Claris was spun off as an Apple subsidiary in 1986 while John Sculley was Apple CEO. At that time, it was known for several programs such as MacWrite, MacPaint, MacDraw and FileMaker, but the company gradually began to focus exclusively on FileMaker, which led to its being renamed FileMaker in 1998.
Now the company plans to expand its portfolio again and lead it to retake the Claris name. FileMaker Pro will remain one of its offerings.
The rename coincides with FileMaker acquiring Italian startup Stamplay and renaming it Claris Connect. The API-based development platform enables users to build workflows that connect cloud services, including Dropbox, Slack, Salesforce, and more. In March, it was reported that Apple had purchased Stamplay.