I want.... an inventory management system. it should be able to track one off items like books and recurring items like groceries, including sourcing information and average cost. ideally it would have a mobile interface. does anyone know if anything like this exists?


there are dozens (Atlas springs to mind), but they all suffer from the same two problems: first, someone has to enter all of the things into the database, and second, someone has to make sure all the things are kept current.

if you're using barcodes to identify the things, you quickly appreciate that very few things share the same numbering system; what people tend to do then is invent a new system, which increases the number of incompatible standards.

@Nikolai_Kingsley I'm pretty confident in my ability to figure out a good process/follow through on it—or at least try it out for a while and see if it helps—so any recommendations you might have for software would be pretty welcome!

also yeah it probably can't be using barcodes or any sort of numeric unique identifier, I have like, cool rocks and sticks I'd like to put in this thing.

@Nikolai_Kingsley looks like Atlas won't sell me something off the shelf, they'll only do custom solutions for $$$$

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