AppShelf
AppShelf 2.3.5
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Keep track of your software registrations and serial numbers.   Shareware ($9.90)
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AppShelf is for you if you've bought apps in the last several months - or even years ago - and now have no idea where the serial number is. Have you ever found yourself digging through archived emails in search of registration info?

With AppShelf you can bundle all the "stuff" related to a software purchase into one place. It's easy, just drag and drop!
What's New
Version 2.3.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later



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AppShelf User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Thumpinc reviewed on 04 Feb 2014
I relied on this abandonware to store serials ever since Macheist started using them to distribute serials. Macheist stopped doing that. They stopped updating. I have had my database corrupted and serials lost. Really, all this had to do was be a database and it has failed at that.
[Version 2.3.5]


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Markus Winter reviewed on 07 Jan 2013
I am getting somewhat annoyed. For the umpteenth time AppShelf is loosing most of the app icons and either just shows a generic icon or the wrong icon (this time it's RapidWeaver icons). I'm seriously considering writing my own replacement.

User-friendliness could be better. You can make category folders (e.g. Adobe apps), but you can't drag&drop an entry on the new folder - you have to create the entry from scratch. You can't duplicate an entry to make repeat entries easier (e.g. you got 12 apps from AppBuzzer but they don't provide an AppShelf file). You can't have a template for multiple entries.

It's a nice start, but data corruption and missing features mean I can only give 2.5 stars.
[Version 2.3.5]

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MsQueen replied on 05 Apr 2013
This has got to be the most annoying thing ever! Every time I close the app and relaunch it, a handful of my icons disappear and are either default icons or are loaded with the last icon I customized.
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Rmayergfx replied on 27 Sep 2013
Same here, i tried to contact the author, looked also into their forum, no response and still buggy, seems the app is dead. with this confusing icons its not very nice.
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Jazzyguy reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
@Negritude Same here! It runs great.
[Version 2.3.5]


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Negritude commented on 08 Oct 2012
I just got this app as free MacHeist 4 loot that was sitting in my account. I didn't even have to solve a puzzle or anything.
[Version 2.3.4]


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Chessiesystem reviewed on 08 Mar 2012
I have used App Shelf for over a year. It is an easy to use, helpful app. I have purchased many Mac Bundles and this is the best app I have found to track all the serial numbers. I have presented this to my Macintosh User group, (MacTechnics.org) and the app was very, very well received. I copy the description of the various apps and post each in the appropriate comments section. Then, those apps I don't use very often allow me to get a general overview of what the app does immediately. It has saved me many times when contacting the developers, URLs are right there. I love the launcher feature! Very Handy!! SUPER APP!!
[Version 2.3.4]


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IloveBurma reviewed on 12 Jan 2012
Very useful and easy to understand how it works.
[Version 2.3.4]


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Elegraphy commented on 02 Nov 2011
Ok, here's the problem:

REQUIREMENTS
PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later

Huh? No one sees there's something wrong with this statement? If an PPC machine cannot install Intel ONLY Snow Leopard OS X 10.6, how can this product claim to be UB?

Either make an UB app and make Mac OS X 10.5.8 as the minimum requirement, OR have an Intel ONLY version and require Mac OS X 10.6 and later...

Sometimes I am not sure if these software developers REALLY understood what "Universal Binary" means. I just can't believe they claim this version is UB compatible on their website!
[Version 2.3.2]


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Mtcobra commented on 27 Oct 2011
Changes in 2.3.1
Bugfix: Crash on startup if option key is pressed.
Bugfix: Open password protected database on 64-bit systems.
[Version 2.3.1]


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onamac reviewed on 27 Aug 2011
As an owner of Version 1, I was pleased with its efficiency . It was lacking some of the features from competitors, but it worked very well. Then, Version 2 is out, so I decided to take another look at the competitors before upgrading AppShelf. After testing, I chose to stay AppShelf and upgrade to Version 2. Here's why:

It is fast and efficient, never crashes, never gets corrupted. It now allows you to make separate folders. It does a pretty good job of scanning for serials, and allows for attachments (linked or copied). It allows you to import other databases. Mostly these features are in the other apps too, but I like the way AppShelf handles it. It only uses 2 windows (info and attachment) instead of multiple tabs, and I really like that. I

t never feels like it is bogging down the CPU on my older Mac. I think it's a great value for a great price. Reminds me of the stability and usefulness of SafePlace, which I still use to this day for my login info. (I could use SP for my licenses too, but prefer to have AppShelf for that - this way, it keeps both apps leaner without so much data to juggle / bog down. Plus, because the information is of a different nature, I like to keep it separated and not all in one app).

To me, it's one of those rare apps that's coded so well and just always works beautifully. Recommend it highly.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Dade reviewed on 25 May 2011
AppShelf is an essential tool for storing and managing licenses and serial number of purchased applications.
The database has all the fields you need, such as purchase date, version and Website, price paid, links to developer's home-page.
There is also the possibility to add notes and attach files - useful for example to store the .license file required by some programs.
Version 2 introduces the ability to scan the e-mail to find licenses, the ability to have multiple databases - such as in a Dropbox folder, as a backup - and a breakdown by categories and folders.
In recent years it has been very useful for me, especially for the many Bundles purchased with multiple licenses to manage and remember.
Websites (such as MacUpdate) provide a file .appshelf for purchased applications so they can be immediately recorded in AppShelf.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Maclatz had trouble on 08 Aug 2009
Hello,
I tried to share my AppShelf Folder from the Application Support Folder via dropbox. I moved the folder to my dropbox folder and made a symbolic link at the application support folder on both machines which should share the infos. Everything works fine and easy, but ... On my disk the whole folder is about 25MB ... Unfortunately on my dropbox account its about 1.2 GB! After searching around, I found out that dropbox resolves the normal aliases an copies the targets to the dropbox. Which means, that all installed apps which are referenced in my AppShelf File are being copied to my DropBox... I could do an export and share only the exported files, but in the export-files the attachments (like an registration file or something else) are not included.
So, does anybody has an idea how to share? Or do you have a better solution?
[Version 1.6]


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Markus Winter had trouble on 24 Jun 2009
HELP! Each time I start AppShelf it again imports my 18 MacHeist serials - and deleting them one by one is a pain!
[Version 1.6]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 24 Jun 2009
http://www.kedisoft.com/contact.php may be of help.
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Markus Winter commented on 24 Jun 2009
I'm. So. Dumb.

Mistook the appshelf file for the app.

Thanks for the quick response from the developer.
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ShawnBoucke had trouble on 08 Apr 2009
I have a file to load in licenses from MacHeist, but AppShelf is not recognizing the file. Do I need to rename it? when I try to open it in APpshelp, the open option is grayed out.
[Version 1.1.1]

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Andrew-Scott replied on 09 Apr 2009
This worked for me: go to File/Import/From file… and select the "MacHeist Serials.appshelf" file. If it's working you should see all of your bundle apps listed in AppShelf. Very nice.
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elegraphy had trouble on 03 Nov 2008
When I launch AppShelf, it says the trial is already expired, and nag me to buy a license instead.
[Version 1.1.1]

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MacUpdate-Lon commented on 03 Nov 2008
You should try to contact the developer:

http://www.kedisoft.com/appshelf/index.html

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Ghostcat rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 2.3.5]



Harry Barrow rated on 02 Jul 2013

[Version 2.3.5]



Code4delta rated on 26 Mar 2013

[Version 2.3.5]



danielg409 rated on 24 Oct 2012

[Version 2.3.5]



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Old_guy rated on 08 Oct 2012

[Version 2.3.5]



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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 2.3.4]



Bradleyam rated on 08 Apr 2011

[Version 2.1.2]



andidhouse rated on 22 Mar 2011

[Version 2.1.2]


Downloads:35,420
Version Downloads:19,854
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Shareware
Date:08 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $9.90
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AppShelf is for you if you've bought apps in the last several months - or even years ago - and now have no idea where the serial number is. Have you ever found yourself digging through archived emails in search of registration info?

With AppShelf you can bundle all the "stuff" related to a software purchase into one place. It's easy, just drag and drop!


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