MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1

We develop FileMaker plug-ins for macOS, iOS, Linux & Windows.

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FileMaker 8 to 16 supported

MBS Plugin 6.0 or newer for FileMaker 15.

MBS Plugin 7.2 or newer for FileMaker 16 and iOS SDK.

FileMaker Cloud supported

MBS Plugins 6.5 and newer support FileMaker Cloud.

The MBS Plugin is easily the most powerful plug-in available for FileMaker today. There are over 5,100 functions that allow FileMaker developers to extend their solutions in some amazing ways. Each function does a little task and in their combination you can unleash the full power of our plugin. To learn how to use them together, please check our reference and our more than 500 example databases. A quick overview:

And a log of more stuff like Container utility functions. If you miss something, please email us and we may add another function for you.

Upcoming FileMaker Events:

FileMaker MeetingEnglishApril 2018Denver, USASurvey
MBS WorkshopGerman3rd May 2018Hofheim (Taunus)denkform.net, Register
.fmp[x]BerlinEnglish7th to 9th June 2018Berlin, Germanydotfmp.com
FileMaker MeetingGermanJune 2018Hamburg, GermanyUmfrage
FileMaker DevConEnglish6th to 9th August 2018Grapevine near Dallasfilemaker.com
FM SummitDutch/English15th to 17th October 2018Gent, Belgiumfmsummit.info
FileMaker KonferenzGerman/English18th to 20th October 2018Malbun, Liechtensteinfilemaker-konferenz.com
FileMaker Italian DevConItalian/English18th to 19th October 2018Bologna, Italiafmdevcon.com
FileMaker DevCon ScandinaviaSwedish/English22nd to 23rd October 2018Gothenburg, Swedendevconscandinavia.se
FM ConferénceFrench24th to 26th October 2018La Rochelle, Francefmconf.com
FileMaker Spanish DevConSpanish/English26th to 27th October 2018Madrid, Spainfilemakerdevcon.es
FileMaker Japan DevConJapanese7th to 9th November 2018Tokyo, Japanfilemaker.com/jp
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Download the MBS FileMaker Plugin

Mac Mac OS X


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Windows Windows


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Both archives contain the macOS, iOS, Windows & Linux plugins.

Installation.pdf ( 1.7M )

Documentation as PDF ( 11M )

Individual files   Libraries   Presentations   Betas   Mirror   Dropbox

Tutorial videos

ThumbnailCoreML Example


7:12 minutes
ThumbnailFMK 2017 Presentation


58:53 minutes
ThumbnailDevCon 2017 Presentation


50:32 minutes
ThumbnailDotFMP 2017 Presentation


47:13 minutes
ThumbnailFileMaker 16 Card Window hacks


2:38 minutes
ThumbnailMBS Plugin Presentation


58:53 minutes

For more examples see the other videos


You can of course send us questions by email.

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See pricing page and order page.

System requirements

The Plugin requires Mac OS X 10.6 or Windows XP or newer.

The Linux plugin works on 64-bit Linux Servers including those used for FileMaker Cloud.

We support FileMaker 11 to 16 and test those regularly.

FileMaker 7.0 and newer should work on Windows and 8.5 and newer on Mac OS X.

Last version with PowerPC support was version 2.4. This version also supported FileMaker 7 to 8.5 in PPC.

The plugin runs locally on a FileMaker installation or on a server installation. If you use Instant Web Publishing or FileMaker to Go, the plugin still needs to be run on the server, but results can be viewer on browser or iOS devices.

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