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Frostbow Home Inventory 5 Pro is a full featured database program for cataloging, organizing, and tracking your household possessions. It is easy to use graphical user interface with extensive on-line help. Twenty-three separate fields for inputting descriptive data on each item in your home inventory, including: item name, manufacturer, model/style, serial number, engraved or not engraved, insured or not insured, category, location, status, condition, date acquired, purchased from, heir, warranty, cost each, quantity, total cost, current value, total value, two images, description, and comments. Store multiple images for each item.
February 08, 2014
Version: Frostbow Home Inventory 5 Pro 5.2.8
Reasonably priced, very flexible, easy to use, adjustable font size (!), lots of information on each item, changing fields on one inventory file does not affect any other file, keeps images.
Personally, I didn't find any.
I tried several home inventory apps, and finally settled on one that has lots of nice features. It was certainly a satisfactory app, except for one thing: you can absolutely only use it on on machine at a time. For some, that's fine. For me, it was not. There are multiple PCs in the house, and I want to be able to enter items in the house on the handiest PC rather than going up and down the steps. Frostbow is "family friendly" and lets me install the registered Pro version on as many machines as we have (as long as only one is using Frostbow at a time).
Once I got into it, I was really amazed at Frostbow's flexibility. You can make multiple inventory files. So far I have one for household goods and one for my Christmas ornament collection. And — get this! — I can have different settings (font size, field names, drop-down field contents, you name it) for each inventory file. I don't need to know what "room" the ornaments are in, so that field is "packaging" for that file, but it doesn't affect the household file at all.
For me, with trifocals, being able to change the size of the font on every thing is just super.
I haven't played much with the reports, but I see that there are some stock layouts and that you can completely design your own if you want.
Other apps don't have near the flexibility of this one. I've been using it for a year now, and still love it. I'll get the house done soon!