Musings of an Independent App Developer

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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Financial Analysts, Heads, and Bungholes

I’ve paid far too much attention to financial analysts that cover the tech industry (we’ll just call them analysts for short) over the course of my twenty-plus year career as a software developer. Mind you, I rarely take them seriously, but I probably shouldn’t be wasting my time with them at all. In fact, I have come to the conclusion …

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Home Inventory Can Help Get You Organized!

NAPO has designated January as ‘Get Organized‘ month. Here are a few ways Home Inventory can help get you organized: Get Rid of Paper Clutter Each time you bring home a new purchase, use the built-in barcode scanner in Home Inventory Photo Remote to add the item to your inventory automatically. Scan in the receipt using the built-in scanner interface, …

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Two Competing Mac Apps On Sale for a Good Cause

UPDATE (Nov 10):¬†Thanks so much to everyone who purchased Home Inventory and/or Compartments during this promotion. Thanks to your generosity we were able to make a $400 donation to the American Red Cross. The first bar I was ever kicked out of was the Peculier Pub in Greenwich Village. I was 19 years old at the time and told the …

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Please Accept My Apology (or: Oops)

UPDATE: Version 1.2.1 is now available in App Store and fixes this problem (I still feel the shame from it, though). I take great pride in the software I put out but you wouldn’t know it if you tried using the latest version of Mobile Backup in landscape mode on an iPad running iOS 6. As illustrated in the above …

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