AppShelf
AppShelf
2.3.5

3.7

AppShelf free download for Mac

AppShelf2.3.5

08 October 2012

Keep track of your software registrations and serial numbers.

Overview

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 in AppShelf

Version 2.3.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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31 Reviews of AppShelf

Jazzyguy
14 September 2010
Version: 2.0.1

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What a pain!!! I upgraded from the previous version and it would not take my Reg Code saying it was invalid.It instead displayed my old Reg Code and stated REGISTRATION SUCCESSFUL! Then after quitting the app and relaunching it the app again asks if I want to upgrade and I say no and it displays the window asking for the reg Code I put in the new reg Code it says it is invalid and displays the old one and say reg is successful and on and on!!!!
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1.5
Thumpinc
04 February 2014
Version: 2.3.5
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.
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2.5
Markus-Winter
07 January 2013
Version: 2.3.5
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.
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Jazzyguy
08 October 2012
Version: 2.3.5
@Negritude Same here! It runs great.
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SickTeddyBear
08 October 2012
Version: 2.3.4
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.
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5
Chessiesystem
09 March 2012
Version: 2.3.4
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!!
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IloveBurma
12 January 2012
Version: 2.3.4
Very useful and easy to understand how it works.
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Elegraphy
02 November 2011
Version: 2.3.2
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!
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Mtcobra
27 October 2011
Version: 2.3.1
Changes in 2.3.1 Bugfix: Crash on startup if option key is pressed. Bugfix: Open password protected database on 64-bit systems.
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onamac
27 August 2011
Version: 2.1.2
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.
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dademaru
25 May 2011
Version: 2.1.2
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.
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5
Romanie
13 January 2011
Version: 2.1.2
being able to send the serials from bundle purchases straight to app shelf is a great time saver.
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Randy-Crawford
01 December 2010
Version: 2.1.2
You better hope you get your serial number automatically at purchase time. I didn't. I've sent my receipt to them three times over a period of more than a week with no response. I've done this via their own web site, so no boloney about not getting my message. Also, they have my spam-free email. No excuses. They are simply derelict. I only regret the other software i've purchased and reviewed positively from them.
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stuff-7
01 October 2010
Version: 2.1.2
What a nightmare to update! Took me a week! I hope you have a better time. The whole reason I upgraded, was to to move my 200+ apps into new categories - but you can't! Probably ok if you don't have any serials to start with. No wait - it's a bit of a pain then too. Try downloading MUP bundle serials (say 9 serials at a time). Now I have to select 9 times the category I want (instead of bulk select). Ok I go through and do this - now the second bundle - I rename the category I want them in to appear first in the list. Nope still wants to put them in the other category! Ok I'll do it manually. Now it won't import the serials form the second bundle (presumably because there are the same apps in there - though with different serials numbers). ?? This is a downgrade for me. Another problem I noticed was with versions. I have say version 1.2 of Appx, then I pay for version 2. App Shelf makes a new version file - but it only shows in the list as version 1.2 A quick look and I can't see the correct version. To find if I have another version I have to click around & select other (hidden) versions. Has great potential but it's like the app was released before it was ready / thought out properly. I'm going back to version 1 - though am about to download licencekeeper & my apps to see if they work better.
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Darealgreg
17 September 2010
Version: 2.1
I have run this app for a while and have 3 keys I picked up in packages thru the years. Only one would allow me to upgrade for the $5 and once I installed it all my codes are gone. Nothing back from the developer. I am just glad I have backup copies and I use 1password to store my apps as well. Old version worked fine maybe a little slow but it worked.
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Frodo-life
16 September 2010
Version: 2.0.1
good app, reasonable price but do not like new interface at all now I have to do a extra click to see my serials previous UI was compact and showed everything in one go, this is a step backwards. maybe have a separate tab for attachments but all other details should be in front tab.
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VRH
14 September 2010
Version: 2.0.1
I'm very pleased with the excellent responsiveness of the developer! The adjustments to the interface are exactly what was needed. The database upgrade issues appear to have been addressed, too. I'm revising my review up a star. This app has good features at a very reasonable price. I've paid for my upgrade and am looking forward to the continued improvement of the features and interface.
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Jazzyguy
14 September 2010
Version: 2.0.1
What a pain!!! I upgraded from the previous version and it would not take my Reg Code saying it was invalid.It instead displayed my old Reg Code and stated REGISTRATION SUCCESSFUL! Then after quitting the app and relaunching it the app again asks if I want to upgrade and I say no and it displays the window asking for the reg Code I put in the new reg Code it says it is invalid and displays the old one and say reg is successful and on and on!!!!
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Aquaman
13 September 2010
Version: 2.0
Just upgrade from 1.x to 2.0. I can't export my data to AppShelf file and CSV file, only the export to web page function is working.
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Rednail
13 September 2010
Version: 2.0
Loved AppShelf so was happy to invest in this upgrade. Arrrghh! Not only is this a horrible interface but it won't open my old database. Saying there is an error. So all my serial no.s are now gone. Thank god for TimeMachine. Deleted this awful version and managed to restore the original and my old database. Whew. Stay away from this until it's fixed.
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VRH
13 September 2010
Version: 2.0
Well, I thought I'd try the upgrade. It's very reasonably priced, but I'm disappointed in the interface changes. There are some potentially useful changes here, but the primary display of the applications is now less clear than before. There is only a kind of 'icon' view of the applications, but in that view all the names of the apps are shortened so they're hard to read. There is no 'list' view option, and no way that I can find to increase the space between the application icons to make the names clearer. AppShelf is using a classic three pane view, but there is no way to increase the size of the bottom pane to display more information. This information pane is a fixed size and requires going through tabs to get to all the information for a particular application. I'd rather have the flexibility to increase the size of this pane and display all the information at once instead of having to tab through it. So, I tried going back to the previous version, but it must update its database so that's not an option. When I relaunched the new version my imported data was no longer there. Thankfully AppShelf made a backup! It's in the Application Support folder. Kudos to the developer for that!
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stuff-7
22 February 2010
Version: 1.6
This is quite stable & VERY easy to use. It has crashed a few times on me but generally pretty good. it's biggest benefit is being able to import files from bundles bought - which is very handy. You can easily add programs & serials manually too with many fields that contain everything you will need ( apart from storage for license files). Things I don't like: - Crashes - Sorting - it doesn't sort the list by alphabet until you add a new program / delete one. Things I would like to see: - Categories ( ie for apps I no longer need & am going to sell or apps I haven't tested yet etc)
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Moofing
10 February 2010
Version: 1.6
The design confused me, and I ended up accidentally reimporting a set of data over and over, because there IS no data file. You must open the app only, and toss the data file once imported. I also found the export file for CVS unreadable for some reason after this accident. Nice idea, but needs more work.
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JoeyAnthony
18 January 2010
Version: 1.6
Nice little application. It's good looking and it works reasonably well. My biggest gripe is that the application window doesn't remember its size or position. Sure that's very annoying and "un-Mac" like however, as I rarely use the application (it's launched simply to file or retrieve a serial number), I suppose it's easy enough to overlook.
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Maclatz
08 August 2009
Version: 1.6
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?
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Markus-Winter
24 June 2009
Version: 1.6
HELP! Each time I start AppShelf it again imports my 18 MacHeist serials - and deleting them one by one is a pain!
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The-Valrus
15 April 2009
Version: 1.5.2
Needs the option to import serials from another format, like CSV. I want to switch from RapidoSerial, but I'll be damned if I'm manually copying everything over.
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everlast_34
14 April 2009
Version: 1.5.2
I really like AppShelf. Although as someone previously mentioned, password protection and a total calculation would be nice. On the negative, when I recently downloaded the latest version I lost all of the app icons for some reason. Because the UI is the main part of this app, this is kinda substantial.
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ShawnBoucke
08 April 2009
Version: 1.1.1
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.
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Tekl
08 April 2009
Version: 1.1.1
There are a lot of things to do: - The window does not remember its position and size - Importing appshelf fiels won't connect the Apps to the executables in the application folder - There is no encryption/password protection - No keyboard shortcuts for details, adding, removing and launching Nice would be: - Showing details also in the split-view - Command/Shortcut for directly copying the serial number - A way to open the urls - Some calculation (how much money I spent in a period of time for software) - Custom pictures/icons
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Elegraphy
03 November 2008
Version: 1.1.1
When I launch AppShelf, it says the trial is already expired, and nag me to buy a license instead.
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eltico4
04 September 2008
Version: 1.1
This sounds like exactly the thing I've been wanting. Let's see if it does the job like I hope it does…
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