Warranty Tracker for Android Keeps Track of Warranties and Deadlines

This seems like a pretty useful app … but couldn’t I accomplish basically the same thing using Outlook’s Task Manager?

It can be quite difficult to keep an overview over the warranty periods of each item that you have purchased in recent time. It’s likely that you will have to look up information about an item’s warranty period or return deadline when it breaks or stops working properly. Did you purchase it last year, or the year before that, and how long is the warranty period anyway for the item?

The Android application Warranty Tracker tries to resolve this uncertainty for you by providing you with the means to keep track of all relevant information.

Before you can start making use of the apps’ functionality, you need to add items to it.

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This can be done manually, or by making use of the integrated barcode scanner which looks up relevant product information for you so that you do not have to type them in manually.

The application can keep track of a lot of things including the following information:

  • The product’s serial number and model number. This can be very useful if you need to contact a support line or if the information are requested elsewhere.
  • The date the item has been purchased.
  • The return and rebate deadline.
  • The warranty period of the product.

In addition to that, it is also possible to take a snapshot of the recipe, so that you have it always at hand if your Android device is nearby.

Note: The program requires that you create an account before you can make use of it. The information that you enter seem to be stored in the cloud, which can be beneficial if you are using multiple devices but also problematic if you do not want that to happen. There is no option to use it locally only.

Warranty Tracker displays all items that you have added to it to you in its interface. It displays a thumbnail image of the item and its name, the purchase data, and whether the recipe has been photographed or not. The attachment icon means that attachments are missing, which is somewhat confusing.

If you do not use the barcode scanner, you can either search for items by name or barcode. There is no option to add products manually to the application.

While it does a good job at finding products, this could be problematic in cases where products are not found in the database.

As far as the barcode scanner is concerned: it did identify some barcodes correctly but failed to do so for others.  Your experience may vary depending on the country you are living in and the products that you want to track using the application.

Verdict

If you do not mind the cloud synchronization of information, or the fact that you do need to create an account to use Warranty Tracker, then you may find it highly useful for keeping track of return deadlines and product warranties.

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