How it Works

The FileMaker Platform



Determine what your team needs and define your requirements before creating your custom app.



Build apps using FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced on your Windows or Mac computer.



Host apps on FileMaker Server and run them on:

Free eBooks

To learn how to plan, create, and deploy your custom apps, download these free ebooks.

What you need

From teams to individuals, there is a licensing program to fit your unique needs


It’s easy to figure out what you need. Simply determine how many people will use the FileMaker Platform. Each user can access FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, or FileMaker WebDirect — all connected to FileMaker Server* to securely share information in real time.

Buy FileMaker Licensing for Teams

*Each user may connect to FileMaker Server with only one client at a time.

Example deployment of 5 users, the starting purchase for team licensing.


Get software and tools to help you plan, create, and deploy custom apps for your business. This program includes: FileMaker Server Development License, pre-release software, FileMaker Training Series: Advanced, and iOS App Software Development Kit.

Buy FileMaker Developer Subscription


If you want just one license of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Pro Advanced to create your custom app, purchase from the FileMaker Store.

Buy FileMaker Licensing for Individuals