The comprehensive design tools and easy-to-use interface make it a breeze to create databases and enter data – so much so that you could conceivably skip the pricier desktop version of Bento altogether and work completely from your iPad.
If you want to backup your Bento data, however, you’ll need to spring for the pricier Mac version, as it doesn’t support syncing to iCloud or Dropbox – a shame, given this would be a great way to share data between Bento clients on different devices. You’ll also need the desktop app to perform functions like generating reports and outputting to email.
Even if you’ve never designed a database, the templates cover most common use cases, such as inventory, projects, customers and time billing, and you can download more for free from the Bento Template Exchange.
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The latest update to Bento has made it easier than ever to organise things into neat little databases.