App builder


FileMaker is a tool that will allow you to build custom apps without having to write a single line of code. It is a fan favorite among no-code platforms because of how easy to learn it is. FileMaker has templates available to help you build apps for almost any industry.

FileMaker Features

Fans of FileMaker love it for its most recognizable features: 

  • Business app builder
  • built-in templates
  • drag-and-drop design
  • Graphical UI
  • Snap together add-ons

FileMaker Pricing

FileMaker manages 2 plans:

  • Essentials ($19/mo per user)
  • Standard ($39/mo per user)

Features depend on the chosen plan, but both include access to: end-to-end encryption and single sign-on, 24/7 support in English, and monitoring by an expert FileMaker team.

FileMaker Integrations and Plugins

On the API side of things, you’ll find that FileMaker connects with various tools such as

  • Claris FileMaker Data API


  • Flexible platform
  • If you know what you're doing, the time you can save building a complete app around a database is phenomenal
  • Ease of use
  • Referencing system that helps update something at only one place
  • Fast learning curve that potentially helps you learn pro code languages later faster
  • Versatile: with enough coding, you can easily replace several software with one or integrate with others through APIs


Its drawbacks, on the other hand, are these:

  • Licensing is expensive
  • Few hard-to-debug errors that are unlogical
  • Poor printing management
  • Platform tends to run slowly as an app becomes more robust.

FileMaker Documentation and Support

FileMaker has a comprehensive knowledge base to help you learn how to use it. If you ever find that you need any help in using the app, and depending on which plan you go for, you will have good customer support available. It also has excellent ratings across the board. 

You’ll find that you have high control over your app design, with its drag and drop based interface. You might also notice that FileMaker is very responsive and highly secure. You can use the following datases to fuel/feed your app, which means that these platforms can be used as a data source for your app: MySQL.

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