Apple Bento: The new personal database for Macs February 10, 2008Posted by Matsu in Apple, Information Technology, Japan, Mac, Microsoft, Software, Technology, Windows/Microsoft.
Yup, Apple is finally shipping a database for the rest of us. Yesterday they released a new product called Bento by FileMaker.
As you may know, FileMaker is an Apple company that provides database software designed for small to medium sized businesses. Now, they are selling a new $50 database product for individuals who want to track collections of things or just plan a party.
This product fills a whole in Microsoft’s offering as Office for Mac doesn’t include database software. Now, Mac users have a database program that will fill that need. I wonder how well it integrates with Microsoft Word or Excel.
By the way, did you know that “bento” means “lunch box” in Japanese? It does.
I haven’t installed the demo yet, but I will do it this week and let you know what I what I find out about integration with Microsoft’s office software.