“2016 Platinum Game Changer Award Winner” - National Association of Home Builders
Centriq was created by a couple of homeowners who finally got fed up with wasting time and money around their home. Our lives are filled with more and more stuff. The stuff is increasingly complex. And when the stuff doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do, we’re expected to spend hours chasing down the answer from a million different places.
They asked themselves, “Why can’t everything I need be in one place?”
So they built Centriq. Now, all you have to do is take a picture of a product label and from that photo, Centriq identifies the product and fetches the user manual, troubleshooting guides, parts & consumables, How-To videos and anything else that will help you get the most out of the things you own.
Oh - and you can also easily keep track of all that other stuff like receipts, warranties, paint colors, anything else related to your home and your stuff that you know you’ll need quick access to some day.
“Centriq saved my remodel! Thanks Centriq” - Imani B, Palo Alto, CA
“I want to put my kids in Centriq.” - Nate W, Knoxville, TN
Centriq answers the questions:
Is it safe?
How do I use it?
What should I do before I spend money on a pro?
How and when do I maintain it?
Who do I call?
What part or size do I need?
And many more...
WHO IS CENTRIQ FOR?
Anyone who owns complex stuff (Don’t we all?). We mainly focus on things with an ON switch, but you can add anything to Centriq. Examples include:
And anything else you want to keep track of...
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH CENTRIQ?
When something goes wrong (and you know it will!) that file folder you won’t be able to find won’t do you any good. Instead, put it in Centriq and:
Never search for a paper manual again… get rid of the box, drawer or folder and use Centriq as the one place for your user manuals
Learn about any product safety recalls before it’s too late
Organize all the paperwork from your remodel or renovation project
Troubleshoot problems yourself before you spend money on a pro
Learn how to use all the features on the things you own
Order the parts, supplies and accessories for your exact model
Find the right top rated service professional for the job
Keep track of paint colors to save you time and money on touch ups
When buying or selling a home, transfer the appliance and equipment manuals, service history and information about the home
RECEIVE EVERY PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL WARNING
Major appliances cause 150,000 house fires each year!
Centriq checks every product you add against the national product safety recall database every single day. If anything has been recalled, like the 8 million Cuisinart food processors, we’ll tell you!
ONE-CLICK ORDER THE PART THAT FITS
Whether it’s a consumable you need often, like a water filter or toner cartridge, or an obscure part for your DIY repair, Centriq is the fastest way to get it.
STOP HUNTING FOR THAT USER MANUAL
The user manual and other important support documents are there automatically for every product you add.
TROUBLESHOOT WITH EASE
Tips and how-to videos specific to each product added. Save money and try that “one quick fix” yourself before you make the call.
GET HELP FROM A PROFESSIONAL
Recommendations for local, qualified professionals for every job.
MANAGE RECEIPTS, WARRANTIES AND OTHER IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS
All those miscellaneous papers and attachments you know you’ll need one day can actually be found. When you keep them in Centriq.
Download Centriq today to get started. You deserve to know your home.
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We are always working hard to make Centriq even better. In this update we have included the following:
- Centriq Pro users can register and update their profile.
- Transfer a property to another user or a new user.
- You can now add your own photos, videos, documents, and receipts under items and groups.
- Your product label photo is now included under My Photos& Videos after content has been returned for an item.
- Optimized font sizes and screen resizing to accommodate large fonts and other accessibility settings.
- Improved navigation between property addresses.
- Added a confirmation to prevent accidental logging out.
- Other minor usability and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for organizing my home
As some of the reviewers have experienced, I too had seen the “Coming Soon” icon. That is when I figured out that you have to crop and edit the nameplate photo. Once I did that the information appeared the next day. Even my 15 year plus dishwasher manual was found and listed! So crop those nameplate photos and you too will start enjoying this app.
The only negative I have with the app is the initial setup where you have to provide your home address. Call me paranoid, but that’s like leading the wolf to the hen house. Giving a would be thief an inventory of all your possessions. To remedy that I provided just a general location which worked fine.
Not ready for primetime
It’s been almost 6 weeks since this app’s exposure on the premiere episode of Ask This Old House, and still 3 out of 4 of the appliances I’ve uploaded have yet to be identified at all. The Whirlpool dryer that I uploaded was partially identified, however the instruction manuals supplied are for an IKEA dishwasher.
The owners of this app appear to be quite responsive and are trying to set the expectations of what appears to be millions of new users, however I don’t understand why they didn’t anticipate the popularity of their service based upon its exposure on the most popular DIY TV show around.
And, oh how I wish you could actually manage your appliances on their website instead of an app. I really want to like this app and I sure hope gets better. Otherwise, it’s useless.
Hey there! Thanks for your fair and balanced review. We greatly appreciate it. We are getting all caught up on everything, and while I agree we should have been more prepared for the exposure, we also didn't expect it to be quite as massive as it was.
In regards to an online version - that is definitely in the works and should be available sometime in early January! In the meantime, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lovely app, does what it says on the tin
I downloaded Centriq a few months ago and it does what it says - taking a photo of a nameplate leads to your owner’s manual, install guide, sometimes even videos from the manufacturer about how to do things like change a tricky-to-maneuver filter or clean some part of your appliance.
The thing that really won my loyalty, though, was when I got an email telling me that a blade on my Cuisinart food processor had been recalled. I would never have thought to check on that on my own, but thanks to Centriq I have the replacement part instead of one that might have broken apart and put metal shards in my family’s food.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.