FileMaker 19.4 is Here!

November 26, 2021
William Miller
FileMaker Update 19.4

Claris’ Newest Offering in the FileMaker family builds on a solid set of releases in the version 19 space

A few years back, Claris made a commitment to provide more frequent updates. Now, rather than having to wait for sometimes a year or more, they began offering releases almost every quarter. The change is most welcome, and the rapid updates gives the company a more modern and flexible feel to it.

Recently Claris released their newest update 19.4. Here is their press release about it, describing the new features:

New Claris FileMaker 19.4 brings more OS compatibility, plus brand new automation and security enhancements.

Claris FileMaker 19.4, the low-code platform for professionals, provides compatibility with the very latest operating systems – Windows 11, macOS Monterey 12, and iOS 15. Plus, get support for Shortcuts in FileMaker Pro on your Mac, more flexible authentication, and dozens of bug fixes and security updates.

FileMaker 19.4 includes the full product line:

• Claris FileMaker Pro 19.4

• Claris FileMaker Go 19.4

• Claris FileMaker Server 19.4

• Claris FileMaker Cloud 2.19.4

With this release you’ll get:

1) Windows 11 and macOS Monterey 12 compatibility.

Rest assured that your apps are running on an operating system that has the latest performance, stability, and security enhancements with support for Windows 11 in FileMaker Pro and support for macOS Monterey in FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Server.

2) Ability to automate tasks in FileMaker Pro with Shortcuts in macOS Monterey.

Run automation scripts in FileMaker Pro and streamline your everyday tasks. Just use the Shortcuts app or Siri voice control to run shortcuts. Use your voice to automatically search for records, run reports for specific dates, send attachments via email, update inventory, modify files stored in container fields, and more.

3) More flexible authentication with customizable OAuth identity providers.

Set up user authentication the way your business requires. With this release, FileMaker provides a straightforward UI to customize the OAuth identity provider of your choice. Supports any provider that uses OAuth2 or OpenID protocols.

4) iOS 15 and OpenSSL 1.1.1l compatibility in FileMaker Go 19.4.

FileMaker Go 19.4 supports new iOS 15 and OpenSSL 1.1.1l to improve security.

5) Key bug fixes and security updates.

Take advantage of the latest performance and security improvements. More than 50 bugs are addressed throughout the entire FileMaker 19.4 product line, including issues related to Apple silicon, web viewers and interactive containers in Windows, FileMaker WebDirect performance, security, and much more.