Despite life in the digital fast lane, we still have shelves full of CDs, books, DVDs, and games. As technology changes so do the rules of engagement with our belongings. A handful of apps are required to catalog and track old technology. Yet, new technology makes it easier than ever to keep up with the Joneses.
Is There A Pedia In Your Future?
If you’re overloaded with CDs, DVDs, books, even games, then the Mac has plenty of apps to help you keep track of your belongings.
Bruji is the app maker of choice for CDpedia, DVDpedia, Bookpedia, and Gamepedia.
It’s the way people used to keep track of their media. The old fashioned way. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with the quartet of apps to catalog your media.
The real question is, ‘How much longer do I need to catalog and keep track of media belongings in a digital world?‘
Here’s how these apps work. They’re basically databases custom built for your media collection. For example, if you have a large collection of movies in DVD format, DVDpedia makes it easy to catalog, detail, and track each one in true Mac style.
See how nice that is?
Everything you want and need to know about each movie in your DVD collection is merely a click away.
CDpedia, a separate app, works pretty much the same way, even to the point of giving you collections and keeping track of who borrowed what and when.
Got books? Bookpedia works like CDs and DVDs, cataloging information, creating collections, tracking borrowers, and pulling in details about the author and the book from the internet.
Gamepedia? Ditto. Whatever games you have– from Nintendo to XBox 360 and all of yesteryears game platforms– they can be cataloged, detailed, tracked within a single app.
Each app is modestly priced and sold separately because the developer knows that not everyone with a DVD collection also has games. Buy them all and save a little.
Here’s the problem. The number of CDs, DVDs, books and games purchased by the Mincey clan in the past couple of years has been going down. Dramatically so.
Why? It’s the digital age. We have music and movies and TV shows from iTunes, books from Amazon for Kindle (and iBooks), and games for iPhone and iPad. All stored locally and tracked by Apple and Amazon.
Our physical media– CDs, DVDs, books, and games– are not going away, but they’re quickly being relegated to the shelves and covered by dust as new media, digital media, takes over.