LicenseKeeper
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License manager to store both serial numbers and license files.   Demo ($19.99)
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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
What's New
Version 1.8.4:
  • Fixed: beta expiration check incorrectly enabled in public release of 1.8.3.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later





MacUpdate - LicenseKeeper




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LicenseKeeper User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Thumpinc reviewed on 10 Apr 2014
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?
[Version 1.8.4]


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+2

jackiejay reviewed on 11 Jan 2012
Perfect for storing my licenses, it's really easy to use!
[Version 1.8.2]


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+66

ABANDONED_ACCOUNT reviewed on 15 Oct 2011
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!
[Version 1.8.2]


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BiL-C reviewed on 09 Aug 2011
with the 1.8 update, the application launches MUCH faster, making an already useful app more enjoyable.
[Version 1.8]


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Gavin S reviewed on 05 May 2011
Very useful bit of software. Easy to use.
Customer support is great.. I would 5 star the customer support.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Monzterdk reviewed on 27 Apr 2011
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
[Version 1.7.2]

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Monzterdk replied on 08 Jun 2011
Monzterdk had trouble on 24 Apr 2011

Now June 9th still no answer ...

Support dosent work either :o/
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ABANDONED_ACCOUNT replied on 15 Oct 2011
Is this a real review? Because it looks fishy.

Support answers quickly, as other people here will attest to as well.

As for one-click import of purchase information from MacUpdate, I've never used the feature, but you claim that it does not work.

Well, I went into my purchase history at MacUpdate, selected a program, and clicked the "Add to LicenseKeeper" button. Voila, it was added to LicenseKeeper.

None of your criticisms are true. Period.
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+18
Monzterdk replied on 17 Oct 2011
Well look in the trouble shooting section for this soft
and you will see that there is still no answer in there !!

next off it will still do nothing on my IMAC / or any of the MBP we use here !!

1.Password has become my choice. Thats It

Best Regards
.... / MonzterDk
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+66
ABANDONED_ACCOUNT replied on 17 Oct 2011
Oh now I see what you've done. You've posted the problem in the "Troubleshooting" tab here on MacUpdate.com. That's not right. You want to reach the developer? Then email them. They are a 2 man operation with busy, regular lives, but they respond to me within one day.

As for your import issues, I still don't believe that. Go into any of your receipts here on MacUpdate, and click the "Add to LicenseKeeper" button. MacUpdate will send you a file into your downloads folder. Click this file one time and all the purchase information will be added to LicenseKeeper automatically. This includes the price, date, email used, vendor, and things like that.

What exactly is not working? Maybe you clicked the link but never clicked the file it downloaded to your computer? That's required in order to import the data. The file that MacUpdate sends you is an information bundle that you must open to store it in LicenseKeeper.
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+5

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marzipan reviewed on 12 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 1.6.2]

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marzipan replied on 12 Dec 2010
hmm. well, actually, i'm starting to think LicenseKeeper is kinda weak now. it doesn't do nearly as much as i thought. i thought i could select a product in LicenseKeeper and click "Attach Email" and LK would scan all my emails and find any related to that product and suck the license information into itself...but it doesn't. i have to do a search for the email message myself, and then drag and drop that email into LicenseKeeper, which saves me considerably less time and effort than i thought LicenseKeeper was supposed to. between the mistakes it makes and the work i'm required to do to get information into LicenseKeeper, i'm beginning to wonder whether this app really makes anything that much easier.
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ABANDONED_ACCOUNT replied on 15 Oct 2011
You're using it incorrectly. Its purpose is to allow you safe, permanent storage for all your license information, in one central place. No need to keep old emails. No need to store information in some archaic folder structure. Just dump all license files and emails into LicenseKeeper and it's saved forever and allows you to clear up your mailbox. It's a fantastic program. Next time you need to look up your license information? Simply start LicenseKeeper and there it is, right at your fingertips.
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+3

+6
Jsh commented on 23 Jun 2010
Doesn't 1Password already do this, or not? Just asking.
[Version 1.5.9]

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marzipan replied on 12 Dec 2010
not quite - 1Password, like SafePlace and a bunch of other info-keeping software, will hang onto this information for you, but it requires you to enter the data into it manually, while LicenseKeeper gathers the information itself from LicenseKeeper files and emails. it basically makes the process of getting the information *into* LicenseKeeper far easier than getting it into 1Password or SafePlace or whatever. and Dear Whomever Gave Jah's Question a -1: you're an idiot. it was a QUESTION. jeez.
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+9

Paul Harvey reviewed on 10 Apr 2010
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.
[Version 1.5.7]


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Pik80 reviewed on 15 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 1.4.10]

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hmurchison replied on 25 Aug 2009
Yes but what about attaching license files and scraping emails for serial numbers? What about loading csv or appshelf files when you buy a bundle. A basic database would work as well so would creating a spreadsheet and tracking your serials this way but the thing that's missing here is "ease of use". I use a central license tracking app because it makes it trivial to store my license in a single function low resource app.

If I have to fire up Bento (with its corollary resource hit) every time I want to add, modify a license that doesn't make much sense to me. Bento is a great app that I plan to purchase but it doesn't make my job easier with regard to tracking my licenses. In License Keeper I have value added features that go behind what a basic database app like Bento offers and time being the one commodity you never get any more of I like the ease and time saving.
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Pik80 replied on 25 Aug 2009
I have found it very fast to enter in my licensing info through Bento. Filemaker did an incredible job in making Bento easy to use. Personally I want to enter the information instead of the software since because I can't have ANY room for error. If I spent over $2,000 on Adobe's Creative I want to know that I have the correct license otherwise I will have the rude awaking one day that the license that was entered in was in fact wrong meaning that I would then have to blow another two grand re buying Creative Suite. I mean, really, how long does it take to enter in a single license. Two minutes? That is time well spent to me. I don't see how LicenseKeeper goes beyond Bento at all.

csv is the format for exporting to spreadsheets? Bento can do that. Bento seems to work very well resource wise on my 5 year old mac. I don't notice any slow down at all.
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marzipan replied on 12 Dec 2010
based on your arguments and my experience with LicenseKeeper (i have no experience with Bento), i personally think LicenseKeeper's the better solution. it's still quicker to let LK gather the information itself and to then double-check its work to make sure it got it right than it would be to transfer all the information into a database yourself from emails and wherever.
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+4
Nakkor had trouble on 02 Sep 2012
Does anyone know how to export myApps Data library to LicenseKeeper?
A step by step procedure would be much appreciated!

TIA!
[Version 1.8.2]


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Monzterdk had trouble on 24 Apr 2011
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
[Version 1.7.2]

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Lavandula replied on 11 Aug 2011
Ditto. Won't do anything in Lion.

Eat_A_Peach rated on 03 Apr 2014

[Version 1.8.4]



wrosie rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 1.8.4]



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Josart rated on 04 Apr 2013

[Version 1.8.4]



koveraasen rated on 07 Jun 2012

[Version 1.8.2]



Ricardo_griffith_2008 rated on 05 Dec 2011

[Version 1.8.2]



Palettim rated on 16 Sep 2011

[Version 1.8.2]



Jbartos rated on 24 Feb 2011

[Version 1.7.1]



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Pewy rated on 13 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7.1]



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Stoney1 rated on 11 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7]



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Majesty30 rated on 28 Dec 2010

[Version 1.6.2]


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Version Downloads:4,407
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:05 Nov 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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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.


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