Do you have purchased applications in the last several months or even years ago and have today no idea what the serial number was?
Do you have to dig the registration info for a software, which you had purchased last year, in you email archive? Are you searching for the invoice or license file for a registered software?
Or do you just want to bundle all the "stuff" related to the software which you have purchased from an online store?
Appshelf is exactly what you need
- Bugfix: Export XML/CSV problem.
- Bugfix: Import of empty fields.
- Bugfix: Crash on startup.
Ratings and Reviews
Lot of pain points, but does the basics
If you need a nice-looking place to put all your serial numbers, this program has the basics required to hold that info. If you need it to do anything more complicated than be a pretty front-end for a spreadsheet, look elsewhere. As another reviewer said, the email scanning doesn't work great, and if you export the AppShelf file for importing onto a new computer, none of the file attachments come with it, so you'll have to go dig those up anyway. Fortunately, I got this app on sale at Two Dollar Tuesday, but I would be a bit upset if I paid full price.
Email Scanning Is Near-Worthless
First I tried dropping a MacHeist bundle email into the app as an attachment. It chose one of the programs and filled in the email and serial, but not even correctly identify the name of the program. This also left about 12 other apps untouched and not ingested into the system.
Next I tried dropping a receipt for TechTool Pro 7 from Micromat in the app as an attachment. It didn’t read ANY fields of a fairly standard receipt format.
Finally I tried dropping a receipt for Unison 2 from Panic in the app as an attachment… a different receipt format that is also fairly standard. It filled in the email and serial, but NONE of the other information which was clearly listed and labeled.
There is no convenience to this app as you have to manually input everything.
Room to grow.
I bought this app to replace The Serial Keeper, which was showing it's age. I find AppShelf fairly easy to use; but, I see plenty of room for improvement. For example, if, while adding apps, you decide you'd like to create a category to better organize your apps, you can create the new category; but, one may not drag-and-drop apps to the new category. The Add Application dialog box defaults to /Users/user/Applications; some of us like to install as administrators: /Applications. You can't change the icon for different version numbers. The app should, IMHO, read the date created/modified of the Application you're adding instead of defaulting to today's date for the purchased date and a way out there date for the expired date.
There are other little annoyances and one gets the idea that the developer cranked this one out for a quick buck. Now that it's on the AppStore and, hopefully, earning money, let's see if the developer goes back in and gives this app a little more effort.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.