Keeping up to date on software updates helps to ensure your data is safe and secure. FileMaker 15 and earlier versions are no longer supported and that means there will be no updates, patches or 1-to-1 support provided by Claris FileMaker. FileMaker 16 and 17 are scheduled for official product end of life in September of 2020. Upgrading to Claris FileMaker 19 gives you access to the newest features and helps to keep your database stable and your data protected. If your FileMaker licenses are under maintenance or you have an annual license, you are entitled to the Claris FileMaker 19 update at no additional charge. Claris is also offering a new release special offer to customers who purchased and registered FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced between April 20, 2020 and June 3, 2020. These customers can receive a FileMaker Pro 19 upgrade version as an electronic software download at no charge. Please contact us for more information.
Claris is moving to a quarterly release schedule for FileMaker going forward, so we can look forward to new features and enhancements on a more regular basis. FileMaker 19 will be the last release on the annual release cycle.
We have developed a list of the most useful tools and enhancements (in our opinion) below, but this list is not exhaustive. The official Claris FileMaker 19 help page includes a complete list of new features.