Musings of an Independent App Developer

Call for Home Inventory 3.1 Beta Testers

Apple will be introducing a new version of OS X (10.9 Mavericks) sometime in the next few weeks and we are readying a new version of Home Inventory to release along with it. Version 3.1 will support Mavericks, along with Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), and bring some new features to boot. We have been busy testing the new …

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Introducing Too Phat

We only make apps that we use ourselves. Every one is personal to us, but for me, this is the most most personal app I’ve ever created. I have struggled with weight issues for most of my adult life. I thought I had it under control for a few years, but eventually slipped back into my old habits of no …

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The Excitement of a New Product, Apple’s and Ours!

Today we have had lots of excitement with news of multiple product launches right around the corner. There is the new Apple products announced  - a new iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iOS 7 with tons of new and updated features and much more. And there is our own new product  to announce! The rumor has been that the Apple announcements …

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Old Habits are Hard to Kill

On occasion, we get asked why we chose to create Home Inventory as a desktop app instead of a web-based product. So in my attempt to get back into blogging I decided this would be a safe, short post that I could whip out quickly. Here is where old habits die hard. I spent most of my career in IT …

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The Benefits of Throwing Things Away

My boss was clearly torqued about my email. He didn’t like what I’d had to say, much less that I said it to everyone on the project. I had been asked to take charge of a project that had gone off the rails and get it back into shape. This is a role I had played several times before and …

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Home Inventory 3.0.5 is Now Available

A new update for Home Inventory, version 3.0.5, is now available. This free update contains the following new features and fixes: Added support for looking up UPC/EAN codes on SearchUPC.com. Empty categories, collections, and locations are now included in the summary at the end of a report. Fixed a bug that could result in garbage data when importing a CSV …

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The Latest Pick a Bundle for Mac is Available.

Recently we partnered with Paddle who launched the latest Pick a Bundle for Mac this week. You pick any 10 out of 30 amazing Mac titles (including Home Inventory) for only $49.99! Check it out here and be sure to pass it on. Starting June 22nd, this is a 3 week long bundle sale on 30 high-end, premium Mac applications …

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Race for Hope to Benefit Brain Tumor Research

I first met Drew at a neighborhood block party several years ago. With little introduction he immediately launched into a series of computer questions that I answered with as few words as possible before making up an excuse to get away. Don’t get me wrong, Drew seemed like a nice guy, but I was pretty sure I was about to …

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Sneak Peek at a New Feature Coming in Home Inventory 3

On the eve of the release of Home Inventory 3, I thought I would post a video of one the more obscure (but very cool, at least in my mind) new features in this update. Enjoy.

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Please excuse our mess

As we gear up for the release of Home Inventory 3 in the coming days, it only makes sense to update the website. In this case updating the website means moving to a different server and bringing in a content management system (CMS for the acronym aficionados out there on the interwebs). We had originally planned on rolling out the …

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