their weekends. It also changes their businesses by letting them spend more time focusing on what truly matters and less time doing manual, error-prone tasks. We are excited by how far Otto has come, and we also know there is so much more we can do. Just recently, we released Otto for Linux and implemented enhanced notifications with Slack. As we continue to invest in this product, we feel this is a good time to adjust our pricing to better define and serve our customers.
FileMaker and Otto at sea
In 2017, we learned of a FileMaker system used to share real-time data between fields hospitals in remote villages in Papua New Guinea and the base hospital on a ship off the coast. This is a truly great story and we encourage you all to read it.
Published on June 8, 2017, by the Claris Editorial Team: FileMaker-based custom app allows sharing of key real-time data between field hospital and medical ship
Recently, their FileMaker developer shared with us that Otto has had and continues to have a profound impact on how they manage their solution.
Think about an app or a tool that's a game-changer for you. The one that makes your life easier by saving you time, money, or effort. The one that you sometimes forget about because it just does the job so well. And when you remember it's there, you smile big. Get ready to feel that same way about Otto: the DevOps tool that supercharges your Claris FileMaker Server.
It comes down to this: Your time is valuable. Otto automates the tedious stuff and protects your work.
Today, we are proud and excited to release Otto 3 into the world and share it with the Claris FileMaker Community.
Otto packs some powerful features, including automated file and data migrations, scheduled deployments, and easy access to live files and backups. Version 3 offers even more: receiving webhooks, custom and unified application logging, and Google Groups authentication. Plus, it now supports Linux.
"Otto 3 is just the beginning," Todd Geist, CTO of Proof+Geist, explains. "It is the foundational building block of our vision of how to design, build, and maintain Claris FileMaker applications for the 2020s. We can't wait to share more of that vision with you in the coming months."
What's new with Otto 3
With version 3, Otto gets its own website, an Otto-specific blog, and all-new fully integrated documentation. The documentation is thorough, and the search feature is blazingly fast. Otto's newest features go beyond data migration, and this site gives users a single place to get all the information they need to make the most of their supercharged servers. Check out the new Otto page here.
Otto 3 runs on Linux
A popular request among Otto users is a Linux-compatible version, and it's finally here! We are so excited to get this out the door and into your hands.
Supercharge your apps with Otto 3
Before version 3, Otto was primarily a DevOps tool for Claris FileMaker developers. It had some features like the API proxy that ran in production but most of its features focused on the needs of the developer and deployments. Otto 3 features focus on enhancing your FileMaker apps in various ways, including:
- Google Groups with OAuth – Give access to files based on Google Groups membership
- Application Logging – Send custom log entries directly to FileMaker Server
- All-new Log Viewer – Search and browse Otto and FileMaker's logs with the Otto web console
- Webhooks Receiver – Easily receive inbound webhooks from any 3rd party service, as well as your own applications
Otto 3 is available now
In today's FileMaker ecosystem, developers need tools to efficiently deploy client features, protect their work, automate the tedious stuff, and power up their apps with easier integrations. Otto 3 is available now. Join other FileMaker developers and supercharge your Claris FileMaker Server.
Ready to try Otto? Download a copy of the free version here.
Otto 3 is included with your license. You can download it today from your account at our web store.