Rapid Inventory simplifies stocktaking, stock control and inventory management with Android™ devices. Focusing on versatile, fast and simple operation this inventory app provides custom fields, data import and export, an integrated camera scanner and support for external Bluetooth bar-code scanners.
Rapid Inventory is an efficient tool for inventory control, asset management and stock-taking. The app can be used without internet connection, the inventory data is stored locally on the device. The app offers adjustable item database fields and the possibility to use multiple quantity fields. This is especially helpful when managing several stores. Item data can be imported and exported from/to CSV-files, XML-files and Google docs online spreadsheets.
Rapid Inventory was designed for easy and time-saving operation on smart phones and tables. Barcodes can be scanned immediately with the integrated camera scanner. Additionally, external Bluetooth barcode scanners are supported to improve the scanning experience.
The app displays all items in a searchable item list, the item details can be edited in the detail view. On tablets the item list and the detail view are displayed simultaneously beside each other, on phones the detail view can be opened by tapping on an item. The sort order of the item list is adjustable, in addition the item list can be filtered with the help of item labels.
Rapid Inventory supports custom fields. You can remove unwanted fields or add additional ones, the only mandatory field is Barcode / Item-ID.
Open the field editor by selecting Fields in the menu. Tap on a field to edit it or add a new field by tapping the + icon. To delete a field or to change the display order of the fields in the detail view long-tap on a field name in the field list.
In order to apply the field configuration, you need to save it with the Save icon. Very Important: deleting a field also deletes the corresponding field data in the database!
Choose between the following field types:
Rapid Inventory can import or export item data from/to CSV files, XML files and from Google Drive spreadsheets (Google Docs). For Google Drive access you need to provide your Google credentials.
Rapid Inventory offers three options for importing data (similar options are available when exporting data to Google Drive spreadsheets):
Currently the following restrictions apply (will be improved in future versions):
The current version of Rapid Inventory supports barcode scanning into the Barcode / Item-ID search field in the item list. In addition to the internal camera scanner Rapid Inventory offers the use of external Bluetooth barcode scanners:
If you experience difficulties when connecting or using a Bluetooth barcode scanner, ensure that
If a single barcode scan is recieved over and over check the configuration of the scanner (disable any special protocol on the scanner). If incomplete barcode data is received, use Advanced Settings to adjust the rules for handling incoming barcode data. A single bar-code scan is defined by
To add an item tap on the Add button, complete the item details and tap the Save button. The field Barcode / Item-ID is mandatory and is automatically populated with the content of the search field. Please note, that the setting Unique Item-IDs controls whether Rapid Inventory enforces unique item-IDs or not.
To edit an existing item, tap on its entry in the item list and use the detail view to enter the required values. If the
the setting Auto Edit is enabled, the item data can be changed immediately. Otherwise you need to activate the edit mode by clicking on the edit-icon. Use the option Auto Close to instruct Rapid Inventory to switch back to the item list immediately after you have saved your changes with Save.
In Edit-mode you may tag items with custom labels. Make sure a field of type Label is configured with the Fields function (see menu). A single label field can store any number of tags for an item. The item list can be filtered by any combination of labels.
To delete an item long tap it in the item list or use the Delete button in the detail view.
To locate an item just type a complete (or partial) search text into the search field on top of the item list. Rapid Inventory instantly updates the list and displays only items with a matching item-ID or a matching description. Use the setting Auto Open to open the detail view automatically in case of an exact match. Exact match means that exactly one item matches the search criteria.
The item list can be filtered to display only items with matching labels. To adjust this filter tap on the bottom of the item list.
Use the a>z in the menu to adjust the sort order of the item list. You can sort the item list by each available data field.
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