FileMaker

Custom application development

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FileMaker Overview

What is FileMaker?

Claris FileMaker is a custom application development platform that allows businesses to create unique applications that can be deployed in the cloud or on-premise and optimized for mobile devices or desktops. It provides features such as scripts, triggers, and graphical design tools to help tailor applications to business needs. FileMaker offers built-in templates, a drag-and-drop interface, and custom design tools to help businesses create unique, branded applications for any need.

Applications can be created from scratch within FileMaker, or businesses can choose from a marketplace of pre-built templates and components, specially designed for specific markets and industries. Apps can be created for project management, invoicing, event planning, field research, supply management, and more. Other features of FileMaker include data import, summary reporting, code automation, script debugging, and more.

FileMaker can be used alongside Claris Connect to integrate finished applications with third party solutions such as Slack, Box, MailChimp, and more. It also offers a REST API to connect with other software, as well as native integrations with Tableau Desktop and Tableau Server.

FileMaker Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Claris FileMaker is available on a subscription basis and billed annually. There are two pricing plans available starting at $19/user/month.

FileMaker Essentials: $19/user/month for 5-10 users.
FileMaker Standard: $39/user/month for 5-99 users.

For more than 100 users, please contact Claris sales.


FileMaker Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Media

FileMaker app creation
FileMaker custom design example
FileMaker video FileMaker screenshot: FileMaker app creation FileMaker screenshot: FileMaker custom design example

FileMaker Reviews

FileMaker Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
84

Very good
47

Average
14

Poor
2

Terrible
2

Value for Money
4,1
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,1
Customer Support
4
88% recommended this app
Glen S.

Fabulously easy to use Database software

I use it to manage contacts and expenses and I have built the database that a photo library use to run their business every day! I cannot fault this software!


Allison C.

The only database you will EVER need

We use Filemaker for all of our database and customer relation needs. It is extremely easy to set up and teach users how to navigate. Much different software integrate very easily with Filemaker. Filemaker is a dream to work with. If you can imagine it you can create it with a FileMaker layout. You can even use it to set up your website. Users can also access your databases via a web interface with no need for a license. Another great feature is the mobile apps which run very smoothly.


Sandra S.

Software that has turned into ransomware.

You are offering an upgrade price so it shouldn't matter what version you are using, you should be able to upgrade if your software stops working because is no longer supported with the operating system you are currently using.


Ramy K.

Decent for storing TV and Radio ads


Alan S.

Filemaker - no longer user friendly - will be forced to retire it

When I started using the program, I watched two videos created by MacAcademy and was quickly able to do countless things with the program. It is used as my letterhead, for printing labels for mailings, for record keeping as I communicate with hundreds of potential clients, invoicing, contracts and so much more. i used this program as my primary app on my computer. I used it more than MSWord, or a spread sheet. It was my phonebook and diary - now... I hardly ever use it anymore it has become so difficult to deal with and disfunctional.


Glen S.
Industry: Graphic Design
Company size: Self Employed

Fabulously easy to use Database software

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/21
Review Source: Capterra

I use it to manage contacts and expenses and I have built the database that a photo library use to run their business every day! I cannot fault this software!

Pros

I first started using this years ago when I ran an art department for a publishers, and wanted something more robust than Excel to manage the data! I instantly fell in love with this humble but powerful software!
Once you get past the "If Then" stuff it's a doddle to set up very complex seeming databases that analyse, your data and build reports for you!

Cons

If anything it's pretty minor they could use an idiots walk through to get you over the initial hurdles of understanding logic queries, but even without this, this software is so elegantly simple even a moron like me managed to get by!

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Allison C.
Industry: Government Administration
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The only database you will EVER need

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/02/10
Review Source: Capterra

We use Filemaker for all of our database and customer relation needs. It is extremely easy to set up and teach users how to navigate. Much different software integrate very easily with Filemaker. Filemaker is a dream to work with. If you can imagine it you can create it with a FileMaker layout. You can even use it to set up your website. Users can also access your databases via a web interface with no need for a license. Another great feature is the mobile apps which run very smoothly.

Pros

Ease of Use
Features
Stability
Updates
Integrations

Cons

Licensing prices . Fees to obtain newer and better versions.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Sandra S.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: Self Employed

Software that has turned into ransomware.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/30
Review Source: Capterra

You are offering an upgrade price so it shouldn't matter what version you are using, you should be able to upgrade if your software stops working because is no longer supported with the operating system you are currently using.

Pros

Excellent software and easy to use. Have been using this software for the last 25 years.

Cons

The software has suddenly turned into ransomware. Windows 10 is no longer supported by Filemaker, I now find myself in the position of being forced to buy completely new software in order to access my files. It wouldn't be so bad if I could upgrade but no apparently I can't upgrade from my version to Filemaker Pro 19.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Ramy K.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Decent for storing TV and Radio ads

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/13
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

The storage and the automatic saving feature - whenever you type into FM, it is automatically saved without you having to click any additional buttons.

Cons

Buggy at very random times - it will load and revert back to the original copy instead of the most up to date. Does not happen often at all, but when it does it's a setback.

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Alan S.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Filemaker - no longer user friendly - will be forced to retire it

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/08/26
Review Source: Capterra

When I started using the program, I watched two videos created by MacAcademy and was quickly able to do countless things with the program. It is used as my letterhead, for printing labels for mailings, for record keeping as I communicate with hundreds of potential clients, invoicing, contracts and so much more. i used this program as my primary app on my computer. I used it more than MSWord, or a spread sheet. It was my phonebook and diary - now... I hardly ever use it anymore it has become so difficult to deal with and disfunctional.

Pros

My wife did the very first PR release in the 1980's of Claris FileMaker when it was first created for market. I am one of the very first users of this database program. i have used the program since it's infancy. It is a strong relational database program able to handle the largest most complex tasks. It is also very versatile. it is sound in its structure, does not crash, does not loss data and once it is programmed it is pretty easy to use.

Cons

It has become so complex, that even after paying $1,000 for a three day training on how to use all the latest necessary features to program the the program, I am incapable of doing it myself. It is disgustingly hard to change anything from a users side without being a very computer savvy programmer. This makes it so it is no longer user friendly to me. It is also very expensive to buy the latest upgrades and the older versions eventually become obsolete when you upgrade your operating system. I am disgusted with how difficult it is to design and write a usable layout for myself anymore, and I spent over $4,000 having a programmer do it for me, and it still is not doing what older versions used to do with no problem. It is time for me to export my 20,000 comtacts into a new database that is more user friendly to program and addapt.

Response from Claris

Thank you for your feedback and for being a long time FileMaker user. We are sorry to hear you're finding it harder to use FileMaker than in the ways you have in the past.

We take pride in helping problem solvers like you address real world business challenges using our software.

We are committed to helping you build skills and find success with the platform. As such, a member of our customer success team will continue to work with you directly.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

User recommendation
8,4/10
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FileMaker Pricing

FileMaker Pricing

Starting from
US$19,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Claris FileMaker is available on a subscription basis and billed annually. There are two pricing plans available starting at $19/user/month.

FileMaker Essentials: $19/user/month for 5-10 users.
FileMaker Standard: $39/user/month for 5-99 users.

For more than 100 users, please contact Claris sales.

Claris FileMaker is available on a subscription basis and billed annually. There are two pricing plans available starting at $19/user/month.

FileMaker Essentials: $19/user/month for 5-10 users.
FileMaker Standard: $39/user/month for 5-99 users.

For more than 100 users, please contact Claris sales.

Value for Money
4,1/5
Based on 149 user ratings
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FileMaker Features

FileMaker Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Analytics
Applications Management
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Commenting
Custom Development
Customizable Branding
Customizable Templates
Data Import/Export
Drag & Drop Interface
Real Time Notifications
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Software Testing Management
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for FileMaker

Additional information for FileMaker

Key features of FileMaker

  • Mobile Access

FileMaker FAQs

FileMaker FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for FileMaker.

Q. What type of pricing plans does FileMaker offer?

FileMaker offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$19,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Claris FileMaker is available on a subscription basis and billed annually. There are two pricing plans available starting at $19/user/month. FileMaker Essentials: $19/user/month for 5-10 users. FileMaker Standard: $39/user/month for 5-99 users. For more than 100 users, please contact Claris sales.

Q. What are the main features of FileMaker?

FileMaker offers the following features:

  • Mobile Access

Q. Who are the typical users of FileMaker?

FileMaker has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does FileMaker support?

FileMaker supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does FileMaker offer?

FileMaker has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does FileMaker support mobile devices?

FileMaker supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does FileMaker integrate with?

FileMaker integrates with the following applications:

Tableau

Q. What level of support does FileMaker offer?

FileMaker offers the following support options:

Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support