Have you ever wanted to quickly make an inventory of all your stuff? How about making a birthday wish list so that people get you things you actually want? Today I’m reviewing two great pieces of software to help you do this.
I’ll start off with Compartments, by LittleFin LLC. With a nice and cozy feel, Compartments is a very friendly and useful tool for cataloging your possessions. In fact, you can specify which room in your house an object is in. Also handy is the feature called WarrantyGuard. This means that if you enter warranty information for your items, you will be notified when a warranty is close to expiring. Another great thing is that you can export an inventory report, in chart form, of your belongings.
-WarrantyGuard is helpful
-Several different types of items and locations
-Free upgrades for life
-List interface is less helpful than a visual interface
-Maybe if a dialog box popped up in Finder I’d be more likely to notice the WarrantyGuard alerts
-User Interface: 3/5
Overall Rating: (4/5) 80%
Compartments is on sale for $9.95. Buy it here before the sale is over!
Now, Delicious Library, by Delicious Monster, is another program for storing information about your items. Delicious Monster, thank you for the AppleScript support! As an AppleScripter, I fully support software that allows for complex scripting. Delicious Library fetches product information from Amazon and allows barcode scanning from the built-in iSight camera. As a fallback, though, you can add an item and fill in the information. The main view shows images of the products, and you can keep track of friends who have your movies. You can also search for friends who have a movie you’d like to see and mooch it from them. Drag an item onto a contact and it will show that you’ve lent it to that person. You can even sell your things on Amazon within the application! Delicious Library has support for foreign currencies and syncing libraries to iPod, iPhone, or iPad notes. Share your libraries over your LAN using Bonjour if you like. Delicious Library is feature-packed, in a good way.
-Barcode scanning is excellent and quick
-Typing in the ISBN number works great as well
-Sometimes when an item is available on Amazon, it still fails to show up in the search
-An option to add an item from an Amazon URL would be nice
-ThinkGeek integration would be fantastical
-User Interface: 5/5
Overall Rating: A (4.66/5) 93%
Delicious Library 2 is on sale for $35. Buy it here before the price goes up again!