This version includes support for macOS Big Sur and compatibility with Apple Silicon machines.
Added a new report filter: filter reported items by purchase date range.
In the Inventory Items List, on the right hand side in Documents, instead of having to click on the Eye button to open it, a double-click on the picture/file opens it as well.
Updated all reports that display values of inventory items. Added an option to choose between using purchase price, replacement value or latest logged value.
Added a new application property: 'Unit based purchase price'. With this option turned on, total value will be calculated as a product of quantity and the unit price (vs. total value)
Fixed an issue affecting older Macs running macOS 10.12 and 10.13 preventing correct display of Locations view.
Fixed an issue affecting older Macs running macOS 10.12 and 10.13 preventing correct display of Preferences Backups view.
Fixed a synchronization issue with the iOS App affecting some users.
Fixed an issue that prevented some users to restore their backup data.
Added incremental search field to the value log form. The search field helps you search for inventory items when updating their values.
Inventory item list: added an option to choose type of value displayed in the list. The type is set in application's 'Preferences' form. You can choose between the purchase price, replacement cost and the logged value.
Updated type of choice lists for rooms, collections, locations and heirs within the inventory item's edit form. The updated control makes it easier to select values.
Fixed an issue causing application crash if your inventory name search term contains the apostrophe character.
Fixed the CSV export issue for items that had a " character in one of description fields.
Fixed the issue for German locale preventing users to edit item location, room, collection and heir.
Added ability to import multiple image files using the CSV file import. You can use the CSV import to transfer your inventory data from some older applications.
Click on the 'Backup to file ...' command from the backup or restore toolbar button's menu.
In the backup form, choose the destination folder and click on the Save button. In case you want to use iCloud, choose the iCloud drive's folder.
If you don't want to use iCloud drive, open a Finder window, find your backup file and copy it to your cloud storage. Check the 'How-to video guides' for more informationn on how to do backups and restores.
If you forgot your Blue Plum Home Inventory password, and the hint you added is not enough to help you remember it, you can see the password from the Apple MacOS Keychain application.
If you have the administrative access to your Mac, you can open the Keychain application and search for the "UserAccount" term. Double-click on the "Blue Plum Home Inventory" row and select the "Show Password" check box in the form that will be displayed. Your application password will become visible.
iOS application’s service discovery depends on Apple’s Bonjour technology, and on some WiFi routers that won’t always work.
First, make sure that you have installed all the updates for both applications.
Make sure your Mac Home Inventory application is running when you attempt to synchronze data.
Sometimes turning iPhone’s Airplane mode on and off would make the application find synchronization server that is running within the Mac application.
Another cause of such problems on the WiFi router could be: 'you probably have multicast on WiFi disabled’. That one would require some tinkering with options in your WiFi router in order to enable that option.
Note: The iOS app is obsolete now since Apple's iCloud Photos allows you to access all your iOS photos directly from
the main Mac Home Inventory application.
New feature: Added an option to choose between the 'purchase price' and the 'replacement cost' to more reports.
Updated the inventory edit form - rearanged several fields to more appropriate locations.
Fixed an issue related to restoring data from automated iCloudDrive backups. If the user delets the backup file and tries to restore inventory from the deleted file, the application would crash. Now, the application will chek if the file exists before it attempts to restore inventory data from it.
Added an option to filter inventory items by a selected heir, or list only items where a heir was not set.
Added a document preview for items in the document list.Press the space key to launch a preview window like in the Finder..
Added an option to include a small 'main' image for each item in the 'Item list report'.
Added an indicator during report generation that displays progress.
Added an option to display only main documents in the album view.
Fixed an issue with the List report where subtotal values were not fully visible.
Added an option to collapse or expand the report filter area. Collapsed filter area allows you to see more of the report document.
Application's display name has changed to 'Home Inventory 4' in your 'Applications' folder. If you have a Dock shortcut you will need to replace it.
Extended the Comprehensive report - you can select to display more than one inventory photo (up to 6) for each reported inventory item.
Added backup and restore logging. Logs can be displayed from the 'Help' menu.
Added an option to hide currently archived items in the value distribution pie chart. The new option will hide currently archived items even if these items were not archived when the value log was created.
Added two new options to the 'Photo Album' report. The first new option lets you control the quality of exported photos, and with that, the size of the created report file. The second new option lets you choose the photos grouping criteria.
Import new inventory items from another file. The new feature lets you add new inventory items, documents, tags, ... created from another computer or user. Existing items will not be imported.
This feature allows multiple people to add new items to a single inventory. Check the application's user guide for more details.
Filter all inventory items that don't have a room, location, collection or a tag.
Fixed an issue related to events that repeat quarterly and semi-annually.
Added a new 'List items' report option that lets you display replacement values instead of purchsed/logged values.
Fixed the case sensitivity issue with custom tags.
Improved adding of tags. Inventory edit form accepts tag autocompletion now. If you type in a tag name that doesn't exist, the application will add that tag for you once the item is saved.
Fixed a bug that prevented custom field name from being displayed in the inventory item edit form in some cases.
Added a new context menu to the main items list - 'Add selected items to a packing list'.
Updated the Packing Lists view - added item weights to the packing list items table.
Fixed a minor issue in the Packing List report.
Fixed few minor UI issues with packing lists view as well.
Added ability to add documents or images to each of your property locations. That way you can manage your property related documents independently from inventory items.
Added option to delete all inventory data at once and start fresh.
When you duplicate inventory item you will be able to select an option to duplicate documents as well.
CSV import got a new option - append imported data. Before, CSV import was only able to overwrite existing data.
Added the 'invoice' property to inventory items' documents.
Added highlighting of invoice document in the document list of inventory items.
Improved the Comprehensive inventory report. Added an option that lets you add a page with the invoice document after each inventory item's page. This simplifies sending a list of inventory items to insurance companies.
Added ability to track who has taken out an item and when they need to return it. Added the 'loaned items' reports.
Enabled acknowledging of recurring events. Once you acknowledge such an event, the next one will become visible.
Fixed access to Mac OS contacts.
Fixed the bug causing double result entries when searching for a contact.
Fixed a bug preventing correct editing of inventory items' depreciation rate for some regional settings.
Updated the way item depreciation is calculated when you create a new inventory value log. If the value of a depreciable item hasn't been logged before, a purchase price and a purchase date will be used to estimate the current value.
Added support for older MacOS versions.
Extended the comprehensive report - added heir information.
Added 'Archived' feature for disposed items you want to keep in the database but don't want to see in reports any longer.
Added photo/document 'Move' feature to move any document or photo from one inventory item to another one.
Improved the 'Bulk photo import' - added option to use image names for item names when importing bulk photos.
Fixed minor GUI issues in the 'Bulk import' form.
Updated the value log edit form (made it non-transient, added scrolling of values when using tabs, fixed some GUI issues)
Fixed a bug in the log value entry form causing calculation error of the total inventory value.
Fixed the issue preventing saving of inventory documents when MacOS user name contains a space character.
Added support for Continuity Camera that lets you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to scan documents or take a picture of something nearby and transfer it instantly to the home inventory application.
Set a 2-second auto-hide for table row action (row swipes).
Fixed wrong actions on a row swipe in secondary tables.
Fixed the name of a 'Room' filter in the inventory items table.
Added a choice list for the inventory item 'Condition' field. The choice list will contain all previously used condition terms so you won't have to type them again.
Updated layout of inventory items' 'General' tab fields, changed the color of item fields. The old one (light blue) was not visible enough.
Added a new ('Expand/Collapse') button for the Inventory items' table to allow users to collapse the table and make more space for item documents, events, etc. Use the ⌘← key combination to collapse the table and ⌘→ to expand it back.