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The first two Digital Media Mom Android apps, Where Did I Put It? and Willpower, have been very popular and well-received (unanimous 5-star reviews for both!) and now I’m happy to announce the release of the first in a whole suite of new Digital Media Mom apps: Yarnventory.
Like all Digital Media Mom apps to date this one was inspired by a hassle I regularly have to deal with in my own life, and like all Digital Media Mom apps it’s priced at just $1.99. Here’s the app’s description from Amazon:
Don’t you just HATE how when you find a great pattern and want to start a new project, the first thing you have to do is open all your yarn stash bins and pull everything out to see if you have an appropriate yarn on hand?
Wouldn’t it be great if you could store photos of all your yarns and all their important details (e.g., dye lot, style, weight, quantity per skein, number of skeins on hand, etc.) plus notes of your own about each yarn in a database instead? YARNVENTORY IS THE ANSWER!
In addition to letting you store and edit yarn photos and details, on devices with an external SD card Yarnventory lets you back up, export, and re-import your Yarnventory database. This is useful for transfer to a spreadsheet, or for backup and restore of data if your device is lost or replaced — just install a fresh copy of Yarnventory and import your existing data!
Like ALL Digital Media Mom apps, Yarnventory has minimal permissions and can run totally offline, it has no In-App Purchases or ads, it’s simple enough to be backward-compatible with earlier versions of Android, and it has a very small installation file size as well. Here’s the rundown on those permissions:
Read-only access to device state: (to tell if a call comes in and let the call come through)
Read/Write access to external storage: (for database backup/export and import functions)
First In A Suite Of Apps For Crafters
As I mentioned, Yarnventory is just the first in a suite of similar Digital Media Mom inventory database apps for crafters. Because I also work with beads, polymer clay, embroidery/needlepoint and more as a crafter, I know there’s a need for this same type of app for other crafts as well. Stay tuned, and I’ll let you know as each one becomes available.
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