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If you’re a busy IT admin, one of the last things you needrnto deal with is a missing software license. The simple loss of a string ofrncharacters can lead you into a tailspin of frustration — dealing with vendorsrnto reclaim those licenses or worse, having to re-purchase the same software.
Instead of risking such a loss, why not employ an app tornhelp you keep track of those licenses? Plenty of solutions are available to you.rnSome are geared specifically for that purpose; others are equally capable, thoughrnintended for a different purpose use. Let’s examine five apps that will help yournkeep those licenses safe from absentmindedness or disaster.
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MobiDB Database Designer Lite
Otherrnfeatures include a barcode scanner, filtering, multiple tables/relations, datarnentry via form, and support for 14 field types. MobiDB Lite does limit you torn1,000 entries per database. If you need more, you’ll want to turn to the standard version (which will set you back $10.00 USD).
Onernfeature the developers have planned is better/easier handling of multi-packrnlicensing. This will be a big help in managing large deployments.
Password Gorilla is not actually intendedrnfor license management, but it can easily fill such a need. It’s also secure,rnwhich should bring you a bit more peace of mind that your licenses are safernfrom prying eyes. Password Gorilla is a cross-platform application (Linux,rnWindows, Mac, Android) and it’s free.
Although you do “publish” the individual licensesrnon the WordPress site, only the Admin user can see/manage them. You can add thernlicensee name as well as email address, so you know who holds that particularrnlicense. There’s even a Generate License button that will automatically createrna license number for you to use if you’re a developer. The plug-in is free tornuse and requires WordPress 3.8 or higher.
If you’re dealing with a vast collection of licenses and yournwant something more powerful than a simple spreadsheet, you can turn to thernLibreOffice database tool, Base. LibreOffice is a full-blown office suite thatrnis free and cross-platform.