Quick Look: Compartments
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In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Compartments. The developer describes Compartments as a new, easy-to-use home inventory program. It is designed to help you protect your valuables with as little effort as possible. It has innovative features like Quick Add and Quick Apply to make entering data fast and easy.

View your items however you want: sort by location, or tag items and organize them into auto-updating collections. Plus, generate quick insurance reports.

Read on for more information and screenshots!

Screenshots

The Compartments Interface

The Compartments Interface

Quick Apply

Quick Apply

About the App

Here are the top five features you can expect to see in the latest version:

  • One-click customizable inventory reports to distribute to your insurance company in case of disaster or theft.
  • Spend minutes, not hours, entering your information: Quick Add and Quick Apply allow you to enter and edit many items at once.
  • WarrantyGuard keeps track of warranty expiration dates and necessary warranty info, including receipts and serial numbers.
  • Backup and sync via MobileMe or Dropbox keeps your data safe even if your computer is lost or stolen.
  • Organize your items by location and with tags into smart, auto-updating collections.

Requirements: OS X 10.5+ (Leopard or Snow Leopard)

Price: $9.95

Developer: LittleFin Software

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  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    Looks interesting. Pity their website doesn’t display properly in Safari (5 or Opera either) on a Mac. If you’re developing Mac software, you’d think you’d want to have your site look right in the browser most people are likely to use to view it.

  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    Found a small bug already: seems you can’t create a room with a / in the name.

  • Mike

    Hey John! Developer here. Sorry to hear about the problem with the website. What does the problem seem to be? I can’t find any display problems on Safari 4 or 5 on Mac or any problems on Safari for iPad/iPhone. I will take a look at it in opera later, but it looks fine in Firefox as well.

    Maybe there is an extension installed that is causing the problems?

  • http://blog.cjred.com cjred

    Loving this app more after then put warranty information! (also hoping warranties can embed to iCal).

  • seth

    useless!!!!!

  • http://www.infrasoundkids.com L1

    I think this app is so niche that it doesn’t really need a review because it’s the only one in the category. If someone needs a Home Inventory app, then I’m sure this is all they will find and use it. I’d prefer to see a different app review, with all respect to the Compartments team.

  • Mike

    @cjred–awesome, glad you like it. The ability to add warranty info to iCal is coming.

    @L1–if only we were the only app in our category, we would be rolling in the dough. :) seriously though, we are to small a company to compete in huge categories, so we try to compete in categories where there is a bit less competition, but there are actually several mac home inventory apps.

  • http://kolophon.net Jacob Harvey

    Hmmm… I’ll have to check this out. I’d like a more thorough review if possible, but I may just have to jump in and buy it. Just moved into a condo and I’m buying a lot of furniture and stuff. It would be a lot easier to use this than dig through receipts.

  • http://tractr.net stefd@tractr

    Bento ?

  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    Hi Mike, your stylesheet isn’t being read in Safari 5 or Opera and I think it’s probably because you’re missing the closing > from the end of your meta name=”description” tag.

  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    By the way, I’m trying out the trial and am liking it so far. Only slight peeve I have is not being able to add to the list of types of item as at the moment some of the categories are too broad, e.g. computers, fridges, TVs, washing machines etc, the only category to put them into is electronics.

    • http://www.littlefin.com Mike

      @John. Oops, good catch on the missing closing tag there on the website. Fixed it now, so hopefully that problem goes away for you now. Thanks!

      I totally agree with you on the categories. We’ll be rolling out categories for appliances, furnishings, clothing, etc. real soon…I’m just getting the icons designed.

      Thanks again!

  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    Another feature request: the ability to export reports into a format that can be saved and stored elsewhere (e.g. Dropbox).

    • http://www.littlefin.com Mike

      John—I think you can already do what you are asking:

      1) Reports can be saved as PDF anywhere, and
      2) You can store your actual database on Dropbox if you want (check Preferences/Advanced.

      Thanks!

  • http://www.tyssendesign.com.au John Faulds

    You’re right. :) Thanks for pointing it out. Just purchasing now.

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