August 13, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Columbus, Ohio - Minder Softworks has updated MYStuff to version 1.4, adding support for moving the database files to Dropbox, iDisk, file server, USB flash drive, or any other location. This release also adds an "All Records" category, and various interface enhancements including better utilization on smaller screen sizes. MYStuff was designed to be a "stuff manager", combining the best features of home inventory programs, warranty trackers, and PDF managers.
MYStuff makes it easy to file and find information about things you own. You simply make a new record, and enter important information about the item. Then you can add an unlimited number of files to the record: a scan of the receipt, photos of the item, a PDF of the manual, and anything else you would like to add. To make this process easier, MYStuff's MYInbox feature allows users to quickly add files to MYStuff from other applications such as scanners.
MYStuff 1.4's biggest new feature is the ability to move its database to other locations, such as Dropbox or iDisk accounts, a file server, or a USB flash drive. By far the most popular feature request since MYStuff 1.0 was released last year, this feature allows users to keep their data secure on off-site servers and synchronize the data between multiple Macs.
This update also adds an "All Records" category that provides a quick view of everything in the MYStuff database. It also adds various interface tweaks and enhancements, including better display on smaller screens such as those on MacBooks.
In addition to these new features, MYStuff allows you to easily back up your data, print lists for insurance claims, and view your records as lists or as images. MYStuff also imports CSV data from other popular applications.
MYStuff will immediately draw comparisons to popular PDF- and note-managing applications, home-inventory applications, receipt-tracking applications, and warranty-tracking applications. MYStuff is none of these things, and yet it is all of these things. PDF managers concentrate on allowing users to file and find documents, but provide no way of entering information about individual items. Home inventory programs allow tracking information about individual items, but provide little or no way to track the documents about the item. MYStuff has all the best features of each of these applications, and puts them in a simple, easy-to-use interface.
Every year, people throw away countless products that are still covered by a warranty. Most often, they are unaware that the product is still under warranty because they cannot find the receipt and warranty information from the time of purchase, which may have been a year ago or maybe ten years ago. As a result, they replace an item that could have been repaired for free, thus costing them money. Keeping important paperwork organized is a tremendous amount of work, which explains why so few people do it. MYStuff helps users file and find their information quickly and easily, saving them both time and money.
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