Tim Dietrich

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What People Are Saying About My Work...

"Tim has a unique and very strong ability to understand real world applications. I always felt he was connecting well with what I needed and he always provided great insight that helped me connect the dots."

Kenny Cossaboon
Siemens Industry, Inc.

"I have been extremely happy with Tim Dietrich and would highly recommend him to anyone that wants to learn at any level of Filemaker. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. But what sets him apart from other instructors is his natural ability to speak to the level of the student, making learning comfortable. He is very patient and has added many wonderful ideas on different ways to create solutions. Tim breaks techniques down into many parts, making them easier to understand."

Bob Backstein, a FileMaker coaching and training client

"This award recognizes the FBA company that has demonstrated the ability to tackle complex and technically challenging projects...

Syncing solutions between devices can be complex and there are a variety of ways to do it. Simple Database Solutions was honored with this award for the development of EasySync, an easy-to-use sync framework for mobile solutions. EasySync provides features and options that allow developers to apply their own business rules to their specific sync process. With an open source license, it can be used out of the box or a developer can get under the hood and tweak it to meet their business needs."

FileMaker, Inc.
On awarding the "FileMaker Excellence Award for FBA Development of the Year" for FM EasySync

"Thank-you so much for making EasySync open-source. I finally gave it a go, and after a few self-inflicted glitches, it works flawlessly. I am a newbie to filemaker, using it for just over a year. Without EasySync, my database solution would be dead in the water. I like the simplicity, and ease of use and installation of EasySync. Thank-you again."

David Newhouse
Preventative Maintenance Program Manager
Price's Scientific

"I will have a great day… week… and year… in large part because you have just made my job a heck of a lot easier and more effective!"

Karen A. Farber, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Associate Professor and Director
University Internship Programs (UIP)
University of Virginia

"Tim Dietrich's work to build a new database for Piedmont Council for the Arts (PCA) has been one of the most important and beneficial changes to our organization in many years. Tim happily shared his expertise and responded to our needs with great sensitivity, immediately instilling confidence that our project was do-able. Before we knew it, our beautiful new database was up and running, custom-made to our specific requests. We have used it daily ever since."

Maggie Guggenheimer
Executive Director
Piedmont Council for the Arts

"I just want to say a big thank you to you, for the resources and your activity in the FileMaker community. I've used a lot of your resources and they are brilliant."

Damien Kelly

"I don’t know when you posted your EasyAudit OpenSource tool, but I found it right when I needed to fill a requirement from a client (who has 100+ fields he wants audited – tooling specifications). I got it up and running in a snap. THANK YOU! ."

Carol Hunneyman
C&C Systems

"I'm amazed how nice and clean your solutions are... FM Authenticator, FM EasyAudit, FM EasySync and now FM EasyMaps, are really priceless pieces, for anyone who develop applications in FileMaker... Not just as technical solutions, but as guidance to proper software development."

Slobodan B.

"Having recently arrived at the need for a syncing solution for a pro bono database, my options were pretty much limited to 'create your own' or use what’s free. It turns out that FMEasySync, from Tim Dietrich, is a very robust and powerful syncing solution."

Matt Petrowsky
FileMaker Magazine

"Your book is a gem. It is a masterpiece in terms of how a manual should be structured and written. You were so right: The challenge in presenting the material in this book was determining where to start and the best order in which to present it. You have succeeded beautifully."

Pierre De Bané, C.P., Q.C.
Former minister, Government of Canada
Former senator, Parliament of Canada
Referring to the FileMaker Pro 13 Absolute Beginner's Guide.

"Thank you so much for FMFoo - it is just what I needed to streamline a process of data entry through Wufoo and managing the data in a FM Database. I am so thankful for your talents way beyond my own that has helped me help others with this answer - thank you again so very much!"

Linda Mitchell
Information Services / Research Analyst
nEExt Project
EE International

"I integrated fmStripe into my own database and its working perfectly. Very nice piece of work. You saved me hours of research."

Mike Lally

"I really like your open source projects. Clean and easy to implement."

Koen Van Hulle
SHpartners / myFMbutler

"Thank you for the great job you have done with FM EasyHTML! I've just implemented it into my personal solution. Easy to implement, powerful, and so useful."

Frederic Bruckert, French Radiologist, FileMaker Fan and Developer

"WOW. Not only does it cover all the things I wanted to take into account, but it did so in a clear, clean and logical manner which is easy to replicate... I just want to thank you for such an incredible solution!! What an incredible gift to the FM community!"

LaRetta K., writing about FM EasySync

"Tim Dietrich is on a tear: He's releasing innovative and useful products on a daily basis... Where does he find the time?"

David G., referring to my Open Source FileMaker Solutions

"Should be a must for new Filemaker Pro users."

Allan McGuiness, reviewing the FileMaker Pro 13 Absolute Beginner's Guide

"Great job, Tim! I can't wait to start using FileMaker Pro!"

Kerri C., a FileMaker training client

"The reports look great — really phenomenal! Kudos, as usual!"

Mary H., a FileMaker consulting client