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I’ve been doing this with https://www.thingybase.com/, my phone, and a wireless Brother label printer or the past few months. Once you get use to a workflow it’s not that bad, and very handy when you are out and about and need to see what’s in your deep freezer or in storage.

Edit: I noticed a few people have signed up and are kicking the tires. Please let me know what you’d like to see built for this thing and give feedback in this thread. At the top of my list is: (1) a phone app, (2) better onboarding (3) more fields for quantity, units, custom, etc. (4) attach photos to items, (5) messaging/chat/threads for each item so people can coordinate better on inventory, (6) one-click to “create a posting to sell an item on Craigslist/etc” for getting rid of a thing and, (7) a way of loaning items to friends and showing them what’s available for loan.




Is there a link with more info about thingybase? Because this takes me immediately to a login prompt, without any details?


There’s not. I’ve been iterating on it personally without any sort of landing page to get the guts of the thing in a decent place and figure out all the workflows.

In brief; with thingybase you create an account, invite family members or co-workers, then add containers and put items in them you’d like to track. You can print labels and stick them on boxes or items that you scan via QR code with your phone.


A screenshot on the homepage would be nice. It sounds interesting!

Which brother label printer do you use? Seems like all the options are pretty pricy that can manage a QR code


Brother QL-810W Ultra-Fast Label Printer with Wireless Networking

If you’re using an iPhone, make sure it has AirPrint so you can easily print labels from your phone.

To scan labels, I just use my iPhone camera, tap on the link, and the webpage for the item opens.




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