October 26, 2009 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Columbus, Ohio - Minder Softworks has updated MYStuff to version 1.1, adding a location filter bar, CSV export, and improved drag and drop to the application. Designed to be the first "stuff manager" for OS X, MYStuff combines the best features of PDF managers and home inventory programs. MYStuff gives users an intuitive way of filing and finding their information.
MYStuff makes it easy to file and find information about the things you own. You simply make a new record, and key in what you bought, where you bought it, how much you paid and how you paid for it, warranty information, and other key data. 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.
Keeping track of where your things are is as important as keeping track of the documents associated to them. MYStuff allows users to define an unlimited number of locations, then assign a location for each Record. Some users may wish to be very general and only define "Home" and "Work", while others may be much more specific or list the names of people they loan things to. The location filter bar in MYStuff 1.1 allows users to quickly filter which Records are displayed based on this information.
Another feature introduced in version 1.1 is the ability for users to export selected Records as a CSV (Comma-Separated Value) file. This allows users to easily share the data in MYStuff with other applications such as spreadsheets or other databases. MYStuff 1.1 also improves drag and drop by allowing users to drag Files out of MYStuff into other applications or the Finder, and fixes some small bugs. 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 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 saving 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.
* MYStuff will run on any Intel or PowerPC Mac running OS X 10.5.8 or later, including Snow Leopard
Pricing and Availability:
A free demo is available from the website. A full license can be purchased for $29 (USD).
Minder Softworks is dedicated to developing software that helps users make sense of their information, while harnessing the full power of their computer. Our aim is to develop software that is intuitive, easy to use, and a good value for our customers. Copyright (C) 2009 Minder Softworks. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.