Collectionista manager

Collectionista manager


Collection manager for books, music CDs, sheet music scores, and more! Add items to shelves by scanning their barcodes, searching online or entering details manually. You can organize them into collections you manage yourself.

Designed as a general Android app to keep hold of any collections, Collectionista aims to fit in with the system and other apps, natively. Emphasis is on a beautiful presentation and a sound user experience. Examples are the book and CD covers that are automatically fetched off the internet, but which you can also change if you want to.

Each collection has some special actions for its items. An example is linking a CD to a playlist in your music player.

The goal is to become a manager of not only these typical media collections, but also of classic collectibles or even plain day-to-day items.

Collectionista integrates well on a broad range of devices and platform versions, including phones with small screens and full-size tablets.

Features:
• Create collections for books and CDs. As well as a generic collection for any other miscellaneous items. Create as many collections and name them as you want.
• Add items to a collection, such as books, music CDs or generic items. An item can hold a lot of related information.
• A collection is presented naturally, for instance in the form of a shelf with books on it.
• Use barcode scanning to add an item, using information downloaded from online databases.
• Online databases used are currently: Google Books and Discogs.
• Track when you created and last modified items.
• Covers are displayed and downloaded. They can be exchanged for images from your Gallery or elsewhere from your device. Also, back covers are shown.
• Rate your items.
• Mark whether you have read a book.
• Share an item title via a generated barcode. Easy to exchange with another phone.
• Long lists of items scroll fast and covers are only shown when they become visible. This keeps memory usage low.
• Covers are updated from the internet periodically and automatically (except if you chose the cover).
• App can be installed on SDcard. Your database is kept internally however, in accordance with the Android specification. A cache of cover images etc. on the other hand is kept on the SDcard. We make sure to follow the Android spec as to the location.
• Data is backed up to the Google cloud. It restores upon reinstall or when you buy a new phone. No action required. Depends on device support.
• A purple ActionBar at the top let's you easily navigate, perform common actions, and find your way back home.
• The workflow mimics the native workflow of Android apps. I.e. your data is always saved, unless you cancel, discard, or revert, even if you briefly switch to another application.
• We apply an extensive test suite before releasing new versions to prevent common problems/errors reappearing. While never 100% effective, this allows us to guarantee a certain level of quality eventually.
• All control and input methods are supported: touch, joyball, joystick, point-and-click, 4-way buttons, hardware keyboard, virtual keyboards, ... Any language input. Both portrait and landscape mode, and screen rotations.

This app is open-source. Any contributions are welcome and sincerely appreciated.
Use Barcode Scanner (by ZXing) as scanner app.

Recent changes:
• More bugfixes
• Huge update for recent devices (post-Honeycomb)
• Multi pane support for tablets and Google TV


Known issues:
• No images are currently downloaded for music CDs, because online service Discogs has restricted access to the images.
• The "Done" (checkmark) button when editing a collection or item behaves wrongly as the "Discard/Revert" (cross) button. Please use the back key to save an edit.
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About Collectionista manager
Collection manager for books, music CDs, sheet music scores, and more! Add items to shelves by scanning their barcodes, searching online or entering details manually. You can organize them into collections you manage yourself.

Designed as a general Android app to keep hold of any collections, Collectionista aims to fit in with the system and other apps, natively. Emphasis is on a beautiful presentation and a sound user experience. Examples are the book and CD covers that are automatically fetched off the internet, but which you can also change if you want to.

Each collection has some special actions for its items. An example is linking a CD to a playlist in your music player.

The goal is to become a manager of not only these typical media collections, but also of classic collectibles or even plain day-to-day items.

Collectionista integrates well on a broad range of devices and platform versions, including phones with small screens and full-size tablets.

Features:
• Create collections for books and CDs. As well as a generic collection for any other miscellaneous items. Create as many collections and name them as you want.
• Add items to a collection, such as books, music CDs or generic items. An item can hold a lot of related information.
• A collection is presented naturally, for instance in the form of a shelf with books on it.
• Use barcode scanning to add an item, using information downloaded from online databases.
• Online databases used are currently: Google Books and Discogs.
• Track when you created and last modified items.
• Covers are displayed and downloaded. They can be exchanged for images from your Gallery or elsewhere from your device. Also, back covers are shown.
• Rate your items.
• Mark whether you have read a book.
• Share an item title via a generated barcode. Easy to exchange with another phone.
• Long lists of items scroll fast and covers are only shown when they become visible. This keeps memory usage low.
• Covers are updated from the internet periodically and automatically (except if you chose the cover).
• App can be installed on SDcard. Your database is kept internally however, in accordance with the Android specification. A cache of cover images etc. on the other hand is kept on the SDcard. We make sure to follow the Android spec as to the location.
• Data is backed up to the Google cloud. It restores upon reinstall or when you buy a new phone. No action required. Depends on device support.
• A purple ActionBar at the top let's you easily navigate, perform common actions, and find your way back home.
• The workflow mimics the native workflow of Android apps. I.e. your data is always saved, unless you cancel, discard, or revert, even if you briefly switch to another application.
• We apply an extensive test suite before releasing new versions to prevent common problems/errors reappearing. While never 100% effective, this allows us to guarantee a certain level of quality eventually.
• All control and input methods are supported: touch, joyball, joystick, point-and-click, 4-way buttons, hardware keyboard, virtual keyboards, ... Any language input. Both portrait and landscape mode, and screen rotations.

This app is open-source. Any contributions are welcome and sincerely appreciated.
Use Barcode Scanner (by ZXing) as scanner app.

Recent changes:
• More bugfixes
• Huge update for recent devices (post-Honeycomb)
• Multi pane support for tablets and Google TV


Known issues:
• No images are currently downloaded for music CDs, because online service Discogs has restricted access to the images.
• The "Done" (checkmark) button when editing a collection or item behaves wrongly as the "Discard/Revert" (cross) button. Please use the back key to save an edit.

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A Google User
Aug 31, 2014
Disappointed Promising but still too buggy to be used, at least in my opinion
A Google User
Aug 30, 2014
Installed fine but couldn't go any further Every attempt to create a new collection fails. I get nothing more than a vague error saying "Discarded"
A Google User
Aug 21, 2014
Does not work. Crashes every time I open it or when I try to save name for collection or something, it just says "Discarded" and close itself.
A Google User
Aug 18, 2014
If only If only the program was as promising as the tagline... Piece of junk, with apps, skip!
A Google User
Apr 30, 2014
Nope Barely any books I have will show up on here. Why is there not a barcode scanner? That would make it a million times better. Also, when I type on my phone, the keyboard covers up the text field making it impossible to see what I type without minimizing the keyboard. And I'm pretty sure it's because of the ads. Yet, it's not worth paying for the paid version.