Wine Cellar HD
By Simon Guertin
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Wine Cellar is an application for the wine enthusiast. It is made to help both the amateur or the more experienced wine enthusiast. It helps to manage your wine bottles and also to collect information about bottles already tasted.
Also available for free, Wine Cellar Companion to fully sync, view and edit your cellar on your Mac OS
Wine Cellar PRO offers everything from Wine Cellar with the added feature of importing your cellar from your PC or Mac into the iPhone.
The limit of 500 bottles is increased to 3000 bottles.
With Wine Cellar HD, you can fully manage your cellar using the import/export function. You can do all the editing on your PC and import it to your iPhone so there is no need to type your 400+ bottles on your iPhone.
The file format used is csv (OpenOffice is an excellent tool to edit the file) or use the more simple Companion for Mac OS to view and edit your cellar.
The file format is very convenient if you already have your cellar in a database or in an excel spreadsheet. The conversion to the Wine Cellar format is very simple.
3 ways are offered to import your cellar (WiFi required):
-Using Wine Cellar Companion for Mac OS X
-Using the embedded website hosted on the iphone. (Same as Exporting your cellar to your PC)
-By hosting your cellar file on a web site and accessing it with your iPhone (Wi-Fi or 3G required)
More on Wine Cellar features:
Easy to use, easy to learn
Wine Cellar is designed to be easy to use and learn. The interface is designed with Apple's user interface guidelines for simplicity and ease of use. It is intuitive and simple.
Sync all your devices using iCloud. It is suggested to backup the cellar using one of the export techniques when using iCloud.
Share bottles with other users via email, SMS or turn the phone sideways
Scan bottle bar codes and retrieve info automatically (information is from the SAQ and LCBO in Quebec/Ontario/Canada)
The interface presents the wine cellar in an efficient manner. It is easy and fast to locate a bottle, search for keywords, or simply browse bottles by the grouping defined by the user.
A favorite list of bottles provides an even quicker method to locate a bottle.
Export your cellar to your computer using 2 ways (WiFi required):
-Using the free Companion Tool (Mac OS X)
-Using the integrated web server.
Use Companion or OpenOffice to edit and view your cellar on your computer.
The main view can be sorted on most of the wine's characteristics (by region, country, vintage just to name a few)
Improved main screen
The main screen shows pictures and more details about each bottle. A more compact display of the main list is also available for a more streamlined look.
The preview area provides a quick overview showing more details about the selected bottle.
Add/remove a bottle in stock directly from the main screen with the simple sliding gesture across the area.
Wine Cellar provides you all the detailed information that you want
For each bottle, you can add, remove or edit all characteristics. You can quickly add a new vintage from an existing bottle using the shortcut.
Many useful characteristics can be displayed
- Region, Country, Vintage Rating (on a 5 star ranking system) and much more.
- Full screen picture of the label
Wine Cellar is user friendly and adapts to the user's needs
You can fully configure what you want to be asked for when adding a bottle. Unneeded characteristics can simply be skipped, or removed from the wizard to allow a quick interaction with the software.
- Cellar statistics: number of bottles, value of cellar.
- Simple vintage chart is available for quick reference.
Wine Cellar is not affiliated with the SAQ or LCBO
What's New in Version 2.4.1
-New support email address.
-Added a button to reveal the wine list when the iPad is in the portrait orientation.