Collections
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Organize, find and share virtually everything you own.   Commercial ($19.99)
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Collections is an inventory application for organize, find and share virtually everything you own. Imagine all of your collections into a single application, a realistic representation of your tastes and passions. Catalog, browse and share your music, movies, tv shows and books with a single virtual library, Collections.

Adding items into your library couldn't be simplest.

The item finder allows to search by EAN, UPC, ASIN and/or any other keyword, for example title, author, director, actor and a huge etc.

With your iSight, place the product
What's New
Version 1.6.3:
  • This version is much cheaper; the regular price is 31.99.
  • Fixed a problem with missing artworks of items from iTunes Store.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent the import of items without ASIN or any other unique identifier through the extension Import Text.
  • Fixed a problem with the extension Facebook that could cause a crash when you try to share more than one item at the same time.
  • The app will try to choose the right language to pronounce the title of the new items.
  • New icon.
  • Collections now speaks portuguese. Thanks to Paulo Neto.
Version 1.6.3:
  • This version is much cheaper; the regular price is 31.99.
  • Fixed a problem with missing artworks of items from iTunes Store.
  • Fixed a problem that could prevent the import of items without ASIN or any other unique identifier through the extension Import Text.
  • Fixed a problem with the extension Facebook that could cause a crash when you try to more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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Collections User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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gatorjim commented on 20 Feb 2014
For an application like this, it absolutely essential to have a trial version available from the developer's web site. Oh wait...there isn't a web site. Hmmmm.

The only way to evaluate the lofty claims made in the description is via a trial, or to pay the MAS $20. That's a pretty expensive way to see if the app really performs as stated, and if the app really meets your needs.

If you look on the MAS, the reviews aren't very favorable. Worse yet, if you click the developer's web site and support links it takes you to an iCloud sign on page in your browser! What? How did this even make it to the MAS?

Maybe this app is all that is stated, but I for one am not about to plunk down $20 to find out, especially when there no--as in NONE--developer support.
[Version 1.6.2]


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Paulo-Neto reviewed on 19 Feb 2014
I honestly can not understand why there is no e-mail or contact the developer website. I would like to make a proposal to translate the app into my language, but how? The developer does not want to disclose the email or website? Why? Zero star for this! Inform the e-mail or website and give 5 stars.
[Version 1.6.2]

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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 20 Feb 2014
My apologies, I've been working on my apps a lot and… Ok no excuses, I'll try to finish the website this week, In the meantime, please send an email to tpalacios.dante at the gmail domain.

All the best,
Dante
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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 20 Feb 2014
I meant "palacios.dante"
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mpow commented on 17 Oct 2012
Hello! I have tried every way possible to get my hands on this app. It seems to be exactly what I need! Problem is I live in sweden, and the appstore link only tells me that the item isn't available in the swedish appstore! And the link to the developers site doesn't work. I appreciate all help! Many thanks, Moa
[Version 1.6.1]


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cdmr9816 reviewed on 18 Mar 2012
I really like the Collections app so far. I am very new to MAC and still learning my way around. Entering my books, music and DVD's into the app is pretty fast and easy. Is there a way to fully edit the add blank item features? I would like to be able to add the book, cd or DVD cover and also edit the publisher and publish dates. I have searched the help file and google and haven't found anyway to accomplish this.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 27 Mar 2012
Hello, I received an email about a week ago with a very similar question to yours. If you made the question​​, I hope my response has been good. But, just in case.

You can use the Creators field to assign the author and/or the editor.

There are several ways to assign a cover to an item. To assign a cover image to your item.

Select an item.
Drag and drop an image from Finder to the item's preview in the properties inspector, if the properties inspector is not visible, select, View > Show Info.
Select Item > Cover > Assign.
Select (the menu item) Item > Cover > Find, if that does not work Select, Edit > Find Cover, enter some keywords and hit return.
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NotUsed reviewed on 19 Oct 2011
Unfortunately, this software is basically just like iTunes with a different look and a "borrowed" feature. It is limited to the exact same formats for files that iTunes is limited to. It only lists items in your iTunes library. You can not drag a folder with various formatted files in it (.avi, .mp4, .flv, .m4v) and have those items added. You must add items ONE FiLE AT A TIME. And remember, they must be iTunes supported formats so many files simply can't be added.

Honestly, use iTunes. Collections is merely iTunes + a "borrowed" feature and it is ABSOLUTELY not worth $30.
[Version 1.1]

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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 26 Oct 2011
Oh boy, based on your "review"… I think I need to extend the app description…

Firstly, the app was created to catalog, browse, import and share your music, movies, TV shows and books, so you can keep a digital record of your actual items, retrieves all the information from the internet.

Secondly, this app is not a media player, was not created to list items on your hard disk. The app allows you to create tracks, and if you want you can also assign an URL to those tracks, but (I must be clear on this) the app was not created for this, this functionality is just a bonus.

The library (or content) of iTunes, is loaded by a plug-in (there are three types of plug-ins for now, exporters, importers and libraries), so you can compare the items in Collections agains the iTunes library (for whatever reason you can imagine) and/or to copy items from iTunes. These plug-ins are called "Collections Library", and they can load basically anything, photos, movies, PDF files from folders and/or from other applications, etc (by the way, if someone has any idea for a plug-in please let me know). If you or someone else wants the contents of the folder "Movies" (for example) is shown by the application, a plug-in is the answer, again these functionalities are just an extra bonus.

All the best,
Dante.
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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 26 Oct 2011
I meant "your real items"… "so you can keep a digital record of your real items".
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Dumond commented on 19 Oct 2011
Wow! Quite the price jump from version 1.0 (FREE), I wish I was able to download it from the Apple Store then... That way it would recognize it as already purchased!

It's a nice little piece of software but a little too pricey for me to continue with its growth. :(
[Version 1.1]

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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 26 Oct 2011
Hi, Dumond,

The free version of the app works exactly as the pay version, but limited to 50 items.

All the best,
Dante.
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NotUsed commented on 19 Oct 2011
Thank you for adding a demo link.
[Version 1.1]


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Dumond commented on 14 Sep 2011
Doesn't seem to work on 10.6.8. EXTREMELY buggy! Covers not appearing from itunes collections, nothing happens when I add from amazon, nothing happens when I add blank.

Looks nice, just wish I could use it!
[Version 1.0]

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Dumond replied on 14 Sep 2011
Also, "View as" icon, search field and scale slider is unclickable. And when the app is opened, it opens in the background... I need to click on the dock icon a second time to bring it to front.
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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, open Console.app (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app), search for entries of Collections and tell me what you see.
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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 14 Sep 2011
Hi, visit developer's site and click on "Contact Me"... whenever you want...
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Dumond replied on 14 Sep 2011
Excellent! Thanks Dante, I just sent you an email with the console messages.
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Dumond replied on 14 Sep 2011
For those who were experiencing the same problems, the developer was very responsive and helpful. The bugs were addressed and fixed within the hour and a new update has been posted. Thanks for the speedy support Dante! :)
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glengarry reviewed on 08 Sep 2011
Perfect. Great improvements. Works a treat. Many thanks. Far far better than Delicious or any of the other library apps!
[Version 1.0]


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glengarry reviewed on 19 Aug 2011
Great concept but doesn't work on Intel Mac. Author - please release a new version with Intel and Lion support!!
[Version 0.8]

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Dante Palacios (developer) replied on 07 Sep 2011
This version will work with Lion, gestures, full screen and a huge etc.

All the best,
glengarry.
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Date:02 Apr 2014
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Collections is an inventory application for organize, find and share virtually everything you own. Imagine all of your collections into a single application, a realistic representation of your tastes and passions. Catalog, browse and share your music, movies, tv shows and books with a single virtual library, Collections.

Adding items into your library couldn't be simplest.

The item finder allows to search by EAN, UPC, ASIN and/or any other keyword, for example title, author, director, actor and a huge etc.

With your iSight, place the product bar code in front of the camera and that's it, simple as that.


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