Mac/iOS: One thing you should do to prepare for a disaster is take a home inventory. All of your belongings you would want replaced, their values, their warranties, receipts, and home or rental insurance information should all be included. Home Inventory for Mac, iPhone and iPad can help you build one.
Home Inventory walks you through the process of building your inventory by taking you room to room in your home and encouraging you to add items that would be common in those rooms. You can record warranty information, model numbers, serial numbers and relevant receipts quickly. You can also take, edit and attach photos to each entry.
When you save everything, it's automatically backed up to the web, Dropbox, SugarSync or another cloud storage service you choose for safe keeping. You can also export your inventory for use in other apps or password-protect your inventory. The app also has fields for insurance information, emergency contacts, attachments and other custom fields so you can add other important data. The app even supports collections, so you can add and manage your music or movie collections as block items. Home Inventory can also examine your policy to see if you're properly covered for the items in your inventory.
Home Inventory is $20.99 for Mac, and the iPhone and iPad companion apps are free. Admittedly, it doesn't do anything that cheaper or free alternatives offer, but it's worth considering for being easy to use.
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