Compartments 1.1 for Mac - Home Inventory Application Adds Reports

May 19, 2010 in Software (E)

[] Edmond, Oklahoma - LittleFin Software, LLC today is pleased to announce the availability of Compartments 1.1 for Mac OS X, an easy-to-use home inventory application. Designed to be intuitive, fast, and fun, it allows household items to be entered quickly, and easily searched and sorted by location, type, value or any custom tag. Drag & drop photos and other info are easily added to each item listing. FEMA recommends that every household keep a complete inventory with photos to prove loss after a catastrophic event.

Version 1.1 brings two new features to Compartments. The first new feature is advanced reports. With advanced reports, users can choose which item details will be displayed on the report. Details that can be customized include item photo, date acquired, estimated value, make and model, serial number, and notes. Reports are generated based on user preferences, and display a calculation of the total value of items broken down by location. The user can print the report or choose to save it as a PDF.

The second new feature is file attachments. In addition to images, the user can now attach PDF, text, images, or any other file to an item. For example, a user may choose to attach a PDF receipt or a user manual to an item. Once an item is attached, the user can click on a link in Compartments to view the attachment.

The first step in using Compartments is to set up Locations, which are the places in which the user's items are stored. A Location can be a room, a house, a piece of furniture, a briefcase, or a safety deposit box - any place that contains things to be cataloged. Next, the user creates an Item for each one of their possessions. Items can be an object, document, or computer file, and all Items can be found in some Location.

Items that share the same tag or type can be automatically compiled into an auto-updating Smart Collection. Additionally, Compartments includes support for searches by item name, by item kind, or by item tag. The Quick Add command allows the user to quickly enter all the Items in a Location in one dialog box, and automatically generate all the individual Item entries whose details can be filled in at any time. The application can easily generate an insurance report including all or any part of the dwelling's contents, listed individually with complete details, and a total dollar amount for all things lost or missing.

Feature Highlights:
* Simple, uncluttered graphical user interface
* Intuitive operation
* Easy-to-use entry system
* All items can be assigned a corresponding icon for quick identification
* Items can be organized by Smart Collections
* Images can be added easily using drag-and-drop
* Application supports built-in iSight camera
* Minor cropping and adjustments can be made from with Compartments
* Easy back-up of all data using DropBox or MobileMe
* Provides peace of mind, knowing everything of value has been inventoried
* Customizable reports can be saved as PDF or printed.

Besides providing documentation for insurance purposes, Compartments also serves as a useful tool when an item's exact location has been forgotten. The application supports automatic data syncing across multiple computers using MobileMe or a free DropBox account. Every member of the family, on every computer in the household has access to the location of every item cataloged. And a single Compartments license is good for all the computers in a household.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6
* 6.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Compartments 1.1 is available now for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or Snow Leopard 10.6. The application is $24.95 (USD), and is available until the end of May at the launch sale price of $19.95. All updates and upgrades are free for life.

Based in Edmond, Oklahoma, LittleFin LLC is a small Mac development company with a big goal: to create smart, easy-to-use Mac software. They have a passion for design and strive to make software that is as nice to look at as it is functional. LittleFin offers free upgrades for life on all their software. Whether small revisions or major releases, all upgrades are always free. Copyright (C) 2010 LittleFin, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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