Is there a computer program for collectors?

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  1. Wajo357

    Wajo357 Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in starting to catalog my Transformers with as much information as possible. Is there a program which can help me do this? (One specializing in Transformers would be preferred)

    Microsoft Access is pretty good, except it saves all pictures as a Bitmap and the file can get HUGE before I even dent my list.

    I would love to hear how everyone manages their collection.

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  2. Driftbot

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    oh man you know i happened to see a link to an online collector organization website the other day...
    i cant for the life of me remember what it was called.

    i'll see if i can re-trace my google steps and find it again.
    i think i was looking for the new "spiderman origins" signature series punisher?

    :inquisiti 
     
  3. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    Try Ebay
     
  4. Wajo357

    Wajo357 Well-Known Member

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    I briefly looked on eBay. Can you be more specific? (search terms, categories...)
     
  5. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I was also seaching for such a tool for a long time until I realized each of them have preset features that don't always answer each collector's needs. I concluded the only way I could get everything I needed was to come up with my own.

    I now have my own tools. HTML based. There's no need for something as heavy as Access or similar. Simple and to the point. But very extensible. If you know your way around HTML, you can create your own. With it, I can grow my collection catalog in a matter of minutes. Populating the database is a simple task compared to taking snapshot of all the toys or finding the info you need on the web.

    Here's a snapshot of how it looks:

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  7. Psychrome86

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    i bow to rid, for i have come to a similar conclusion. if you want it doen right do it yourself. i was looking into a flash one for a while but html is a much better idea.
     
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    I like rid's idea too. My collection is small enough now to manage this way, although with the large collection I used to have, the ebay one would be more appropriate, IMO.
     
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    I used to have one using FileMaker Pro... easiest database program to work with, and strong enough to do anything you want...

    ... and then my harddrive crashed... blah...
     
  10. Wajo357

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    Ok,
    I think I'm going to go for the eBay method. Anyone have any other ideas or better programs?
     

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