iPad Bento

MacRumors discovered that Filemaker is releasing Bento for the iPad. While this isn’t much of a surprise (Filemaker is owned by Apple), I’m looking forward to accessing my Bento data on the go. Hopefully they will have some interesting form input mode like Numbers appears to.

Photo from MacRumors.com

Thanks technoesq for the tip.

5 Comments iPad Bento

  1. dmendels@cognoscens.com

    Before moving their software to the iPad, they should fix it so that we can exchange data between databases/categories, without recreating more categories and sub-categories. And get an email scanner as well.
    This remains my major griefs with Bento, as I can’t address properly all the fields needed to keep up to date my contacts/customers list. I’ve tried it 3 times, and Contactizer still does a better job for me, although the interface is ugly.
    Similarly, project management is better dealt with by the Omnigroup… Even Filemaker Pro, which I tried last week for the same purpose, is way too clunky for my taste, although I like the way you can personalize the interface. Yet, it does not seem to have evolved that much since the first version I used (v.2 I believe, I’m getting old).
    I guess it’s time to rethink more than the interface – databases should wrap around the customer’s habits, not the opposite, that’s the Mac way 😉

    Reply
  2. dmendels@cognoscens.com

    Before moving their software to the iPad, they should fix it so that we can exchange data between databases/categories, without recreating more categories and sub-categories. And get an email scanner as well.
    This remains my major griefs with Bento, as I can’t address properly all the fields needed to keep up to date my contacts/customers list. I’ve tried it 3 times, and Contactizer still does a better job for me, although the interface is ugly.
    Similarly, project management is better dealt with by the Omnigroup… Even Filemaker Pro, which I tried last week for the same purpose, is way too clunky for my taste, although I like the way you can personalize the interface. Yet, it does not seem to have evolved that much since the first version I used (v.2 I believe, I’m getting old).
    I guess it’s time to rethink more than the interface – databases should wrap around the customer’s habits, not the opposite, that’s the Mac way 😉

    Reply
  3. dmendels@cognoscens.com

    Before moving their software to the iPad, they should fix it so that we can exchange data between databases/categories, without recreating more categories and sub-categories. And get an email scanner as well.
    This remains my major griefs with Bento, as I can’t address properly all the fields needed to keep up to date my contacts/customers list. I’ve tried it 3 times, and Contactizer still does a better job for me, although the interface is ugly.
    Similarly, project management is better dealt with by the Omnigroup… Even Filemaker Pro, which I tried last week for the same purpose, is way too clunky for my taste, although I like the way you can personalize the interface. Yet, it does not seem to have evolved that much since the first version I used (v.2 I believe, I’m getting old).
    I guess it’s time to rethink more than the interface – databases should wrap around the customer’s habits, not the opposite, that’s the Mac way 😉

    Reply
  4. dmendels@cognoscens.com

    Before moving their software to the iPad, they should fix it so that we can exchange data between databases/categories, without recreating more categories and sub-categories. And get an email scanner as well.
    This remains my major griefs with Bento, as I can’t address properly all the fields needed to keep up to date my contacts/customers list. I’ve tried it 3 times, and Contactizer still does a better job for me, although the interface is ugly.
    Similarly, project management is better dealt with by the Omnigroup… Even Filemaker Pro, which I tried last week for the same purpose, is way too clunky for my taste, although I like the way you can personalize the interface. Yet, it does not seem to have evolved that much since the first version I used (v.2 I believe, I’m getting old).
    I guess it’s time to rethink more than the interface – databases should wrap around the customer’s habits, not the opposite, that’s the Mac way 😉

    Reply
  5. dmendels@cognoscens.com

    Before moving their software to the iPad, they should fix it so that we can exchange data between databases/categories, without recreating more categories and sub-categories. And get an email scanner as well.
    This remains my major griefs with Bento, as I can’t address properly all the fields needed to keep up to date my contacts/customers list. I’ve tried it 3 times, and Contactizer still does a better job for me, although the interface is ugly.
    Similarly, project management is better dealt with by the Omnigroup… Even Filemaker Pro, which I tried last week for the same purpose, is way too clunky for my taste, although I like the way you can personalize the interface. Yet, it does not seem to have evolved that much since the first version I used (v.2 I believe, I’m getting old).
    I guess it’s time to rethink more than the interface – databases should wrap around the customer’s habits, not the opposite, that’s the Mac way 😉

    Reply

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