New Bento 3 Project Manager from FileMaker Makes Project and Time Management Easy

Free download includes trial version of Bento 3 personal database for Mac

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2010 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced the Bento 3 Project Manager, a brand new set of templates designed to make it easy for Mac users to track their personal projects and manage their time within one integrated, intuitive place. The Bento 3 Project Manager includes a free 30-day trial of the popular Bento 3personal database for Mac, plus two professionally designed, ready-to-use templates.

Templates in the Bento 3 Project Manager include:

  • Project Dashboard, with forms for project overview, milestones, tasks, communications, related files such as photos and presentations, and time sheets; and
  • Time Sheets, with pre-defined Smart Collections for hours billed, hours to be billed, and amounts due. All of this detailed information can be located quickly using iTunes-style searching.

The Bento 3 Project Manager also works with Bento for iPad and Bento for iPhone (both sold separately on the iTunes App store). Users can organize their projects and time sheets on one of Apple’s popular mobile devices and then synchronize the information to their Mac. The Bento 3 Project Manager links with iCal Tasks and iCal Events – providing a central hub of information to stay more organized, on schedule and on task.

“Everyone wants to make the most productive use of their time, but juggling multiple priorities and responsibilities can be tough,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president, marketing and services, FileMaker, Inc. “With the Bento 3 Project Manager, users have a cost-effective way to organize all sorts of projects. Streamlined time and project management in the Bento 3 Project Manager offer easy ways to keep track of details – and also ensures accurate, expedient time tracking and invoicing.”

The Bento 3 Project Manager is designed to work with Bento 3, the acclaimed personal database software for the Mac. Recently named among Entrepreneur magazine’s “Six must-have apps,” it also has also garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars from MacNN. Since its introduction, Bento 3 has been used in many areas where project management tasks are important, including solo and home-based businesses, personal organization, home improvement, community fundraisers, and school activities.

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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