CURRENT TESSERA VERSION: 413
Tessera is free to download and use for up to thirty artworks.
Purchase a Tessera or a Tessera Pro licence at any time to add additional artworks.
The same Tessera data file is used by all platforms making it simple to move Tessera to an iPad or iPhone or to switch Tessera from a PC to a Mac. You do require slightly different support files to run Tessera on these different platforms. Select from below to ensure Tessera runs as expected.
Yes. From this screen you can download an unregistered copy of the most recent release of Tessera. While unregistered Tessera runs as if licensed as a copy of Tessera Pro but is limited to adding no more than thirty artworks. Purchase and enter registration details for Tessera, or Tessera Pro, at any time and continue to add artworks and continue to access artwork records that you may have already added.
Yes. The same Tessera file is used on PCs, Macs and even iPads and iPhones. Move Tessera to another platform by downloading the required version of Tessera then importing records from the existing version. If you’re running Tessera on a Mac or PC using FileMaker Pro 15 then move the Tessera file to the new machine and open Tessera again with FileMaker Pro. More details…
Yes. Tessera can be run on your local computer like any other App or you could host Tessera Pro on your local network using FileMaker Pro, keeping your data totally under your control and ensuring maximum speed and security. Alternatively move Tessera to the cloud using one of the many available hosting services which now include FileMaker Cloud available from Amazon.com and FileMaker.com
TESSERA for Mac
Download Tessera for Mac. This includes all files to run Tessera even if you don’t own a copy of FileMaker Pro. If you do subsequently purchase a copy of FileMaker Pro 15 you will be able to continue using Tessera with the file included in this bundle.
macosx comes pre-loaded with a feature called ‘Gatekeeper’, which is designed to help keep malicious software off of your Mac by giving you more control over what you install.
Gatekeeper will either allow you to run:
– Only applications downloaded from the Mac App Store
– Applications downloaded from the Mac App Store and from identified developers
– Any downloaded application.
These options can be found in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > ‘General’.
By default, Gatekeeper is set to ‘Mac App Store and identified developers.’ Arawak is a registered Apple developer and does code-sign applications. But from time-to-time as the underlying software we use to build Tessera (FileMaker Pro produced by Filemaker a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple) is updated we do receive support questions as Gatekeeper can report the Tessera for Mac download as coming from an “unidentified developer”.
You can temporarily bypass Gatekeeper and install Tessera by control-clicking (or right-clicking) on Tessera and on the revealed context menu, choosing ‘Open.’ On the ensuing dialogue box, choose ‘Open’ as well. This will exempt Tessera from Gatekeeper, so it can be run again by double-clicking.
For a more detailed guide to Gatekeeper refer to this article.
TESSERA for PC
Download Tessera for Windows. This includes all files to run Tessera even if you don’t own a copy of FileMaker Pro. If you do subsequently purchase a copy of FileMaker Pro you will be able to continue using Tessera with the file included in this bundle.
The download for Windows includes an installer which will walk you through the installation of Tessera. The Tessera folder contains both the Tessera App and the Tessera data file. Because the Tessera App is constantly amending the data file you may get reports of difficulties if your Windows setup does not give you privileges to do so. Tessera defaults to installing at the root of your c drive where this should never be an issue. It is not recommend to place the Tessera folder in your Windows Application folder as you may find Tessera will not run as expected. Your Documents folder is a better choice.
TESSERA for iPad and iPhone
You can download a copy of Tessera directly onto your iPhone or iPad or choose to a copy of the Tessera data file to your iPhone or iPad from where you’ve installed Tessera on your mac or PC. (If you’re running Tessera Pro on your Mac or PC using FileMaker Pro you can open Tessera remotely from your IOS device using FileMaker Go).
Installing Tessera directly onto your iPad or iPhone
(Note. On the iPhone Tessera is designed to be a viewer of your artworks although you can add and edit records. On the iPad Tessera appears, and can used, just as it can on the Desktop with a Mac or a PC).
If you subsequently want to run Tessera on your desktop and don’t own a copy of FileMaker Pro you can download the macos or PC version of Tessera, move your Tessera file from your iPad to your Mac or Pc, import your existing data and continue using Tessera. If you do subsequently purchase a copy of FileMaker Pro 15 you will be able to continue using Tessera with the Tessera file moved from your iPad.
TESSERA for Filemaker Pro
Download the Tessera file required to run Tessera with FileMaker Pro 15 for Mac and PC. This file can also be used on an iPad or iPhone by downloading FileMaker Go and moving the Tessera data file over to your iPad.
If you have a licence to use Tessera Pro then you can network Tessera between a number of iPads, Macs and PCs.
The same Tessera file is required for iPads and for users with a Mac or PC using FileMaker Pro 15 to run Tessera. You can use the Tessera file on Mac, PC and iPad when running FileMaker Pro 15 or FileMaker Go.