FileMaker Pro vs. Bento

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by graemeh88, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. graemeh88 macrumors member

    May 25, 2010
    Which of those two database programs is more similar to Microsoft Access?
  2. juliainor macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    FileMaker Pro is a true database program, so it's going to be more much more full-featured and powerful than Bento. It's definitely more like Access in that respect. Bento is just meant for personal, or perhaps small business, use. It's handy but it can't do the kinds of things I do with my Access databases at work. FileMaker Pro can.
  3. calb macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2009
    If you're an Access user and are looking to adopt a new application, you definitely want to look towards FileMaker Pro. Bento is nice and simple for personal use, but for anything more needy and it starts lacking.

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