FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Bento, a personal database created to help Mac users organize their lives. Designed specifically for Mac OS X Leopard, Bento is an easy way to organize contacts, calendars, projects, events, and more — all in one place.
With the intuitive iTunes-style interface in Bento, users can accomplish any of the following in minutes:
• Manage virtually unlimited contact details
• Coordinate events, parties, and fundraisers
• Track projects, assignments and deadlines
• Connect related information together to see more details
• Prioritize things that need to get done
• Catalog inventory, donations and items for sale
• Record hours worked and payments due
• Assign ratings to service providers and sellers
• Create libraries for music, movies and media
• Store files and photos related to projects and events
Bento costs US$49, or $99 for a family pack of five licenses, and is available on the FileMaker Web store, at Apple retail and web stores, and other places where software is sold.
Since the public preview of Bento began Nov. 13, more than 140,000 copies have been downloaded.
Bento requires Mac OS X v.10.5 Leopard on a Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5 or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor. A minimum of 512MB of RAM and 1GB of hard drive space is recommended. A CD drive is required for installation of boxed software.
FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.