One is to give thanks for that bounty, and the other is to count it. You know, for insurance purposes. Just in case. For Mac users with plenty to count, there’s probably not a better app than the cleverly named Home Inventory.
The idea with Home Inventory is to count what you have– room by room, closet by closet, belonging by belonging, gadget by gadget. What you get in the end is a detailed, well organized list of what you own, complete with approximate value, location within the home, and, if you so desire, photographs.
What you won’t have to do is sit at the keyboard for a week trying to catalog everything you own. Home Inventory is a 21st century Mac app which uses a built-in bar code scanner, and has a mobile helper for iPhone to make the process easier and faster.
Home Inventory becomes a digital database of everything you own. You may customize data fields and layout to match your needs. It’s also password protected.
This is a good way to track property assessments and value, as well as a way to make sure you have enough insurance. You’re also not limited to just your belongings. Home Inventory does multiple inventories and the bar code scanner helps to find retail price information and warranty information online.
Here’s one of the many problems with buying apps on Apple’s Mac App Store. Try before you buy. Unless there’s a free version of an app, you’re forced to buy it to try it. Home Inventory is different. You can buy on MAS, of course, but the developer also provides a trial version to download. That’s the way it should be.