01 – Installing BandMgrX

BandMgrX runs on Macintosh computers, iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Windows computers. There is no app for Android phones at this time, so BandMgrX currently does NOT work on Android phones. Since each platform requires its own own platform-specific app installed to run the database files, installation for each platform varies slightly:

Installing on Macintosh computers:
1) Attach to our Dropbox shared folder and download the BandMgrXMac.dmg file.
2) Open the BandMgrXMac.dmg file and drag the whole “BandMgrX for macOS” folder into your own Dropbox folder so you can share the app across all your devices (Macs, iPhones, iPads, Windows).

From then on you can open the BandMgrX by double-clicking the app, or you can create an alias or desktop shortcut. In some cases when you open the app you may be prompted to locate the BandMgrX.fmp12 file, if so, navigate to it as needed and you’re good to go.

Installing on iPhones or iPad
1) To run the three BandMgrX database files on iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch you need the FileMaker Go app, so step one to running BandMgrX on an iPhone or iPad is to download the FileMaker Go app from the App Store. Here’s the link to the most recent version, Filemaker Go 16:

Once you have the FileMaker Go app installed, you can use the built-in “App Extensions” tool to access your Dropbox folder and download the three BandMgrX database files to your iOS device. The three files you need to transfer are named:

1) BandMgrX.fmp12
2) BandMgrXData.fmp12
3) BandMgrXUtils.fmp12

You can also use iTunes to download the three files to your iPhone from your computer via your iPhone syncing cable.

Once you have the files downloaded on to your phone, be sure to back up the BandMgrData.fmp12 file back to your own Dropbox regularly, or back it up to your computer using iTunes. The file does not automatically sync from your iPhone to Dropbox, you need to back it up from your iPhone manually. The BandMgrXData.fmp12 is the only file you need to backup regularly, as it holds all of your data. The other two files are user-interface files only which can be easily replaced if lost or damaged, but if you lose the BandMgrData.fmp12 file you can basically lose everything. Protect your data. Backup early and often.