That brings me to the dark side of Mincey folk. Not only do we watch movies, individually, and as a fractured family, we collect movies, too. iTunes. Amazon. DVDs. From VHS to Bittorrent. The problem we run into is universal. Keeping track of what we have and having a place to go to to find out what we don’t know (or, don’t remember anymore). Here’s the solution.
Become A Coollector
Here’s the deal. Hollywood, Bollywood, and movie producers keep cranking out the movies each year and that means time is a premium and movie details add up to a huge database.
If you’re a Mac owner who loves movies check out Coollector, the movie database app for tracking movies and to manage your movie collection.
What’s great about Coollector is that it’s movie centric. First as a database of movies, and second as an app that manages movies, even to the point of where they’re stored, who borrowed which ones and when.
The database, at last count, featured over 100,000 movies, and displays movie posters, video covers, and screenshots.
You can track what you own, what you’ve watched, who you loaned a movie DVD to, and even rate movies.
The app is very Mac-like despite being cross platform (there’s a Windows version, so I sometimes feel unclean when using a Mac version of a Windows app).
Movies in the database display IMDb ratings and popularity, and a direct link to the movie on IMDb. There’s also an option to view video pricing from Amazon.
The user interface is a bit complex, but considering the amount of a data stored and managed, that’s acceptable for a movie buff.
Using Coollector is also a good way to judge bets on who starred in or directed what movie and when. The app isn’t cheap (you’ll make up the money by retrieving movie DVDs that were loaned to friends, neighbors, or family) and for all intents and purposes it looks and feels like IMDb wrapped in a browser window.