LicenseKeeper
LicenseKeeper
1.8.4

4.0

LicenseKeeper free download for Mac

LicenseKeeper1.8.4

05 November 2012

License manager to store both serial numbers and license files.

Overview

LicenseKeeper stores and organizes important software license information, helping to prevent the loss of valuable software assets and making it accessible when needed most.

Automatic serial number scanning and software information detection greatly reduces cumbersome data entry. Attachments keep related email and documents safely archived along with license and registration records.

Auto-Scan email for serial numbers - Eliminate tedious and error-prone typing by Auto scanning imported email for serial numbers. LicenseKeeper scans emails for serial numbers and conveniently places them in your clipboard for pasting into your software's registration form. No more hunting for typos in long strings of random letters and numbers.

Fast Spotlight-like searching - Your registration information is available, searchable, and ready when you need it most.

Print Detailed Reports - Send detailed reports straight to your printer or save them as PDF

International Currency -The software market is global and your purchases aren't always in the same currency. Track the purchase price of your software licenses in U.S. Dollars, Euros, Yen, Pounds, or other local currency.

Auto-fill user information - Through Mac OS X Address Book integration, LicenseKeeper auto-fills your registration information from your work or home entries.

Auto-Save your data - Your data is safe. LicenseKeeper auto-saves your data even when you forget to.

Export to XML or Plain Text - Easily export your library to common human-readable file formats -- even if you decide not to buy.

What's new in LicenseKeeper

Version 1.8.4:
  • Fixed: beta expiration check incorrectly enabled in public release of 1.8.3.

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41 Reviews of LicenseKeeper

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Paul-Harvey
10 April 2010
Version: 1.5.7

Most helpful

Typical Mac Elegance. Neat and simple Software Imports Entourage emails almost effortlessly. Reasonable price. In my mac top 10 life support gear alongside Drag Thing, 1Password, Superduper, etc.
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Phillat5dock
04 May 2020
Version: 1.8.4
Amazingly this App still works fine in Catalina! I find it is outstanding for keeping my licences safe. I have even imported my Windoze licences.
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Yubben
30 May 2018
Version: 1.8.4
I have lost my license and unable to contact the developper. I bought my license through MacUpdate, I hope MacUpdate could send me my license... also do you know wether the license work? When I tried to type a license of a friend, it did not work, the register button was still grayed... does your license work or you use the software as a trial?
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HJRBR
11 February 2018
Version: 1.8.4
I am looking for LicenseKeeper for iPhone. Can anybody arrange this for me. Thanks!
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The-Big-K
31 August 2017
Version: 1.8.4
This is ABANDONWARE. (Though fortunately it still opens and works with the latest Sierra OS.) Doesn't anyone at MacUpdate have the sense to look at the dev's site, linked on this page, and see that "this app is retired and no longer for sale?" When it was new, it worked pretty well except it was maddening to have so many tabs (e.g. for noes) that you COULD NEVER SEE ALL THE INFO ABOUT THE APP at once! Alas, I've got my registrations scattered all over the place, including some apps that do that as sort of a sideline.
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Ajmac25
06 April 2015
Version: 1.8.4
I still use the app, but needs updating. Anyone interested in reviving this app? Would the developer share the code? No other good alternatives that I know of. :-(
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HJRBR
31 August 2014
Version: 1.8.4
Was a very good app. But what I cannot accept is the attitude of a developer, to simply retire the app I payed for. It is time, that there will be implemented a legislation, that at least customers get informed some month before anything gets retired. I have a serious problem now, as my HD crashed and I cannot find my data to reestablish functionality, with other words, I lost some years of sensitive data. Has anybody an idea how to reestablish the program data?
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Thumpinc
10 April 2014
Version: 1.8.4
I think this software is abandoned. I have used it throughout the Mavericks update but it has recently started to crash on startup. No update in a year and a half and nothing on the blog since 2012... Developer, if I am wrong, do you intend on updating this app in 2014?
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Nakkor
02 September 2012
Version: 1.8.2
Does anyone know how to export myApps Data library to LicenseKeeper? A step by step procedure would be much appreciated! TIA!
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jackiejay
11 January 2012
Version: 1.8.2
Perfect for storing my licenses, it's really easy to use!
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johnny-thompson
16 October 2011
Version: 1.8.2
Beautiful software design; the interface is extremely intuitive, and it has room for everything you need for your licenses, such as file attachments, vendor information (site and contact information), your license information (naturally), purchase date and price, as well as a "notes" area for each license where you can type anything you want. It's absolutely brilliant, and I selected it after comparing it to ALL other license managers out there. This is the one to get! Feature-complete, beautiful and stable. I've suggested some improvements to backup frequency and icon handling which should lead to databases that are a fraction of the current size, and much more granular updates. When that comes out, this already near-perfect application will be even better. If you have a lot of licenses to manage, then you need this application! It's as simple as that!
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BiL-C
09 August 2011
Version: 1.8
with the 1.8 update, the application launches MUCH faster, making an already useful app more enjoyable.
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Gavin-S
05 May 2011
Version: 1.7.2
Very useful bit of software. Easy to use. Customer support is great.. I would 5 star the customer support.
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Monzterdk
27 April 2011
Version: 1.7.2
I bought this one to help me remember the reg info and help me remember what tools I have already. the important thing here is that it should be able to import directly from Mac-update so that wouldn't have to write everything inn myself every time ! well... ! IT DOES NOT WORK ! simple as that i accept the loss of 20 bucks and are back to my 1password where i have all my important stuff, i do have to write everything inn by hand but then its there reliable and safe
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Monzterdk
24 April 2011
Version: 1.7.2
Cant make it import the registration info from the links on macupdate actually i cant make it import anything at all only way at the moment is to drag the app file inn and write everything by hand couldent find any info on website on what to do how does this works
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marzipan
12 December 2010
Version: 1.6.2
i've only used LicenseKeeper to grab the information for one piece of software so far (TotalFinder), and i like the concept a lot. LicenseKeeper got the licensed name wrong - it appears to have drawn my name from the To: field of the email rather than actually scanning the body of the email for the name associated with the license, which was not my name, but "MacUpdatePromo Somethingorother," so i was confused for a while as to why TotalFinder wasn't accepting my new license information, and i had to go look at the email in order to enter the license information that TotalFinder expected...so in this case LicenseKeeper saved me less time and effort than it should have. but in the end i got the information entered into TotalFinder correctly, and corrected it in LicenseKeeper, and the whole process was still pretty quick. when the LicenseKeeper people get the quirks worked out this will be an extremely handy piece of software.
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JSH56
23 June 2010
Version: 1.5.9
Doesn't 1Password already do this, or not? Just asking.
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Paul-Harvey
10 April 2010
Version: 1.5.7
Typical Mac Elegance. Neat and simple Software Imports Entourage emails almost effortlessly. Reasonable price. In my mac top 10 life support gear alongside Drag Thing, 1Password, Superduper, etc.
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Pik80
16 August 2009
Version: 1.4.10
It would be better to spend a little extra money to get FileMaker Bento to do this functionality (you can download a template to do Licenses on the Bento website.) In my opinion it would be better to spend $44 and get way more functionality than pay $20 for a program that you will only use for a very short amount of time to enter in the licenses. (Sorry about the double post. I noticed a lot of spelling errors on my original post but MacUpdate wouldn't let me change it so I had to write a new one.
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nathenwestfield
12 August 2009
Version: 1.4.10
This is the best license software ever. It makes so much easier to keep a record of all your serial numbers and names. It saves a lot of frustration
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JPP-Zoso
10 July 2009
Version: 1.4.9
is there a sync feature between/among multiple machines? this feature does not seem to be mentioned on the developer's web site. seems to me one of the primary goals for this type of application is to provide easy access to this type of data on all machines that need it...single machine solutions are a deal breaker. might also be helpful to add a workstation field for those software applications locked into a specific machine.
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Arobulack
09 July 2009
Version: 1.4.9
Two words: kick ass. This is the best software license management app out there, bar none. I have never had a problem with it, its easy-to-use organization has saved me countless times, and, to put it bluntly, it's a joy to use. I manage over 200 commercial software and shareware licenses with this app. I couldn't live without it!
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libecchio
05 July 2009
Version: 1.4.8
I used to use KeePassX to keep my licences. It is an excellent general encryption program, but was starting to become unwieldy and the difference in switching to LicenseKeeper is huge - the sheer slickness of capturing a licence is great. Press Import Application and select it from the Finder to create the basics (database entry, name, icon, version number etc.), then select the corresponding registration email in Entourage and press Attach Email. The email contents are parsed and usually put into the various fields (registration name, registration email, product key etc.), including attachments as separate files; that doesn't always work, because there is no standard format for registration emails, but I found there was no further typing required about 80% of the time. So a registration is usually captured in two mouse clicks and, even better, the product key is automatically pasted to the clipboard. If there is no email, the application details may be typed directly into the form, which is well designed (a big box for serial number on the front tab, so no constraints on its format). I created a database with about 40 entries in half an hour, then exported it (XML plus encrypted attachments) to DropBox. Job done, and far more accurately than before; spending a little money on a dedicated application was money well spent.
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Aapple
24 June 2009
Version: 1.4.8
If it has instructions it might be useful. As it is, it does not do as advertised: namely automatically find license keys from my e-mail archives. It has a nice lookup interface, but all I care about is finding serial numbers. The amount of effort apparently required to update the data is just as much as editing a text file, and that is free!
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hmurchison
06 June 2009
Version: 1.4.7
I really like LicenseKeeper. I think the ease in being able to add not only apps but Pref panes, widgets plugins and more makes it the premier license tracking repository on the market. I've had excellent stability with the application. However with that said in mind the developer missed a BIG opportunity to align with bundles like MacHeist and Mupromo and more to deliver easy importation of license data? I'm afraid that AppShelf is going to overtake LicenseKeepr, not because they have a better product..they don't but because they have outfoxed the fox. I've docked LK a star because I think they should be finding ways to make it easy to import these bundled apps. I've cringed in the past dealing with a multitude of different license schemes and fastidiously importing my data. Throw us a bone here. At the least add Appshelf license file import and save us the grief. Thanks!
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Donnrichards
28 May 2009
Version: 1.4.7
5 Star Customer Support. I asked for support for importing data from "The Serial Keeper". TSK is a great application, but it has been discontinued, and is no longer available. Jon was extremely responsive regarding my request. I am now a LicenseKeeper user!
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Iamdorian
20 April 2009
Version: 1.4.6
Tried a demo, and I am sold. I used to use a program called Be Safe!, but this has died. That developer was trying to satisfy this market's needs as well - serial number storage. Of all the "license" storage apps this appears to be the only one truly tailored to serial numbers storage/retrieval. This said, the app could use a separate activation # pop-up or divided field area in the license field. This is a commonly required piece of data for higher-end applications in the video and animation markets. I'd like to see this as a MUPromo item! I'll be buying my license soon. Good work.
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Oneblessedguy
14 April 2009
Version: 1.4.6
I would love it if this could import AppShelf stuff. I have a file but already own LK. This program is incredible! Perhaps this could be an added feature? Thanks!
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hmurchison
02 April 2009
Version: 1.4.6
I hate tracking license info. It's so non-standard. Most developers have serial numbers but some have license files and other methods for piracy prevention. Keeping up with them can be difficult. I know it's possible to simply place the serials in a spreadsheet but I just wanted a more "centric" program for licensing. Initially I balked at the $19.95 price but after using it and adding a bunch of apps I'm not missing that money but i've gained a lot of usefulness. Now when there's a software bundle I immediately add the apps to LK and attach the email or license files to the respective app[s]. It couldn't be more simple. I like that everything you need is there. Automatic email scanning (though it tends to pull the first serial even if there are more in the email) and support for pref panes and more. I guess the next task will be how well I can transport my licenses. I'm planning an upgrade to my Mac and I may do a fresh install and reinstallation of all 3rd party apps. So far so good.
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Picon
27 March 2009
Version: 1.4.5
The absolute best app of its kind. Period. To top it off, the developer is one of the most responsive I have ever dealt with. 5 stars all around!
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papericons
31 July 2008
Version: 1.4.2
App refreshing? Great! I love this app. Easy to use, nice interface! Thanks.
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Darkathena76
20 June 2008
Version: 1.4.1
I like this app for its layout and integration with Mac OS X (I can use it on Tiger or Leopard). The one thing that really irks me though is that it has NO option to password protect its database or a way to encrypt its contents - the developer suggests Filevault. However, when I asked him about it he replied in an email that he is working on such a feature - so there's hope! The main reason I chose this application over RapidoSerial (which is also a nice app, and free) is that with this one I can store those pesky license files that some developers use to license their apps. I say they're "pesky" because it's not the easiest to keep track of them. Is $20 worth it to keep track of those license files even without encryption? To me it is. If this app had the ability to encrypt its database or at the very least password protect itself then it would be perfect.
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Joi
17 April 2008
Version: 1.3.4
How is this better than RapidoSerial which is free??? http://www.app4mac.com/action_view_freeware.lasso?-token=($Var_sess_productfree)&-session=WEBS:4760ECE20a2ec199DDqxp2C8C012
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papericons
18 February 2008
Version: 1.3.1
I really like this app. I finally got rid of that free one (which I won't mention) that was taking forever to load and to save individual entries with. It was driving me bats! LicenseKeeper works smoothly and I was happy to spend the money in order not to slow my computer down which the other application did. Thanks.
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Oneblessedguy
18 January 2008
Version: 1.2.4
I feel that $20 is a little steep for this app. Even $15 would be better. How about run a deal on it? Anyway, I don't like the fact that the info isn't stored in the keychain. Granted, most of the time this isn't an issue. But if I was going to pay for an app, versus getting one for free, I would expect this feature.
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krixi-kraxi
04 October 2007
Version: 1.2.4
use rapidoserial, its nearly the same und its 100$ free!! svrroot
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Adonsa
11 September 2007
Version: 1.2.3
Re: >LicenseKeeper is the first and only license > manager to store both serial numbers and license > files along with receipts, email and other related files. Sorry, Not the first. Software Accountant tracked software purchases, expenditures, license, and any other info (in remarks) back in 1990.
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Jmorgan
07 September 2007
Version: 1.2.3
cool little app! great work
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rwebber
09 August 2007
Version: 1.2.1
Definitely a must have for keeping track of a rapidly multiplying list of software registration codes. Attaching emails and related files is becoming necessary since many developers are now issuing license files instead of simple registration codes. Autoscan of emails for serial numbers is welcome as well.
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Yogi-Coach
17 June 2007
Version: 1.1.2
I licensed this application soon after putting it through its paces, and I'm glad I did! I use a wide variety of applications and utilities and in the past it has been a bit of a chore keeping track of all of the serial numbers. LicenseKeeper has made this tracking easier than I would have thought possible. I especially like the ability to be able to be able to select one or more e-mails in Mail and import them into LicenseKeeper with the click of a button. The software is even smart enough to extract the serial number and other information from the imported e-mails. Brilliant! I highly recommend this application to anyone with more than a few serial numbers to manage. I've tried using more general information management utilities (including using SplashID for years), but see the benefit in having a dedicated utility for the task of serial number tracking.
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curlypaws
08 March 2007
Version: 1.0
This is a very neat little application, which I ended up buying soon after trying. I love the ability to link e-mails and files to a program - particularly since (like LicenseKeeper itself) some programs are licensed through files rather than numbers. It has a great ability to suck serial numbers out of e-mails. It doesn't password protect its database, but as a home user that isn't an issue. Storing other security items separately would be justified for me as I would want them password protected.
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Gordon142
06 March 2007
Version: 1.0
Seems very cool. I only wish it was setup to handle more than just licence files, because while its licence-handling abilities surpass those of Steel (my current secure-storage app), it is not very practical for the storage of other types of records, and I don't wish to migrate one data type only to an entirely different application.
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