Introducing FileMaker Cloud: Agile workplace innovation and digital transformation

Claris International Inc., the Apple subsidiary and creator of the world’s leading Workplace Innovation Platform, today opened the doors to the all-new FileMaker Cloud. Built by Claris, FileMaker Cloud delivers the total toolset for low-code app development.

“FileMaker Cloud is critical to drive the next phase of digital transformation and massive acceleration of workplace innovation,” said Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris, in a statement. “This is the foundation for a new breed of low-code apps, supercharged by third party cloud services and ready for the next-level of orchestration and intelligence.”

FileMaker Cloud brings the following benefits to Claris developers:

• Future-proof development – Built to ensure developers can always leverage the latest cloud technologies: AI, ML, assistants, IoT, AR/VR, and whatever comes next.

• Constant Expert & AI monitoring – CloudOps, SecOps, DevSecOps teams constantly monitor performance and security signals using AI.

• Privacy, security and support – architected for privacy by default, with end-to-end encryption, HSM key management, and SSO with MFA. In addition, 24/7 support from a dedicated customer success team.

FileMaker Cloud can be purchased globally through the FileMaker Store at

Source: Claris International Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: So, now developers can securely host their custom apps in the cloud without the administrative hassle. FileMaker Cloud includes FileMaker Cloud, FileMaker Pro Advanced, FileMaker Go, and FileMaker WebDirect. Pricing is available here.


    1. I’m looking at Ninox now as I try to move from FileMaker Pro to the web for mere mortals – importing the FMP into Ninox via CSV. Unlike Ninox, I don’t think FileMaker Cloud is the same as FMP desktop app in a web browser. So, I don’t think FM Cloud is a Ninox replacement yet – correct me if I’m wrong. I’ve tried several online databases like ZenKit, Airtable, Notion, TeamDesk, Zoho Creator, and keep coming back to FMP for, IMO, its ease-of-use, no-code, strong community, support, price, and documentation.

  1. Ninox isn’t bad. It might be time to take a look again. FileMaker builds really complex solutions where intelligent data and a crapload of business rules are involved. And terabyte sized databases still run, but man are they expensive. The cloud solution above cost twice what putting a MacMini at a server host for the same number of users cost.

  2. I needed to purchase a new 64 bit single copy but not at $540 per copy.
    Another thing – FileMaker is owned by Apple but you can’t buy it in the Mac App Store. What’s up with that?

    1. Because Claris has their own online store at their website and Apple doesn’t need to re-invent what Claris already does well. Too bad Apple doesn’t push FMP on Apple products as a pre-install option.

    2. If you want a good look at what breaking up Apple would be like, take a look at the relationship FileMaker has with Apple. I bet Tim Cook barely knows it exists.

      I had hoped that FileMaker would one day be an integrated part of the Apple ecosystem, but it doesn’t look like its ever going to happen. Too bad. It’s a powerful incentive for businesses to use the Mac and iPad because you can easily build custom solutions to business problems.

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