Apple is apparently really excited about Bento. They don’t often showcase new software from third parties through their own press release RSS feeds, but today, that’s exactly what they did.
Here’s the blurb:
Designed specifically for Mac OS X Leopard, Bento offers one place to put your important information, including: contacts, calendars, projects, and events. Bento automatically displays contacts and calendars kept within Address Book and iCal, with no need to re-enter existing names, phone numbers, email addresses or upcoming events. â€œBento is the personal database for the millions of Mac users who appreciate the elegance and ease of use of their Mac,â€ said FileMaker president Dominique Goupil. â€œWith Bento, we are providing an incredibly easy way to manage all your information â€” iCal calendar events, Address Book contacts, digital media and files â€” all in one place, effortlessly.â€
If you’re a Leopard user you can try Bento for free by clicking here. I have never used Database software before in my life (I’ve never had a reason too), but I’m going to be trying this out this afternoon. From a complete Database noob’s perspective, I’m sure it will be an interesting experience, but I’d also like to hear from any of you that are familiar with Database software…how does this preview compare?