“Developed specifically for Leopard users, Bento is a showcase of what a FileMaker database should look like. Most FileMaker solutions developed by third parties look like they’ve been designed in the early seventies, but Bento shows the world you can be different. Bento looks great, and it is pretty scalable,” Erik Vlietinck reports for IT Enquirer.
“Even when it was still in beta, Bento managed to get people’s heads turning. It also created high expectations. Bento has themes, customisable looks, records and fields, and the ability to create related records. It integrates with Leopard’s Address Book and iCal. It can be home to basic project management or inventory management,” Vlietinck reports.
The real strength of Bento, Vlietinck reports, is that “it does a lot of things well enough to be attractive and it plays very nice with Leopard –in ways most other applications can only dream of. And so, I consider Bento to be attractive as a database solution that does a lot of things centralised, just good enough to be useful, with a very nice level of integration with Leopard, and with a nice interface. Bento has only just been released, so you can expect updates and upgrades that will add power to the feature set.”
Full review here.