SVG Icons for FileMaker and Other Fun Stuff

SVG’s for FileMaker

Eric Sterbenk of  The Support Group posts on a great source for SVG icons and a way to easily modify the icons to make them FileMaker compatible:

Who else but Google has created a style guide for all of their applications and shared it on the interwebs for everyone to use. Material Design is basically a design language that Google created to unify digital interfaces and experiences. They offer lots of good UI/UX design ideas in this document and a bunch of free resources. Who doesn’t like free stuff? One of those free things is a whole set of icons, nice ones. You can browse through them here:

Sterbenk also links a short video to show how:

The modification is necessary to allow FileMaker to easily change the icon color.

More SVG Tools

There are other tools out there for working with SVG’s, including mass import and modification.  Check them out here.

Source: How To Use Material Design Icons in FileMaker Pro


Physics Fun

There’s a short, entertaining video at the link on siphoning wine out a glass: The Civilized Glass: a most elegant version of the famous Pythagorean cup. Functions as a normal glass, but if the glass is filled above the top of the central column a siphoning effect is triggered and all the contents in the glass drains out the bottom through the hollow stem.


More Goodies

Attach large files to your emails:  Need to attach large files to your Mac emails and don’t have a gmail account?  Mac Mail does it for any non-iCloud puts a link to that file in the email.  Sort of what gmail does if you have it set up.  This way you can avoid a service like Dropbox.  Here’s how you do it.


Access Field Test Mode on an iPhone:  What is Field Test Mode and why would you want to use it?  Glad you asked:

Field Test Mode on iPhone allows users to get detailed information on their cellular signal and cellular connection, and has long been a popular alternate method of displaying the cell signal on iPhones as a number instead of the signal bars or dots. Field Test Mode is undeniably for more advanced purposes, but some casual iPhone users found value in it as well in order to find a consistently reliable cellular signal.

I stored the access number in my Contacts.  It’s fun to see what goes on behind the scenes with your signal and to have a way to track down a better signal than just looking at the signal bars.

Source: How to Use Field Test Mode in iOS 11 and iPhone X

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