The support page for Stamps contains the latest user guide, sample import CSV to try and my New Zealand stamp collection, advisory notes, wishlist, a demo to try and uninstall instructions.
Links to archives of older user guides and an app change log can be found at the bottom of the page.
The following resources are available for the current version 1.12 of Stamps, which includes the ability to sort by catalog ID and a new Gallery report;
- Stamps User Guide v1.12 (Accessible PDF format e-book)
- Sample CSV file for importing (Zip file containing a sample CSV file)
- New Zealand Stamps 1988 (Zip file containing NZ Stamps sample document)
You may need to unzip the sample CSV file or New Zealand Stamps document before importing or opening respectively.
If you are having any issues (e.g. preparing or importing your CSV file) or you have a suggestion, please contact us with your comments.
The data model had been updated in the prior version 1.7 to incorporate vendor, certificate number and the images of a purchase invoice and certificate of authenticity for each stamp. Data files saved prior to version 1.7 will be automatically converted when opened.
It is currently not possible to view and import stamp images from your Photos app library. Open Photos and export an image when can be drag and dropped into the image area in Stamps.
Images are saved in your database in a lossless format which influences the size of your database. To reduce the size of your database, export your stamp images, certificate of authenticity and invoices as Portable Document Format documents and drag and drop the PDFs instead of the original images. SQLite vacuuming is performed periodically and it will reclaim any unused space when you save the document.
The following are minor issues identified or ideas shared from our customers to be considered for inclusion in a future version of Stamps;
- Minor bug that the order of stamps when imported is not sorted in same order as the CSV file,
- Add an estimated date of purchase checkbox when date is approximate or allow a blank date when it is unknown,
- Add a duplicate checkbox (next to quantity purchased) to mark whether the stamp is a duplicate of a high value stamp (as opposed to common stamps using quantity greater than 1),
- Add an estimated checkbox (next to purchased cost) to indicate the cost is estimated,
- Ability to mark a stamp as a “wishlist” as well as a hyperlink to a valuation site,
- Add the ability to record the location to show where a stamp is stored (e.g. stock pages, glassine envelopes, loose pages or albums),
- Ability to add links to stamp images in a CSV file,
- Ability to add category (or issue series) against each stamp,
- Ability to add written notes for each stamp,
- Ability to import a stamp image from Photos library,
- Allow the perforation count to allow 0.5 count,
- Improvements to storing values for sheets (or ½ sheet) of stamps, and
- Sharing of data from Mac to future iOS Stamps app.
The following is a Wishlist from the Stamps2Go app (that is also applicable to the Stamps app);
- Add some CMYK color sliders for the images of stamps so we may easily see and lift out the postmark, and
- Share databases on your site.
If you wish to publish your stamp collection on our website, please contact us.
Demo to Try
A demonstration version of Stamps is available for an older version. Please place theStamps Demo app in your Applications folder.
- Stamps Demo App (Zip file containing demo app for macOS 10.10+)
You may need to unzip this file before moving the Stamps app to your Application folder. This demonstration version is limited to adding and/or importing from a CSV a total of 50 stamps. There are no time limits and no nag screens requesting you to purchase the paid app. A demo user guide is available from the Help menu.
To uninstall or remove Stamps from your computer;
- If Stamps is currently running, please quit the application,
- Delete the Stamps application file (usually located in your Applications folder) by dragging it to Trash, and
- Optionally, delete the au.com.sevencookies.Stamps folder from within your container folder, which is located in your home Library folder (~/Library/Container/au.com.sevencookies.Stamps, where the ~ tilde symbol is your home folder).
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