My friend Alexis Kayhill at Mac360 looks at the latest Bento update. First, the questions:
Bento is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Mac apps. It’s an easy to use database app with many useful templates. Bento syncs Mac to iPhone and back. As databases go, it’s inexpensive, easy to install, and data is easily shared with others. So, what’s not to like? Why doesn’t Bento get more respect? And why do the upgrades cost so much and give so little?
But, in the end:
If you can find a better, more comprehensive database app that works seamlessly (mostly) between Mac, iPhone, and iPad, go for it. Otherwise, the annual update tax is a nominal expense.
It’s a modest tax.