FileMaker Inc. (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple, has announced the Bento 3 Family Organizer, a free tool for families to get organized using their Mac, an iPhone or new iPad.

It includes a free 30-day trial of Bento 3, the latest version of the personal database, plus templates that organize bills, meal planning, shopping lists, chores and weekly routines. The Bento 3 Family Organizer is designed to work with Bento 3.

The Bento 3 Family Organizer also works with Bento for iPhone and the new Bento for iPad, so customers can organize their bills, shopping lists and other family management activities on an iPhone or iPad and then synchronize the information with their Mac.
FileMaker also provides the Bento Template Exchange, offering hundreds of additional ways to use Bento. The Bento Template Exchange is a Bento community site that showcases real-world uses and offers Bento templates that users can browse, download and import into Bento 3 and use on a Mac, iPhone or iPad. Today, Bento users have created and shared over 600 templates on the Bento Template Exchange.