Version Date:December 16, 2016

This release has been superseded by a subsequent release.


It contains a model change relative to FW 8.3.1.

Note: We discovered a significant problem in how FW 8.3.1 Beta 1 handles variants and complex forms. In order to fix this problem, we had to make another model change. We highly recommend that anyone using FW 8.3.1 Beta 1 upgrade to FW 8.3.2 Beta 2 as soon as possible.

Please make a backup of your project before uninstalling your current version of FieldWorks and store it in such a way that you know what version of FieldWorks made the backup.

Because this version of FieldWorks contains a model change, any projects opened in it will no longer work with previous versions (including FW 8.3.1 Beta 1 and FW 8.3.0 Alpha). If you use Send/Receive, all collaborators must upgrade if any of them do.
When you make backups, we recommend that you store them in such a way that you can tell what version of FieldWorks made the backup. For instance, you may choose to have subfolders within your Backups folder, one for each version of FieldWorks, such as FW 8.2, FW 8.3.0 Alpha 3, FW 8.3.1.)
Note that FW 8.3.0 Alpha 3 did not include a model change relative to FW 8.2.8, and there had not been one since FW 8.0.4. Thus, projects created in any version between 8.0.4 and 8.3.0 Alpha 3 could all be opened by any of those versions. However, projects opened in FW 8.3.1 Beta 1 cannot be opened by FW 8.3.0 Alpha 3 (or any earlier version), and projects made in FW 8.3.2 cannot be opened by FW 8.3.1 Beta 1 (or any earlier version)..

Click here to see What’s New in version 8.3

Packages For Windows

Packages Size
FieldWorks SE Full 208 MB
FieldWorks SE Minimal 157 MB
FieldWorks BTE Full 226 MB
FieldWorks BTE Minimal 175 MB

No patch is available for this version.