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.