Santa Clara, CA (April 14, 2011)–FileMaker has updated its personal database family with the release of Bento 4 for Mac, and Bento 1.1 for iPhone and Bento 1.1 for iPad.
New features include the ability to print labels, export libraries with data, automatically add geographical locations to records and lock down forms.
In Bento 4, users can create custom labels or choose from more than 250 ready-to-use Avery and Dymo label formats for mailing labels, inventory tags, name badges, file folders and other uses. Labels can be customized with information from a database and with images.
For the first time, users can export Bento libraries populated with data and share these with other users, much like emailing a file. Custom Bento templates can be sent directly to the Bento Template Exchange from within Bento 4. The Bento Template Exchange features over 800 free downloadable templates.
The new version allows you to lock forms to prevent unwanted changes to a layout, switch from Table view to Form view, search by date ranges, and automatically create media fields.
With the addition of a new location field type, Bento 4 will automatically log an exact location using WiFi, GPS, or cell tower triangulation, depending on which Mac or iOS device users may be using when they enter or modify a record. With automatic location fields, one can record the location of site inspections, log customer visits, track travel sites, or capture survey locations.
Bento 1.1 for iPhone and Bento 1.1 for iPad Bento for iPhone and Bento for iPad have both received updates. Users can now record voice memos into media fields on mobile devices and tie them to records, providing use for capturing events, logging meetings for later review, and just capturing notes without typing. Voice memos can be synched with Bento 4 for the Mac.
Bento for Mac users can make more use of their information on the Bento for iPhone and Bento for iPad. Now one can sync iCal tasks from the Mac, edit simple list data on an iPhone, and use related records to link libraries.