I was sent a free copy of 本托 to try out. Here is my take on the software after playing around with it for awhile. 我们正在将软件赠送给读者。有关如何获胜的信息，请参见这篇文章的底部。
本托 most reminds me of the database program that came with Appleworks on the Apple IIc. It isn’如此之大，以至于它的工作原理相同，但它面向的是同一类型的市场。需要存储数据库类型信息而又不成为了解数据库专家的人们。该程序在OS X上运行，外观美观。’d从Apple应用程序获得期望。
本托 uses the idea of 图书馆和馆藏. If you think of your address book, that would be a library. If you think of all of the address records of your college friends, that would be a collection. AddressBook in OS X works like this now. You add addresses to the application and then add them to groups. The application corresponds to a Library in 本托 and the group corresponds to a Collection.
本托 can pull in your AddressBook, iCal Events and iCal Tasks and display them as Libraries. They are kept synchronized. If you delete an address from AddressBook, it disappears out of the 本托 AddressBook library.
You can customize the existing Library templates or create one from scratch. 本托 gives you all the fields you need to add text fields, date fields with calendar popups, pictures, calculated fields, etc. This makes 本托 a very good general tool for keeping track of almost anything. Data can be imported and exported so you can easily get data in or out of the system.
This is one of the more advanced database functions and 本托 does a good job of keeping things simple. The items in a Library can link to other items. For example, if you create a Projects Library you can create records for each of your projects. One of the fields on each record is a list of team members. You can type in team members directly into the list or pull them in from the Address Book.
Overall 本托 seems well polished. Databases aren’t particularly easy to make simple, but 本托 does a good job. Once you get familiar with how it works, you’会发现自己在想“this feels easy” as you make changes and customize your database. If you need a simple database, 本托 is worth checking out–特别是如果您已经在OS X中使用iCal和AddressBook。
I have a copy of 本托 to give away, so we are going to have a contest. Whoever is the last person to comment on this post, gets a free copy mailed to them. When 48 hours goes by without a comment, the last comment wins. :) Good luck!
话虽如此，这不是’t something I’我可能会亲自使用。但是，对于许多人来说，这可能是跟踪信息的理想方式。