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Free and BETA

Hello fellow FileMaker database developers!

all the software here is FREE! ... (and getting BETA and BETA ;-) ), so...

JUST TAKE IT AS IT IS! ... and in return … help me make it BETTER for all of us!

Things are getting easier ... more and more stuff is available on GitHub

Thanks + Enjoy!


fmWorkMate Bundle Mac dmg

All you need to get started on a mac.


•   fmWorkMate (+Tools)

   fmCheckMate XSLT-Library

   FileMakerDoc XSLT-Library (under construction)

•   Template fmCheckMate folder

This bundle is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.

=> Please download the separate tools from

System Requirements:

   macOS 10.12 Sierra

•   macOS 10.13 High Sierra

   macOS 10.14 Mojave

   macOS 10.15 Catalina(†)

(†) Workaround for Catalina Plugin problem: Please download the latest MBS & BaseElements plugins and put them in the runtime's extensions folder

This bundle is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.

   OS X 10.9 Mavericks

   OS X 10.10 Yosemite

   OS X 10.11 El Capitan

This bundle is currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.

•   old fmWorkMate Windows version from 2014


fmWorkMate Win


Sponsor this!

•   new version of fmWorkMate for windows

Do you use fmWorkMate on windows? Would like to see a new version for windows? Consider sponsoring me to update the code base for windows?


fmCheckMate XSLT Library

Transforms your FileMaker work

Use the fmCheckMate XSLT Library to analyse, change and transform your FileMaker work - LITERALLY!​

Installation: Download the fmCheckMate XSLT Library ZIP file from Github, and unzip to your documents folder.

Quick-Start: Start fmWorkmate, open fmCheckMate, convert your FileMaker objects to XML + press the T button.

Warnings: SOME of the XSLT Transformations are very much in development. There may still be some issues - 

particularly for Windows users (e.g. with line endings)!

>>> Please send me your feedback! <<<

System Requirements

   MBS Plugin




See what you mean!

fmSyntaxColorizer is hosted on GitHub.

Download it from

System Requirements


   MBS Plugin


Towards a FileMaker IDE

fmAutoMate is hosted on GitHub.

System Requirements

•   MBS Plugin


[Gets your JSON straight!]

A great little tool for inspecting JSON.

myMateJSON is hosted on GitHub.

System Requirements

   MBS Plugin (only for code-creation function)

fmWorkMate Installation

1. Download the dmg/zip file and unpack or open it.
2. Follow the instructions in the README file (Ed: "drag the files to the recommended resting place")
3. Discover what's new in the 'Changes' and 'About' files. (Note: They are not always up to date)
4. Start the App


   I DO at last have an apple developer certificate, so you should be able to open the app directly :-)
   The recommended resting places are:
   fmWorkMate => <>/fmWorkMate/*
   fmCheckMate XSLT => <>/fmCheckMate/*

To use fmWorkMate to deploy your code to a remote machine:

1. Install fmWorkMate on both local and remote computers
2. Set fmCheckMate on both computers to "convert" mode (CMD/ctrl + 9 Settings wizard -> Convert)

You can then deploy code in four simple steps

1. In the local FileMaker copy code
2. In the local fmCheckMate click convert
3. In the remote fmCheckMate click convert
4.In the remoteFileMaker paste code

To use fmWorkMate to analyse, change and transform your code:

•   You nee the fmCheckMate XSLT library
•   If you have not downloaded a bundle, you will have to download + install it separately

fmWorkMate Deinstallation

I guess I should include this - because software that doesn't tell you how to deinstall bugs me, and you are probably no different, so:

To remove the software:

   Delete the files.

   Delete any folders you created to put them in.

   Delete the zip files you downloaded.

   And in the case of fmWorkMate, remove any preferences that it may have created:

    ○   On Mac:

          ○   Go to your Library folder

          ○   Delete any files that begin with

                ○   de.mrwatson.runtime.fmWorkMate

                ○   de.mrwatson.runtime.fmCheckMate

   ○   On Windows:

         ○   Start the registery editor (regedit)

         ○   Remove the entries under:

                ○   HKEY_CURRENT_USER

                      ○   Software

                            ○   MrWatson

                                  ○   runtime

                                        ○   fmWorkMate

                                        ○   fmCheckMate


Related Downloads

To get the best experience you may wish to download and install the latest plugins(*)

To get the best out of fmWorkMate (* for example, if you have macOS Catalina)

   install the downloaded Plugins in fmWorkMate's Extensions folder.

To use fmSyntaxColorizer in your FileMaker development:

   install the downloaded MBS Plugin in FileMaker's Extensions folder.

(*) The MBS Plugin is included in the fmWorkMate download, but, it is more than likely out-of-date since Christian Schmitz is a busy-bee and brings out new releases quicker than I can integrate them here.

For customer-specific downloads please see the separate download page for customers.

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