Game/Movie collection tracking app?

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zetax
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Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby zetax » April 27th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Do any of you use some sort of android app to keep track of your games and/or movies? I hate it when I'm out at a retro game store and can't remember whether I already own a certain game (or own it for a different console.)

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby scotland » April 27th, 2018, 9:00 pm

I thought for sure someone would have an app answer.

I still use a spreadsheet, which I maintain on a desktop, and there are apps to read it on my mobile phone.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby Steve » April 27th, 2018, 9:48 pm

I use something called CLZ Games (Collectorz.com) on my iPad but according to the website, it is available for Android. I've been pretty happy with it.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby ActRaiser » April 28th, 2018, 8:07 am

Have you checked out rfgeneration.com they have a database tool I used to use. Its web based you could try.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 28th, 2018, 8:23 am

Good topic! I also use a spreadsheet not available online.
A lot of times I won't buy a game just because I don't know if I have it already.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby GTS » April 28th, 2018, 8:39 am

Good topic. I collect for EVERY system. I have tried many, many dedicated apps, but I found them all very slow to use; both in logging my collection, and in using it to search my collection at the game store. What finally worked was Excel. I just make a spreadsheet of games I already have/seek (1 tab per system) and then just use the free app Sheets to pull the sheet up while at the store. It's hard to imagine a collecting app being faster and easier than Excel, but I'll keep my eyes open.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby Sut » April 28th, 2018, 3:13 pm

I’ve used this for years you can scan the barcodes or manually enter the games.
But the two biggest features I like is that you can rate each game out of 5 stars and not if you’ve beaten the games or not.
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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby pacman000 » April 28th, 2018, 3:30 pm

Could you use your phone's note program? Does Android have a note program? iPhones used to, but I think the newest version of iOS removed it.

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby zetax » April 28th, 2018, 8:10 pm

I've got to admit, I was hoping to not have to type all of the game names in :D Maybe I'll just buck-up and use a spreadsheet. I had one years ago, but it's been lost to the sands of time (or a hard-drive failure.)

Keep the suggestions coming, though!

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Re: Game/Movie collection tracking app?

Postby VideoGameCritic » April 28th, 2018, 9:11 pm

My Excel spreadsheet has a tab for each system, and each game has 5 columns:
name, publisher, condition, manual condition, box condition
Ex: Space Harrier Sega 5 5 4
My condition goes from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent)

The problem is, the spreadsheet is only available on my computer.
There is however a Google Docs spreadsheet that will allow you to view it anywhere.
I'd recommend going that route.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to fully migrate my Excel spreadsheet to the Google Docs yet.
So I'm kind of stuck for now.


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