Whether you're a photographer, videographer, blogger or vlogger, you're going to have lot of equipment that you use to create your fantastic content. It can often be difficult to organise your gear in one place, and this can lead to time consuming efforts to find the information you need, when it's required. Worse still, imagine if your kit bag was stolen and you didn't have any of your details needed to submit a police report.
To solve this practical problem, Jared Polin of FroKnowsPhoto fame has created a handy free app that will help input, organise and protect your equipment. MyGearVault has been designed to store all the important information about your gear such as serial number, date of purchase, cost, etc.
Aimed at both professionals and amateurs alike, the app allows you to add camera bodies, lenses, tripods, computers, storage, etc. At the time of writing, the app is only available for iOS users, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the dedicated website HERE.
One of the features I particularly like is the ability to create 'kits' of gear for certain shoots like weddings, travel, fashion, etc. In addition, if the unthinkable happened and your equipment was stolen, you can simply click the 'stolen' button and the serial number will be entered into a database, so if anyone tries to verify the gear as their own, you would be notified.
I really like the UI and have found it very easy to use. It took a bit of time to enter everything into the app, but mainly because all my information was scattered in a variety of locations, but going forward when I buy more kit, it will be very easy to update my gear vault. One of the downsides is that it's obviously been created for the American market as all the equipment values are in dollars. Hopefully an update will solve this.
Also, American users have the option to seek insurance via the app. I think this would be a great addition for the British market, and look forward to getting an update in due course.
As a wrap up, I really do recommend downloading this free app as it will help organise your admin life!