FileMaker Ships 1 Million Units of Bento

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 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.