The Best Home Inventory Apps for iOS

Hopefully, you'll never need to use your home owner's or renter's insurance, but if you need to file a claim, having a home inventory makes things go smoother because you'll have your belongings properly documented. Use a home inventory app, and you'll have your information organized quickly.

The data you collect for your inventory of personal items are also useful if you need to deduct stolen or damaged property on your income taxes or you need to tack your net worth. Using your iPhone or iPad to take photos of belongings is easy, and the apps make it even easier to add information like serial numbers, purchase amounts and descriptions.

Another great use is to create a "room" in the app called Documents, then use it to store snapshots of important papers. Choose an app by reading up on the features and prices of each of the best iOS apps for managing your personal inventory below.

To learn more about how to use an app to record your home inventory, read How to Choose and Use Home Inventory Software, which is about desktop personal inventory software and keeping a home inventory online, but the information can easily be applied to using an app.

III Inventory App for iOS

Sceenshot of home inventory app
Know Your Stuff Home Inventory

This app is offered by the Insurance Information Institute. Listed in Google Play app store as III Inventory, but is called Know Your Stuff in the app description.

  • Synchronize home inventory data from an iOS device to Know Your Stuff online app.
  • Inventory data is stored on a secure server (free of charge) and is password protected, essentially providing a backup for data and two ways to work with the inventory.
  • Print reports from the online app.

Cost: Free
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 5.0 or later
Download iTunes app store: III Inventory app

Belongings Home Inventory App

Home inventory on iPad and iPhone with Belongings app.
Creative Pandas Sarl

The iOS app is developed by Creative Pandas Sarl and can be used on your iPhone or iPad. Belongings give you insurance rate quotes.

  • Home inventory syncs with the Belongings online home inventory app for an automatic back up.
  • Export your data to PDF or HTML for easy viewing or emailing, or CSV for use with Microsoft Excel.
  • Use a barcode scanner app to add inventory items quickly.

Cost: Free
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 4.0 or later
Download from iTunes app store: Belongings Home Inventory app

Encircle: Home Inventory for iOS

Encircle: Home Inventory app on and Android phone.
Encircle: Home Inventory iOS AppEncircle

Developed by Encircle, this app not only keeps track of your home inventory, but it also provides a library of support documentation that is always up to date.

  • Select a room, take pictures, then add information for inventory items.
  • Enter model and serial number for items, and Encircle pulls in support/customer service and parts and accessory information into the app for easy reference, and checks for product recalls.
  • Sync data with the online app, never worry about backing up your inventory.
  • Search for information relevant to the items in your inventory items online from the app.
  • Compare the total value of assets to your insurance coverage.
  • Optimized for iPhone 5.

Cost: Free
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch (4th and 5th generation), iPad, iPad mini / iOS 6.0 or later.
Download iTunes app store: Belongings Home Inventory app

My Stuff

My Stuff home inventory app on iPhone.
My Stuff Home Inventory iOS AppDa Pont

This home inventory app is developed by Da Pont and is a universal application, optimized to run on iPhone, iPod, and iPad.

  • You're not stuck with only organizing by room, also can organize inventory items by home or place, then by room or location.
  • Search for items by name, type, room or location, home or place.
  • Generates PDF reports of items you select.
  • Use collections for further definition of inventory items. Create a lending collection to keep track of belongings you lend to others. Create a warranty collection for all items that are covered by a warranty.
  • Optimized for iPhone 5.

Cost: $3.99
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 5.0 or later.
Download iTunes app store: My Stuff app

Visual Inventory

MoveInsure Visual Inventory app for iPhone and Ipad.
Visual Inventory iOS AppMoveInsure

This app is brought to you by MoveInsure, a company that insures household moves, but it's still quite usable for maintaining your home inventory. Although this app doesn't have features for backing up or producing reports like others on this list, I'm including it because the tagging is unique.

  • After taking a photo of a room, tap on items in a photo to tag them with a value.
  • See total values by room.
  • If you decide to move, submit your inventory to MoveInsure for a quote.

Cost: Free
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 5.0 or later.
Download iTunes app store: Visual Inventory app

Nest Egg-Inventory

Nest Egg-Inventory App for iPHone and iPad.
Nest Egg-Inventory AppWinprogger LLC

This app, developed by Winprogger LLC, has some great features. Nest Egg-Inventory could easily be used to set up databases other than a home inventory.

  • Use with barcode scanning to retrieve information for inventory items.
  • Get alerts when warranties for inventory times are about to expire or set up alerts for the end of the period to return an item.
  • Does online price checks, useful for new items from retailers that price match a few weeks after your purchase.
  • Add up to ten high definition photos per item, including receipts and other records.
  • Capable of organizing by category and subcategory as well as location or room.
  • Email or AirPrint your home inventory. Export CSV data for a user with spreadsheets or to HTML for detailed reports.
  • Available in 13 languages.
  • In-app purchase (.99cents) for Dropbox support to back up data.
  • Optimized for iPhone 5.

Cost: $4.99
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 5.0 or later.
Download iTunes app store: Nest Egg-Inventory app

Stuffanizer Home Inventory App for iOS

Stuffanizer app for iOS.
Stuffanizer Home Inventory AppSPL

With drag and drop support, nested locations and tags, Stuffanizer is as cool as its name sounds. This iOS home inventory app is developed by SPL.

  • Unlimited locations can be organized hierarchically. For example, a briefcase in a closet in the office.
  • Unlimited tags can be used for inventory items.
  • Drag and drop items between locations.
  • Create email reports based on selected items.
  • Optimized for the iPhone 5 and iPad.

Cost: $2.99
iOS Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad / iOS 4.3 or later.
Download iTunes app store: Stuffanizer app