Everything? It sure seems like it. Wherever there’s an app, there’s a competing app that does almost the same thing. There’s nothing new under the sun. Until Rottenwood. This is something new for movie lovers.
The Movie Tracker
Carol and I are big movie fans and we have a larger than large collection of VHS tapes, DVDs, and probably enough purchases and rentals from the iTunes Store to fund a small country.
If there’s nothing new under the sun then how does one explain Rottenwood? It’s a Mac app not like any other app on your Mac.
Rottenwood is something of a movie database where you search for movies. But you can’t buy what you find.
Instead, you get movie details, synopsis, cast, release date and links to view on TMDb or IMDb, and your own categories– Seen, Want to See, Favorite.
Drop in keywords to the search field and Rottenwood displays all the movies that match your search criteria.
What else? Not much.
Rottenwood doesn’t really do much so it’s important to set your expectations accordingly. It searches for movies and displays details about each movie.
You can’t use the app to buy a movie, but then there’s iTunes or Amazon for that.
For true blue movie aficionados Rottenwood may deliver enough to justify the nominal price tag. After all, it’s another place to search for movie details.
All the movies you select to be seen, or want to see, or tagged as favorites stay in the Rottenwood database, so you’ll need an internet connection for more searches.
Searches? That’s the fun part of Rottenwood. Search for director(spielberg) and get a list of movies directed by Steven Spielberg. Enter actor(schwarzenegger) and get a list of Arnold’s many forgettables. You get the idea.
I don’t know of another Mac app quite like Rottenwood, but you really need to be a movie fan to appreciate the search results.