In this Digital Age, it has been argued that we think less, and instead rely on the technology too often. While this may sometimes be true, with people reaching for the sat-nav for every menial journey rather than relying on sense of direction, there are certainly times when technology is the favorable option. A natural disaster, such as a flood or hurricane, can be – and often is – a life-changing tragedy for many, and if such a situation was to hit you and yours, would you be able to list everything you own when the insurance company comes calling? This is where the technology is a truly priceless savior, and What I Own – an app for iPad – allows you to keep a meticulous list of everything you own.
But of course, you could use any old note-taking app to make a list of your worldly goods, right? Well of course, but as you’ll see from the screenshots below, What I Own goes the whole hog in allowing you to tap in a variety of information concerning each item you add to the list. Manufacturer, model, name, serial number; purchase location, date, price, quantity; location, condition, weight – these are just some of the categories available for you to ensure you know exact facts and figures.
Although What I Own could prove a life-saving tool in an insurance claim should a disaster occur, it’s a versatile app which could actually adopt a variety of other purposes. For example, if you’re a collector of a particular item or series of items, it could be a great way to keep a digital log of each and every subject within that collection. Not only that, but with support from the likes of Box and Dropbox, you can always rest assured that your data is locked tightly in the cloud.
At 99 cents, it’s certainly a worthwhile purchase if you like to have that additional bit of peace of mind. And even if you don’t live in fear of the next big disaster striking your territory, it would be great to have a concise, digitalized list of that dusty old record collection, now wouldn’t it?
Give What I Own a whirl by clicking on the link below, and let us know what you think of it by posting a comment via the usual mediums below. Please note, this is an iPad-only app, so please only make the purchase if you own an iPad running iOS 4.3+.
(Source: What I Own for iPad on App Store)