Filemaker Will Discontinue Bento Database Application

Filemaker Will Discontinue Bento Database Application

Filemaker has announced it will discontinue its Bento database application as of September 30,2013. The company says the use of its FileMaker database app on iOS is growing quickly, and the decision was made to focus on that line of their software.

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The Filemaker Bento News Release follows:

Important information for Bento customers

FileMaker, Inc. is increasing its focus on FileMaker Product Line software. Thanks to the ease of creating iPad and iPhone solutions, our customers’ use of FileMaker on iOS is growing rapidly. Our increased focus will create an even better experience for these customers.

As part of our sharpened focus, we will stop further development of the Bento consumer products.

Bento for iPad, iPhone and Mac will continue to be available on the FileMaker Store, and the App Store and Mac App Store, through September 30, 2013.

We will provide technical support for Bento products through July 30, 2014.

We thank you for your support of Bento. We know that many Bento customers will be disappointed.

FileMaker Pro, our powerful yet easy-to-use business database software, will be appropriate for certain users of Bento for Mac. We encourage Bento for Mac customers to visit our “Is FileMaker Pro Right For You?” page to understand the differences between Bento and FileMaker Pro and to download a free trial of FileMaker Pro.

Read the Knowledge Base answer for more information on the Bento transition.

Bento will continue to be available in the Mac App Store, and the iOS App Store (iPhone Link) (iPad Link) through September 30, 2013. Support for the apps will be supplied through July 30, 2014.