There’s a reason that Apple uses a bookshelf metaphor for iBooks. Shelves are a time honored way of organizing our media. From books to CDs and DVDs, the shelf is where everything goes. It’s where we go to place and organize our media collections. What’s needed is a Mac app for that.
Collections for Collections
Behind my collections of the Macs on my desk, is a large wood bookshelf. It has what you expect most bookshelves to contain. Books, CDs, DVDs. Movies, TV shows, and family albums.
Collections is Mac app that organizes your media into a library. Where? On your Mac. How? As a digital bookshelf.
As with iTunes, everything in the collection is in the Library. Music, TV Shows, and Movies are segregated categories. You create and control the Collections of each media member.
Add items to the library a variety of ways. Use the Amazon button to gather information about CDs, DVDs, and books.
Or, use your Mac’s built-in camera as a bar code scanner to gather the information online.
Collections works similar to the popular Delicious Library app for the Mac, but with fewer features and a lower price tag.
As the Library grows, search becomes important. Search by actor, creators, directors, musicians, authors, etc. The Library listing also gives you sorting capability in each component; movies, TV shows, music, books.
Think of Collections as iBooks without the Store.