MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.5

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

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FileMaker 7 to 17 supported

MBS Plugin 8.1 or newer for FileMaker 17 and iOS SDK.

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 5,500 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.

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Download the MBS FileMaker Plugin

Mac macOS


( 189M Mirror )

Windows Windows


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

Installation.pdf ( 1.7M )

Documentation as PDF ( 13M )

Individual files   Libraries   Presentations   Betas   Mirror   Dropbox

Tutorial videos


FMK 2018 Presentation (English)


FMK 2018 Präsentation (Deutsch)


FileMaker mit Linux und SSH (Deutsch)


FileMaker iOS SDK and MBS Plugin (English)


DevCon 2018 Presentation (English)


DotFMP 2018 Presentation (English)

For more examples see the other videos


You can of course send us questions by email.

Or subscribe to our mailing list: MBS FileMaker Plugin Mailinglist


See pricing page and order page.

System requirements

MBS Plugin 8.5 or newer needs MacOS 10.9 or higher. If you need compatibility for MacOS 10.6 to 10.8, please use MBS Plugin 8.4.

For Windows, we recommend Windows 10. The plugin can run on Windows XP or newer.

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

We support FileMaker 11 to 17 and test those regularly.

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

Best is to always use latest plugins, even for older FileMaker versions. Minimum recommended version:

FileMaker VersionMinimum MBS Plugin Version
FileMaker Pro 178.1
FileMaker Pro 167.2
FileMaker Pro 156.0
FileMaker Pro 145.1

Example projects for FileMaker 11 and older are available as separate download on the download page.

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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