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Would you like to be empowered to own your innovation through a modular approach?  As a problem solver, would you appreciate a solid foundation or starting point for your FileMaker app development?  Does the thought of moving from a set of manual processes to a focused and automated workflow excite you?


If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then you are ready to check out FileMaker Templates:


FileMaker Templates are simplified custom apps that empower the DIY Problem Solvers among us to solve for their work rut.  The initial phase of FileMaker Templates are fully customizable FileMaker apps, pre-built with essential workflows for three common use cases:


  • Job Tracking - Manage your organization’s jobs, see how staff is allocated, and track the amount of time spent on tasks.  Plus, view relevant milestones and dates.
  • Memberships - Create and manage fundraising campaigns, maintain member activity, track donation history, and run reports.
  • Event Management - From tracking attendees and sessions to managing registrations, this template is ready to help manage your events.


FileMaker Templates consist of several elements.

Core file                                                      A core file is a functional base file with key elements, concepts, and functionality that a majority of the problem solvers among us will need.  Each core file incorporates industry design standards and a clean and consistent appearance.

A set of easy to follow DIY directions that add desired features and workflows to a core file.  Build-ons can be added at any time and in any order.  Each of the three Core files has eight (8) unique build-ons associated with it.




The individual build-ons introduce different features and functionality.  For example, one build-on might focus on charting, while another highlights integrating with an email client.  There is likely a build-on for everyone and everyone’s workflow or app.

End state fileA separate, downloadable version of the Core file with all the build-ons pre-built.  The End State File can also be referred to as "Completed App"


FileMaker Templates are designed to bridge the gap in resources between the Starter applications and Sample Application that ship with FileMaker Pro Advanced today.  But the reality is, FileMaker Templates are designed to appeal to all facet of FileMaker customer.  New customers to the FileMaker Platform are provided ready to use business solutions to help them immediately solve specific issues within their organization.  Existing customers benefit from well-documented scripts and consistent design practices along with the potential to learn about new features and techniques when extending a core file using build-ons.


Start your journey using FileMaker Templates by checking out the videos that are available for each one.  An animated overview video kicks things off by introducing you to the overall concept and purpose of a template while a more in-depth demo video walks you through the different screens and possible workflows of a template.


In the end, the first phase of FileMaker Templates is only limited by your imagination.


Download a template and start expanding your FileMaker Platform knowledge today.  FileMaker, Inc. is excited for you to get your hands on these latest offerings and look forward to your feedback and comments.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 25, 2018 – Today FileMaker, Inc. announced that its FileMaker Go app for iPad and iPhone has reached 4 million downloads from the App Store. This milestone is a testament to the enduring success and popularity of FileMaker – and underscores the company’s commitment to helping organizations of all sizes work better, solve problems and innovate.


To learn more, visit FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone Hits Milestone of 4 Million Downloads from App Store

FileMaker Pro 17 Advanced and FileMaker Server 17 are supported on macOS Mojave 10.14 with known issues and customers can upgrade now. These known issues are not critical, and will be addressed with upcoming updates for both products.


FileMaker Go 17.0.3 is compatible with iOS 12.


Learn more about known compatibility issues:


The timing and scope of these updates are subject to change at the sole discretion of FileMaker, Inc.

You’re invited to an exclusive FileMaker Product Roadmap webinar. The FileMaker Product Management Team will walk you through their vision of the future of the FileMaker Platform and share their insights on the key investments and technology explorations. As a reminder, the information shared in the webinar is intended to provide directions we are exploring and are not necessarily attached to a particular product release.


We will also be announcing the location and dates of the 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference.


Join us for a 60 minute webinar lead by Rick Kalman, Director of Product Management and Design. There will be time set aside for Q&A at the end of the presentation.


Note: this presentation will be in English only.


North America, Latin America, Europe

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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North America, North Asia, Asia Pacific

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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FileMaker Pro 16.0.3 and FileMaker Pro 16.0.3 Advanced have been released and are available to download. 


If you are currently running 16.0.1 or 16.0.2, you can use the in-product updater to update to 16.0.3.  If you are not prompted for the update when you launch FileMaker Pro, you can manually check for updates by clicking HELP > CHECK FOR UPDATES... while in the product.


Additional information about the 16.0.3 update, including links to download the update, are available in knowledge base article 16556


Alternately, you will be able to download the update from our website at the following location:


Steve Romig

FileMaker, Inc.

FIleMaker Server 16.0.3 has been released and is available for download.


Additional information about the 16.0.3 update, including links to download the update and specific platform instructions, are available in knowledge base article 16557


In addition, the updates will be placed on the downloads section of the FileMaker, Inc. website here


Steve Romig

FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker Go is now available for download from the App Store.  See knowledge base article 16558 for more information.


I am also in the process of updating the link for the iOS App SDK located here...




Steve Romig

FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker, Inc. has released the newly updated custom app success guides that lay out each stage of the process, helping you get up to speed quickly and shortening your FileMaker learning curve with the help of these guides.


Plan Guide: What to do before you create a custom app

Learn how to plan out what you'll need before you start developing your custom app. This hands-on guide provides a step-by-step approach to identifying and documenting requirements and meeting users’ needs.


Create Guide: Get started creating your custom app

Once you’ve identified your requirements, it’s time to start designing your custom app. This guide walks you through data source mapping, creating relationships, and developing layouts.


Deploy Guide: Learn how to launch your custom app

You've planned and built your custom app, now it's time to use it. Learn best practices for sharing your custom app with your users. This guide will help ensure your custom apps are secure and have high availability.


Download now:

With the release of macOS High Sierra today, we wanted to update you on the compatibility of the FileMaker platform, and specifically the follow versions:


  • FileMaker Pro 16.0.2
  • FileMaker Pro 16.0.2 Advanced
  • FileMaker Pro 15.0.4
  • FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 Advanced
  • FileMaker Server 16.0.2
  • FileMaker Server 15.0.3


FileMaker Pro 16.0.2, FileMaker Pro 16.0.2 Advanced, FileMaker Pro 15.0.4, and FileMaker Pro 15.0.4 Advanced, have been tested and are certified to be macOS High Sierra compatible with the issues listed in the FileMaker knowledge base article listed below.


FileMaker Server 16.0.2 and FileMaker Server 15.0.3 have been tested and are certified to be High Sierra compatible with no known issues at this time.


For the most part, everything is good and no updates are needed for the FileMaker 15 and FileMaker 16 platform to be compatible with macOS High Sierra.  Other version of FileMaker products have not been tested with macOS High Sierra and are therefore not certified to be compatible.


For more information, see the article entitled "FileMaker platform and macOS High Sierra" in the FileMaker knowledge base.

With the release of iOS 11 today (19SEPT), we wanted to update you on the compatibility of FileMaker Go 14, 15, and 16 with the new version of iOS.  The good news is that FileMaker Go 15 and FileMaker Go 16 are compatible with no major issues reported.


The FileMaker knowledge base has been updated with the following articles that provide additional information about iOS 11 compatibility.


KB 16548 - FileMaker Go and iOS 11 compatibility

KB 16549 - Unable to import / insert content from Dropbox using FileMaker Go after updating to iOS 11


KB 16548 also provides information on 32-bit / 64-bit compatibility.  As many of you know, iOS 11 only supports 64-bit apps now.  FileMaker Go has been a 64-bit app since FileMaker Go 14.  If you happen to be using an older version of FileMaker Go, KB 16548 provides information on how you can transfer your data stored in your pre-14 version of FileMaker Go into a version of FileMaker Go supported by iOS 11.