FileMaker Ships 1 Million Units of Bento

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Apple subsidiary FileMaker announced on Tuesday that it has shipped more than one million units of Bento, the company’s personal database solution. Bento is available for Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and it is a specialized implementation of the firm’s namesake FileMaker general database technology.

Bento

Bento for Mac, iPhone, and iPad

The software was originally released in 2008 for the Mac as a solution for individuals to better organize their contacts, events, and projects. It also includes the ability to use templates that open it up to managing a wide variety of information. The company then brought it to iPhone and iPad, and the three versions can sync their data through iCloud.

A million units for any software product is a significant milestone, especially for non-entertainment titles, and even more especially for productivity software that’s not named Microsoft Office or available on Windows.

Bento for Mac is US$49.99, while the iPhone and iPad versions are $4.99 each.

Comments

ibuck

Talking with Bento folks a couple years ago at MacWorld SF, it didn’t seem that Bento would be a good choice for my large quotes collection.  I wonder if this version is better for that.

Lee Dronick

Talking with Bento folks a couple years ago at MacWorld SF, it didn?t seem that Bento would be a good choice for my large quotes collection.? I wonder if this version is better for that.

Interestingly I have been considering it for that, poetry too. My ancient version of FileMaker doesn’t work under Lion and it was overkill anyway for my needs.

MyRightEye

And yet it STILL can’t do automatic OTA syncing. Useless.

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