Review: Keep Track of Expenses, Revenue, and Inventory With Nano Inventory for iOS

Review: Keep Track of Expenses, Revenue, and Inventory With Nano Inventory for iOS

If you need a mobile app that will allow you to track your product inventory and goods expenses and revenue, Nano Inventory could be the app you’ve been looking for.

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Overview

Nano Inventory is a simple inventory control program for your iPhone or iPad. All data is saved to a database on your device, but for safety can be backed up to iCloud, or sent to an email address for later retrieval.

Nano Inventory allows you to track your products, product categories, groups of categories, brands, and more. It will also keep a record of income, expenses, and your quantities of goods. Product information can include name, description, and even photos of the items. The app can also tracks balances with contractors, and report on the movement of goods and balances for a selected period.

If you’re looking for an inventory app that can keep track of your personal items for insurance purposes, look elsewhere, but if your small business needs a way to track what’s coming in, and what’s going out during the business day, Nano Inventory is an app that you should consider.

I don’t own a small business, so I mostly used the sample data that comes by default in the app. The sample data is included to allow you to get used to using the app. It can then easily be deleted, leaving a fresh, empty database for entering your own information.

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I found the app easy to use, and it was easy to set up various categories and information about the inventory for my “business.” (I usually keep everything I have reviewed in the past, safe and sound repacked inside the box, waiting for future use – Yes, I could be called a packrat – So I used those items to build a sample database, to simulate the entry of real inventory of a small business.)

Setting up the categories takes a little getting used to, however, the app does include a concise, but useful help screen that lays out how to setup your categories, items, vendors and more in the app. Built-in tutorials would be nice, but the help screen does its job.

I can see how convenient it would be to walk through a warehouse, and being able to pull out an iPhone or iPad to access inventory information about the products you’re reviewing. Or when new product is delivered, it would be a simple case to whip out your device and enter the new products, or update the current inventory levels for products previously entered.

Nano Inventory also allows you to use your device’s camera to scan barcodes, and take photos for inventory description purposes.

The application is available in the following languages:
English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Ukrainian.

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Verdict

Nano Inventory makes keeping track of the inventory, and other information for a small business easy to handle, and simple to setup. The included sample inventory information allows users to familiarize themselves with the app before clearing the database to enter their real world data.

While I am not a small business owner, I was able to simulate the entry of data for such an enterprise, and can see where having the information about your inventory, and the associated income and outgo of money at your fingertips would be quite handy.

Nano Inventory is available for a limited time for $2.99, 40% off the regular price. I recommend taking a look at Nano Inventory if you’re the owner of a small business who needs a mobile app to track their inventory.

Rating: 3.5/5.0[rating:3.5]

Price: $2.99 for a limited time – Available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

Pros:

  • Easy to setup.
  • Onboard help screen, while a bit limited, was a great help in understanding the app.
  • Inclusion of sample data made it easy to understand how the app worked.

Cons:

  • The export functions could use some work. Export to a file format that apps such as Quickbooks would be helpful.

 

*Note: The above review was commissioned by the developer in accordance with our app review policy, and has been written in an objective, unbiased fashion.

 

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