Database for characters

Can anyone recommend a (simple) database that would work for keeping tabs on characters across a series of novels, plus plot details and threads?

Some people use Bento. But there’s also an application called Scrivener that’s rather good I’ve heard… :wink: (Set up folders for Characters, Locations and Events in the Binder, create templates with questionnaires or attributes, and transfer from project to project with drag-and-drop.)

Naturally, as a complete Scrivener fanatic, who’s written my last four books entirely on Scrivener, that’s what I first tried to do, but I can’t sort and cross-reference and work out the threads in the way I need to. Thank you for the Bento suggestion.

You might consider Tinderbox, very powerful program, and you will find some discussion of this very topic on the Tinderbox Forums