It can be difficult to organize your belongings when you’ve got an inordinate amount of them. Perhaps you just want to keep records for insurance purposes, or categorize a massive collection. Whatever the case may be, if you’re in the market for a home inventory app, we’ve got some excellent choices that can help get you organized in no time.
Whether you want information that’s easy to access via app or a barcode scanner to ensure your continued use, these options are your best bet when it comes to preserving your gobs and gobs of stuff, on iOS, Android, Mac and PC.
Home inventory app with checklist and tracking
While you can pay for premium options with Sortly, the free version comes with everything you need for a basic inventory. It comes packing space for up to 200 items, and for a recurring fee, you can store unlimited items and automatically sync them with Evernote. It comes with various checklists built-in too, so you can stay organized even if you have no idea where to start keeping track of things.
Sortly’s sleek, modern interface is attractive too, and easily the best-looking tool on this list.
Free (Premium: $7.99)
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Best app to document stuff for insurance
This certainly isn’t the priciest option out there, but it is full-featured and comes with all the positives you’d expect from a higher-priced option. It features both desktop and app access and a selection of tools meant to help you when it comes to documenting products for insurance purposes, as well as the option to add notes, photos and barcode scans of each item on your list.
Home Inventory also helps you ensure you’re using the correct kind of homeowners or renters insurance coverage, just in case some sort of catastrophe ends up befalling you. Of course, you’ll need to use this suite on your Mac, but it’s well worth bringing your laptop with you wherever you go.
Best app for home inventory and estate planning
This paid option is a mid-range choice that will let you add items to rooms, collections, or the various properties you own. Like with the other apps, you can add multiple photos, videos, and other documents as well as the name, make, model and purchase date for each item.
BluePlum works well if you have assets that depreciate (or appreciate) in value, for tax purposes.
Best no-frills inventory app
If you need a no-frills solution to track your items, My Stuff‘s perfect for just that. From its simple presentation to its ability to also sort your items into rooms and collections, it offers flexibility that some of the other app options don’t–paid or otherwise. You can share the app with up to six family members as well, just in case getting organized becomes a family affair.
Best free inventory app with unlimited uploads
Encircle is a fantastic free option that lets you upload unlimited photos, notes, and other details about the items you own. You can use it on your phone or mobile device as well as your desktop. This makes it an easy choice for users who find themselves switching platforms often–and you don’t have to pay a dime to use it! Sometimes, free is truly the best option!
Best app for categorizing mementos
If you crave an appealing layout and flexibility across multiple devices, Memento Database has you covered. There are over 3,000 different templates you can use to get organized, and then you can group things together in categories in an aesthetically pleasing manner. There’s a wide variety of information and tags you can assign to each group, too, which should make things even simpler.
If you really want to take your project to the next level, sync your projects with databases like Google Sheets to ensure your collections go with you everywhere.
Free (In-App Purchases)
Best free app for tracking stuff you buy
Aside from having a cute name, this iOS-exclusive app comes with a wide variety of useful tools to help you ensure you’ve got everything you need at your fingertips to inventory all of your belongings. Nest Egg includes a useful batch edit feature that lets you make changes to bulk amounts of items. It includes places to put all of your additional information for purchases, such as when you can return them to the store, and local backup on your phone to cut down on the inconvenience of syncing or paying for cloud hosting. Easy, right?