Here at Macgasm, we’re big fans of Bento. The folks behind the app (FileMaker, Inc.) are always in contact with us, and we really appreciate that. They tell us about all of the cool stuff that they’re doing so we can let you know as soon as possible. We love developers.

Well, one of the best things about Bento is all of the great templates available at the Template Exchange. Today, FileMaker, Inc. is announcing that the 700+ templates have been downloaded over half a million times. That means the people that dropped the cash to buy Bento are getting their money’s worth. For the $50 price tag, I’m sure most users will say that it’s paid for itself many times over.

What’s your favorite use for Bento? Do you have a most-used template? Maybe you’re a template designer. Let us know your Bento experience in the comment section of this post.

If you’re interested in reading the official press release, you can read it here.