Music Collector Review

Dennis Faas's picture

Synopsis: Are you a music collector? Do you find it difficult to organize your collection or often have a hard time finding "just the right song"? In that case, you need Music Collector -- the amazing super-music organizer on steroids! With Music Collector, you can: download track lists of your music CDs directly to your computer (without typing!), organize your MP3s, LPs, cassettes and mini-discs, download CD covers, search your music database, print CD and track lists, sort your lists, and much, much more!

Music Collector: Screenshots

Click to view: Page 1 | Page 2.

Music Collector: Features Breakdown

  • Organize CDs without typing: download track lists to your PC directly
  • Instantly sort your lists: by field, artist, title or genre, or by year
  • Download CD covers: or use the built-in TWAIN scanner support
  • Search your music database: find which CD a song is on, or find CDs on a particular label
  • Print CD or track lists: great for a hard copy, and ideal for insurance purposes
  • Print any field selection and in any order
  • Export database to HTML: view your track list and CD covers on the web
  • Track your loans: who borrowed your CDs, loan dates and due dates

Music Collector: Organize your music collection

Adding items to the music database is quick and easy, adding CDs can even be done without any typing. Just insert a CD in your CD-ROM drive or scan its barcode with your barcode scanner. Adding LPs is easy too, only type the artist and title.

Music Collector will automatically download all data (artist, title, track titles, genre, label, etc... including the cover images). The information is retrieved from various music database sites on the internet (like the CDDB CD database and the Amazon music catalog). It can also read CDTEXT information from the CD itself, if available.

Music Collector: View and search the music database

Once you have added a number of CDs to the inventory, you can view it on the main screen. It is possible to show a simple list of all albums or of all tracks, but you can also organize your collection by artist or by genre, using the automatic folder feature. All lists can be sorted instantly, just by clicking the column headers or by using the Sort Order screen. You can sort on any field, e.g. alphabetically on artist, title or label, or sorted on release date or purchase date. Use the Quick Search feature to find all albums that contain the word you type, or use the Advanced Filter command to search in specific fields, even multiple fields at once.

Music Collector: Print Lists

Lists of your albums and tracks can be printed in any way you want. The Print feature lets you choose which albums or tracks to print, which fields to show and in what order to list them. Printed lists are ideal for insurance purposes, or to take with you to the store. Also included are a number of templates for other nicely formatted print-outs!

Music Collector: Export your Music Catalog

Using the Export to HTML feature you can generate HTML pages of your CD inventory, for use on your homepage or website. You can create one index page listing all albums (with one row per album), optionally linked to detail pages with one page per CD.

If you want to be able to use your music data in other programs, use the Export to XML or Export to Text functions. A special export feature is included to export your database for use in the ListPro software on your PDA (PocketPC or Palm).

Music Collector: Integrated Loan Manager

The built-in Loan Management system allows you to keep track of CDs you loan to friends, family, etc... Just log which CD you loaned and to whom and you will always know where your missing CDs are!

Music Collector: Compatibility

Music Collector runs on Windows 95, 98, NT4, ME, XP and 2000.

Music Collector: Download

Music Collector is free to try and $39.95 to buy (includes unlimited free updates and a full 30-day money back guarantee)!

Download Music Collector | Buy

Rate this article: 
No votes yet