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  1. Thanks for such a quick response! I've sent an email to the address above with my code. Hope to hear back soon. David
  2. Just yesterday I upgraded the CPU in my computer and as part of the process of validating a successful upgrade, I ran most of the apps that I use frequently. When I ran HomeManage, I got an activation request screen, as you do when you're running the application in trial mode. So I chose to activate now, put in my license code and got the response that my license code is already in use! I am the only one who uses the software (for years) and I don't know why the activation process won't recognize me. I'm not aware of any other changes on my machine, so I'm tempted to conclude that the CPU upgrade triggered this. I don't understand this approach. It's the same machine, same user, same operating system -- Windows 10 x64 1809 (10.0.17763.503) -- that I've been using with HomeManage 2018 since I upgraded to this version. Anyone else have this issue? Any help would be appreciated! HomeManage version is 18.0.0.13 David
  3. Any information as to what features, changes or fixes we might anticipate in this "major new version"?
  4. I noticed the same thing about the file format -- it's MS Access, and I can access it with Access and if needed manipulate data. But I have hesitated to do that because I don't know what the code base does with the data. I could guess, but that would be dangerous. Did you write an app that uses the Access format or abandon that for something else?
  5. I see you still haven't gotten a response. That's too bad. Looks like the question is being ignored.
  6. The "Check For Updates" menu item doesn't work for me either. It launches a dialog box that looks right, it runs (green progress bar completes quickly), then says the update application has been updated and a restart is needed. After the restart of HomeManage, running the check again produces the same results. No update check is ever completed -- only updates to the update application. The exact message says: "The update application has been updated and must restart in order to continue." I attached a picture of this box.
  7. Are any of these features on your roadmap for any future version of the application?
  8. I've got a lot of my home items cataloged in the Home Inventory application and it does a great job of tracking most information. I think it could be even more useful if there were a counterpart app on iOS so that I could take my database with me in my iPhone. There are a couple reasons I think this would be good. 1) Getting detailed information like item numbers, serial numbers, UPC numbers or collection names is sometimes hard to get without going back to the vendor. And when it comes time to find replacement parts, that information can be critical on, say a furniture set that is several years old. Having pictures and other tracked info available on the iPhone would make it easy to show a dealer/vendor the product and perhaps get better identification information for it. 2) Having my inventory available on the go would also be helpful for avoiding duplication in buying products. It would also be helpful in the opposite case when you want to ensure that you're buying a matching duplicate (if for example you wanted to add to the set). 3) Having the database on iPhone (or in iCloud) would serve as a good backup for the data as well. 4) Showing your product to a friend who might be interested in acquiring it is not possible unless you're at home. But with the database on iPhone, this becomes a possibility. Are there any plans to build an iOS version of the application that works in conjunction (with the same dataset) with HomeManage 2018, 2019, 2020, etc.? David
  9. Steve, My copy does this too (greyed out Lookup button) and I don't know why it does. However, I've found that when I scan some barcodes, the lookup automatically fills in information in a few fields; otherwise it uses the word "null". David
  10. That's a great question. I haven't seen a changelog, but would be nice to. David
  11. I went to check HomeManage 2018 for updates by using the menuitem under the Help menu "Check for Updates...". When I clicked, nothing happened. The normal application that runs to check for updates did not appear on screen, and there was no error message or dialog box -- absolutely nothing happened. Ultimately I checked the home folder for the application and found what appears to be an outdated application called CheckForUpdate_HM2017.exe. I wondered how that happened, but figured it may be because I installed the 2018 version on top of the 2017 version. So I renamed the .exe to .exe_SAVE and the associated .dat file to .dat_SAVE and reinstalled the application. After reinstallation, I found CheckForUpdate_HM2017.exe and CheckForUpdate_HM2017.dat in the home folder. I launched CheckForUpdate_HM2017.exe and it as expected. I clicked through the NEXT buttons to check for an update, and it reported that "You already have the most recent version of HomeManage 2017 installed on your system." Is it checking for version 2017 or version 2018? David
  12. I opened the Preferences dialog box (Tools>Preferences) and went to the Field Names tab to check on some fields I had added some time ago. While there, I noticed something odd. There are duplicate entries for some (many) text fields. The duplicate names are in the "Property" column, not the "Value" column. For example, I found 2 rows each for these fields: User Field 10 (both of these have the exact same entries in the Value field - a value I entered) User Field 11 (one of the duplicate rows has an entry in the Value column that I entered; the other is blank) User Field 12 (one of the duplicate rows has an entry in the Value column that I entered; the other is blank) and User Fields 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (one of the duplicate rows has an entry in the Value column that I entered; the other is blank) Even odder, there were no duplicate fields for any User Fields higher than User Field 12. I also noticed that all of the duplicate fields except 10 have one Value entry that I entered and the other is blank; see the attached picture for examples. The fields are also not sorted by number -- as you can see in the picture, User Field 2 comes after User Field 19. It looks like they're sorted like text. The sorting is not a critical matter, just an oddity. David
  13. Great idea. There are several ways to compartmentalize the images, including using the asset number as a folder. If that's done, then you could include attachments in the asset folder for each asset. For example, PDF of the warranty or user manual for a purchased device or appliance.
  14. Most times when I'm inventorying an item, only one or two photos is needed to show the item. However some products come with multiple parts/items and a picture of each critical item is useful to have in the list of pictures. And when the product is new, I will easily recall which picture goes with each item in the product. However after years have passed, I may not recall what's what. Allowing the pictures to have an optional caption would make identification of the items faster and more accurate. It would also make referencing a particular item in, say the notebook, clearer so that whatever note is added, the meaning of whatever activity was taken is clear. It's not a major thing, but would be nice to have. Also, on the primary UI screen, I would show the caption for quick identification that the caption has been entered correctly for each item. Thanks for your consideration! David
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