What to do with an old AppleWorks database

by Dave on March 24, 2009

The decline and fall of AppleWorks has been difficult for many—notably the many educators I’ve worked with over the years. What do with that old data?

Some have been forced to use other products. Some have made the transition to new Apple products. Many are still floundering.

Apple has a mature word processor/page layout program in Pages, a year-old spreadsheet application in Numbers and a marvelous presentation program in Keynote. Many have happily latched on to this iWork software suite. Others haven’t yet discovered it.

But many folks are still trying to figure out what to do with aging AppleWorks databases. Apple spinoff, FileMaker, provided a solution over a year ago in Bento, now in version 2. If you are clinging to old AW data, you owe it to yourself to try Bento.

aw_to_bentoBento marketing says “It’s never been easier to bring your AppleWorks databases and spreadsheets into Bento to see your data in beautiful forms, have iTunes-style searching, integrate with popular Mac apps like Address Book, iCal, and more!”

Check it out and obtain a free trial here. [Note: As always, Mac only.]