New FileMaker 13 Platform

Everywhere your
business takes you

What's new

The new FileMaker 13 Platform gives you the set of tools and technologies you need to deliver
custom business solutions that go everywhere your business takes you.

Breakthrough web technology for data access anywhere

Combine the power of a desktop application with the simplicity of a web browser to manage and share your business information. Available in FileMaker Server 13, FileMaker WebDirect is breakthrough web technology that runs custom business solutions directly in a web browser on a desktop or laptop - with no web development skills required. Since FileMaker WebDirect looks like and acts like a desktop application, it gives you familiar functionality such as:

Break-through web technology

Desktop-style interaction

Use themes, styles, charts, menus, and more. Even drag and drop files into container fields.

Live updates

Get instant access to changes in your data or solution – no need to refresh your browser.

Automated processes

Enable scripts, calculations and conditional formatting to validate data and streamline workflow.

  • New iOS keyboards

Create your ideal
iPad and iPhone experience

Build solutions for iPad and iPhone even faster than before. With additional support for native iOS behaviours, and new features to speed data capture; the FileMaker 13 Platform delivers the best experience for your team when they’re on the go.

Redesigned Layout/Report Assistant

Create layouts and reports optimised for iPad and iPhone. Predefined screen dimensions, views, and themes make it easy to design for different iOS devices.


Create iOS-style popovers on iPad, iPhone and desktop to group fields, links and other information without having to move to other layouts or windows.

Slide control

Create multi-panel slide controls to manage images and other data in separate slide panels all within same layout. Swipe to navigate between panels on FileMaker Go and click to move between panels in FileMaker Pro.

New iOS keyboards

Choose one of 7 new keyboards to match the type of data you want to collect. New keyboard types include URL, number, email, phone, and more.

Bar code scanner

Automatically scan bar codes using your iPad and iPhone with FileMaker Go – no plug-ins required. Scanned data can also be accessed from your desktop.

Design by FileMaker

The new FileMaker 13 Platform helps you create custom business solutions that are not only professionally designed but gorgeous too! When a database looks great, it’s more compelling to use. Your team can easily manage and share data, making them more productive than ever.

Custom themes

Modify and save changes to existing layout themes to match your exact business needs. Reuse your themes across other solutions, and share with your colleagues.

Built-in themes

FileMaker Pro 13 comes with 11 new, ready-to-use themes - for a total of 51 themes - to help you easily design custom solutions for iPad, iPhone and desktop.


Themes now have styles (sets of colours, fonts and text sizes applied to objects such as buttons, fields, and backgrounds) to give your solutions a consistent and professional look. Choose from a variety of predefined styles or customise and save your own. Modify a style once and it changes everywhere.

Improved Starter Solutions

The Contacts, Assets, Content Management and Invoices Starter Solutions have been entirely re-designed with a fresh look that takes advantage of new features in the FileMaker 13 Platform.

Field Picker

Drag and drop fields directly onto your layout with the new Field Picker. Includes convenient options for controlling field and label placement.

Control Object Visibility

Make your layouts more interactive by hiding or displaying objects such as fields and buttons based on a specific condition or calculation.

  • Create your own custom themes

Rest assured with the latest industry-standard security

Secure your data wherever you keep it – desktop, device or server.

Using powerful 256-bit AES encryption, your data is now secure from unauthorised access when it’s on a FileMaker client or hosted on FileMaker Server. FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced is required to enable encryption.

Also new is a visual encryption state indicator that shows when a connection to the server is secure and whether or not it is validated by a third-party certificate.

More new features

The FileMaker 13 Platform also includes new scripts, Script Triggers, calculation functions, container field enhancements and more.

Check out over 50 exciting, new features.