About Us

FormDev Software GmbH is a company specialized in creating software development tools for Java GUIs. Founded in 2006 as a privately held company, FormDev Software GmbH is located in Brunnthal (near Munich), Germany. By creating innovative high quality development tools, we help our customers to increase their productivity. Thousands of customers world wide use our tools.

Our founder, Karl Tauber, has more than 15 years of experience in creating GUIs. Because of the lack of powerful visual GUI builders for Java/Swing, he started in 2003 the development of JFormDesigner, our innovative GUI designer for Java/Swing user interfaces.


Address: FormDev Software GmbH
Aventinusweg 5
85649 Brunnthal
Phone (no support): +49 (8104) 66 82 57
E-mail: info@formdev.com
Support e-mail: support@formdev.com
Sales e-mail: sales@formdev.com
Internet: www.formdev.com
Register of companies: Handelregister HRB 164093
Amtsgericht München
VAT ID: DE251470141
Managing director: Karl Tauber


  • August 2003: Started development of JFormDesigner
  • June 2004: First beta of JFormDesigner 1 released
  • December 2004: JFormDesigner 1 released
  • October 2005: JFormDesigner 2 released
  • September 2006: FormDev Software GmbH founded
  • November 2006: JFormDesigner 3 released
  • September 2007: JFormDesigner 3.1 released
  • July 2008: JFormDesigner 4 released
  • June 2010: Started the JFormDesigner / FormDev blog
  • April 2011: JFormDesigner 5 released
  • April 2012: JFormDesigner 5.1 released
  • May 2014: JFormDesigner 5.2 released


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OISV - Organization of Independent Software Vendors OISV
We are a Contributing Member of the Organization of Independent Software Vendors. The OISV is a co-operative of software developers, marketers, distributors, and retailers that combine their thoughts and ideas to create better software and practices for everyone.