What’s in it for you : FileMaker community

Is there a FileMaker Users’ Community somewhere ?

You can explore a place where you’ll find a lot of FileMaker users just like you.

This FileMaker Inc. free resource site is called the FileMaker Community and is since july 2015 only in english.


FileMaker Community key features include:

  • Technical Documentation
  • Webinars
  • Sales Tools
  • Developer News
  • Technical Resource Library
  • Users and Developer Discussion Forum


and obviously all the independant initiatives from the members that you will find for instance in the FileMaker Forum post (English, French, Spanish, Dutch, German, Italian, …) .


Another possibility is to join a FileMaker user group :

User groups are a great way to learn about FileMaker Pro, exchange ideas, make contacts and meet others with similar interests.

Look at this list from fmpug for details about FMP US groups.


What’s in it for you : FileMaker offline trainings

Where can you find offline training resources ?

Some developers or training companies are offering offline courses.

It’s impossible to cover them all but you’ll find those great people :


You’ll find a lot more of them on


You can find a FileMaker Trainer in your area : Search for FileMaker trainers

The network of FileMaker professional trainers offer instructor-led courses at their facilities.
Many of them can even provide customized database training at your organization.


And if you rather prefer to go your own way, there are surely DVDs and books for you and obviously online trainings.


What’s in it for you : FileMaker online trainings

Where can you find online training resources ?

There are a lot of training resources online or offline : Online/offline courses, books, technical guides, e-books, webinars, blogs, DVDs, …

Let’s start with some online courses

– Lynda.com :

Explore a wide range of courses on how to create a database, make tables, or perform database management.

  • FileMaker Pro tutorials explain fundamental skills, including how to find and sort data, create reports, and diagram relationships wether advanced tutorials show how to secure your database. share it across the web, and more.
  • Lynda.com 10 days Trial Subscription

– Infinite Skills :

– VTC : Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced bundle or individual courses

– Udemy online courses :

– Richard Carlton Consulting :

– ISO FileMaker Magazine :

Online instructional magazine about learning FileMaker Pro. Providing FileMaker tutorials, videos, example technique files and useful development resources.

– Noteboom Tutorials :


And if you rather prefer to go your own way offline, there are surely DVDs and books for you or bricks and mortar (offline) trainings.

What’s in it for you : FileMaker Forums

Where can you find FileMaker Forums  ?

Get help with technical questions or report product issues on the free technical support forums.

You can choose to dive into the FileMaker Pro Forum or the FileMaker Server Forum or the FileMaker Go Forum maintained by FileMaker Inc.

– FileMaker USA

– FileMaker UK

– FileMaker France

– FileMaker Belgium (French)


Some FileMaker aficionados have also developed some very active and interesting community based forums :

– FMForums.com

FileMaker Today

fm Source (french)

fmqc  (french resources in Canada)

Clarify (dutch)

Udias (Spanish Forum) and FileMaker en España (LinkedIn group)

FileMaker Guru (Italian Forum)


Do not hesitate to send me other links to the places you find important !

What’s in it for you : FileMaker Customers stories

Where can you find FileMaker Customers stories ?

FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers innovative software to easily create custom business solutions for iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac and the web.

Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world’s largest organizations, use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their business processes, manage information, and boost overall productivity.

  • More than 20 million copies delivered
  • More than 2,000,000 downloads of FileMaker Go for iPad and iPhone
  • Products available in 15 languages

In almost every segment of business, education and government, millions of our delighted customers use FileMaker to organize projects, people, assets and more.

I would suggest you to explore some of the various officials FileMaker websites around the world !

More particularly the “Customers stories” pages on FileMaker websites :

FileMaker USA
FileMaker UK
FileMaker France
FileMaker Belgium (French)
FileMaker Spain (Spanish)
FileMaker Brazil (Portuguese)

But also on my Learning-FileMaker Scoopit