There’s an app for that…

If a disaster occurred that caused you to lose your home and everything in it, what would you do? Obviously you’d contact your insurance company, but would you be able to promptly provide them with an itemized list of every one of your valuables? Even if you did prepare such a list in advance, it might have been lost with everything else.

But if you had an inventory app on your cell phone. which presumably would be in your pocket when your house was destroyed, you’d be able to immediately access all of those details in a time of crisis. And even if your phone was in your house when the disaster struck, your information would be backed up by a cloud storage service.

Take a look at this article “Home Inventory Builds a List of Your Possessions In Case of Emergency, Backs It Up Online.” Your inventory would include all of the items in your house that you would want to replace if they were destroyed, as well as their values and warranties, plus your home or rental information.

The app, designed for Mac computers, iPhones and iPads, has fields for insurance information, emergency contacts and attachments, and you can add and manage your music or movie collection as block items. It will even examine your policy to see if you’re properly covered for items in your inventory.

Let me know what you think about this Home Inventory app. What are the features that you think are the most valuable? Are there any features the app is missing that would make it better? Do you know of similar apps that seem superior or inferior to this one? Please chime in when you get the chance.

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