A Mac App Store Editor’s Choice, Home Inventory has been helping people organize and store information about their home and its contents for over 11 years.

Called "Quick and easy to use" by the New York Times, Home Inventory is the ultimate tool for cataloging information about your home & belongings for insurance, home management, and estate planning purposes.

Home Inventory helps you organize the receipts, warranty information, product manuals, maintenance schedules, repair and improvement notes, and other important information about your home and its contents. With Home Inventory, all of this information is in one place, and easy to find.

Many do not realize they are underinsured until disaster strikes and they need to file a claim. Home Inventory can deal with the complex coverage rules and limits found in most insurance policies and its coverage analysis tools let you know exactly where you are under and over-insured.

Best of all, Home Inventory is completely private. Your inventory is stored on your Mac not on some company’s server, where it could be hacked or sold to other parties. And should something happen to your Mac, Home Inventory’s robust backup features can backup your data to your iPhone or iPad and elsewhere. You can also back it up in a cloud synced folder on your Mac such as Dropbox or iCloud Drive. You are always in control of how and where your inventory information is kept.


• Store user manuals, home inspection reports, lot surveys, covenants, and other documents related to your home and its contents.
• Keep receipts for items, repairs, maintenance, renovations, and more.
• Keep track of item warranty information.
• Dated notes let you to keep track of repairs, improvements, and other information about your items and home.


• Store details about your items such as make, model, serial numbers, purchase price and date, value, warranty information and much more.
• Store multiple photos of your items and home.
• The details, receipts and photos in Home Inventory can help establish proof of ownership and replacement value in case you need to file a claim and can ensure a fair settlement.
• Coverage analysis lets you know if you are adequately insured.
• Robust reports can be shared with your insurance agent.


• Stay on top of home maintenance tasks by building a schedule that integrates with Calendar and Reminders.
• Keep track of important information about your home, such as the year it was built, square footage, purchase price, and your property assessment history.


• Assign an heir to each item in your inventory.
• An Heir report can be added as an addendum to your will.


• Add items to your inventory while away from your computer with our free helper app, Home Inventory Remote Entry, for the iPhone and iPad.
• Add items to your inventory by scanning UPC/EAN barcodes from Home Inventory Remote Entry on your iPhone or iPad.
• Use Home Inventory's Inbox to store receipts for items that you wish to add to your inventory later.
• Add receipts to the Home Inventory's Inbox, directly from your email or browser, without having to open Home Inventory.


• Backup and view your inventory on your iPhone or iPad with our free Home Inventory Mobile Backup app.
• Quickly enter item information away from your computer on your iPhone or iPad with our free Home Inventory Remote Entry app.


• Use your scanner to add photos and receipts
• Customizable fields and field layouts
• Built-in currency conversion
• Robust and flexible reporting options
• Password protection
• Import and export CSV data
• Warranty expiration alerts
• Keep multiple inventories
• Supports Tabs in Sierra


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What's New

Version 3.7.6

• Mojave support.

• Fixes a bug that can result in random crashes on some systems.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings
36 Ratings

Best value and on it’s way to being excellent

I looked into many different softwares, mainly for inventorying high-end art collections. Most of the softwares specific to this need are truly expensive ($250-$5000) or only available as a subscription service (I try to avoid subscriptions like the plague). It came down to Binary Formations Home Inventory versus Blue Plum Software’s Home Inventory. Both excellent, versatile softwares, for more than a fair price. Honestly, I like Blue Plum's design a little better, aesthetically speaking, but ultimately they did not have enough customizable fields for me, and I ended up switching to Binary Formations.
There is a little bit of a learning curve involved. Not everything functions the way I would expect it to, especially in terms of shortcuts and workflows that one typically sees on the Mac. But overall, this is an excellent piece of software that is very versatile, can be customized, and includes all the major features that I’m looking for, including remote entry on iPad and a light version for viewing on iPad. I am still navigating my way through the interface, so I’m not completely versed in it yet, but I’m very pleased with what I have been able to do in a short time and the logic and versatility of the system.
I believe this software will only get better as the developers continue to work on it and add features. I have contacted them a few times now, and they are extremely responsive. This alone is well worth it.


Loved this App Until It Lost All My Inventory

I’ve been a fan of Home Inventory for several years and have painstakenly entered my collectible inventory item by item with pictures, scanned receipts and descriptions. I had over 300 items in the system and really felt good that it backed up things whenever I closed. HOWEVER, that ended with this latest update. When the company pushes out an update, they don’t give you a choice of whether to use the current version or to update to the newer version. I went through the prompts on the screen and updated like I had in the past versions, only this time it LOST 3/4 OF MY INVENTORY! When the updated version opened, my categories were there, but most were EMPTY. Over 200 entries were missing. :( I almost cried because this had taken me years to compile!! I tried importing from a back-up and it says I don’t have permission? All I can say is that you need to be VERY cautious if you’re going to invest time with this program and be sure to create a separate back-up to your computer, not the App back-up that happens when you close it out, because it is NOT reliable!

Developer Response

It sounds like the "Only show collected items when viewing by collection" option may be set in Home Inventory's preferences panel. This option, which is off by default, helps keep the item list uncluttered by when browsing by location, category, etc. by filtering out items that are a part of a collection when it is enabled. If this option is unchecked or if your items don't reappear when you uncheck it, please contact support and we will do our best to find and fix the problem.


Very nice application that works great!!!!

This is a very easy to use program, but with lots of flexibility. It can be used quickly for home inventory with virtually no set up required, but it also allows the user to customize most of the features. That greatly expands the usefulness of the applicaiton. Adding photos to an inventory is quick and easy. The available pre set reports cover most needs, but again, it allows you to create custom reports. It supports setting up muiltiple independent inventories, each with their own separate classifications, locations, and collections. So whlle it is a “Home Inventory” program, it can be used for anything that involves keeping track of multiple items with or without photos. In my case, I use it for collectible inventories, home inventory, vintage car parts inventory, etc. A great value, and a program that makes keeping any inventory actually fun!!!


Binary Formations, LLC
14.8 MB
OS X 10.10.0 or later, 64-bit processor
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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