Bento, anyone?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Morod, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. Morod macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, this is not a lunch invitation.
    Does anyone use Bento database? Do you like it?
    I would be using it for personal collections and keeping up with lists on one Apple computer. So for me, it looks good. (I just found out about it on a Macworld.com review). So I thought I'd ask to see if anyone out there is actually using it. Looks easy to learn and doesn't cost too much. Did I mention I hate working with spreadsheets? :eek:
    Thanks for any info,
    Morod
     
  2. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using the trial right now. From what I have seen so far I just might purchase it.

    I like the simple way to do home inventory for instance.
     
  3. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the input, ID. Home inventory is a big thing these days, especially considering how fast it can change. A question. Can you add pictures to the description of the item in the inventory? I just found the Bento on Amazon for $45 and free shipping. Think I'm gonna go for it!
    Morod
     
  4. Slumbercub macrumors regular

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    I use Bento, it really is a great app. I struggled for years with its big brother Filemaker but with Bento I finally 'get' and use databases. I would not hesitate to recommend it; compliments iWork perfectly as well.
     
  5. Morod thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Looks like I can answer my own question. Pictures can be added to descriptions, according to the video tutorials on Filemaker's Bento site:

    http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/tours.html?homepage=bento_demo

    This appears to be an app that will get used a lot! I can understand why Apple doesn't bundle it with Work or iLife, but it sure would've been nice of them if they did.
    Morod
     
  6. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    That's why it's almost perfect for home inventory. :)
     
  7. stockcerts macrumors 65816

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    I am also considering Bento. Would there be any reason to purchase from Amazon if you can download the software?
     
  8. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I think it might be slightly cheaper to get it from Amazon, but I would just prefer to download it and not wait for a box.

    :)
     
  9. TheQuestion macrumors regular

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    gave it a go, very nice little app in a charming country-bumpkinish way. Coming from FMP though, well, it's like going from Final Cut to imovie '08. Your mileage may vary.
     

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