We started 2014 with good intentions. One of the more prominent resolutions for the new year is a holdover from last year. Home inventory. It’s easier to say it than do it (hence showing up again on this year’s New Year’s resolution list; albeit a bit higher).
Alright, if you’re a Mac use who values your stuff– and most of us have more stuff than we realize– then you need a home inventory application. Here’s the bargain of the lot. It’s called Compartments and there’s probably no easier way to inventory all your possessions short of having someone else do it.
Compartments is a home inventory application that starts with over 100 icons for rooms, items, collections of items, and custom item types. Grab your iPhone and take photos of everything in the house. Then drag and drop the photos onto Compartments to begin the inventory.
Yeah, it’s mostly that easy.
The Quick Add feature lets you add items within seconds. Once you’re done with the details, Compartments can print out a PDF file for safekeeping or insurance records.
As you add items to the inventory Compartments can calculate the value estimates for a total. Even add warranty information and expiration dates (Compartments will warn you near the end of the warranty), purchase dates, serial numbers, receipts and anything else.
Compartments is a decent value, priced about right, and easy to use. I’d like to see some kind of barcode reader capability with internet lookup for product details and pricing, but Compartments is simple enough to get you started on that much needed home inventory.
That’s the good news. Here’s the bad news.
There’s no trial before you buy option so to try it you have to buy it.