Bento for iPhone 1.0
- Creating a new library
The issue tracking template, seen here, is one of 25 templates included with Bento for iPhone. Don't like any of them? There's a blank template you can use to start creating your database masterpiece.
- List of records in a library
Here you're looking at two records in my Issue Tracking database. Looks a lot like Contacts on the iPhone, doesn't it? You can search by typing search criteria into the field at the top of the page. Want to add a new issue? Tap the Plus sign.
- Adding a record
Here are all of the fields in a standard record for the issues tracking library. Not very exciting, but it's functional.
- Modify Fields
To modify any of the fields, I go to this screen. I can add new fields as well by tapping the plus sign, or move the location of one of the fields in the data entry screen by tapping the bars on the right side of each field and dragging the field up or down.
- Entering info into a field
When you enter info into a field, note that you can use a return -- in other words, you can enter paragraphs into a specific field.
- Adding a field
Here I am adding a "Date Closed" field to my issues tracking database.
- Adding a date field type to a new field
Here's where I can choose the type of field. The Media type allows you to store movies, sounds, and pictures. You can only add pictures from the iPhone, the rest are added from the Mac.
- And here's that media field!
- Before setting up sync
Before you set up a sync in Bento for iPhone, your only options are to read a help file or to set up the sync with the Mac version of Bento.
- Pairing Bentos
Here's how you pair Bento on the iPhone with Bento on the Mac.
- Sync after setup
After you've set up Bento for syncing, you can either sync with a computer or set up syncing with another Mac. You can only sync with one Mac at a time, though.
- Meanwhile, on the Mac...
This is the screen where you can set exactly what databases to sync between this Mac and a specific iPhone.