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fennel DVDManager (aka fsDM) is our next-generation DVD manager (sic) for Mac OS X. With its clean interface, available in 17 languages, it makes maintaining your DVD library as easy as Mac!

  • Retrieve and Update your DVDs' details through online sites
  • or Add and Edit them manually, yet *quickly* (just the core details!)
  • Manage their life when lent to friends thanks to your Address Book
  • Create box sets+wish list easily, and manage them intuitively
  • Export a complete list of your DVD library, etc.

Quick, Simple, Easy and Fun :) ! It's time to manage the workflow of your more...

What's New

Version 1.8.6:
  • Improved our Retrieve algorithm to correctly handle requests containing accented or punctuation characters.
  • Running a search while in an Edit session could prevent the latter from being safely ended.
  • Unless freshly added, authors featured in a box set's discs were not proposed by our completion mechanism.
  • At last, addressed a migration issue affecting old (i.e. pre-2004) DVD libraries.


  • Mac OS X Tiger v10.4 and Mac OS X Leopard v10.5 (v10.5.8 recommended). [For Snow Leopard compatibility, please refer to our Pro version

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Swordman Member IconComment+36

Wow, still no Snow Leopard compatibility. I'm gonna have to find some other app, and re-catalog 900+dvd's I have. It's been too many weeks without being able to access my database. I should have been smarter and memorized all of my dvd's and which slip in the case I have them stored in. I'm an idiot to trust a freeware program.

Oh well, it *was* a good program.


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Version 1.8.1
Fennelsoftware (Developer)

Swordman, one just can't migrate a 5-year piece of work to a brand new architecture in 2 to 3 weeks, I'm sorry… That doesn't mean it won't happen, that doesn't mean I'm not into it… It just means I'm human, and quality-focused, as you've seemed to agree 2 weeks ago ;) ! Joke aside, from now on, I'll try to post news re my progress on this "project" on my blog. Cheers. -- Fred, hoping to see you there... or wishing you to find a nice alternative otherwise :( !

Fennelsoftware (Developer)

HTML seems to be forbidden here... So here's my blog URL: http://fennel.free.fr/ -- Fred

Swordman Member IconComment+36

Snow Leopard compatibility soon? I hope so. It would be nice to get into my database again!

Otherwise, this thing is GREAT.

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Version 1.8 (65)
Fennelsoftware (Developer)

Hi Swordman, and thanks for the kind words. Alas, I don't have great news for you *yet* re DVDManager's compatibility with Snow Leopard :( ! Be assured I'm working on it as we speak though, sadly, it…takes…time… Cheers. - Fred

DJRumpy Member IconReview+3

Excellent piece of software. I don't require all sorts of bells and whistles that provide me with little/no value. I just need a list of titles, genre, rating, and 'loaned to' information. This app fits the bill perfectly, and it let me import my old CSV file with no muss or fuss! It does have internet lookup if you need that sort of thing, and it seems to work flawlessly as well.

The interface is clean and easy to use, which I wasn't finding browsing most of the other free offerings. I'm grateful I stumbled on this one!

Two Thumbs Up ;)

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Version 1.7.8
aetnaria Member IconComment+98

This is Donationware (as stated on their website), not Freeware.

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Version 1.7.5 (53)

And the developer submitted this most recent update to MacUpdate as being freeware, so... go figure.

I assume it is uncrippled software.

fennelsoftware (Developer) Member IconDev+8
fennelsoftware (Developer)

Dear fsDM Users,Through this alert bulletin, we'd like to let you know that we're now aware of problems re the retrieval of DVD details through Amazon-based Web sources. We'd also like to tell you that we've already started investigating what could be the cause of such an issue, and we'll try to keep you informed of our progress towards solving it. Be assured we'll do our best to get your beloved DVD manager back and running as expected as soon as possible. But we don't ignore the possibility that those Web sources may be temporarily removed from fsDM if a new implementation of those retrieval mechanisms was going to be needed…We're really sorry for the inconvenience, and we'd like to thank you all for your patience and understanding in the meantime.- The Team(Credit goes to Graham E. for reporting this alert to us.)

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Version 1.6.7v44
Johnny Rocket Member IconComment+18
Johnny Rocket

I've been keeping my dvd's in an excel file, I wish DVDManager could import it so I don't have to manually type in 300 dvd's

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Version 1.6.7v43
fennelsoftware (Developer)

Johnny, we've got a very good news for you: if you were using Excel for keeping your DVD library up-to-date, you simply have to export your data in CSV format. Then, from within fennel DVDManager, just invoke the "File > Import DVD Library…" menu item and then choose to import this .csv file. In a couple of seconds, you'll get your data back and will be ready to use our product instead to manage the workflow of your DVDs :) ! (Note: This CSV-based import feature is available since our very first version…) In case of any issue, don't hesitate to contact us directly, we'll be happy to help you in this process. Cheers.

CMUviolin Member IconReview+2

Having about 150 DVD's this is a dream come true. Not only does this help me keep track of all of my movies, but lets me know which ones are checked out, and who has it (working is Address Book). Thank you for the great software.

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Version 1.6.7v42
ShawnBoucke Member IconReview+29

I use this everyday, to keep track of my collection, to lend them out, to note which DVD's i will be getting in the future. I must have for anyone with a large DVD collection.

Great job, Thank you

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Version 1.6.7
Anonymous Member IconReview

my favorite dvd manager out there. simple, efficient, good-looking, with only but a few interface quirks i'd change, but hey, try the others out there, ugh.

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Version 1.6
Fennel Software (Developer)

1st of all, thx for the kind words! Then, don't hesitate to contact us directly to report all those little quirks you'd like us to fix; this way, we might produce a better app for you AND thanks to you. Thx in advance.

- Fennel Software (fennel.free.fr)

Fennel Software (Developer) Member IconDev+0
Fennel Software (Developer)

Or "A tutorial to get your DVD library back once on Mac OS X v10.4":* If you chose to upgrade from Mac OS X "Panther" (or "Jaguar"), you shouldn't have anything to do: your user's account should be preserved, your data still available; you'd only have to launch (and enjoy using) fennel DVDManager under Tiger.* If you chose to clean install Mac OS X "Tiger" (i.e., through some formatting of your startup volume), be sure you've backup-ed your entire "DVDManager" folder (which is located in your user's account "Library" folder) before running this erasing installation process: you can either use Finder's File > Create Archive of "DVDManager" menu item (good), or our new File > Export DVD Library to Desktop action from fsDM v1.6 (recommended).Once under Tiger, you'd only have to expand this .zip archive into your new user's account "Library" folder, for fennel DVDManager to transparently load your data back on its next launch.Don't hesitate to contact us directly for any question... We wish you the smartest transition to Tiger ;) !

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Version 1.6
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Date 28 Jul 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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