A Mac Database
Managing data on your Mac begins with a great database. There are two great options: FileMaker Pro and Bento.
What is a Mac database management system?
If you use a Mac, you'll want a Mac database management system like FileMaker Pro or Bento. FileMaker, Inc. is an Apple subsidiary, and FileMaker was one of the earliest Mac applications.
FileMaker Pro database
FileMaker Pro has a legendary history as a Mac database. It takes advantage of features of the Mac OS, like Advanced Find. It integrates with other leading Mac applications, like Excel, Numbers, and AppleWorks spreadsheets. And the FileMaker Pro Mac database uses the same Mac interface (menus, dialog boxes, etc.) you're already familiar with.
The FileMaker Pro Mac database is designed to work hand-in-hand with your other Mac applications to save you time, and help you create a database with powerful capabilities:
Create a database from an existing Excel or Numbers spreadsheet.
Save and email reports as Adobe PDF files, or as Excel spreadsheets.
Attach any kind of Microsoft Office file to records in your Mac database.
Easily create live connections to MySQL data sources.
FileMaker Pro works on the Mac, Windows, and the Web.
Bento Mac database
Another Mac database from FileMaker, Bento is a personal Mac database that you use to organize your life and business. Even if you are new to Mac or to databases, it's never been easier to get organized thanks to Bento ready-to-use templates and elegant themes designed by Mac artists.
Designed for Mac enthusiasts, the Bento Mac database looks, feels, and works like other Mac applications, such as iTunes and Address Book. The Bento Mac database is an exceptionally easy database. It connects directly to Address Book and iCal and can link to Apple Mail messages.
And if you want your Bento info to go, get Bento for iPhone from the App Store. It's the portable version of this wildly popular personal database. It's never been easier to organize all the details of your busy life - in one iPhone application that works seamlessly with Bento 2.