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Mar 7, 2008

I want some software that will
  • Act as a catalog of everything I own that is worth mentioning to an insurance company
  • Act as a catalog of all my hobby poo poo (miniatures and games)
  • Work just fine with the data stored on dropbox or otherwise remotely
  • Be ready to load up with commonly found software on someone else's computer

Features that would be great
  • .jpg or other image association per record, for images of serial numbers and poo poo
  • Easy to use with regards to making new lists, updating, creating, deleting, and selecting records
  • Cheap (less than 50 bucks) or free

I have the following sets of software known to me and available
  • MS Access 2013
  • Excel
  • SharePoint supplied by Office 365 that I don't want to use...
  • MySQL hosted on my webspace (I do not know how to run it locally)
  • A Wordpress plugin that will allow me to gently caress with the MySQL database on my webspace from a web page
  • Dropbox

The goal here is to have all my important poo poo cataloged in case of a fire or burglary, and to have it available in case I lose everything, still accessible from some other computer.

If you have a suggestion for a utility that is actually designed for this purpose it'd be great. Otherwise, just any elegant solution will work.


Bob Morales
Aug 18, 2006

This post is good to go

Since you already have Access, you could just go down to the library or bookstore and create a solution in an hour of reading 'Access 2013 for Dummies'

Tiny Tubesteak Tom
Dec 16, 2011 has software that will do this, as well as automatically download information based on UPC, but i think they're limited to books/movies/games.

also you the program itself is $50 and then you have to buy a $6 app on your phone to scan the barcodes if you want to do it easy mode. it's kind of a pain in the rear end but when I went through my physical games catalog, it was indispensable in helping me keep track of everything

The Dreamer
Oct 15, 2013

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

I agree with Bob Morales. If you've already got Access its not too difficult to learn especially for something simple like that. And you can just save the Access database in your Dropbox so you always have access to it. The only difficult part would be the actual cataloging part which will take some time if you've got a lot of stuff to catalog.

Mar 7, 2008

Sounds good, that is what I will do

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