Free Video Tutorial: Bento 4 for Mac - Apple Mac, iPad & iPhone Tutorials from ScreenCastsOnline

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Bento is the consumer level database application produced by FileMaker and is considered by many to be the "missing" iWork application.

Bento allows you to create and update libraries of information for virtually any requirement. Inventories, contact lists, recipes, if there is information you want to store and retrieve, Bento can do it.

Using the latest version, I give a quick refresher on the common features of Bento for Mac, as well as looking at some significant changes within the application.

From creating a new database (or library in Bento speak) to utilising the built in or downloadable templates, I cover all the bases. In addition, I take a look at the powerful views within Bento to enable you to access your data in the most appropriate way for the task in hand.

I also look at the different field types and identify some brand new fields and their usage, finishing off with a look at exchanging data with other applications.

For information on Bento for iOS, check out this week's iOS tutorial - Bento 4 for the iPad

This full tutorial includes sections on:

  • Introduction to Bento
  • Exploring the Table View
  • Exploring the Grid View
  • Exploring the Form View
  • Searching
  • Data & Collections
  • Creating Libraries & Choosing Fields
  • Managing Contacts & Creating Labels
  • Exchanging Data

Video Tutorial Comments

(2 comments posted)

Nicholas Barnes

Really great show. I have used Bento 1 and 2 and decided I could live without it. This tutorial makes it much more understandable and I have thought of an invaluable use for it! Top marks for a top show. Bottom marks for costing me yet more money!!

Tommy Weir

Best new feature I found with 4 was the ability to have calculated fields. Means that reports are much more powerful.

Can use it not just for Math but also to combine text fields FirstName+" "+LastName for example.

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