Filemaker Pro 16

Filemaker Pro 16
Configure your options
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • New in FileMaker 16 Platform
  • Required Configuration
  • Supported languages
Mobility
Create delightful apps for iPad and iPhone
Animations and transitions with scripts
Provide visual transitions to help orient users as they navigate through their custom apps on FileMaker Go. 
For instance, use script steps to animate the transition from a list of contacts to a contact’s details.
Improved signature capture
Sign documents on your iPad or iPhone like you would on a paper form. In addition tofull screen, display the signature capture screen as an overlay or fixed in a layout. Users can now see what they are signing on the same screen.
Region-monitoring script step
Automate business workflows based on the location of your iOS device. Now you can automatically carry out an action when an iOS device detects a nearby, predefined iBeacon. Or automatically pull up location-based information when entering a predefined geofence.
Custom paper sizes
Choose the right paper size for your requirements. Add user-defined paper sizes 
and reorder existing paper sizes when printing in FileMaker Go.
Development
Build powerful custom apps faster
Layout Objects window
Save time when working with layouts. The new Layout Objects window provides a hierarchical list of all items on your layout. Simply select an item and instantly make a change without having to ungroup the set. Plus, easily find stacked or hidden items on your layout.
Cards
In one easy step, create windows that are automatically sized and placed correctly on the main screen. Cards allow for a more controlled user experience guiding users totake action before returning to the main window, without impacting any interaction with other windows or files.
PDF Support
Print PDFs of invoices, labels, badges, and more in FileMaker WebDirect. Run automated reports and save other information as PDFs, using scripts performed on FileMaker Server.
Copy and paste value lists
Save costly development time with the ability to copy and paste value lists in FileMaker Pro.
New FileMaker Pro interface on Windows OS
Get a more native Windows OS experience on FileMaker Pro with the brand-new user interface. Expand screen real estate and use numerous monitors when working with your custom apps.
Integration
Connect to other data sources and get even more out of your FileMaker apps
Variables in FileMaker data source references
Dynamically open hosted FileMaker files by specifying a variable when choosing a file path.
cURL and JSON
Effortlessly exchange data with other web services and applications.
Enhanced Data Viewer
Increase your productivity with auto-complete for function names in the Data Viewer, available in FileMaker Pro Advanced. Plus, automatically evaluate results for functions and resize the Edit Expression window to quickly view all results.
Enhanced cURL options
Use predefined functions to simplify analyzing and generating JSON data requested from other data sources.
FileMaker Data API Trial
Use FileMaker data in popular apps and services with the REST-based FileMaker Data API in FileMaker Server during the trial period.
JSON functions
Use predefined functions to simplify analyzing and generating JSON data requested from other data sources.
External script steps
Extend the capabilities of third-party plug-ins with support for external script steps in the FileMaker Plug-in SDK. This new functionality also operates with iOS apps created using the iOS App SDK. Easily connect your FileMaker-based apps to other applications and technologies your business regularly uses.
Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker
Visualize better your FileMaker data with the Tableau Web Data Connector for FileMaker. The connector is a FileMaker Data API that provides integration with Tableau Desktop. The trial period for the FileMaker Data API will expire on September 27, 2018. After which, it will cease to operate. 
Security
Get new tools to secure your custom apps
OAuth 2.0 support for accounts
Simplify credential management with OAuth 2.0 using third-party authentication providers. Use your existing Amazon, Google, or Microsoft Azure account credentials to log in to your FileMaker-based custom apps.
Scalability
Share data with even more users via a web browser
FileMaker WebDirect scalability
You are now able to connect even more members of your team simultaneously over a web browser. FileMaker WebDirect now supports up to 500 users at the same time.
File compatibility

Custom apps created using FileMaker Pro 12 and later can be opened and used with FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced.

Host compatibility

FileMaker Pro 16 and FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced can connect to the following hosts:

  • FileMaker Server 16, 15, and 14
  • FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14
  • FileMaker Pro 16, 15, and 14 Advanced
  • FileMaker Cloud 1.15.1 minimum

The latest updates must be applied to the above software before hosting FileMaker Pro 16 apps.

System requirements

Note that OS X Yosemite 10.10 is no longer supported. Be sure to update your operating system before upgrading to FileMaker Pro 16.

Windows 10 Standard32-bit and 64-bit
Anniversary update
Windows 10 Pro Edition32-bit and 64-bit
Anniversary update
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition32-bit and 64-bit
Anniversary update
Windows 8.1 Standard EditionSystem updates 2919355 and 2999226
Windows 8.1 Pro EditionSystem updates 2919355 and 2999226
Windows 7 SP1 Professional EditionSystem update 2999226
Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate EditionSystem update 2999226
MacOS Sierra 10.12
OS X El Capitan 10.11

*Version stated is the minimum requirement. FileMaker Pro may also work with later operating systems certified by FileMaker, Inc. Operating systems not listed in the table above have not been tested and are not supported.

Hardware requirements

 Minimum RequirementsRecommended Requirements
WindowsCPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
RAM: 1 GB
CPU: 1 GHz or faster x86- or x64-bit processor
RAM: 2 GB or more
MacRAM: 2 GBRAM: 4 GB or more

Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp

Windows Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp 7.5 supported on:

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

Remote Desktop Services clients supported on:

  • Windows: Remote Desktop Services Client
  • OS X: Microsoft Remote Desktop 8.0

Citrix ICA client minimum requirements*:

  • Windows: Receiver for Windows 4.1.2
  • OS X: Receiver for Mac 11.8.2

*At this time, only the above clients are supported by FileMaker, Inc. Other clients may work as expected but they have not been tested for use with FileMaker Pro and are not currently supported.

Additional requirements

TechnologyRequirement
NetworkingPeer-to-peer sharing is limited to 5 simultaneous client connections in addition to the host; each client requires a licensed copy of the software. Use FileMaker Server 16 for increased security options and sharing capability.
NetworkingFor Windows, FileMaker Pro and runtime solutions require Microsoft .NET framework version 4.6 or later
ODBC and JDBC Client DriversLearn more about installing drivers to enable ODBC and JDBC clients to access FileMaker Pro data.
Supported email applicationsFileMaker Pro can Send Mail via an email client application. To do so, you must have a supported email application installed and configured properly on your computer. See a list of supported email applications.

FileMaker, Inc. continually invests in the latest technology in order to keep making improvements to the FileMaker Platform. As a result, some features and operating systems are deprecated and will be removed in future versions of FileMaker software. See a list of deprecated technologies.

Your language fully enabled in FileMaker

The specific editions of FileMaker for Central Europe offer a full support of your language:

  • localized versions in Czech, Polish, Russian and Turkish (user interface and templates) .
  • sorting to better manage your data (in Bulgarian, Czech, Croatian, Estonian, Greek, Greek Mix, Hungarian, Latvian,Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Turkish and Ukrainian)
  • spell checking with the support of Hunspell* tool to enhance your writing & avoid typos
  • Web Direct in Czech, Polish, Turkish, Russian to easily publish your database on the Web

 FileMaker is fully enabled towork efficiently in Arabic, Farsi, Hebrew and Indian. The specific editions of FileMaker for the Middle East and India offer a full support of your language with enhanced features to handle properly your language characteristics:

  • text direction to manageefficiently RTL texts
  • right-to-left layout options to tune your layouts one at a time orto switch in 1 click to a full RTL layout
  • sorting to better manage your data (in Arabic,Hebrew, Farsi, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Panjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu,Kannada, Malayalam, Thai and Vietnamese)
  • spell checking with the support of Hunspell* tool to enhance your writing & avoid typos
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Within only 6 weeks the FileMaker platform helped 24U and SYNELOGIS to develop and deploy a custom app for managing freight transportation that completely replaced paper waybills and allowed truck drivers to share data with dispatchers in real time. From paper to modern freight transportation with data sharing and cost and profit information in real time Developed in partnership between 24U s.r.o. and SYNELOGIS s.r.o.