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Handy Equipment/Tool v4.4: Upgrade Now
Upgrade cost from version 1.0-3.9 to 4.x is $175 plus license/support options.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows; Version 4.4, May, 2024

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager supports the new "missing items" feature. We added this feature in response to several user requests.
Managing missing and lost items:

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows; Version 4.3, March, 2023

Handy Web Search / Web OPAC (new)
The web search is hosted on our web server. We provide web search and regular account services for users with purchased support. With a regular account, you can upload your equipment data once per month.
Web Search / Web OPAC (Handy Library Manager)

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 4.1, December, 2022

Handy Manager uses a new Edge Browser control.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager; Version 4.0, November, 2022

64-bit compilation: improves processing speed (new)

Search Module: major update (new)
The new search app lets your equipment and tool rental facility users search the inventory catalog without launching the main administrator program. Three search tabs support different methods of search: simple search, advanced search, and browse. Search App

Edit Home Page in Options (new)
You don't need knowledge of HTML language to customize your rental facility information page. Home Page

Quick Access and Function Search (new)
You can quickly access the most often used features from the Quick Access menu or the Function Search box. Quick Access, Function Search

Help Links: search help titles by keyword(s) (New)
Search for the topics that include the search keyword. Enter a phrase, for example: "barcode labels", and the help box offers topics containing them. Help Links

Run SQL Statement function: for advanced users (new)
You can prepare and execute a SQL statement. Execute global data changes with SQL commands. Execute SQL Statement

Barcode search in the Equipment/Tool Main Catalog window (new)
Scan a barcode label, and the program automatically selects the item. Barcode Search

Do not Include Image Files in the backup files (new)
You can process backup faster and decrease the size of the backup files. Options/Maintenance/Backup

Access Handy Equipment/Tool apps from the Administrator (new)
Review and start apps from the Handy Equipment/Tool Manager administrator. Apps

Export Statistics (new)
You can export data from the custom statistic to a text file and then load it to your spreadsheet program. Export Statistics

Select Extra fields in Options: more flexibility with loan transactions (improved).
You can display two extra fields from the Borrowers table in the checkout window and record them in the loan transactions. Display Check Out Extra Fields

Color Styles in Options: personalize application colors (improved)
There are over 50 new color styles. Software, Color Styles

LOG Database stores more information (improved)
The log database stores information about items and borrowers when you process record additions, deletions, or modifications. data change, audit trail

Inventory/Audit function (improved)
A new batch processing feature for "loaned" items already on the shelves in the rental facility corrects the status with one click. Inventory control, audit

Export in the Manage Loans window (improved)
The export includes the item title and borrower name in the export.

Print Labels, popup menu for Header/Footer box (improved)
Speed up complex label design with a new popup menu. (This link displays Handy Library: Print Catalog Card help topic: Header/Footer Popup Menu)

In the Loan transaction window, the Due Date can now be overwritten (improved)
When Default Due Date is set to "Date" (Options/Loan Options) when items are Checked Out, you can overwrite Due Date. Loan Rules

Improved Auto-Cataloging (improved)
auto-cataloging by ISBN is implemented in: Handy Library Manager, library management.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 3.4, June, 2021

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New Data Entry Form Designer.

New View Page Designer.

In INVENTORY_NEW and BORROWERS_NEW tables, you can Add/Remove fields displayed on the grid.

Manual editing of the "date" fields is improved (it was challenging to enter a valid date manually).

BORROWERS_OLD table now has Move Borrower function on Misc. tab (next to View tab) the same way as BORROWERS has.

New Replace mode: Change Name Format, change name format to: "John Smith" or "Smith, John".

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 3.3, April, 2021

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Print reports, title:
There are new report options.

New Fine Options:
Link fines (lost item fine) with cost or value data fields.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 3.2, February, 2021

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Letter Tabs:
Clicking on a letter tab will result in the immediate action: the grid displays the inventory section where records start with the selected letter (according to the first letter of a sort field). Letter tabs are supported by all tables.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 3.1, December, 2020

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Office365 SMTP server: You can send automated emails with your Office365 account.

Auto-updates: Handy Equipment-Tool Manager automatically checks for a new version.

Web Search: Users who decided to install and use Handy Library Manager. Auto-cataloging by ISBN is improved; new web search scripts for WorldCat, GoogleBooks, Library Of Congress.

Add-ons: Organizer Advantage (new) Organizer Advantage, Handy customers are granted one free business essentials license for the use of our Organizer Advantage application. Organizer Advantage is a database management system for Windows. It supports many simple and advanced database management features that would help you to track your tools and equipment. Read more about: Advantage Manager, Advantage Designer.

Manage Loans: Send email overdue, outstanding notices (improved) Handy Equipment Tool Manager lets you print or send by email overdue notices, outstanding notices, or reservation notices. You can create custom messages using a text editor application.

Manage Loans: modify overdue or outstanding items due dates. (new) You can change due date to all or selected loan transactions. The Modify Due Date feature is listed in the Manage Loans window.

Check In/Out: customize check out transaction receipt and include all items. You can include all checked out items in the customized receipt; you can include more information in the receipt.

Borrowers: send emails to borrowers. You can send email messages about equipment recommendations, news and more.

Print Reports: print grouped report where each group starts on a new page. Starting from version 3.0 the Print Report window supports the new page setting in grouped report.

Custom Views: export data from a custom view to a formatted text file or a xml file. (new) You can export data from a custom view to a formatted text file or a xml file.

Check In/Out: email equipment check out receipts. Handy Equipment-Tool Manager lets you print or email checkout receipts. You can customize receipts.

New Add Remove Fields command (the grid): Inventory, Borrower tables let you quickly define fields (columns) displayed on the grid and save the setting.

Improved Receipt Printing: There is a new print receipt command that prints without displaying a preview window.

Fixed reported errors and suggested improvements: Importing error from web search results corrected; barcode length error for CODE 39 corrected; removing ID, IDNO fields from the grid is now possible.

Improved User Login and Password feature: the program accepts long login and password names, fixed error triggered by some entries.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.6, April, 2018

Update Activation For Displayed Reservations: There is a new function in Manage Reservations and Edit/View Reservations called Update Activation For Displayed Reservations that updates all displayed reservations.

Improved Reservation tabs: In the Check In/Out window, there are 2 new functions (Delete and Print) on the Reservation-Item and Reservation-Borrower tabs.

Improved Reservation Warning: Reserved item is automatically selected when the item is checked out by a borrower who reserved it.


Improved Equipment Circulation Window sounds: New sound is added (process.wav). The sound is generated after the check out/in transaction is processed.

Moving loan transaction to Old loans is improved.

Errors fixed: Search/Show queries in the Manage Reservation are fixed.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.5, April, 2018

Track new item types: track unique, inventory, and consumable item types.

Custom Views Improved: Improved interface, improved management of custom view templates.

Statistics Improved: Improved interface, improved management of custom statistic templates.

Inventory Database Backup: Better handling of manual and automated backups.

Loan Options: Circulation rules allow to set fixed due date.

New Label Types: New label types are included in the package.

Lost, Damaged, Not-Used Items: Improved handling of lost, damaged, not-used items. Improved handling of deleted records (inventory items, borrowers).

Bins, Kits: management of bins and bin items is simplified.

Check In-Out Athletic and Sport Equipment Manager: New ready to use athletic/sport equipment management template is ready for downloading.

Old Loans: Improved handling of old circulation transactions.

Check In/Out: Improved handling of keyboard TABs in Check In/Out window.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.4, August, 2017

New Custom Views: The Custom View function lets you customize the way you display, analyze, and process your data.

Improved Statistics

There is a new option for the Item/Borrower Name Lookup drop down boxes in Check I/O window.

New Simple Mode feature for Check In/Out module.

Improved Label Printing: new label templates (durable).

Custom Reports and Labels: Custom Reports and Labels are accessible from the library administrator window.

Bug fixes: Export of COPY data fields to text file corrected; Wait Time calculation and display in Reservations corrected; special characters in footer/header did not save in the template - corrected; inch to cm change/scale in print preview corrected; error with limits in check in/out rules corrected.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.3, April, 2017

New Search/Replace: New search/replace feature supports the following replace modes: entire field contents, substring only, auto-increment, auto-decrement, insert in front, append to end, remove file path, field with another field, 1st letter to upper case, all letters to upper case, all letters to lower case. data searching, replacing

New Default Sort: New default sort lets you define the multiple-level sort by any field. The default order is applied to the data every time you open the table. setting order to inventory data

New Quick Sort: Define one-level or multiple-level sort for processing or viewing of you data. Quick sort commands are accessed from the grid's popup menu.

Customize The Grid: Choose data fields and order of columns displayed on the grid.

Improved Reports: Reports support multi-level sort, grouped reports support order within groups.

Application Windows: Customize the size and position of the application windows.

Improved Combo Boxes: Size of boxes and display order improve data field selection. This change lets you speed up advanced search definition, report layout definition, and search/replace definition in the equipment/tool main catalogue.

Improved Inventory Search (add-on): Inventory stand alone Search sorts results by the "Search By" field.

Bug fixes: VALUE data field in reports corrected; IDNO_1 data field in reports corrected; and more.

Many new help topics: Inventory, unicode entries, equipment tracking, how to guide

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.2, January, 2017

Improved Replace feature; supports copy data fields.

Improved Print Labels and Print Reports feature.

Improved automatic Upgrade feature. (for users of 2.0 or up)

Print Labels / Space - New Line option; bug fixed.

Selection of data fields on the Main Grid; bug fixed.

Default Reservation Period in Check In/Out; bug fixed.

Handy Equipment/Tool Manager for Windows, Version 2.0, November, 2016

New KIT Management features:

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Reports and Labels in the main window now display NEW REPORTS, NEW LABELS what allows the users to design new reports and labels directly from the main window.

Replace feature in many database windows (main inventory, borrowers, new item, and new borrowers).

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