Introducing Bento. The stylish personal database for Leopard.

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  1. antski

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    I'm sure this will be a great addition to our Macs (Leopard only, though). FileMaker Pro is the best for me and I'm sure they're gonna do a great job with Bento. :)
     
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    Bento by FileMaker is now ready for purchase :)

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    "Bento brings your important information together in one place to help you get organized. So you can manage your contacts, coordinate events, track projects, prioritize tasks, and more - faster and easier than ever before."

    Single-user is $49. Family-pack is $99.
    (But of course, you can download the trial version first!)

    For the demo movie, click here.

    Note: Bento requires Leopard to run.
     
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    Do you like Bento?

    It's a fully integrated and compatible personal database app for Leopard. This helps you organize projects, files, contact, events, tasks in one place/ dashboard. i believe it syncs with all Apple PIM appls (ical, address book, etc). Interface has the look and feel of ITunes.

    US$49 only.

    Anyone using this here?

    See link:http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/tours.html
     
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    Re: Do you like Bento?

    it's nice & very helpful. it has everything in one place. no need to look for it individually. buy it you'll love it. although i am still using their preview release, i am contemplating on buying it kaya lang puno pa card ko. :) hehehehehe. but it's really nice. :)
     
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    It's the database app for the rest of us, according to Apple. This looks promising, and it's very similar to the direction that Numbers has taken. I can't wait to try it out, but then again, I already have FileMaker Pro running, I don't know what I'd be using it for.
     
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    i downloaded the preview and it was really easy to use. Whenever you enter an input in the address book, it automatically goes into your address book as well. The good part about this is it is not that expensive
     
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    Yep, it's the "lightweight" version of FileMaker Pro. They're both wonderful products! :)
     
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    Hi guys, would love to hear feedback from Philmuggers who are using Bento. How is it?
     
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    Am this close to ordering it, but when I do it'll arrive here by April the soonest. Still can't decide whether to get the family pack or not since I don't necessarily need to sync my contacts with the wifey on several projects.
     
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    Bento, a stylish personal database for Leopard

    Bento was introduced last November by Filemaker.

    I just downloaded and installed it now. Looks like a simple database that's fun to use!

    For $49, it's almost a no-brainer. But I'll try it out for a few more days.

    Anybody out there using Bento? What's your take? What are you using Bento for?
     
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    Re: Bento, a stylish personal database for Leopard

    there's already a thread here. You may just add your thoughts on it there.
     
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    Re: Bento, a stylish personal database for Leopard

    Oh, yeah. Searched the forum before I started an Apple TV review thread. Forgot to do that here for Bento. Thanks for the redirection. This thread is as good as deprecated! :)
     
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    Just installed the trial version. Looks like a likeable product. $49's practically a no-brainer, but I'll try it out for a few more days.

    Generally, I like the "mash-up approach" that Apple took with iWork '08, and now Bento too (Filemaker is an Apple subsidiary apparently); how several functionalities from different apps are mashed up onto a view, as laid out by the user. It's sort of like InDesign of different data from different apps, but searchable, sortable, and crunchable! :)

    For personal use, I am contemplating it for:
    1) Managing my expenses (import 4 bank account and credit card CSVs into Bento); one year's worth of data may be too unwieldy for numbers
    2) Inventory of modest art collection; photos, artist, date and estimated value
    3) Car maintenance records; maybe not :)

    For work, am thinking of using it for:
    1) Time sheet, so I know how much time I'm spending on big clients; a breeze to import iCal events and tasks
    2) Managing project documents, instead of just throwing a bunch of them onto folders, or merely spotlighting or quicksilvering them; easy to import from Calendar and Address Book too.

    What do you use or plan to use Bento for?
     
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    For starters, catalog my personal CD, DVD and book library and even some recipes. Then plan my financial projects with it.
     
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    i tried installing this and the program keeps crashing. anyone experienced the same?
     
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    What are your current system specs?
     
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    Just in case you forgot in your excitement, :cool: Bento supposedly only works reliably on Leopard.
     

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