Bento, how do you use it?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by stockcerts, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. stockcerts macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    I've searched through some of the forums this morning on Bento and I'm considering downloading the trial version when I get home tonight.

    I'm a little curious about the interface into existing contacts and my calendar. I'm not sure that I'm clear on how it improves upon what comes with the OS.

    I'd be interested to hear from those of you that have Bento and how you use it and your critique of the product.

    Thanks all!!
  2. PeggyD macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2007
    Covington, WA, USA
    I tried Bento & found it worthless (or worse). My main complaints:

    1. It creates a single file for all databases. There is no way to share just part of your databases.
    2. It only imports .csv files, not tab-delimited, Excel, Numbers, AppleWorks, etc., etc.
    3. It only prints one record per page. Useless for labels.
    4. You can't even share the database between your own Macs.
    I only see it as a "pretty face" for Address Book & iCal. I need to create multiple address databases & share just some.
  3. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

    Island Dog

    Sep 11, 2005
    St. Cloud, FL.
    Well there are other uses for Bento. Like inventory, project management, etc. Just download the trial and give it a try.

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