Tech specs

System Requirements for SmartPublisher Clients

FileMaker Pro 16

Operating System

MacOS Sierra (10.12); High Sierra (10.13); Mojave (10.14)

Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10


Mac: 1Ghz+ (64-bit)

Windows: 1Ghz+ (32-bit or 64-bit)

Memory (RAM)

Mac: 4GB

Windows: 4GB

Additional Components

Mac: Legacy Java, Java 8 

Windows: Java 8, .Net 3.5, Visual C++ 2010

Network Latency

For the best SmartPublisher experience the SmartPublisher client’s latency to the server should be less than 40ms.
Here is a list of typical latency by network:

  • Local Area Network (LAN): 1ms
  • 5Ghz (802.11a/n/ac) Wifi: 5ms
  • Fiber Internet: 8ms – 20ms
  • 2.4Ghz (b/g/n): 5ms-30ms
  • Cable Internet: 20ms-60ms
  • DSL: 40-90ms

FileMaker WebDirect

Supported Desktop Browsers

Safari 11+

Chrome 65+

Microsoft Edge 41+

Internet Explorer 11+ (Not recommended)

Supported Apple Devices

iPad Pro (12.9″ and 10.5″)
iPad 9.7″
iPad mini 4

iPhone X
iPhone 8
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus

Devices must be running Mobile Safari 11.2 or later

Android Device Requirements

Browser: Chrome 65+
Android Version: 7+ (Nougat – late 2016)
Memory: 3 GB RAM minimum
CPU: 2.1GHz quad-core processor minimum
Screen-size: 5 inches minimum

Note: FileMaker WebDirect may work on other devices not listed  above, but these devices have not been tested and are not supported.

System Requirements for SmartPublisher Servers

If you will be hosting your SmartPublisher Database on-premises or with another hosting provider please check that the server meets the requirements below.

Operating System

MacOS Sierra (10.12), MacOS High Sierra (10.13)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2016 Standard with Desktop Experience)

Processor (CPU)

2 or more CPU Cores (4 cores for six or more users)

Memory (RAM)


Hard Drive (HDD)



If your users will primarily access the software through WebDirect please add 2GB of memory per 5 users to the above 8GB requirement.