Under My Roof version 1.1.1 is now available for download from the App Store and Mac App Store.
While enabling sync provides an always up-to-date version of your inventory in iCloud and is our recommended approach for safeguarding your inventory should something happen to your computer or phone, we’ve had a number of people ask for a more traditional method of backing up and restoring their inventories. To help with this, we’ve added a new feature called Inventory Archives.
You can create an archive from the Export menu by selecting the Export Inventory Archive option. This will create a full backup of the current inventory as a .umra (Under My Roof Archive – the innovation never stops!) file.
You can import an inventory archive file into a fresh install of Under My Roof from the import screen during onboarding. However, you will want to make sure you have first deleted any synced data from iCloud if you use this approach to avoid potential conflicts. Otherwise, just enable syncing during onboarding to pull your inventory down from iCloud.
It is important to note that you cannot create an archive of an inventory that is shared with you by someone else if you have view only permission for that inventory. You must have permission to make changes to a shared inventory in order to create an archive from it.
We will continue to improve on this feature over time as we receive more feedback.
We messed up! If you did not import any inventory data from a Home Inventory 3 (.hi3) file or only imported a single Home Inventory 3 file one time, you have nothing to worry about. This bug will not affect you. However, if you did import multiple Home Inventory 3 files into Under My Roof, please keep reading.
When Under My Roof imports a Home Inventory 3 file, the locations, collections, and policy coverage entries keep the same internal identifiers they had in the original file. If the file is imported only one time, there is no problem. However, if that Home Inventory 3 file is imported multiple times or if you imported multiple Home Inventory 3 files that were variations of each other (maybe one file started out as a copy of another that was also imported), this can cause a problem. You will likely have locations and collections in different imported homes and coverage entries in different imported policies that have the share the same internal identifier. Once this data is synced, these duplicate locations, collections, and policies will become merged in the database in iCloud.
When synced with another device, one imported home may have all of its locations and collections, while another imported home does not. None of the item data is lost – this problem only affects locations, collections, and policy coverage entries.
The good news is the import problem has been fixed in this update. The better news is that Under My Roof has a built-in repair utility to fix the data and restore the lost locations, collections, and policy coverage entries. The not-so-great news is that you need to be careful on which device you run this repair utility for an optimal outcome, so if this problem affects you, please contact us via custom support and we will walk you through it. We strongly recommend not running the repair utility without getting in touch with us first.
Please accept our humble apology for this screwup and know that development will be forced to listen to compositions by avant garde composer John Cage on repeat until software quality improves.
Under My Roof version 1.1.1 is available through the App Store (iPhone and iPad) and Mac App Store (Mac).