FM Starter 2

All the basics for any new FileMaker project.

Starter file for new FileMaker projects

Everything you need to set-up a new project, put together in a lean an clean FileMaker-file

FM Starter is a starter file for new FileMaker projects. With FM Starter you can jumpstart any new project, as all basics (like: navigation, user management, project structure) are already available and well integrated. FM Starter 2 has been simplified and improved and all important modules have been completely redesigned.

FM Starter 2 ist the perfect starting point for new projects and comes with a simple yet reliable project structure. All modules and file details have been made configurable through a developer Dashboard, thus reducing programming to configuring. The file has a modular approach, which means that all basic components have their own tables, layouts and scripts and can therefor be easily managed. Everything has been well integrated with the other components. For example is the navigation multilingual from start.

Introduction video

Basic functions for any project

  • Simple project structure
  • Developer Dashboard as an extra window with all settings for the file and the used modules
  • User management (login, logout, user groups, etc.)
  • The global navigation detects the platform and offers options for different layouts for each one
  • Multilingual (standard: English, German, French, Spanish). This can be changed or enhanced!
  • Own theme for coherent design.


  • User Management*
  • Global Navigation*
  • Multilingual text labels*
  • QuickFind
  • QuickSort
  • FMR Unlock**
  • SimpleBackup*
  • ToDo-List*
  • Help-Module*
  • Plug-in Installation*
  • Plug-in Registration*

* New modules for version 2
** FMR Unlock decodes license codes as generated by our other product FM Registrations. FM Starter 2 and FM Registrations fit well together and make it easier then ever to create your own standard software.

Configuring instead of programming

FM Starter has been designed to make everything configurable as much as possible. How the navigation behaves or which modules you want to use in the start up script can be easily set with a few clicks in the developer Dashboard.

FM Starter comes with an own Dashboard for the developer, which greatly simplifies each new project. Settings, modules, and even maintenance scripts now have a real home. It is always clear where to make adjustments.

FM Starter as a live example

FM Starter an be used as a live example for FileMaker programming. It is an open file, well document in the scripts, with a clear structure. There also is a manual and there are introductory videos.

FM Starter 2 is designed to jumpstart your next FileMaker project. The simple structure supports your development, never hinders it. There is no rule-book, just a structure. There are no ideologies to follow. FM Starter 2 not even has a relationship model, as this starter files does not use any (!) relationships. Therefor you are free to choose whichever approach you feel comfortable with.

A reliable basis

It is difficult to reinvent the wheel for every new project. That’s why many FileMaker developers eventually start creating a sample file. But this takes a lot of experience and time. Not every developer succeeds in creating such a file in the turmoil of everyday life.

FM Starter 2 is the solution! You get a reliable basis for new projects that can be freely configured, extended and edited. FM Starter 2 is a shortcut for the accumulated experience of many years of development work. Proven programming techniques and reliable functions are used.

I want to jumpstart my next project!