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posted by pbwizard

Has anyone tried Filemaker's Bento 3? They're touting that it does serious integration to iCal & Addressbook databases. Sounds too good to be true. Maybe I'll download their free demo...


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posted by DrFrank

On Mar 24, 6:24 am, pbwizard <pbwizard2...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Has anyone tried Filemaker's Bento 3?

I use a combination of:
- Apple Address Book
- Bento (for custom fields)
http://www.filemaker.com/products/bento/
- BusyCal
http://busymac.com/
I have current versions of Chronos Organizer, Contactizer Pro and Daylite, but I'm happy with the Address Book, Bento and BusyCal combo.


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posted by Wilson Ng
I'm actually liking Bento 3..... I think I might just settle on this for my contacts. It helps that it already has tight integration with Address Book with the chance to see tasks, events, and e-mails in one screen.

I'm using the same setup with BusyCal, Bento, and Address Book as well.....

I do like the customization capabilities of Bento 3.

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posted by watchit

I tried BusyCal a while back but decided against it because it did not
support Calendar Groups... I use them extensively in iCal
Does it support them now or is there any way to have groups of
calendars within BusyCal?

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posted by ronr

How about Bento's ability (or lack of) to set up mass e-mailings by
organizing groups of contacts? I used to do this by NOW's categories
-- AB's only sending by groups doesn't meet my needs. Am wondering if
Bento is really suitable for 'serious' business purposes, under its
pretty face.



Edited by acn (03/26/10 05:54 AM)