Filemaker’s Bento app makes transition to iPad

Filemaker, a subsidiary of Apple and world-leader in database applications, have built upon Bento for the iPhone and iPod Touch and released a brand new version dedicated for the iPad. In case you’re not familiar, Bento is a powerful yet easy to use organizer app that allows you keep track of just about anything you can think of: expenses, inventory, events, contacts, daily diaries and much much more. 25 templates are built-in or you can create new ones to match your needs. Bento for iPad has been enhanced with many new features, including:

  • Full screen forms
  • Split-screen view showing record summary and details
  • Ability to browse web pages without leaving the app
  • Three new themes

With a larger screen area, Bento users will likely find it much easier and faster to use on the iPad. And just like the iPhone version, Bento for iPad sells for $4.99. More info with video after this space.

Vampire Origins Filemaker, Inc., Bento for iPad – $4.99

App Description

Organize all the details of your busy life in one iPad app! Bento for iPad comes with 25 ready-to-use database templates that can be easily customized to organize virtually any type of information you have. Manage contacts, track projects, plan events and so much more. Bento for iPad is a new version of Bento, the popular personal database from FileMaker – use standalone or synchronize with Bento 3 for Mac!
Classes, Contacts, Customers, Diet Log, Digital Media, Donations, Equipment, Events, Event Planning, Exercise Log, Expenses, Files, Home Inventory, Inventory, Issue Tracking, Items Sold, Membership List, Notes, Products, Projects, Recipes, Student List, To-do Items, Time Billing, and Vehicle Maintenance.
  • Bento for iPad is based on Bento for iPhone but has been enhanced to make the most of the larger iPad screen.
  • Comes with 25 ready-to-use database templates
  • Details stored in Bento are large and easy to read on iPad.
  • In landscape, you get a split screen view showing both your complete records list and a single record’s details simultaneously.
  • Rotate iPad to portrait to focus on one record at a time.
  • Swipe up or down to see more details for each record.
  • Touch the screen to edit information in choice fields, date fields, ratings fields, and checkboxes.
  • Tap to watch videos, view photos, and send emails.
  • Browse web links in Safari without leaving Bento.
  • Enter numbers with ease using the large, custom on-screen keypad.
  • Includes 3 background themes with coordinated fonts to make your data look great on the larger screen.
  • Use as a standalone app or synchronize with Bento 3 for Mac (sold separately).
* Synchronization with Bento 3 for Mac desktop software requires a Wi-Fi wireless connection.
* Bento for iPad may not support large databases created in Bento for Mac due to device memory limitations. Please see details at
* Bento for iPad is available in English only, therefore the templates are English-only, but it supports input in a variety of languages and can be synchronized with Bento 3 for Mac in any language. Bento 3 for Mac is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Dutch.
* Please note: Bento is also available for the iPhone and iPod touch. Search on “Bento” to learn more.

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