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Note: FileMaker is ending development of Bento. It will continue to be available on the FileMaker Store, the App Store, and Mac App Store through 30 September 2013, and FileMaker will provide technical support for Bento products through 30 July 2014.

Bento is a personal database from FileMaker that's as easy to use as a Mac. Bento organizes all your important information in one place, so you can manage your contacts, coordinate events, track projects, prioritize tasks, and more faster and easier than ever before. more...

What's New

Version 4.1.2:
  • Provides bug fixes and updates related to OS X 10.7 Mountain Lion and Retina displays.
  • Migrates data stored in the Bento iPhoto library to a new Bento Photos library and disconnects from iPhoto. You will still be able to add images from iPhoto to Bento media fields
  • If you purchased Bento 4 from the Mac App Store, please download an update from the Mac App Store when available

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later

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Robertcoogan Member IconReview+107
Robertcoogan
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Overall a very nice and bare-bones db app. I really wish Filemaker would at least continue to support Bento beyond 2014, I bought it just three months ago and feel like I have been ripped off. Would have been nice to know they were stopping development and support, I would have taken my business elsewhere.

Awesome, Filemaker. Looks like I'm headed back to MySQL.

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Version 4.1.2
Old-Grouch Member IconComment+16
Old-Grouch
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Maybe now someone will step in to fill the gap and create a decent app this time.

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Version 4.1.2
Rubaiyat Member IconComment+567
Rubaiyat
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Just goes to show FileMaker (and Apple) DO listen to their customers!

They finally cancelled it. :)

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Version 4.1.2
Koloraro Member IconComment+13
Koloraro
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Anyone has find an alternative to Bento ?
I almost tried all of the "closed databases" like pedias, librarian, delicious and such but any of them meet my expectations or requirements, so what's nect? I can't afford Filemaker and didn't want to after the failure of Bento.
Symphythum and iDatabase seems the most similar app here, but also seems to lack on continuous development, like Bento.
Risk again and loose money and time?
thanks.

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Version 4.1.2
Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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I'm an avid Bento 3.v user who refused to pay for an upgrade to Bento 4.v when it came out. And now this? Filemaker closing down Bento? Does this really come as a surprise to anyone? Filemaker has shown long, long ago that it doesn't give a whit about its customer base. I was an avid Filemaker customer back in the day, but I refused to continue to pay outrageous prices for minor upgrades disguised as major improvements. Shelling out a hundred bucks every year for some kind of cosmetic change? Forget it!

It's the same with Adobe, but I shan't rant about that here.

Filemaker is hoping that loyal Bento fans will migrate to their flagship app [and thus continue to pay their outrageous prices]. This is one fan who will not do so and I urge others to do the same. When Bento finally is unable to keep up with Mac and iOS version upgrades, then and only then will I seek to find an alternate—non-Filemaker—solution.

Double shame on you Filemaker!

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Version 4.1.2
Bluelemon9 Member IconReview+4
Bluelemon9
+3

Damn,Damn,Damn!!
Maybe it wasn't perfect but it worked for a few things! I have one library that I have updated everyday for the last 3 years. Lots of info!
It will be difficult, I think, to not only find a new app ,but to then merge my old and new info in that app.

Frustration!!

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Version 4.1.2
valerieamandabradleygmailcom7090 Member IconReview+0
valerieamandabradleygmailcom7090
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sad to see bento go, hoping to find a better alternative, avid collector here :]

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Version 4.1.2
Appledogx Member IconComment+146
Appledogx
+1

Filemaker always made sure Bento was nice looking, but too crippled to do REAL work. If it wasn't a success, Filemaker only has itself to blame. I hope someone comes up with a reasonable cost alternative. Obviously, Filemaker Pro is not it. They forgot that FileMaker started out as a relational database that anybody could easily use, then they just kept increasing the price to push it out of that category. I'm not surprised by this cancellation, but I am a bit angry with this greedy company for doing it.

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Version 4.1.2
Pik80
+2

I used it for real work. For another update or two I think they could have nailed the product.

Mhoutman Member IconComment+189
Mhoutman
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End of Bento:

http://info.filemaker.com/Bento_Statement.html

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Version 4.1.2
Szeoli
+1

This is bad news. Bento is a fine little database application, that I rely on a great deal. I will never buy another product from Filemaker, that's for sure.

Szeoli Member IconReview+34
Szeoli
+3

I noticed on the AppStore a lot of negative reviews for Bento, due mostly to the abandonment of support for Apple's apps like Contacts and iPhoto. While I can certainly understand that anger from people who relied upon Bento as a interface with those apps, I want to stress that Bento is so much more than that. It is a very handy, easy to use database. I keep all kinds of structured data in it, and am able to easily sync that data among my MacBook, iPad Mini and iPod Touch. I've found it very stable and reliable. It may be the single most useful app I have for cross-device data sharing.

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Version 4.1.2
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Kgx
Version 4.0.7
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Mezzogori
Version 4.0.6
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Mtkato
Version 4.0.6
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DaymonJ
Version 4.0.6
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Version 4.0.2
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Version 4.0.1
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Version 3.0.6
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