FileMaker Server
FileMaker Server
18.0.2

4.0

FileMaker Server free download for Mac

FileMaker Server

18.0.2
16 September 2019

Database server; Advanced version also available.

Overview

FileMaker Server is fast, reliable server software to securely share information with groups of FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go users and to extend your solutions to the web.

Connect to data hosted on FileMaker Server using any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go and FileMaker WebDirect clients.

Use concurrent connections to provide centralized access for FileMaker WebDirect or FileMaker Go users. FileMaker Server includes one built-in concurrent connection. Additional connections are available for purchase.

  • Start quickly - Choose from a variety of professionally designed Starter Solutions to manage contacts, inventory, projects, invoices, assets, and more.
  • Import existing data - Bring your existing data into FileMaker Pro, including .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files.
  • Customize with ease - Use flexible design tools to make your layouts look and work just the way you want, all without programming -- even add your company logo.
  • Get built-in reporting tools - Easy-to-use reporting and charting tools make it easy to make summary reports, colorful charts, and executive dashboards with a few clicks. Save your information in popular Excel and PDF formats.
  • Share with your team - Create and share solutions across iPad, iPhone, Windows and Mac. Connect up to 5 other people on a network. Or use FileMaker Server to securely share with larger groups and extend solutions to the web.
  • Integrate with other programs - Exchange and interact with data from other applications. Plus, create live, 2-way connections with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle and MySQL data sources.

The published price is that for five users, billed annually. Full pricing information can be found here.

What's new in FileMaker Server

Version 18.0.2:
  • macOS: Under certain conditions, HTTP server processes didn't start after performing an action that required them to be restarted.
  • FileMaker Server 18.0.2 installs OpenSSL 1.1.1.
  • macOS 10.14.3 and later: The FileMaker Server installer installs Node.js 8.16.
  • Full list of changes available here.

10 FileMaker Server Reviews

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Teksestro
19 September 2015

Most helpful

In the current business world, modern databases have to be able to cope with large data, and be online. FileMaker's appeal to small business has always been its ease of use, but its underlying technology and licensing scheme have now seriously lagged behind the times, offering very little that is compelling. The Filemaker licensing scheme - specially for FileMaker Server - is totally outdated and unrealistic. If you want to put your database online, you will need a FileMaker Server license with a number of concurrent connections. If you plan on having 10 concurrent connections, it will cost you over $5,000 for the full license. If you plan on having a successful site, and need, let's say, 100 connections, it will cost you in excess of $25,000. Really? And that's whitout factoring in any development costs. For that amount of money we can hire a full-time developer for about 6 months. I can write an infinitely flexible interface using HTML+CSS+JS, and set up my backend database using an open-source product like Mongo, Orient or ArangoDB - or any number of NoSQL large-data databases - and have it be scalable to thousands of concurrent connections without having to shell out any license money. Filemaker's only appeal is its ease of use, but that alone is certainly not enough - specially not for small businesses.
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Version 14.0.2
xcoxco
26 December 2018
Filemaker Server v17 is a good product. More importantly, Filemaker Inc., the company, is committed to moving the product forward. That includes integrating with new technologies, such as javascript, and fostering a collegial, informed developer community.
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Version 17.0.2.252
Stevie24
23 July 2018
Btw.: we're on version 17.0.2 now
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Version 16.0.3
Stevie24
12 February 2018
MU: Please actualize the entries for FileMaker. 16.0.4 is our for a week now.
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Version 16.0.3
Stevie24
07 February 2018
FM Server 16.0.4 doesn't support Mac OS 10.11 anymore...16.0.3 does. Come on FileMaker! A bug fix within a main version shouldn't change the supported platform. It seems you're on behalf of apple to push the users to unintended upgrades so they have to buy new hardware. For me it's time to switch to a Windows machine as server. Bye bye.
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Version 16.0.3
LuxLogica
10 May 2017
@MacUpdate Admins: please note, that version 16 came out today - you are wrongly announcing version 15.0.3...
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Version 15.0.3
A great product with horrible marketing that cannot stabilize on product names, and practices price gouging. -3.5 for marketing, +4 for product
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Version 14.0.4a
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Cerniuk (Hates Captcha)
Cerniuk (Hates Captcha)
16 January 2016
Paid a lot of money to max out the connections on FileMaker Server. Trying to install it on an unadulterated Mac OS X Server fails due to the installer not having privileges to create a folder. It asked me for my admin password giving it super user privileges yet it fails.

Pretty poor out of the box experience. Seems related to their using a non-standard 3rd party installer called "VISE X" which, if you search, seems to have this problem regularly.

"Error creating folder."
"1008:9,-5000 Access denied error"

Find it strange that a company owned by Apple would not use the Apple system installer and take on the liability of bugs in a foreign installer.

Incredible that we paid over $10,000 for "Error creating folder"

http://bit.ly/1ZrtqD8
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Teksestro
19 September 2015
In the current business world, modern databases have to be able to cope with large data, and be online. FileMaker's appeal to small business has always been its ease of use, but its underlying technology and licensing scheme have now seriously lagged behind the times, offering very little that is compelling. The Filemaker licensing scheme - specially for FileMaker Server - is totally outdated and unrealistic. If you want to put your database online, you will need a FileMaker Server license with a number of concurrent connections. If you plan on having 10 concurrent connections, it will cost you over $5,000 for the full license. If you plan on having a successful site, and need, let's say, 100 connections, it will cost you in excess of $25,000. Really? And that's whitout factoring in any development costs. For that amount of money we can hire a full-time developer for about 6 months. I can write an infinitely flexible interface using HTML+CSS+JS, and set up my backend database using an open-source product like Mongo, Orient or ArangoDB - or any number of NoSQL large-data databases - and have it be scalable to thousands of concurrent connections without having to shell out any license money. Filemaker's only appeal is its ease of use, but that alone is certainly not enough - specially not for small businesses.
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Version 14.0.2
1 answer(s)
Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
14 January 2016
FileMaker Server's outrageous licensing scheme does make me wonder who exactly is paying for those fees? I can't imagine a lot of people (probably far less than those who used FileMaker Server 12 or earlier). Whoever they are must be in the rich end of town (Microsoft? Dell? Donald Trump?)

The only other options you've got are either to go back to FileMaker Server 12 (which you can run up to 100 concurrent connections without restriction, and you only pay once to purchase the product) or make it a new business of hosting everyone's FileMaker databases using FileMaker Server 14 where each one pays a small monthly fee. Then this may cover the costs (unless Apple is also asking the business user to cough up a monthly fee for the privilege of using FileMaker Server 14). But then you lose out on the critical concurrent connections you need for your own business (unless you just stick to the core business of hosting people's databases online).

Or the other option is to use FileMaker’s iOS App SDK to put your FileMaker databases on Apple's App Store and resell it to anyone and maybe we can all live with using the database in an iOS device. And if we are clever, the database could even communicate online to a central single concurrent connection FileMaker Server (then it won't matter what version you use) and never pay again for multiple connections (just let the iOS database apps do all the work of a web page).

Who knows?

However, the way FileMaker/Apple is going is simply pricing its server product right out of the market (perhaps for an eventual demise very soon). Unless this is the intention, so that Apple can save on all the costs later in supporting the product.

Why else would we have lost the basic 5 users (used to be up to 8) server feature in the standard FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Pro Advanced editions?
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Libertyforall1776
04 April 2013
12.0v5 is lastest, MU is wrong... http://www.filemaker.com/support/downloads/
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Version 12.0.4.405
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Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
04 April 2013
scratch that, was looking at 11.x ;)
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Pedro-Fardilha
04 August 2012
If you have Mac OS X Lion Server and are thinking that you should try the FileMaker Server 12: DON'T! It doesn't even run after the installation.
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Version 11.0.3
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Hanspoot
Hanspoot
04 April 2013
It does work if you tick 'do not warn again for this diskimage' after you double-click the .dmg
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Uli-Graser
06 August 2011
very stable - never crashed in years i am running it! LAN performance good - WAN performance too slow.
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Version 11.0.3
$900.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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