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Bento 2 Provides Easy Import for AppleWorks Databases


SANTA CLARA, Calif. - AppleWorks users can now import their database information into Bento 2 by FileMaker, the latest version of the personal database that’s as easy to use as the Mac.

In just a few steps, AppleWorks users can take advantage of the many advanced, easy-to-use features in Bento 2, such as iTunes-style searching, customizable Bento forms and tables, information linking, beautiful templates and more. Download a free trial version of Bento 2 today.

“For many Mac customers, AppleWorks was their first encounter with database software and a great way to help them organize their data and their life,” said Ryan Rosenberg, vice president marketing and services, FileMaker. With Bento 2, they can easily continue using databases by tapping into an elegant, stylish application that lets them work with their data in ways that were never possible before with AppleWorks.”

About Bento 2
Designed specifically for Mac OS X v.10.5.4 (or later) Leopard, Bento helps Mac users organize their lives by giving them one place to put their important information from contacts and calendars to projects and events. Bento can organize activities related to work, home, school and community.

Bento automatically displays contacts and calendars kept within Address Book and iCal. There is no need to re-enter existing names, phone numbers, email addresses and upcoming events into Bento allowing users to start organizing and extending their information right away.

Bento 2 now links Apple Mail messages and RSS feeds to contacts, events, projects and other information stored in Bento.

With Bento 2, users can export spreadsheet data from Excel and Numbers directly into Bento 2 to view and use data in beautiful Bento 2 forms and secondarily import Bento 2 data into the spreadsheet apps. Bento 2 users enjoy convenient iTunes-style searching, quick sorting, instant summary stats and much more.

Bento 2 also offers exciting new functionality including spreadsheet style “no set-up” data entry with intuitive “fill-downs”; the ability to edit records and modify forms without ever changing modes; view and edit table and detail records in split-view on one screen; and even instantly link to Google Maps and online chat.

Bento 2 “Buzz” Is Strong
Since its release in October 2008, Bento 2 has consistently received rave reviews from the press. Some of these highlights include:

* says Bento 2 “may well be the easiest way to organize your life.”
* MacNN calls Bento 2 “A bargain and a major upgrade.”
* San Antonio Express says, “Try Bento 2 and see how much fun you can have with a database!”
* Macworld gives Bento 2 4.5 out of 5 mice, noting that the software “boasts a number of significant improvements.”

FileMaker, Inc. develops award-winning database software. Its products include the legendary FileMaker Pro product line for Windows, Mac and the Web, and the new Bento personal database for Mac. FileMaker Pro won 52 awards, more than its next eight competitors combined, from 2003-2009 in the U.S., and a total of 134 awards worldwide during this time. Millions of customers, from individuals to large organizations, rely on FileMaker, Inc. software to manage, analyze and share information. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Inc.


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