Do more in less time
Master-detail layouts — Leverage the new portal enhancements to create common design patterns like master-detail layouts. Save valuable development time by eliminating the need to create self-join relationships and additional scripts.
Group object selection — Easily modify, reposition, or resize an individual object within a group without first needing to ungroup all objects.
Redesigned Layout mode — Experience a more streamlined environment for creating layouts. The Inspector, Fields tab, and Objects tab are more discoverable through convenient panes inside the document window. Hide or show panes individually.
Default fields — When adding a new table, fields are automatically created that display record creation information. These fields include primary key, creation date, modification date, and who the field was created or modified by. Default fields can be customized as needed or preconfigured beforehand.
Scripting enhancements — Create more reusable code with enhanced script steps. Add a variable in an input field to populate and retrieve text with support for variables in the Show Custom Dialog. And in the Perform Script step, use the new Specified option to select a script from a list or specify the script name by a calculation.
My Apps window — Launch any of your custom apps from one convenient window. Easily navigate to the Recent tab to find recently opened files, and the Create tab to find the new Starter apps.
Multiple email attachment support — Attach multiple files to an email message to have more flexibility in communicating with your customers or team.
Copy and paste custom menus — Save time by reusing custom menus in other apps you create. Just copy menu sets, menus, and menu items and then paste them into another file.
Do more on the Go
Sensory Perception —Whether you’re rappelling down caves, riding roller coasters, or doing other types of field research, automatically collect data on iPad and iPhone with the new sensor support feature. Using a new calculation function, mobile apps can capture information from iOS sensors in your iPad or iPhone device including location, air pressure, accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, barometer, and battery level.
Auto-complete — Enter data faster and with more accuracy in FileMaker Go using auto-complete in text fields. Type a letter or two and instantly see a list of drop down items that match what you’re typing.
Keyboard shortcuts — Be more efficient with keyboard shortcuts now supported on external keyboards for iOS devices, such as the Smart Keyboard.
Drag and drop — Go faster with drag and drop of text, photos, and files between apps on iPad running iOS 11 (at minimum).
New FileMaker Data Migration Tool
Go from days to hours or hours to minutes when importing large data sets. This new time-saving command-line tool helps you update your deployed custom apps in no time. The data migration tool is available through the FileMaker Developer Subscription.
Improved iOS App SDK
Connect to other data sources and get even more from your FileMaker apps
Leverage the power of Apple APIs with the improved iOS App SDK. Now you can create iOS apps that connect to iOS technologies such as push notifications, HealthKit, HomeKit, Apple Pay, and more. The iOS App SDK is available through the FileMaker Developer Subscription (FDS).
Get more to secure, integrate, and administer your apps
FileMaker Data API — No longer a trial feature, the improved FileMaker Data API includes powerful new features including support for FileMaker Server scripts and the ability to upload files to container fields. The FileMaker Data API also has a more standardized API format to make it easier to work with. Connect your FileMaker data to other popular apps and web services with this REST API.
FileMaker Admin API trial — Use this REST API for more flexibility in managing and administering your custom apps. Create messages and script schedules, open and close your apps, and more. Use scripts to immediately address issues when they arise. For example, set a script to automatically close a file in the event of a denial of service attack. Plus, actionable notifications provide more detail about error messages and how to handle them.
The trial period for the FileMaker Admin API will expire on September 27, 2019. After which, it will cease to operate. Learn more about the trial
Account lockout — Protect your custom apps against brute force and dictionary attacks by temporarily locking an account after a few sign-in attempts.
Work while reconnecting — If you lose your network connection, continue working with files that don’t depend on that host while the connection is being restored.