Custom app resources

Free ebooks and tools to help you
create great custom apps

Plan Guide: What to do before
you create a custom app

Learn how to plan out what you'll need before you start developing your custom app. This hands-on guide provides a step-by-step approach to identifying and documenting requirements and meeting users' needs.

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Create Guide: Get started
creating your custom app

Once you’ve identified your requirements, it’s time to start designing your custom app. This guide walks you through data source mapping, creating relationships, and developing layouts.

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Deploy Guide: Learn how to
launch your custom app

You've planned and built your custom app, now it's time to use it. Learn best practices for sharing your custom app with your users. This guide will help ensure your custom apps are secure and have high availability.

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The 451 Report: Custom Apps - The Engine for Digital Transformation

An independent research firm study reveals just how important citizen developers have become for digital transformation.

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How to (finally) resolve your inventory management headaches

Are you struggling with inventory management? You are not alone.

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End the frustration:
Make the leap from Microsoft® Access® to the FileMaker Platform

Do you need to expand beyond the limits of a single-user, Windows desktop environment, and the deprecated features of Microsoft Access? Consider the FileMaker Platform if you want to run your apps on Windows or Mac and get mobility, sharing, and reporting.

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G2 Crowd Rapid Application Development Report:
A comprehensive review guide

Are you trying to find the right platform to build a custom app for your business? The G2 Crowd Fall 2016 Report compares software vendors and shows that FileMaker, Inc. is the standout leader for rapid application development.

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2017 State of the Custom App Report:
The definitive guide to citizen development

Are you interested in learning more about citizen development? The 2017 State of the Custom App Report examines the value and impact identifying and embracing citizen developers in today’s business environment.

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Service Business Toolkit: Resources to help transform your business.

Are you trying to figure out what your service business needs to be more efficient? This toolkit provides a host of resources — including an ebook, webinar, and a starter app — to help you boost profits, productivity, and customer satisfaction.

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Turbocharge QuickBooks: Get the most out of your accounting software

Are you a small business currently using QuickBooks? Discover proven ways businesses like yours have boosted productivity, reduced expenses, and eliminate data errors by connecting QuickBooks to a FileMaker-based custom app.

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Turbocharge Sage: Get the most out of your accounting software

re you a small business currently using Sage? Discover proven ways businesses like yours have boosted productivity, reduced expenses, and eliminate data errors by connecting Sage to a FileMaker-based custom app.

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