Backing Up iCOSMETIC Solo to Dropbox

Backing up your patient records is critical when using any Patient Management System and iCOSMETIC is no exception.

Backing up with iCOSMETIC Premium

iCOSMETIC Premium includes easy ‘one-touch’ backup to the iCOSMETIC Cloud but what if you’re an iCOSMETIC Solo user? What’s the best way of backing up your data so that should you lose or damage your iPad or experience any technical issues you know your patient records are safely backed up?

Backing up via iTunes

In one of our previous blogs we showed you how to backup iCOSMETIC Solo to your Mac or PC using iTunes.  But what if you don’t have access to a computer or want a simpler process that you can complete using just your iPad?

Exporting to Dropbox

With FileMaker Go’s new Export feature backing up iCOSMETIC Solo has never been easier and can now be done using just the FileMaker Go and Dropbox apps directly from your iPad.

What do I need to do?

  1. Setup a free Dropbox account at www.dropbox.com
  2. Download the Dropbox app from the App Store
  3. Use FileMaker Go’s Export feature to regularly back up iCOSMETIC Solo to Dropbox.

Can’t I just work from the Dropbox copy of iCOSMETIC Solo?

Unfortunately you cannot work directly from the iCOSMETIC Solo file saved in Dropbox as whenever FileMaker Go opens any file it imports it into the FileMaker Go app.

Creating Multiple Backups

When you create your Dropbox backup you can choose to overwrite the previous iCOSMETIC.fmp12 file or change the name and save multiple backups.  A good file naming convention is to add the date before iCOSMETIC.fmp12. e.g. 150220_iCOSMETIC.fmp12.


Black Friday Super Sale

With fights breaking out all over the UK as people fight to get their hands on discounted TVs, BluRay players and all things electronic, we thought we’d get in on the action.  No, we don’t want queues of Permanent Makeup Technicians throwing punches to get into our office first, but we do want to offer you an amazing deal on iCOSMETIC Solo.

iCOSMETIC Black Friday

So for the next two days you can save a MASSIVE 60% on our usual price and get your hands on a copy of iCOSMETIC Solo for a staggeringly low £240.  Yes, you did read that correctly…

just £240!!




17 Oct – FREE Intro Webinar

COSMETIC is the electronic Client Management System designed specifically for the Permanent Cosmetics Industry that enable you to manage your entire business and make paper consent forms and treatment records a thing of the past.

We believe in “try before you buy” so offer a free two-week trial. However, we know that likely 99% of people running a successful business finding the time to download, setup and test any new system is not always easy so to help you take the first few steps along the road to paper free living why not join us for a one-hour webinar where we’ll give you an overview of iCOSMETIC in action, show you all of the key features and answer any questions that you may have.

We will be running the first introduction webinar at 1pm GMT on 17th October and to keep it personal we’ve limited the number of places to ten. To book your free place click the button below.


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Pay Monthly Packages

We are excited to announce our new pay monthly packages for both iCOSMETIC Solo and iCOSMETIC Premium. This fantastic new service offered via GoCardless makes both packages hugely affordable to new and established businesses alike.

iCOSMETIC Solo Pay Monthly – £30*

For some businesses the one off purchase price option for iCOSMETIC Solo is a fantastic way of avoiding ongoing monthly costs. However, for many Permanent Cosmetic Technicians, particularly those just starting out in the industry or those who may not do lots of treatments, a large upfront cost can make iCOSMETIC Solo unaffordable.

We are excited to announce that for less than £1* per day paid via monthly Direct Debit you too can be an iCOSMETIC Solo user and make paper consent forms and treatment records a thing of the past.

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iCOSMETIC Premium Pay Monthly – £40*

iCOSMETIC Premium includes some fantastic additional features including multi-user capability, one touch backup, web browser access and SMSText. As well as our annual package iCOSMETIC Premium is now also available via a pay monthly for just £1.30* a day. That’s less than a cup of coffee!

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So why not take your permanent cosmetics business to the next level by signing up for one of our pay monthly iCOSMETIC plans?


* All prices are subject to VAT at the current rate



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