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Released: 2008-11-14

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Bento 2 [OLD VERSION] by Filemaker Inc.

Software Details

Brand: Filemaker Inc.Media: CD-ROMHardware Platform: MacOperating System: Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
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Description

Meet Bento® 2, the new version of the wildly popular personal database from FileMaker® that's as easy to use as your Mac. Now you can organize everything - from contacts and calendars, to emails and events, to files and photos ¿ all in one place. For Mac OS X Leopard only. Highlights ¿ Organizes contacts, calendars, emails, events, files and photos - all in one place ¿ Super-easy to learn and use ¿ Links directly to Mac OS X Address Book, iCal, and Apple Mail ¿ Works with iPhone, iPod Touch and Mobile Me through Address Book and iCal ¿ Works seamlessly with Excel and Numbers ¿ Comes with more than 20 ready-to-use templates and themes Bring together Address Book, iCal, Apple Mail, and more! From contacts and calendars, to emails and events, to files and photos, you can organize just about every type of information you have ¿ all in one place. The perfect complement to Excel and Numbers. If you¿re managing lists in Microsoft Excel or iWork Numbers, you can easily bring them into Bento to view your information in beautiful Bento forms, get easy iTunes-style searching, instant sorting, quick summary stats, and much more! Get organized with style. Even if you're brand new to the Mac community or to databases, it's never been easier to get organized thanks to ready-to-use templates and elegant themes designed by Mac artists.

Platforms

Mac OS X

Product Features

  • Bento 2 organizes contacts, calendars, emails, events, files and photos--all in one place
  • Super-easy to learn and use; comes with more than 20 ready-to-use templates and themes
  • Links directly to Mac OS X Address Book, iCal, and Apple Mail
  • Works with iPhone, iPod Touch and Mobile Me through Address Book and iCal
  • Works seamlessly with Excel and Numbers

Editorial Review

Meet Bento 2, the new version of the wildly popular personal database from FileMaker that's as easy to use as your Mac. Now you can organize everything--from contacts and calendars, to emails and events, to files and photos--all in one place. For Mac OS X Leopard only.

Now you can organize everything--from contacts and calendars, to emails and events, to files and photos--all in one place.



It's never been easier to get organized thanks to ready-touse templates and elegant themes designed by Mac artists.

Easily bring lists from Microsoft Excel or iWork Numbers into Bento

Use Bento to organize all the details of your busy life.

Organize it all with Bento!

Bring together Address Book, iCal, Apple Mail, and more!
From contacts and calendars, to emails and events, to files and photos, you can organize just about every type of information you have--all in one place.

The perfect complement to Excel and Numbers.
If you're managing lists in Microsoft Excel or iWork Numbers, you can easily bring them into Bento to view your information in beautiful Bento forms, get easy iTunes-style searching, instant sorting, quick summary stats, and much more!

Get organized with style.
Even if you're brand new to the Mac community or to databases, it's never been easier to get organized thanks to ready-to-use templates and elegant themes designed by Mac artists.

What's New in Bento 2

Meet Bento 2, the new version of the wildly popular personal database from FileMaker that's as easy to use as your Mac. Bento brings your important information together in one place to help you get organized. Here's what's new in Bento 2.

Apple Mail Integration--Get instant access to related mail messages

  • Link Apple Mail email messages, notes, and RSS articles directly to information stored in Bento with a simple drag and drop.
  • View messages instantly from within Bento using Quick Look.
  • Open selected messages in Apple Mail with a single click to easily reply or forward.

More Spreadsheet-like Behavior--Includes familiar spreadsheet features

  • Use the new fill down feature or copy and paste to enter information faster and easier than ever before.
  • Click, type, and tab to enter data just like you do in Microsoft Excel or iWork Numbers.
  • Add new fields and change field types right from the Table View.

Direct Numbers and Excel Support--Work with Numbers and Excel seamlessly

  • Directly import iWork Numbers or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. You no longer need to save spreadsheets as CSV files first.
  • Directly export Bento libraries to iWork Numbers or Microsoft Excel format. You no longer need to export libraries as CSV files first.
  • Copy and paste selected blocks of spreadsheet data into Bento to view information in beautiful Bento forms, get easy iTunes-style searching, quick sorting and instant summary stats.
  • Copy and paste Bento data back into your spreadsheet for further analysis and charting.

Import and Export Tab-Delimited Files--Great news for AppleWorks users

  • Bring your AppleWorks databases and spreadsheets into Bento with a few clicks.
  • Export your AppleWorks data to a text file and then import into Bento.
  • Export data from Bento just as easily to send it back to AppleWorks or any program that supports tab-delimited files.

Template Import and Export--Exchange Bento templates with ease

  • Exchange your favorite Bento library templates with other Bento users by simply exporting individual templates.
  • Get templates from other Bento users by importing them with a simple drag and drop.

Split View--See summaries and details together

  • The new hybrid Split View shows summaries and details together on one screen to make viewing and editing information easier than ever.
  • See a list of information in Table View on top and details in Form View below--all on the same screen.

Use Bento to organize all the details of your busy life!

  • Manage unlimited contact details
  • Link important emails to people, projects and events
  • Coordinate events, parties and fundraisers
  • Track projects, assignments, and deadlines
  • Prioritize to-do lists and action items
  • Catalog inventory, donations and items for sales
  • Record hours worked and payments due
  • Assign ratings to service providers and sellers
  • Create libraries for music, movies, and media
  • Organize files and photos with related contacts, projects and events

Faster Form Customization--Say "goodbye" to customize mode

  • Change a form layout instantly without having to enter Customize Mode.
  • Click on a field's label to select it--then move it, resize it, change the font size, shading and more.
  • Click inside the field to edit data.

Built-In Links to Maps and Chat--Get maps and start chats from Bento

  • Click the new button near an address to automatically display maps or driving directions from the Web.
  • Start a chat session with your IM buddies right from within Bento. (Requires an Internet connection and instant messaging account.)

More Printing Options--Print forms and lists easier

  • In Form View, you can now print more than one record per page.
  • In Table View, you can use the new "Fit to Width" option to make your columns automatically fit the width of the page.

Ten More Themes--Make your forms look even better

  • Dress your data in designer style, bring excitement to your day with new colors, or add a refreshing splash to your forms with the new swimming pool and sandy beach themes.
  • Preview themes before applying them to quickly find just the look you want.

More Details

Publisher: FileMakerCategory: ProgrammingBinding: CD-ROMLanguage: English


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