There’s a free app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and all things Apple that has the wrong name. Let me explain. Neighbors, friends, co-workers, and family members would say the O’Brien’s are an Apple household. Or, rather, a household of many products manufactured by Apple Inc.
Our place is somewhat cluttered with a few aging MacBooks, an old Mac mini, a couple of iMacs, two new iPhone X’s, a few very old iPods, at least three iPads, Airport Extreme over here and Airport Express over there, plus an early model Apple TV, and a more recent Apple TV 4K. See?
That’s not to mention a large plastic box we picked up at Home Depot which stores even more older Apple products. How do we keep track of each piece of plastic with an Apple logo? We don’t. But we can keep track of every piece of important information about every Apple product using an app that has the wrong name.
Mactracker is free, available on Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and provides detailed product information on every Mac model, plus detailed information on almost every other product ever made by Apple in the modern era. It just needs a new name. Appletracker?
What kinds of Apple products and why kind of information?
Mactracker has everything on every Apple mouse, keyboard, printer, scanner, display, Airport base station, iPod, Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, plus more information about each Mac OS version all the way back to way back when in 1984 the first Mac was launched.
If you ever need an arbiter to tell you what’s what with Apple products through the years, Mactracker is the perfect place to start, Mac or iPhone.
The amount of data included in the app is remarkable. Just open it up, select the products from the sidebar (Mac version), then the specific model and details abound; general, software, memory and graphics, and much more– including the original price tag (not adjusted for inflation).
There’s even an iPhone version.
All of this is in a free Mac and iPhone app, obviously a labor of love but a great resource for anyone who loves Apple products. It’s the easiest and fastest way to track everything Apple makes and most of what it made.