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Free Giveaway! Compartments, a home inventory system for Mac

Free Giveaway! Compartments, a unique home inventory system

We all accumulate a growing number of personal items and valuables as time goes on. But would you be able to easily determine all that was lost if an unfortunate disaster were to occur? Home inventory software offers peace of mind.

Compartments is a new application from LittleFin LLC, the makers of Chronicle, which gives Mac users a simple and elegant way to help protect their valuables. It does this by serving as a home inventory system that categorizes and stores information about things like electronics, furniture, collectibles, etc. Why is this kind of software necessary for the average person? In event of a natural disaster, theft, loss, or failure, all the details about the affected items will be in one easy to find place. It can certainly save a lot of stress and effort in times of need. Normally priced at $24.95, Compartments is currently on sale for just $9.95 until July 4, 2010.

After spending some time with Compartments I’ve found it to be a well-designed and user-friendly application with a ton of value. Much like LittleFin’s Chronicle, their new product focuses on one main goal and executes it very well. Personal items are organized by location (such as a living room or kitchen) or searchable tags. Items can be added individually or in bulk to save time. When adding new items to Compartments, the user is presented with fields like Date Acquired, Warranty, Value, Make & Model, Serial Number, and Notes. Photos can even be attached to provide visual evidence, along with a nice selection of icons to easily identify different types of items.

Compartments - Home inventory software for Mac

It’s clear by looking at the type of data stored in Compartments what the developers had in mind for how it could be used. For example, its WarrantyGuard feature can take the information given and let users see when their belongings are running out of warranty coverage. Having models, serial numbers, and files like original receipts readily available makes warranty repair requests a smoother process too. This is especially true with electronics. Perhaps most importantly, Compartments can automatically generate a PDF report for insurance purposes. It can calculate total estimated values and save, print, or email the resulting document. It’s impossible to emphasize how much trouble this can save when catastrophe strikes.

Compartments - Home inventory software for Mac

To summarize, Compartments is visually-appealing home inventory software that works as advertised and will inevitably come in very handy. Users will appreciate the care that went into its development, as well as the free lifetime upgrades from LittleFin LLC. Compartments is available for $9.95 until July 4, 2010 – a heavy discount from its regular price of $24.95. And when you enter the coupon code JEFFERSON at checkout, you will get an additional $2.00 off.

Win a free copy of Compartments for Mac!

The developers of Compartments (regularly $24.95) have been kind enough to offer free software licenses to 3 lucky MacYourself readers! To enter, please leave a comment below, along with a valid email address (this is how we will contact you). In order to avoid spam filter issues, please type a coherent sentence saying you’d like a chance to win. Make sure you’re running Mac OS X 10.5 or later since these applications won’t work with anything older. Multiple entries will be deleted, so please only add one comment per person. And finally, don’t worry if your comment doesn’t appear on the site immediately — it might be awaiting moderation and will show up shortly.

The winners will be chosen at random based on the comment numbers they happen to be. The lucky guys or girls will be announced on this page, so save this article’s URL and be sure to check back later. All entries must be made by July 1, 2010 at 11:59pm eastern U.S. time. In the meantime, download the free trial of Compartments to start building your home inventory. Good luck!

UPDATE – July 2, 2010:
Congratulations to our winners Adam, Drew, and Russ! Their comment numbers were chosen from a random number generator and they have each been given a free copy of Compartments for Mac! Thanks to everyone who entered and remember to consider purchasing Compartments yourself.

32 Comments Have Been Posted (Leave Your Response)

Would love something like this!

Felipe Augusto Dornelas
June 29th, 2010, 11:46 PM

I really want this license! o/

This is a great app. Easy and simple to use, with a great user interface. Just Great!

This app looks really great. Would love to receive one license!

I have downloaded the trial of compartment and I really like it! :D It would be awesome if I could win a free copy! ;)

I’d love to win a program like this!

Christian De Marco
June 30th, 2010, 2:23 AM

I have been testing out Compartments for the past week. The introduction of version 1.2 has given the program some great new features that I was after, WarrantyGuard and attaching the proof of purchase. Syncing the data onto my iDisk is great!
I feel that the user interface is at the right level, making it quick and easy to add all my home purchases into a easy to use database for insurance and warranty detailing.

This looks great!

Really great programme. The user interface is quiet briliant!
I would like to have a copy!

Hi, great giveaway please count me in.


Seems very cool ! I would like to win this app ;-)

Compartments looks great — would love to win a copy!

I would like to win the free license!

Let see? Where would I put this?

I would love to win a copy. It looks like a very useful app.

I could really use this app,can’t keep track of all my junk. Has anyone tried it out yet?

Crazy till death to win this cunning app!!! please let me win…

I’d love a free license!

Would love to win this – it looks like a great app

I would love to win software like this. I get a strange kick out of overly organizing my life and this would come in extremely handy.

I actually need an app like this!!

Wow I love this. Keep track of everything.

Hard to find user-friendly inventory programs that look this nice – would love to get a copy.

My new mini-mac needs COMPARTMENTS software! Thanks for giving me one roll of the dice..

Would love to win it!

Awesome App! yes please :)

it seems kind of cool

I could really use something like this!

Seems like a great little program, esp. for insurance when needed! Definitely could use it!

Looks nice, but in use it pales to MYStuff, which has way more features for about the same price. I picked up MYStuff on the MacUpdate promo about a month ago, and it rocks.

thanks for the opportunity to win this app

This sounds like a great program. I would love to win this app.