Fixed a bug that resulted in an error in handling a barcode lookup with an invalid image associated.
Ratings and Reviews
Best value and on it’s way to being excellent
I looked into many different softwares, mainly for inventorying high-end art collections. Most of the softwares specific to this need are truly expensive ($250-$5000) or only available as a subscription service (I try to avoid subscriptions like the plague). It came down to Binary Formations Home Inventory versus Blue Plum Software’s Home Inventory. Both excellent, versatile softwares, for more than a fair price. Honestly, I like Blue Plum's design a little better, aesthetically speaking, but ultimately they did not have enough customizable fields for me, and I ended up switching to Binary Formations.
There is a little bit of a learning curve involved. Not everything functions the way I would expect it to, especially in terms of shortcuts and workflows that one typically sees on the Mac. But overall, this is an excellent piece of software that is very versatile, can be customized, and includes all the major features that I’m looking for, including remote entry on iPad and a light version for viewing on iPad. I am still navigating my way through the interface, so I’m not completely versed in it yet, but I’m very pleased with what I have been able to do in a short time and the logic and versatility of the system.
I believe this software will only get better as the developers continue to work on it and add features. I have contacted them a few times now, and they are extremely responsive. This alone is well worth it.
Great I’ve used since 2011
The thing about home inventory apps is you want it to last for the long haul as it is a big project to initially get it done and then it needs updating over the years. This app has been working and inproving for me since 2011. I recently reopened the inventory file and could not back it up as I had changed computers, changed where I stored the back up (different places on dropbox) etc etc. Yesterday I sent an email to customer service at 11:31pm to see how to get back updating and backing up. At 7:59am the next day I had simple instructions on how to resolve the issue. ("To fix this go to Preferences under the Home Inventory menu, then click Backups at the top of the preferences window. Either un-check and re-check the backup option or click Change Backup Folder and select the folder you wish to backup to and you should be okay from then on."- duh). Big thanks for continuing to improve the app so I can continue to create a more accurate inventory of my house.
Very nice application that works great!!!!
This is a very easy to use program, but with lots of flexibility. It can be used quickly for home inventory with virtually no set up required, but it also allows the user to customize most of the features. That greatly expands the usefulness of the applicaiton. Adding photos to an inventory is quick and easy. The available pre set reports cover most needs, but again, it allows you to create custom reports. It supports setting up muiltiple independent inventories, each with their own separate classifications, locations, and collections. So whlle it is a “Home Inventory” program, it can be used for anything that involves keeping track of multiple items with or without photos. In my case, I use it for collectible inventories, home inventory, vintage car parts inventory, etc. A great value, and a program that makes keeping any inventory actually fun!!!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.