FileMaker Announces Bento for iPad

New personal database app offers a big, beautiful version of Bento for increased productivity

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 2, 2010 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of its >Bento for iPad on the App Store. The app is based on Bento for iPhone with enhancements to make the most of the big, beautiful iPad screen. The new app enables users to manage contacts, track projects, plan events and more, and can be used by itself or synchronized with Bento 3 for Mac.

“Bento has been one of the leading productivity apps for the Mac and iPhone for some time and we’re very excited to now bring a great version to iPad at an incredible price,” said Ryan Rosenberg, FileMaker vice president of marketing and services.

The new Bento for iPad provides gesture support navigation on iPad and takes full advantage of the innovative device’s big screen. The app works in both portrait and landscape views, automatically switching between views as the user rotates the iPad. Users can simply touch the screen to edit information in choice, date and rating fields and checkboxes. A new quick tap lets users watch videos, view photos and send e-mails. Customers can even browse web links in Bento without leaving the app. 

The app features cool new notebook, clipboard, and glass themes that you can apply to any Bento library to make your database look as great as it works. It also includes 25 pre-designed customizable templates ranging from event planning, time billing, recipes, classes, dieting and more—all designed to make organizing iPad content and activities easy. All templates are fully modifiable, and users can create their own libraries to suit any type of task. To make it easy to bring together all your information, the new Bento for iPad supports 15 field types including text, numbers, choice, checkbox, media, time, date, durations, currency, rating, address, phone number, email, URL and IM Account.

Bento for iPad is priced at just $4.99 and is available today (in English only) from the Apple App Store.

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 essential information. The company's products are the FileMaker Pro line - versatile database software for teams and organizations, for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and the web - and Bento, the personal database for Mac, iPhone and iPad. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple.

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