Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?
We loved Bento 4 for Mac, and now FileMaker has brought its killer features to Bento for iPad. But while Bento for Mac is $49.99 in the Mac App Store, the iPad version is just $9.99 -- with a $4.99 sale through July 31.
We all constantly face organizational challenges: Do I have enough ingredients at home for this cake recipe? Which mechanic worked on my car last year? What’s the status of Project X? Bento is here to help with all those tiny details. You enter basic information, and the Bento database software manages the details. Bento excels at digitizing and corralling real-world concepts, but the best part is how it manages to make the somewhat-scary concept of a database downright user-friendly. It’s been Bento’s trademark since version one was released in 2008, and this fourth iteration continues FileMaker’s tradition of a database for the rest of us.