Update, December 16, 2013: Tap Forms 2.0 for Mac is now available on the Mac App Store:
Version 2.0 is a FREE upgrade for all previous Tap Forms Mac users. In lieu of an in-app upgrade fee or an all out new version fee, the price has increased to $29.99. I think that's fair. It's still much cheaper than Bento ever was.
There are 8 new features for version 2 that makes this the biggest upgrade for Tap Forms since it's creation.
1. The new layout designer.
The layout designer will enable you to make beautifully custom designed forms using a drag-and-drop interface for positioning objects wherever you'd like on the page. Layouts can be embellished with custom images (for example a company logo), custom text, divider lines, circles, and rectangles. Fonts, sizes, and colours can be changed using the text inspector for field labels and for text blocks. You can set field labels and text blocks to be left, centre, right, or full justified. Separate alignment and size tools allow you to align different objects to each other helping you to make your layouts as perfect as you need them to be. Multiple layouts can be created for each form each targeting a different page size or designed for the screen. You can have a different set of fields from your form on each of your layouts.
Here is a screenshot of the new layout designer:
2. Import Bento Templates.
Since Bento is no longer supported by FileMaker, having a product that has a future is imperative for ex-Bento users. The new Bento Template Import command makes it trivial to import your existing Bento templates into Tap Forms. All you need to do is export your Bento template including linked libraries and data. Then select the Import Bento Template command from the File menu and away you go.
Tap Forms will import your data including photos, related records, and choice fields. Choice fields will become Pick Lists in Tap Forms. All your current Bento layouts will also be converted to Tap Forms layouts with fields positioned as they were in your Bento template. Once a template has been imported into Tap Forms you can further customize it to suit your needs. This also allows Tap Forms to take advantage of the Bento Template Exchange so you now will have access to a wide variety of templates to choose from. If the Bento template contains multiple libraries, they will all be grouped together within a Tap Forms category during the import process.
3. Custom icon selector.
You can now select your own icon or photo to associate with your form.
4. Easier access to the advanced search function.
You won't need to enter any text into the Search field first to make the advanced search function available. The new Search button to the left of the Search field will display a popover that displays the search rules that you can customize and save for future use.
5. Backup on quit.
You can now tell Tap Forms to backup your data whenever you quit Tap Forms. If you don't make any changes to your database, the backup will not occur, so it won't delay you when you're just looking up information and then quitting. However, if you make changes, Tap Forms will backup everything for you upon quitting. You can choose to backup only the database or all the media associated with all your forms.
6. Adjust row height of printing records list.
You can now choose between three different row heights when printing a table of records. This will cause the text in your fields to wrap around to fill the extra space available before being truncated.
7. Multiple files in File Attachment field.
Tap Forms now lets you attach multiple files to a File Attachment field. You can add the file itself in which case Tap Forms will copy the file into it's own Attachments folder or you can attach a file alias where Tap Forms will simply reference the file wherever it is on your hard drive. The reason for attaching a copy of the file is to support iCloud sync. The file will be visible on your other devices in that case.
8. Drag and drop images to image field.
Version 2.0 also fixes some bugs that occurred after the Mavericks update. Specifically the multi-column list view will now show all your records instead of being blank as in version 1.5.
Hopefully it won't be long for Apple to approve this upgrade.