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FileMaker’s Bento Template Exchange Surges Beyond A Million Downloads

More than 1,000 free database templates for Mac, iPad, and iPhone cover business and hobbies, work and home

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Oct. 11, 2011 – FileMaker, Inc. today announced that more than one million templates have been downloaded from the Bento Template Exchange, since its launch in June 2009. The templates, available in 10 languages, are free to download and give people real-world examples of the many uses of FileMaker’s popular personal databases: Bento for Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Over 1,070 templates – most created by actual Bento users – are available on the Exchange for everything from templates for small businesses designed to make it easy to managing contacts, projects and events to templates for coin collecting and managing a Cub Scout pack to beer lists, pet info, exercise logs and job-hunting. Among the most popular templates are contact and customer manager, bill tracking, project manager, family organizer, and lecture notes.

“We’re blown away by the popularity of The Bento Template Exchange,” said Ryan Rosenberg. “You can find a thousand great ideas to be more productive using Bento.”

Downloading templates is simple and rewarding and the Exchange provides easy instructions. Bento 4 for Mac is required to download and import templates, but once added on the Mac, templates can be synchronized with Bento 1.1 for iPhone and Bento 1.1 for iPad (each sold separately on the iTunes App store for $5 US).

Availability and Special $9 Upgrade Offer

Bento 4 for Mac costs $49 US and is available directly from the FileMaker web store, the Mac App Store, and in Apple retail stores.

Until November 18, 2011, owners of Bento 1, 2 and 3 for Mac may upgrade to Bento 4 for Mac, for only $9.

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 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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