Have you ever said to yourself "I know I have one of those, but I can't remember where I put it" or "I've seen it recently in a box in the garage, but I can't remember which one." If so, "My Containers" can help you. You may have noticed that most items that you use every day can be thought of as a container. For example, your house is a container of rooms. The rooms are containers of furniture, shelves, bookcases, cabinets, boxes, file folders, etc. My Containers allows you to easily capture the relationships between those containers in a way that makes it easy to keep track of things you may not use very often and also find them when you need them.

My Containers is a powerful hierarchical database for iOS devices with a simple drill-down user interface. It is very easy to create containers and then add items to any container. It is also easy to search and find your items again. Once an item is located, you can tap a single button to quickly show the entire nesting hierarchy of containers to help pinpoint the exact physical location of the located item. In addition, it is very easy to bookmark frequently referenced items or containers and then recall them with a single button tap. My Containers is easy to keep up to date because it is very easy to move or copy items from one container to another or even rearrange items within a container.

In addition, each item that you are tracking can be associated with one or more categories and one or more attributes or groups of attributes. The names of the categories and attributes are completely flexible and can be easily customized to fit almost any specific need. Currently, the value of an attribute can be a text string, a numeric value (with our without a numeric units description), a date, an image, or one of a set of user defined related types (e.g. a specific color from a user defined set of colors).

MyContainers Lite has all of the same functions as MyContainers with the following exceptions. The MyContainers Lite database is limited to 50 Items, and the database may only be exported to the non-Lite version of MyContainers.

What’s New

Version 3.0

- AirPrinting labels for Items with Item name and unique MyContainers specific QR code
- Camera scanning of MyContainers specific QR codes to quickly locate Items in the database.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

SarahJoWelch90 ,

Question For The Developer

Is there any way to implement better quality images when users upload their own images to use as thumbnails? I’ve already adjusted the settings but still the photos turn out very blurry. I intended to utilize this application for my business as my product inventory overview so I’m hoping to find some sort of resolution to this issue, if possible (in which case I’d be more than happy to re-rate this app 5 stars)!

macinspire ,

Great potential -nothing like it

This application is very powerful and has tremendous potential and I haven't found anything like it in the app store even though it seems like there should be more apps like this.
This app stores information in a hierarchy. It implements a hierarchical database and you can configure nearly all aspects of the structure of the data.
As a developer, I can appreciate this app but for broader appeal, it is my opinion the elements of a database need to be hidden from the user or abstracted to one of various domains for a number of possible separate apps. Managing household items in containers is just one possible domain to apply this technology.
Request for the developer: before I can begin to use this app, I need a multi-line text attribute type and ideally a rich text multi-line text field.
Thanks for the powerful potential in this app. Please continue working on it.

Tekson ,

I love it!

This is the app I've been waiting for. If I had to choose between My Wife and "My Containers" I would have to choose My Containers.


Robert Hartman
21.5 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Robert C. Hartman, Jr.


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