FileMaker has said that over 500,000 free templates have been downloaded from the Bento Template Exchange since its launch in June 2009.
The free Exchange makes it simple for visitors to try Bento and to browse, install and use real-world templates contributed by other Bento users.
“People get a database because they have a job to do. The template exchange provides 700 ways to accomplish whatever task you have in mind.” said Steve McManus, Regional Manager, Asia Pacific. “A half-million downloads from the Bento Template Exchange shows that lots of people are finding this true.”
The Exchange provides easy instructions on how to download and import templates along with easy steps for sharing your Bento templates. Bento templates may also be used with Bento for iPhone and Bento for iPad (sold separately on the iTunes App store), if they are synched with Bento 3 on the Mac.
Bento is the personal database software for Mac, iPhone and iPad.