About MyContainers App

Why should I use MyContainers?

Have you ever said to yourself "I know I have one of those, but I can't remember where I put it" or "I've seen it recently in a box, but I can't remember which one." Do you have a small business with lots of small items that you need to find quickly?  Do you struggle to keep your self organized?  If so, MyContainers may be able to help you.

How can MyContainers help?

You may have noticed that many of the items that you use every day can be thought of as a container. For example, your house is a container of rooms. Those rooms are containers of furniture, shelves, bookcases, cabinets, boxes, file folders, which in turn can also be thought of as containers. MyContainers allows tracking of your containers to whatever depth of nesting is required for you to capture the relationships between all of your containers. This will allow you to keep track of things that you may not use very often and more importantly to find them again when you need them.

MyContainers can print identification labels for any single Item and also print inventory sheets for Containers with multiple Items.  These labels and sheets are each printed with a MyContainers unique QR code that can be scanned by the MyContainers App to help find your Items in the database and to keep your Items organized.

What is MyContainers?

MyContainers is a powerful hierarchical database for iOS devices with a straight forward drill-down user interface. It is highly customizable and expandable to meet your specific data needs. It is very easy to create items and then add these items to a container. Any item may be turned into a container just by adding at least one item to it. It is also easy to search for and find your items again. Once an item is located, you can tap a single button to quickly show the entire nesting hierarchy of containers and to to help pinpoint the exact location of that item. In addition, it is very easy to bookmark frequently referenced items or containers and then recall them with a few button taps. MyContainers is easy to keep organized because it is very easy to move or copy items from one container to another or even rearrange the items within a container.

In addition, each item that you are tracking can be associated with one or more categories and/or one or more attributes or groups of attributes. The names of the categories and attributes are completely flexible and can be easily customized to fit almost any specific need. Currently, the value of each attribute can be a text string, a numeric value (with our without a numeric units description), a date, an image (from your camera or photo library), or one of a set of related types (e.g. a specific color from a user defined set of colors).

There are two versions of the MyContainers App

Rounded FullA fully functional (a.k.a. "Standard") version of MyContainers is available on the App Store and must be purchased from the store.

Rounded LiteThere is also a limited (a.k.a. "Lite") version of MyContainers Lite available on the App Store that may be installed for free.