fmWorkMate, Makes FileMaker work


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!



Towards a FileMaker IDE

fmAutoMate is hosted on GitHub.

You can download it from

System Requirements

  • Mac
  • MBS Plugin

fmWorkMate going through a transition.

Watch this space!
System Requirements:

  • macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • FileMaker 19

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
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
  • fmWorkMate Bundle Version from 2018
  • inc. the OLD fmCheckMate Library from 2018
  • OS X  10.9  Mavericks
  • OS X  10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X  10.11 El Capitan
IMPORTANT - Currently, during beta testing, ONLY THE ABOVE fmWokMate Bundle download is correctly code-signed


fmWorkMate is the power toolbox for FileMaker developers.

Installation: Download and unzip to your Applications - or Program - folder.

Quick-Start: Open fmWorkmate and pin it to your Dock / Taskbar for everyday use.
  • fmWorkMate App Version from 2014
  • Mac OS X  10.8  Mountain Lion
  • old fmWorkMate Windows version from 2014
  • Windows
fmWorkMate Win
  • new version of fmWorkMate for windows
  • 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!

System Requirements

  • MBS Plugin
  • fmWorkMate
  • fmCheckMate

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! <<<


See what you mean!

fmSyntaxColorizer is no longer provided as a separate download - it is within the fmWorkMate toolbox above.

See below for information about the required MBS Plugin.

System Requirements

  • Mac
  • MBS Plugin


[Gets your JSON straight!]

A great little tool for inspecting JSON.

myMateJSON is hosted on GitHub.

You can download it from

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 => <<applications or program folder>>/fmWorkMate/*
  • fmCheckMate XSLT => <<your documents folder>>/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:
    1. Delete the files.
    2. Delete any folders you created to put them in.
    3. Delete the zip files you downloaded.
    4. 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:
            •  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.