FileMaker has confirmed that over 100,000 downloads of its preview of personal database software, Bento, have taken place so far.

The company released its public preview on 13 November, 2007 - and the software is only available for Macs running Leopard.

"It's remarkable that more than 100,000 users have downloaded Bento even though Mac OS X Leopard has only been on the market for two months," said FileMaker president Dominique Goupil.

Bento is designed to represent an easy way for Leopard users to organize all types of information, including iCal calendar events, Address Book contacts, digital media and files - in one place.

The software can manage contacts, coordinate events, track projects, prioritize tasks, and more, and offers built-in direct links to Mac applications such as Address Book and iCal.

The software is expected to ship next month, though a free time-limited public preview continues to be available.