Under My Roof® Frequently Asked Questions

About Under My Roof®

Is Under My Roof® the same as Home Inventory?
Under My Roof® is a complete rewrite of Home Inventory, an app we’ve had on the market for over 15 years. It adds a full version for iOS, iCloud Sync across all devices, sharing of your inventory file, lots of user requested features, and new home management features that really take it beyond an inventory app which is why we decided to use a new name instead of calling it Home Inventory 4. It is a separate app from Home Inventory built for the newest Apple devices and operating systems.
Where can I find Under My Roof®?

Under My Roof® is available on the Mac, iPhone, and iPad App Store. You can find out more on our website at undermyroof.app.

How much does Under My Roof® cost? Can I try it out for free?

Absolutely! Under My Roof® is free to download and we encourage you to give it a try to make sure it’s a fit. You will have access to all features but will be limited to 10 items.

If it’s a fit for you, Under My Roof® is available for $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year (just $1.67 per month at a 44% discount). This will unlock the 10 item limit. Your purchase supports ongoing development costs for continued maintenance and feature updates to Under My Roof®.

We reduced the price of Home Inventory this year to just $9.99 in preparation for Under My Roof®. You can continue with Home Inventory if you’d prefer not to switch.

Why subscription pricing?

In short, so we can continue to support our awesome customers like you! We know you are counting on us and Under My Roof.

We’ve seen too many small app publishers like ours go out of business because a one-time purchase just does not support the cost to continue the needed development and support in this every changing market place.

Upgrading from Home Inventory?

I like Home Inventory, do I have to upgrade to Under My Roof®?

By all means, if Home Inventory continues to meet your needs then stick with it! We will continue to support the current version of Home Inventory for the foreseeable future but will not be adding new features to it.

 

Are there any features not in Under My Roof?

Some Home Inventory features are no longer needed with Under My Roof and others that did not make the initial release will be implemented as quickly as possible, so if they are important to you we recommend waiting to upgrade.

 

Features not yet implemented (in order of priority):
  • Inbox – If you decide to upgrade you will need to make sure you have created items for all the receipts in your Inbox as the Inbox will not be imported to Under My Roof.
  • CSV import/export – import of your Home Inventory data file (extension of .hi3) is supported in Under My Roof.
  • Custom Reports – Under My Roof includes standard reports.
  • Album View
  • External Backup – if sync is turned on in Under My Roof, your data will be stored in your iCloud account.
Features that will not be implemented in Under My Roof:
  • Home Inventory Mobile Backup
  • Home Inventory Remote Entry
How do I upgrade from Home Inventory?
Importing your Home Inventory file during installation

When you open Under My Roof for the first time, the app will walk you through setting up your inventory file and your first home. During this process you will be asked if you would like to import your existing Home Inventory data file. If you select yes, you will be prompted with a Finder window to navigate to and select your Home Inventory data file from your file system. If you do not remember the name of your file or where it is located you can use the search field to find files that end with .hi3 which is the file extension used for Home Inventory.

Importing  Home Inventory data file(s) into Under My Roof® within the app after installation.
  • Select the hamburger menu at the top left of the app
  • Select Manage Inventories
  • Select your Inventory and then select Import from the top right corner of the app.
  • Each imported inventory file becomes it’s own Home in your Inventory in Under My Roof.
**Before import, make sure to take care of your Home Inventory Inbox as this will not be imported. Here’s how:
  1. Make sure to create items for each receipt in your Inbox in Home Inventory prior to upgrading
  2. Or, Use the Finder app to copy the receipt PDF files in your Inbox to a Folder that you can use later to create new items in Under My Roof. The receipt PDF files are stored in the Home Inventory system container folder. The path is “Computer Name/Users/user name/Library/Containers/Home Inventory/Data/Library/Application Support/Binary Formations/Home Inventory/ (change the Computer Name and user name to yours).

The apps are completely separate and do not share data files except at the time of import.

Is there any Home Inventory data that will not be imported to Under My Roof?

The following data will not be imported and will ned to be manually taken care of:

  1. Custom Reports – Custom Reports is a feature not yet implemented in Under My Roof yet. Once it is you will need to manually create any custom reports needed.
  2. Inbox – Before import, make sure to take care of your Home Inventory Inbox by either:
    1. Make sure to create items for each receipt in your Inbox in Home Inventory prior to upgradin
    2. Or, Use the Finder app to copy the receipt PDF files in your Inbox to a Folder that you can use later to create new items in Under My Roof. The receipt PDF files are stored in the Home Inventory system container folder. The path is “Computer Name/Users/user name/Library/Containers/Home Inventory/Data/Library/Application Support/Binary Formations/Home Inventory/ (change the Computer Name and user name to yours).
Help, I can't find my Home Inventory data?

Your Home Inventory inventory data is stored in a file separate from the application.The default location of your inventory file is the Documents Folder with a file name of My Inventory.hi3; however, you may have changed the location or file name when you first created it.

The best approach here is to search for your inventory file(s) on your system.You will want to open a Finder window and enter .hi3 (don’t forget the preceding ‘.’) in the search box. 

This should show you all of the inventory files on your system. Since we don’t know what you called your inventory or where you decided to store it, we cannot tell you specifically which one to open if multiple appear. Once you find the one you want, make a note of it and use this file during the Import to Under My Roof.