[ANN] FMChat - Private, Scriptable Chat in FileMaker

Discussion created by JohnSindelar on Jun 30, 2012

Chat & Notifications for FileMaker 12


FMChat lets you collaborate with your other FileMaker users right in FileMaker Pro, sending attachments, images, and links to the records you’re talking about.


Links & Attachments

Easily share links, files, or images with FMChat, even send links to individual records or found sets in your FileMaker solution. All attachments are stored in FileMaker containers so you can find them even if you don’t remember the conversation they were associated with. Chat is no longer a black hole: it’s a database.


Links can run scripts in your own solutions

You can even teach FMChat to recognize short keywords and run scripts in your solution. For example you can configure Chat so that it turns anything following "Order#" into a link jumping to that order in your solution. You can configure these "data detectors" without getting into scripts: they’re done right in FMChat’s preferences, though you can get in and tweak the scripts if you want to.


Unlocked and Scriptable

FMChat is built solely in FileMaker Pro and requires no plugins. It is sold completely unlocked.


Runs in FileMaker 12 and the latest versions of FileMaker Go.


See FMChat in action: 3 min video.

Messages and Alerts

By default, FMChat comes to the front when you’re in FileMaker to let you know if you have new chats or responses. Each user can control how they’re notified, electing to receive email or SMS notifications when FMChat sees they’re not in FileMaker.


Messaging for FileMaker Events

Notifications can also come from events in your FileMaker solution: script triggers or server-side scripts can send chats to alert users of important events in the system--like a project’s status changing. For some developers, such scripted notifications may be the most exciting part of deploying FMChat.


Pricing and Demo

$329 for an unlocked site license.

Learn more and download a demo at