Technology to organize your nail polish collection – Nail Polish Book for iPhone, iPod and iPad. Awhile back I found this great little application that lets you carry your nail polish collection with you, at least in digital format! Even with my modest collection I still have found myself accidentally buying very similar colors from different brands before I downloaded this app and put all my polishes into it.
Nail Polish Book App Review
- Price – Free
- Technology – iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later
- Best Use – Organize your nail polish collection and take it with you
- Key Features – Ability to sort, search, and browse
- Installation – Super simple, took less than a minute
- Set Up – Fill out a few fields by easily typing in your polishes information, then snap a picture and import it
- Support – Awesome. I have personally written Patricia twice, and she responded very quickly and answered all of my questions.
- Recommend It – Yes! Very few drawbacks that affect the apps main focus, plus it’s free
- Free! A developer spent their personal time to make something they loved available for everyone
- Easy to set up and straightforward to use
- Only takes a couple minutes to create a new entry
- Fun to use becuase of its
- Organize your nail polish collection
- Ability to store, search and browse. Can sort by: Default, Name, Shade, Brand, and Collection
- Easy and fast to edit and delete entries/remove polishes
- English and Spanish
- Good support with clear contact information
- Unique – I haven’t seen another app like it. If you have please comment below or let me know!
- High quality pictures down sample when uploaded into the application making them appear blurry
- Can only upload one photo per entry
- Shades are pre-set and you can only select one at a time. See below for a full list
- The white background behind the photo area in “Nail Polish Details” screen. Because the app forces the pictures you add to have rounded corners in this view, if your picture also has a white background it creates a weird left and right outline effect
- While in the the main view (or sorted view) you can only see the title and picture of the nail polish
- Searches partial words (for example if you search “red” the app will return textu’red’)
- No import – can be time consuming to set up if you have a large collection. A simple cvs file import feature could make this much faster
- Lack of custom fields other than “Comments”. I would love to be able to add my own fields, such as “Type” which would be Textured, Color Changing, Scented, Glitter, Basecoat, Topcoat, Pastels, Brights, etc. Right now I am using the “Collection” field for this.
Here are some screenshots of what the application looks like.
Full list of app fields:
- Nail Polish Name
- Brand – Can add your own
- Collection – Can add your own
- Picture – Can be added from the camera or library
- Comments – Empty text area
Overall I really enjoy this app, and I also find it very useful. I have used it many times while at the store shopping, which has kept me from coming home with any dreaded accidental dupes. I am so glad the developer, Patricia Baietto, took the time to make this helpful little app and put it out there for all of us to enjoy.
Download it today!