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Free Bento 3 Holiday Pack Lets Users Get More Organized And Have More Fun this Holiday Season

Mac users can download templates and themes to organize gift lists and holiday parties

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Nov. 17, 2009 - FileMaker, Inc. today announced the Bento 3 Holiday Pack, a free, fun and easy way to get organized for the holidays that works with Bento 3, the popular personal database from FileMaker that is as easy to use as your Mac. Whether the task is planning holiday parties or organizing gift lists, the Bento 3 Holiday Pack makes it easy.

To transform the holidays from daunting to dazzling, download the Bento 3 Holiday Pack now.

The Bento 3 Holiday Pack includes a 30-day trial of Bento 3, plus two festive themes and two additional templates (beyond the 35 that come with Bento 3) to help plan parties and organize a gift list —all in one place. The gift list tracking template tracks gifts both given and received, tracks thank-you notes and even provides a place to store comparison-shopping details. It’s great for the holidays, but equally handy for other events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and showers. The Holiday Party Planner stores a guest list which links directly to the Mac Address Book, a to-do list which links directly to iCal Tasks, recipe files, food and beverage list, the menu and more.

The Bento 3 Holiday Pack also works with Bento for iPhone, so customers can work on holiday planning on an iPhone or iPod Touch, and then synchronize the information to their Mac.

“Bento enthusiasts downloaded last year’s Bento 2 Holiday Pack by the thousands,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “With the Bento 3 Holiday Pack, we’re providing even more new and intuitive ways for you to enjoy the holidays and more beautiful templates to help you get organized with style.”

The Holiday Pack is designed to work with the new Bento 3, the recipient of rave reviews from the media, including a PC Magazine Editors’ Choice award. Bento 3 now talks to iPhoto, making iPhoto albums viewable from within Bento. This makes it easy to store and edit detailed information about photos, and also to link photos to entries in a Bento database, whether it’s for holiday photos or gift-giving plans. Users can also encrypt any field and assign passwords to information in Bento 3 to keep gift or donation information secure.

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.

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