The best mobile inventory scanner app

Inventory Scanner X for iPhone and iPad is the latest evolution of our successful app for scanning and managing your inventory right on the device. Scanning all common barcodes and QR codes, easy data processing and many import- and export functionalities including cloud access are only a few highlights.

Please note: End of product life cycle
Inventory Scanner X will be fully retired from App Store after a year-long period ending on December 20, 2019. See announcement for more details.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

  • Yes, you can migrate directly your data into Inventory Scanner X.

    1. Open the latest version of the previous Inventory Scanner app and select data migration in data management.
    2. Tap on “Open in …” and select Inventory in the “Open in …” dialog which is available when Inventory Scanner X is installed on this device.
    3. Confirm the data migration after switching to Inventory Scanner X.

    Find more information in our tutorial video “Data migration”.

  • Yes, you can export your data, images and backups in the full version.

    There are three ways to export your data:
    1. send your data via email
    2. use the export server or
    3. upload your data to Dropbox

    You could select which inventory, general data and backup you want to export.

    Find more information in our tutorial videos “Data export to Dropbox” and “Data export using export server”.

  • There are useful tools for import / export data from/to your smartphone to/from a computer in your local Wifi network.

    Start the import/export server and note the resulting URL in the upcoming popup window.

    Enter this URL into a browser on a computer which is in the same Wifi network as your smartphone. On the “Data Export” page you can view or download the exported data resp. on the “Data Import” page you can upload your csv data and zip files.

  • Inventory Scanner X is able to import and export comma separated values (CSV) text files. [Example]

    Attached images could be exported into a seprate ZIP-file. [Example]

  • CSV files can be directly opened with Microsoft Excel. Due to potential problems with automatic data conversion in Excel, we recommend to import the data using Excel’s data import assistant. There, you can select the separator character and the format for each data field (text, numbers, etc).

    Find more information in our tutorial video “How to open data with Microsoft Excel”.

  • The bulk scan mode could help to speedup when most of the products are already defined in your master data. In bulk scan mode you remain in scan mode and could continuously scan product by product.
  • Master data information is unique and is shared with all inventory lists in the database. Any modification has effect on all items in all lists. Think of an common product catalog.

    In contrast, inventory data information refers only to one single inventory list. For that reason, inventory data contains all information that can differ between (multiple) inventory lists.

  • Swipe-delete To delete a single item in a list, swipe left across the item and tap Delete.
  • Inventory
    An “inventory” or a “stock” is a list of items that are currently part of your warehouse, of your shop, of your household or just of your ownership.

    We call these items “products” because most of our customers use the app for recording and tracking products in their warehouse or shop.

    Master data
    You can add and manage multiple inventories (resp. product lists). “Master data” is the part of data that is unique for all lists in the database. For example, master data contains the product ID, name, description, category, etc. Any modification of these data fields in an inventory will also take effect in all other lists.

    Inventory data
    As opposed to this, “Inventory data” is the part of data that can differ in each list (if you have multiple inventories), e.g. quantity, price, location, serial numbers, etc.