FileMaker Inc. (http://www.filemaker.com) — a wholly owned subsidiary of Apple — says it’s shipped more than one million units of Bento, the personal database for the Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Bento for Mac databases, available in seven languages, can be synchronized with Bento for iPhone and Bento for iPad so you will always have details at hand when you’re away from your Mac. Bento for iPhone and Bento for iPad are sold separately on the iTunes App Store.
Bento comes with more than 30 free templates designed to help you do everything from organizing contacts and clients to tracking products and projects, managing orders and inventory, coordinating events and tasks, printing QR code labels and more. The software lets users record voice memos on iPhone and iPad and sync to Bento for Mac to recall conversations and to-do items. FileMaker offers several Bento template kits to make organizing events and processes easier, including Bento Project Manager, Bento Student Survival Kit, Bento Family Organizer Kit and Bento Contact and Customer Manager.
The Bento Template Exchange lets visitors browse and download more than 1,000 free templates and share their own. The templates are free to download and give people real-world examples of the many uses of Bento.