People collect all kinds of stuff: beer bottle caps, Persian rugs, paintings, signatures, baseball cards, comic books, insects, coins, meteorites and even (I am not kidding) fossilized dinosaur droppings! Regular folks usually collect movies, books, DVDs and CDs. And, as a collection keeps growing and expanding, keeping track of all the items becomes a formidable and challenging task.
Fortunately, there are many software utilities that help collectors. But is there one software application that fits all collector needs? Yes, there is, and it's called MessLess Collector. MessLess is completely customizable, letting you, the collector, decide what information about your possessions you need to enter in the database. The program's built-in editors (Form, Report Style, Script Designer and others) let you change everything, even hotkey combinations!
The main one is Form Designer which allows you to manage your inventory fields. Using it you can remove useless fields and add and configure fields you need. There are 24 various types of fields, including a formula field to automate calculations, Image and Richtext fields. Of course, basic fields like text, number or date fields are included as well.
The program also features a number of advantages that similar applications lack, such as
- Multiuser network support;
- Direct work with scanners and cameras;
- File attachments storage for each item. E.g. you can attach documents, sounds, images;
- Tree-like database structure, which makes adding, moving, searching and grouping collectibles a snap;
- Visual script engine to automate routine operations, e.g. create a backup copy each hour or fill fields with predefined data;
- Performance optimization allows you to work with large databases (more than 2 GB) just as easily as it would be with smaller databases;
- Powerful reporting with grouping, charts, totals.
Inventory Management Features
* Store any information about any item;
* Import existing inventory to HTML, Excel, Access, Word
* Group inventory items
* Fully Customizable. You can add almost any additional feature you need.
* Multiuser work other network or other internet. Full-featured access management for users and groups;
* Maximum database size: 4Gb (more than 1 000 000 records)
* Mathematical Formulas: Use other 30 standard functions
* Create charts and reports with grouping, subtotals, calculations and more
* A Tree-like structure allows you to group and organize the records using folders
* You can attach any files to your database (photos, sounds, documents etc)
* A handy way of working with images is implemented in the software. You can paste images from the clipboard, get them from a scanner (camera) and import from any graphical file. Also there is an internal converter into the low-size jpeg format
* You can import and export data from the following formats: Ms. Access (*.mdb), Ms. Excel (*.xls), Lotus (*.wks, *.wk1, *.wk3, *.wk4);
* Backup. Even if your computer suddenly freezes or turns off, your data will not be lost.
* Security. All information is encoded, even if you do not lock the database with a password;
* Full form redesign is supported. There are more than 20 fields available in the program; you can change the behaviour, style, access and layout of any of them.
* Using Visual Query Editor and Report Style Editor, create queries to a database and print any documents - reports, invoices, catalogues, business cards.
* Automate routine operations using simple scripts that may be created by means of an easy-to-use visual editor - that is, there is no necessity to learn any computer language. Just select from the list of more than 40 actions the ones that you need.
For example, when a form is changed, select to send an e-mail notification; when a button is pressed - select to create a new record; or make a backup copy every 20 minutes.
* Thanks to Import/Parse and Export/Send templates designer, you can send e-mails, generate MS Word and Excel documents, web-pages, import data from Outlook and directly from web sites. For example, you can add to the program a possibility to automatically import currency rates or generate reports in the Excel format.