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fmAutoMate is here!

Posted by Russell Watson on 6 April, 2020 at 17:50 Comments comments ()


Towards a FileMaker IDE

Look out FileMaker Developers!

fmAutoMate is here and now!

A new tool from MrWatson to automate your Filemaker Script Workspace.

It's a Proof-of-Concept - showing that we...

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Downloading fmWorkMate just got easier

Posted by Russell Watson on 6 November, 2019 at 4:55 Comments comments ()

The Homepage and Download pages have been revamped to make it easieer to find the information you need. Download the latest fmWorkMate Bundle (Mac) straight from the home page, or jump directly to the fmWorkMate YouTube channel! On the download page you can now find various versions of fmWorkMate for ...

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FileMaker 18 Certified

Posted by Russell Watson on 17 July, 2019 at 11:05 Comments comments ()

I'm FileMaker Certified !

Again ! :D

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fmCheckMate-XSLT goes open source!

Posted by Russell Watson on 27 August, 2018 at 21:10 Comments comments ()

fmCheckMate-XSLT has just gone open source!

Download the latest version from

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Use the FORCE of Perform Script By Name...

Posted by Russell Watson on 23 October, 2017 at 12:35 Comments comments ()

In a #FileMaker near you soon…

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The world's fastest and most powerful FileMaker Layout Analyser - fmCheckMate

Posted by Russell Watson on 14 October, 2017 at 1:35 Comments comments ()

The fmCheckMate Layout Analyser finds your FileMaker layout errors - FAST!

Broken Buttons

Broken Calculations

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fmWorkMate Bundle puts power in your fingertips - instantly

Posted by Russell Watson on 13 October, 2017 at 3:30 Comments comments ()

fmWorkMate Bundle

Instant power at your fingertips

It has never been so easy to get started with fmWorkMate…

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Rerelease due to a problem with the last fmWorkMate Runtime

Posted by Russell Watson on 14 October, 2016 at 2:45 Comments comments ()

Hi folks,

hm ... something went wrong with the last release .... it seems like runtimes with FM 15.0.2 may have a problem starting, so I have created the fmWorkMate runtime again using FileMaker 14.

Please let me know (at the conference) or using the contact tab on this website, if you have further problems.

Happy & Smiling :)


New release of fmWorkMate and fmCheckMate XSLT

Posted by Russell Watson on 13 October, 2016 at 1:50 Comments comments ()

A Just-In-Time-Update ready for the start of the german FileMaker Conference in Salburg!

fmCheckMate Improved


  • The fmCheckMate text result is being improved with search + replace functions and search-term highlighting as in the XML editor (work in progress).
  • fmCheckMate Layout Analysis has been improved - find objects lost ...
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Fantastic new release of fmWorkMate makes your FileMaker work better than ever!

Posted by Russell Watson on 8 October, 2016 at 19:05 Comments comments ()

Prettier, smarter, more useful than ever before!

After two years since the last official release, the new fmWorkMate doesn't just have a pretty face, but is packed with powerful, unique and indispensable tools to make your daily File-Making more joyful, make you more productive and make your product more polished.

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FM 15 certified :-)

Posted by Russell Watson on 15 September, 2016 at 1:30 Comments comments ()

MrWatson is now a certified FileMaker 15 Developer.

Note: The FileMaker Certified Developer logo is a trademark of FileMaker, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

FileMaker 14 Certified Developer

Posted by Russell Watson on 25 November, 2015 at 7:40 Comments comments ()

MrWatson is now a certified FileMaker 14 Developer. 

FileMaker Script workspace is getting a search + go to line function

Posted by Russell Watson on 19 October, 2015 at 8:45 Comments comments ()

Thanks to Christian Schmitz of MBS plugins (and my great ideas) the FileMaker Workspace is getting a seach function and a go to line function!

Just install the MBS plugin (at least version and you'll see two new input fields and a button:


  1. To jump to a specific line...
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The SIX-GOLDEN-RULES OF THEME MANAGEMENT in multi-file solutions

Posted by Russell Watson on 16 June, 2014 at 18:40 Comments comments ()

There is ONLY ONE WAY to make FileMaker themes to be updateable across multiple files!

Just follow these SIX golden rules, and you will not get painfully stung!


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New release of fmWorkMate & fmCheckMate XSLT

Posted by Russell Watson on 13 June, 2014 at 11:25 Comments comments ()

This release of fmWorkMate has a whole bunch of new stuff including support for fm13 themes!


Here is a summary of the recent improvements:

2 brand new tools!


  • fmClipboardViewer - lets you browse the...
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New release of fmWorkMate

Posted by Russell Watson on 3 June, 2014 at 8:55 Comments comments ()

A new release of (Mac version) fmWorkMate and the fmCheckMate XSLT library is available. :-)

2 new tools, and LOADS of improvements

More about it later...

fmPluginMate - FileMaker Plugin Installation is JUST a drag! :-)

Posted by Russell Watson on 13 January, 2014 at 15:15 Comments comments ()

Until now FileMaker plugin installation has been SUCH A DRAG :-( ...

...discovering what version you already have

...all those hidden extensions folders

...restarting FileMaker

…etc, etc. 

But now, with fmPlu...

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fmLogAnalyser - never miss another bug!

Posted by Russell Watson on 7 January, 2014 at 4:05 Comments comments ()

Don't you just hate it when your code breaks when pasting code into FileMaker?

- especially when you ...

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Happy New Year, Happy New Website!

Posted by Russell Watson on 2 January, 2014 at 16:45 Comments comments ()

Happy New Year fellow FileMaker developers!

With the new year comes a (slightly) new look to the webste. Although teething troubles are to be expected, it should make getting updates out to you easier (and hopefully more frequent)...

Watch this space...

...there are some good things coming soon.

Next release of fm...

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fmSyntaxColorizer + FileMaker 13 = less bugs + more joy

Posted by Russell Watson on 16 December, 2013 at 19:05 Comments comments ()

FileMaker 13 - the funky new version of our favorite FileMaker Pro database platform - has just been released with pepped up database creation, fantastic new layout styling, the FM WebDirect browser and a bunch of n...

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