Online Training Leader Releases Bento Essential Training Video

Course Includes Over 50 Video Tutorials on Key Bento Concepts

Ventura, CA—July 15, 2008—, the leading provider of software training videos online, announced the availability of Bento Essential Training, a video course covering the basics of FileMaker’s new personal database application for Mac OS X.

Members of the Online Training Library® receive on-demand access to the course’s more than 50 Bento video tutorials, and non-members can access 10% of the tutorials for free by visiting the course page

Bento is a personal database designed for people with no database experience. The application provides Mac OS X users an organizational hub for everything they might want to collect, track, or connect—such as contacts, tasks, photos, projects, and files. The course’s author, FileMaker Professional Trainer Cris Ippolite, introduces key database concepts as they relate to Bento, including collections, records, forms, and fields. Cris demonstrates how a little planning and setup results in a more useful collection of information. Cris also explains how to link Bento to Mac applications like Address Book and iCal, and how to design custom templates.

“FileMaker Bento is a great tool for people who want to pull together and manage all the different areas of their busy lives,” says Lynda Weinman, CEO of “Author Cris Ippolite shows viewers, even those with no knowledge of databases, how Bento can help them better organize and use the ever-growing amounts of information they collect every day.”

To view free demo movies of Bento Essential Training, visit the Bento Essential Training course page.

Subscriptions to the Online Training Library® start at $25 a month, and provide anytime access to tens of thousands of video tutorials covering Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, web design, digital imaging, 3D, digital video, animation, and many other topics. The company is adding several new training courses to the library each week. Multiuser subscriptions are also available for companies and educational institutions seeking to provide learning to groups.

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About Cris Ippolite

Cris Ippolite is the president and founder of iSolutions, Inc., a Santa Monica-based custom software and Web design firm. Cris is a FileMaker Certified Developer as well as an Authorized FileMaker Professional Trainer and one of 25 partner-level FileMaker Solution Alliance members in the world. He is also a regular speaker at several technology conferences, including Flashforward, FileMaker Developer Conference, and MacWorld. Visit him on the Web at

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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