Home Inventory

A Mac App Store Editors’ Choice and Mac App Store Best of 2013 pick, Home Inventory is the powerful and easy way to catalog your belongings using your Mac, with free mobile helper apps to build your inventory and take it with you on the go.

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Stay Organized

Keep important information about the items in your home in one place. Store make, model, serial numbers, purchase price and date, photos, receipts, warranty information (manufacturer’s, extended, and other types of warranties), and much more. Use the dated notes feature to make notes about modifications and repairs. Attach files, such as digital copies of owner’s manuals. No more digging through file folders and junk drawers to find the information you need.

Know You’re Covered

Should disaster strike, the robust and configurable reporting system gives you the information you need to file a claim and will speed up the process while helping to make sure your claim is fair.  No need to try and remember what you have and what it’s worth – it’s all in Home Inventory. Coverage analysis features help you determine if you have the right amount of insurance for your possessions so you don’t find out that you’re under-insured after it’s too late.

Home Management

Stay on top of regular home maintenance tasks, such as changing batteries in your smoke detectors, store basic information about your home (year built, purchase price, etc.), and keep track your home’s property assessment history.

Keep Your Data Safe

Keeping your inventory on your own computer has a significant advantage over online inventory services: You don’t have to worry about a data breach or anyone using your inventory information for marketing purposes or losing access to your inventory if the company goes out of business or the internet is not available. But what happens if your computer is damaged or stolen? Home Inventory has you covered. Home Inventory can backup your inventory to a cloud synced folder, such as Dropbox or iCloud Drive, or to your iPhone and iPad.

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Take your inventory with you wherever you go. Home Inventory Mobile Backup, our free helper app for the iPhone and iPad, lets you backup and view your inventory on your mobile device though Dropbox, iTunes, or over WiFi. SmallAppStoreBadge

Add items to your inventory while away from your computer with our free helper app, Home Inventory Remote Entry, for the iPhone and iPad. Remote Entry uses your WiFi connection to communicate with Home Inventory while you wander your home and build out your inventory or enter information offline and sync it up later. SmallAppStoreBadge

Flexible Data Entry

Category-level field layouts and the ability to add your own custom fields let you tailor Home Inventory to suit your needs. Flexible data entry features make it easy to keep your inventory up to date. Add photos and receipts by dragging and dropping them from other apps, using your scanner, or from a file on your computer. You can enter your inventory information using your Mac, your iPhone or iPad using our free Home Inventory Remote Entry app – which also lets you add items by scanning UPC/EAN barcodes, or by importing your data from a CSV file.

Fast and Easy

Creating and maintaining an up-to-date inventory of your possessions can seem like a daunting task. From the Album View to Remote Entry, we are continually updating Home Inventory with new features to make things faster and easier. This trend continues two of Home Inventory’s newest additions: Home Inventory Inbox and Photo Entry Mode:

Home Inventory Inbox acts as a holding area for receipts for items that need to be added to your inventory. Send a receipt to the Inbox from your email app, a web browser, or almost any other application on your Mac without having to open Home Inventory. You can use Home Inventory’s Inbox view to go through them later and quickly add your items.

Photo Entry Mode is an alternative way of entering new items through Home Inventory Remote Entry. It skips the full-on item entry form with all of its field and instead uses a simple workflow to add add new items in rapid succession with just a photo and a name. It’s a fast and easy way to build out your initial inventory.

  • Store important details about your items including make, model, serial number, price paid, date of purchase, and more.
  • Add unlimited photos, receipts, and file attachments to your items through drag and drop, file import, or using a scanner.
  • Add items and photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with with Home Inventory Remote Entry.
  • Multi-page receipts and file attachments can be scanned into a single PDF.
  • Add warranty information, including extended warranties.
  • Keep dated notes about your items.
  • Add photos and notes to locations and collections.
  • Create custom, category-level field layouts.
  • Create your own custom fields.
  • Customize the categories, conditions, locations, and collections in your inventory.
  • Built-in currency conversion support.
  • Navigate items by location, category, collection, tag, or view all your items in a single list.
  • Easily identify the information an item contains through flags in the item list.
  • Easily identify items with expired warranties in the item list.
  • Sort the items by name, value, or purchase date.
  • Get directions from the Maps app to locations in the contact info, address, and purchased from fields in the Items, Home, and Policy views (Mac App Store version only).
  • Runs in OS X’s security sandbox.
  • Support for Macs with retina displays.
  • Full-screen mode support.
  • Built-in user guide.
  • Each inventory is stored in its own file so you can keep multiple inventories, each with its own base currency and insurance policy information.
  • Store your data in a cloud-synced folder such as Dropbox or iCloud Drive so you can access it from any computer (only one computer at a time).
  • Import and export of your data to/from CSV files.
  • Automatically backup your data to another folder on your Mac, this folder can be a cloud-synced folder such as Dropbox or iCloud Drive.
  • Automatically backup to a location in a Dropbox folder that can be pulled down by the Home Inventory Mobile Backup helper app for the iPhone and iPad for viewing on the go.
  • Backup and restore to/from Home Inventory Mobile Backup over WiFi.
  • The file and backup file can be password protected.
  • Create and save your own custom reports.
  • Customize the cover sheet, content, sort fields and total fields.
  • Save a generated report to a PDF file or print.
  • Built-in item reports give you a complete picture of your entire inventory in various formats.
  • Built-in coverage analysis report helps you determine where you are over and under-insured.
  • Built-in warranty expiration report lets you know which items have expired warranties and which are still covered.
  • Built-in moving report provides you an in/out checklist for making sure all your items are moved from one home to another.
  • View a timeline of the value of items purchased by Month to see spending trends.
  • View a snapshot of your inventory’s value or item count by category, location, collection, tag, condition, and warranty coverage.
  • Store policy information for homeowners, renters, health, automobile, and other insurance policies.
  • Coverage analysis features flag items not adequately covered by your insurance at the property, category, and item level.
  • Sub-categories show additional coverage in your policy such as riders often needed for things like jewelry, or musical instruments.
  • Include/exclude categories, locations, collections, tags, or specific items based on policy coverage details.
  • Attach your policy documents to the policy for safekeeping and access.
  • Run a report to review with your insurance agent to determine proper coverage needs.
  • Have all the required details about your property and possessions available to you should you need to file a claim.
  • Keep track of regular home maintenance tasks.
  • Maintenance tasks can by synced to the Calendar and/or Reminders apps.
  • Keep a history of your property assessments.
  • View a timeline of the value of items purchased by Month for spending trends.
  • View a snapshot of your inventory’s value or item count by category, location, collection, tag, condition, and warranty coverage.
  • Create custom Collections.
  • Set a default Category or Location to a Collection.
  • Attach Photos to a Collection.
  • Collections can be valued from the value given to the collection itself, by the sum of the values of all items in the collection, or a combination of both.

What Other’s are Saying


Home Inventory is an award-winning application that has garnered rave reviews from Apple, Technology Experts, Professionals,  and most important our customers from all over North America and countries around the world.

Don’t just take our word for it, we’ll let them do the talking!


“Just wanted to thank you both for pulling together an awesome program.   I am a diplomat, and always on the move with things all over the world, and your program has made life immeasurably easier when dealing with customs and insurance.   Brilliant! “

– Rebekah Princeton, NJ

“…it’s easy to use and great for someone who wants to make an inventory but isn’t sure how to get started.”

– Alan Henry, llifehacker

“You know, HI is one of my most-used apps. Whenever I acquire something worth $25 or more I add it to the database. And when I need to consult a warranty or manual… I know where to look!

In fact, HI is a featured app on my website (list is in alphabetical order).”

– Dave Price, TekBasics

“Love the program.  About to move from Adelaide to Brisbane and it is fulfilling all my needs, especially the moving report, and the ease of using Photo Remote on the iPad.  I teach seniors how to use computers – all PCs, but there is nothing to compare with this!”

– Geoffrey C.

“I really appreciate the upgrades to your Home Inventory program you’ve made over the years. When Quicken quit supporting theirs for Apple, I tried a couple of others before finding Home Inventory. Yo’ve really built a great product and I am pleased to be able to use it.”

– Bob S.

“I have been a user of Home Inventory for Mac for almost a year and I LOVE the software. The app is so user friendly, sleek, and reporting is a breeze. This is my first home inventory and your app made it so much fun to plan and work on.”

– Lily C. Pembroke Pines, Florida

“I have been using you Home Inventory database for many years and continue to recommend it to lots of people.  I have purchased and used many databases designed for specific functions but I always come back the Home Inventory because of it’s great functionality.  I have adapted it to things like Gift giving, home improvement, Paints used in the house, auto maintenance, etc.”

– Douglas W.

“It’s a good way to know just what’s in your house and an awesome tool to have if you’re making an insurance claim.”

– Business Insider

Try it for Free!

You can download a full, working version of Home Inventory from our website and give it a try for free!

User Manual

Home Inventory’s user guide is built into the app, but you can also download it from our website.

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System Requirements: Home Inventory 3 requires a Mac running OS X 10.7.4 or later.

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