FileMaker Pro Advanced
FileMaker Pro Advanced
17.0.6

4.0

FileMaker Pro Advanced free download for Mac

FileMaker Pro Advanced

17.0.6
14 May 2019

Powerful, easy-to-use database; Server version available (was FileMaker Pro).

Overview

FileMaker Pro Advanced is the tool you use to create a custom app. You also use FileMaker Pro Advanced to access your app on a computer. Start by importing data from a spreadsheet or using a built-in Starter app to manage contacts, inventory, meetings, and more. Or even quickly build a new app from the beginning
FileMaker Pro Advanced includes a set of advanced tools to help you design and develop custom apps faster and easier. Plus, you’ll get robust analysis capabilities, powerful diagnostic tools, and much more

Features:
  • Start quickly - Create precisely the app you want using the intuitive graphical interface, flexible design tools, built-in Starter apps, and ready-to-use themes
  • Import existing data - Bring your existing data into a FileMaker app. Import data types such as .CSV, Tab, XML, ODBC, and Microsoft Excel files
  • Built-in reporting tools - Easily make summary reports, colorful charts, and executive dashboards using built-in reporting and charting tools. Save your information in popular Excel and PDF formats
  • Out-of-the-box security - Centralize your information and safely access data using proven encryption standards. Manage group or individual user privileges - even for a single field
  • Share with your team - Create custom apps that work together seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Securely share your app with others using FileMaker Cloud or FileMaker Server. Learn more
  • Integrate with other programs - Connect with other popular apps and web services through powerful REST APIs. And create live, 2-way connections with Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and IBM DB2 data sources
Advanced features:
  • Script Debugger - Instantly pinpoint problem areas in scripts and Script Triggers directly in the Script Workspace. Turn off Script Triggers when debugging to fine tune the troubleshooting process.
  • Data Viewer - Monitor fields, variables, and calculations while troubleshooting.
  • Database Encryption - Enable AES 256-bit encryption to protect data on FileMaker Cloud, FileMaker Server, or on a FileMaker client.
  • Custom Menus - Create, change, or delete specific menu items or entire menu sets.
  • Custom Functions - Build your own functions and copy, paste, or import them into any FileMaker file.
  • Database Design Report - Run comprehensive reports on all elements of your database schema.
  • Kiosk mode - Build applications where all menus are hidden.

What's new in FileMaker Pro Advanced

Version 17.0.6:

Notes: Version 17 is a paid upgrade from previous versions.
If you have a version prior to 17.0.5 please update to it first before upgrading to 17.0.6

Japanese era name change:
  • This software update supports the new Japanese era, Reiwa (令和), which begins on May 1, 2019. Japanese Emperor Year (Wareki) dates entered into date fields or used in calculations are changed to a Western Gregorian (Seireki) year and saved internally in the format specified by the file. For example, R1/10/28 is changed to 2019/10/28 (R1 = the first year of Reiwa, or 2019). For more information about Japanese Emperor Year dates, see FileMaker Pro Advanced Help
APIs, technologies, or features to be deprecated:
  • As FileMaker Pro Advanced evolves, the list of supported technologies, APIs, and features will change. As part of this evolution, certain operating systems versions, hardware, and features may be deprecated in favor of newer ones. Although deprecation does not mean the immediate deletion of an item, you should migrate your solution away from deprecated technologies, because these technologies may be removed in a future version of the product
  • For the latest information about deprecated APIs, technologies, and features, search the FileMaker Knowledge Base. For information about new, changed, and removed features, see the most up-to-date version of FileMaker Pro Advanced Help, available on the FileMaker website

74 FileMaker Pro Advanced Reviews

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Ash435
20 April 2010

Most helpful

Within minutes I am stymied and repelled by conventions which seem quite unlike any other OS X app: Can't undo most actions. Can't select text from a list, like a spreadsheet. I just want to be able to do this occasionally. Can't seem to format a column, just one item at a time! Pop-ups in a form don't work like in OS X - it's like a clumsy webpage. Lists are just ugly. Form design looks ugly, as it did 6 years ago. There's an image field but I can't drag an image to it. etc... I know I shouldn't pass judgement in minutes but every year I try to get into Filemaker. I owned, used and largely disliked v7 or 8 for a while. I'd just like an easy to use database with a few decent reporting features. Why can't they make an app with the ease and style of Bento and some of the features of Filemaker?
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Version 11.0.1
bbitg
04 September 2018
FileMaker Pro replaced by FileMaker Pro Advanced — May 15, 2018 FileMaker Pro is no longer available. It has been replaced by FileMaker Pro Advanced which includes more features to help you develop and deploy custom apps faster and more efficiently.
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Version 16.0.5
Stevie24
12 February 2018
FM 16.0.4 is our for a week now.
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Version 16.0.3
xcoxco
27 December 2017
Filemaker Pro 16 is just fine. Though it would be nice to see FMP modernized a bit in several areas, to reduce development time and occasional agony, it remains a reliable workhorse.
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Version 16.0.3
xcoxco
27 December 2017
Please note, I have found Filemaker Pro 16.x does not presently mix well with APFS. Filemaker Pro now runs just fine.

Be aware.

I have repeated crashes under APFS but not HFS+ when compacting a large database (>5GB). This invariable crashes the app, macOS High Sierra. And, ultimately, the disk is not useable - the 1TB SSD must be reformatted from scratch.

Thus I have transitioned back to HFS+ for the time being, with not one hiccup.

All is fine.

For the uninitiated, the transition to an altogether new file system (APFS) is a very big deal technically. Presently developers have little experience and almost no technical documentation to go with. And it will take time for Apple to both identify and iron out what will be inevitable technical hiccups.

APFS is a very sophisticated file system that must track far more than does HFS+. I suspect that monolothic disk intensive apps, such as Filemaker Pro, are best left to HFS+ for the time being.

Incidentally, I run an iMac ( i7 @4GHZ and 32GB RAM ), and fast 1TB boot disks, along with several external hard disks.
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Version 16.0.3
gbdoc
13 December 2017
I don't understand why this version is only now listed here, and listed as new. I bought FMP seven weeks ago, and what I got was this version, 16.0.3.
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Version 16.0.3
Spank-Me-Baby
13 December 2017
And still the incredibly long-running (i.e., it has been around for years) GetNthRecord function bug where it displays a "?" after the 140th record has not been fixed despite numerous developers bringing the bug to Apple's attention. I would have given it a four star (or possibly higher) except the function is too critical in financial work and this has really stuffed me around. Hey guys, just let me know when it is fixed and I will be as happy as a pig in mud (or a developer in his FileMaker scripts) knowing I can use the function. Thanks Zzzzzzz......
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Version 16.0.3
Macbookpro
09 May 2017
I think they meant to say FileMaker Pro 16 came out today. http://www.filemaker.com/products/whats-new.html
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Version 15.0.3
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
12 May 2017
No, Macbookpro, iamdavid is right: we're just getting this update listed for the 15.0.3 updater; this was the first notice we've had of it because we don't have time to monitor all the comments on all the listings, etc. If either of you would be willing to help us out, please send any update information to updates@macupdate.com. The Content team would appreciate it *very* much.

As for version 16.x, we haven't listed it because of FileMaker's licensing restrictions, which is also the reason we traditionally post information about updaters rather than full demos. I know this isn't ideal for you FM users, but we're trying to walk a very thin line and keep both you and the developer satisfied.
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iamdavid
09 May 2017
Why is this on today's listing (May 09)? It came out in January 2017.. This web site is becoming a waste of space, it's certainly not worth suscribing to any more.
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Version 15.0.3
Macbookpro
19 January 2017
FileMaker Pro 15 is out along with updates including version 15.0.3.305.
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Version 14.0.6
xcoxco
23 August 2016
The seeming annual upgrade fee for Filemaker Pro Advanced is remarkably expensive at $349 per user. I would mind less if there were more extensive feature improvements. But as it is, features such as detecting script errors should have been made integral to FMP long ago. In today's world, FMP is in many respects an aging platform. The big question is whether Apple actually has any meaningful plans for the platform, or not. We could sure use a good ad hoc custom database creation environment, for smaller entities, Filemaker's original role. It would be nice if Apple would help to move FMP beyond its legacy constraints to something far more meaningful in this modern age. Apple bought the leading edge FoundationDB in 2015 ... what's happened to that technology within the overall Apple product family?
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Version 14.0.6
1 answer(s)
robfol
robfol
19 December 2017
Here in Dec 17 with v16 offering little new I have to agree.
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$540.00

4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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