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Bento 2 Named Codie Finalist for Best Database Management Solution

Bento 2 for Mac proves that databases can be personal, easy to use and beautiful

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – March 9, 2009 –FileMaker, Inc. today announced that Bento 2 is a finalist in the category of Best Database Management Software for a 2009 Codie Award, the premiere annual awards voted by members of the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA). SIIA will name the winners during the Codie Awards on May 5, 2009 in San Francisco.

Bento 2 is the newest version of the popular personal database from FileMaker that makes database use easy and friendly. Designed specifically for Mac OS X v.10.5.4 Leopard (or later), Bento helps Mac users organize their lives by giving them one place to put their important information from contacts and calendars to projects and events. Bento can organize activities related to work, home, school and community.

Data from Microsoft Excel, Apple Numbers and AppleWorks databases and spreadsheets can easily be imported into Bento 2 for iTunes-style searching, quick sorting and instant summary statistics. Bento 2 provides themes and templates to make data more accessible and stylish.

Nearly 190 judges encompassing technology trade journalists, consultants, educators, IT and product specialists, and other knowledgeable, yet neutral, experts have reviewed all of the products entered. The finalists were chosen from more than 850 nominations submitted by 600 companies.

About FileMaker, Inc.

FileMaker is the leader in easy-to-use database software. Millions of people, from individuals to some of the world's largest companies, rely on FileMaker software to manage, analyze and share vital information. The company’s products are the FileMaker Pro line – versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac and the Web – and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPod touch. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

Customer contact:
800-325-2747
http://www.filemaker.com

Media contact:
Kevin Mallon
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com

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