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Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Just wondering if anyone is using Bento and what do they think?

I am not finding it too user friendly and quite clunky in some aspect. Unless I have no idea how to use a database.

Can some nice souls tell me what they think?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:17 PM

It depends what you want it for Pegi, Its pretty limited.

I guess if you want a data base for recipes or family information its ok, I used it for about 2 weeks about 2 years ago and dumped it for filemaker pro.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

I won the first edition (thanks AMW!) and have kept it updated, (when discounts bob up), but I still can't find a use for it!

It seems to me that simple database applications with specific purpose, things like Pepperplate for recipes for instance (IOS app), are actually better and easier than setting up a Bento Database.

Perhaps I could set up a file for receipts, but why wouldn't I just stick 'em in dropbox and tag them?

I still think it's a solution waiting for a problem, but I'd be happy if someone can give me a use for it!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:21 PM

View Postpegi, on 08 April 2012 - 02:33 PM, said:

Can some nice souls tell me what they think?


Bento is a pretty lightweight database, but it does provide some pretty good templates for people who are new to databases and don't necessarily have any 'development' skills (or interest!).

Like Ken, I have always upgraded to FileMaker Pro because it allows me to create and customise databases and operations in greater detail. I don't think I've actually updated Bento recently (in fact I'm not even sure I've bothered installing it since my last fresh install).
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks every one for your input. That 's about what I thought. Pretty simple not a big deal. I do find it restrictive for budgeting and planning. I have tried the inventory part. But honestly does not cut it.

Will have a look at FilemakerPro. and see what it gives.

Again thks for that.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:38 PM

Have you had a look at using a simple accounting package like Moneyworks?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Ok P, will have a look.Thks
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