updated 09:20 am EDT, Fri April 2, 2010
Takes advantage of space, adds new themes
Although having technically released the app on Thursday, Apple-owned FileMaker has only now formally announced the availability of Bento for iPad. Like the iPhone and Mac apps, the iPad software is used to view and edit personal databases. Included are 15 field types, and 25 templates, for tasks such as recipes and time-based billing.
The main change in the iPad version is a revised layout, designed to exploit extra screen space. New quick tap commands let users view photos and videos, or send e-mails; web links are opened without exiting to Safari. Also present are new clipboard, glass and notebook themes. The app costs $5, and is iPad-exclusive.