Showing posts from January, 2011

Bento for Teachers

I've been a Bento fan since its 1.0 release a few years ago.  Back then I was using Bento to help sort through massive mailing lists and record user contact data.  I was one of the lead facilitators of the Iditaproject run by the Bering Strait School District.  Bento really helped me stay organized in a sea of data.  One of the other things that I used Bento for was as a backend to iCal.  About three years ago Apple gutted a lot of the power user functionality out of iCal.  Myself and several others were left wondering how we were going to keep functioning.  It was almost a disaster until we found that Bento had iCal integration.  Large notes in iCal events are easily editable in Bento.However, with this latest update of iCal Apple has returned some of the power user functionality, and in the last year or so I really haven't had much use for Bento.... until now [play dramatic music].  There's nothing really dramatic or revolutionary about it, I guess I just am really happy…