By C7 Software
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Discollector is an application to create and manage your music collection. It uses the very popular (and free!) Discogs service to store your collection data and to search and retrieve exhaustive album information to add to your collection. It is the easiest way to manage your Discogs collections on-the-go!
Discollector allows you to keep your collection with you without a connection to the internet. After your initial load, you can browse without a connection.
Discollector will allow you to add to your Discogs collection using an integrated bar code scanner. This will make adding your collection to Discogs quick and easy!
Discollector organizes your collection using a streamlined interface that's perfect for the iPhone / iPod Touch.
Batch information loading:
After downloading your collection, you can front-load all of the details of the items and their cover art thumbnails for quicker data retrieval. If you don't want to do this, you don't have to. This is handy for cellular data connections because you only load what you need.
Discollector is aware of all of the data from your collection, including folders, custom fields, and ratings.
Take your wish list and collection with you:
Don't you hate it when you go to a record store, and don't have quick access to your Discogs wishlist? Now you will, and you can add while you are there using the release search and/or bar code scanner. Having your collection in your pocket can also help you avoid buying duplicate copies of an album.
Print / email your catalog:
Discollector will print your catalog to a compatible AirPrint printer. If you want to send it to somebody, you can share a PDF copy as well!
Syncs with changes made on the Discogs web site:
Any changes you make on the Discogs website will appear in Discogs by simply pressing the "refresh" button. Anything that was removed will be removed, and anything that was added will be added.
If you have multiple user accounts on Discogs, that's OK. You can add all of your accounts to Discollector, and easily switch between them.
Backup / Restore / Sync Images:
Support for backing up your database and image sync using Dropbox.
What's New in Version 3.2.1
•Handling of new Discogs formatting of artists that start with “The.” Upon startup, your database will update itself for any existing artists. In the list of releases, the artist groupings will be correct. For example, “The Beatles” will be under “B” and be listed as “The Beatles,” not “Beatles, The” as it was in the previous Discogs database.
Zero complaints, some suggestions from a newbie
20 years collecting. Just beginning to catalog my 3000 records - and the app is working great. The access to the Discogs database is excellent and quite useable. I downloaded a similar app first but immediately moved to this one; the functionality on the other just didn't meet my needs.
Some immediate suggestions:
1. it would be very nice to be able to delete doubles or remove items from the wantlist.
2. It would be nice to be able to filter the search items to eliminate the many imported/European versions. For a US collector with a run-of-the-mill flea market/thrift shop/local record store collection, this would halve the time of entry of all my records.
This may be a discogs website thing, or some website-only features, but separating CD's, Tapes, LP's would be great. So would altering the alphabetization. Frank Zappa is certainly not going to get filed in the "F" section in my library!
Love this app!
I have been collecting vinyl for many years and have collected a library in excess of over 1000 lps. Large to some...simply a starting point to others! LOL!!!
This app has been a god send for me! It was extremely quick and easy to add my collection!
Now at a glance I can see my entire collection, easily identify duplicates, look at special pressing and see exactly what I'm looking for when I find record sales or enjoying a day at the vinyl stores.
Most importantly though is having information on hand for insurance purposes! Recently we had a flood in our home and part of my collection was damaged! When the insurance company wanted to replace the albums with CDs it was easy to separate the albums into a "damaged" folder and show what current costs for replacements would be!
Not as deep a database as CDDB.
First off, the barcode scanner works, but it doesn't work as well as it should. If I scan a disc and it doesn't populate the disc info, I can manually search and find the disc info. If I can find the disc info by fat-fingering in the band name and disc name, shouldn't the scanner be able to pick up the disc info?
Second, HOW can you be a reputable database and not recognize a single U2 disc--either with the barcode OR typing in the band/disc names!? HOW CAN YOU NOT RECOGNIZE U2?!
Thirdly, I thought I could export my discs to a spreadsheet via cvs file. I can't see how that's possible, even when I connect my phone to my desktop.
There are some good things about this app, but the shortcomings almost out-weigh the positives. Please work on those for the 4.0