I’ve uploaded a beta version of BaseElements 3. This first release is Mac only while I sort out some issues with the plugin on windows. Hopefully that should only be a day or two.

Some new features :

  • FMP 11 compatible.
  • FMPA 11v2 Runtime.
  • Faster imports than BE 2, even with importing more data!
  • New Smart Find.
  • Lots of new layout styling with Condition Formatting.
  • Lots of cleanups.
  • Lots more…

There are also some other points that are works in progress and will be fixed before the beta goes final :

  • Plugins still need to be setup with the new import.
  • Indirection will also need to be adjusted.
  • We want to add some more features before the final too.

Generally, we’ve spent a lot of time on the import engine, so although we believe it’s completely accurate, I’d like some more public testing. The public beta period is more for getting the new v11 import option in front of those who are waiting for it while we add in new features.

The links you need are :

BaseElements_Mac.dmg – fp7 files.
BaseElements_Mac_MU.dmg – Sharing enabled version.
BaseElements_Mac_Runtime.dmg – Runtime.

There is lots of content on the site to update, but I wanted to get this out early to people can start to play with it. If you’ve got any questions or issues, please use the support pages, or contact us directly or even send us a note on twitter.

This beta will expire at the end of July, and for now will use any current v2 licence. The final version will be a paid upgrade from v2, although any purchases made since the 1st of March 2010 will get the new version for free.