FileMaker Plugins

This page is intended as a central reference for FileMaker Pro plugins. I’m not the author of the plugins; just a FileMaker developer who uses some of them. This is a work in progress…

A fairly complete list of plug-ins can be found at FileMaker.com.

Some FileMaker plugin publishers with a proven track record include:

Dialog Plugins

Now that FileMaker includes the modal dialog window option, we can come very close to simulating native dialog boxes, with all the advantages of anything we can put on a FileMaker layout. When only a "real" dialog will do, these plugins let you go beyond what native FileMaker dialogs can do.
PluginPublisherDescription
Troi DialogTroiA useful plugin
SimpleDialog24UAnother good plugin
PopCalDatamaticCalendar dialog

Email Plugins

PluginPublisherDescription
Email360WorksCan run on server
mail.itDaconsCan run on server
SMTPit ProCNSSMTPit sends mail, POP3it receives mail

Menu Plugins

PluginPublisherDescription
CNS MenuCNSHierarchal menus anywhere on a FileMaker layout.
MenuControlDaconsCreate main menus, context and pop-up menus
SecureFMNew MillenniumAlso includes script triggers and more

Credit Card Plugins

PluginPublisherDescription
Plastic360WorksRecommended.
eAuthorizeWorqSmartA time-tested product.
CCAuthorizeAcmeTechIncompatible w/Intel Macs

Script triggers

FileMaker 10 introduced native script triggers, which do almost everything you need, but once in a while you need a plugin to fill the gap. These will trigger a script on auto-entry, on validate, basically anywhere you can invoke the calculation engine (even tooltips).
PluginPublisherDescription
ActivatorTroiCan trigger events on remote machines
DoScriptmyFMbutlerFree! Can trigger during idle time
EventsWorqSmartGood scheduling features plus does email
ScriptFireDaconsAnother good plugin
zippScriptzippToolsNo longer available. RIP

4 thoughts on “FileMaker Plugins

  1. Zippscript should not be listed unfortunately. It has been pulled by Alamark and is under legal embargo and use in any form is prohibited.

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