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FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced is available, via request, to MIT faculty and staff for use on MIT-owned machines only. 

Use of FileMaker GO and WebDirect is available for use only by those who otherwise qualify for MIT-issued FileMaker licenses.

Note: FileMaker Pro is no longer available after version 16

How to Obtain

(MIT faculty or staff certificate required)

By downloading a copy of FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced, Server, FileMaker Go or WebDirect, you acknowledge that you agree to abide by the Guidelines for using the MIT License.

  • Once the Guidelines have been reviewed, you may Request FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced.
    You will receive an email with your activation key within a few days of submitting the form.


  • While the FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced client can be used to access any file locally with the .fmp12 format, the 18 client is not compatible for use with files hosted on FileMaker Servers 15 or below. Check with your FileMaker administrator first if you are unsure of the FileMaker Server version currently in use by your area.
  • Solutions from FileMaker Pro 11 and earlier must be converted to the latest file format to be opened or shared with FileMaker Pro 18 Advanced.


Storing data and security in FileMaker

If not properly configured and housed, the FileMaker files you work with may be at risk for security breaches.

About this Version 

FileMaker Pro Advanced is the tool you use to create a custom app. You also use FileMaker Pro Advanced to access your app on a Windows or Mac computer. Start by importing data from a spreadsheet or using a built-in Starter app to manage contacts, inventory, meetings, and more. Or even quickly build a new app from the beginning.

FileMaker Pro Advanced includes a set of advanced tools to help you design and develop custom apps faster and easier. Plus, you’ll get robust analysis capabilities, powerful diagnostic tools, and much more.