Humans are interesting creatures. We love to collect but not always organize. We share, but we hoard. We track what we own but lose track of what we have. If only there was an affordable Mac app that would help those of us in need (those who suffer from OCD, and those of us who need a little OCD anyway).
This Mac app helps us organize our collections (or, our hoards, depending upon how much of the OCD gene permeates your body). If you’ve got something, chances are good Collections can help you keep track of it. All you need is a Mac and a little willpower.
Collections is an app that can inventory the standard digital fare on your Mac– music, movies, TV shows, books, video games– or anything else of a physical nature that can be stacked on a shelf, stored in a box, shared with a friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbor.
Collections also comes with a few useful tools to keep track of your collections. Click a button and Collections pulls down information from the internet for each item. Need to loan an item to someone? Collections acts like a library and keeps track of loaned items.
Each item can be tagged making large collections easier to search. Use a connected digital camera or the Mac’s built-in iSight camera to act as a barcode scanner to make it almost effortless to add items to the Collections library. All the items in your collections can be shared via OS X’s built-in sharing utility– Mail, Flickr, AirDrop, Vimeo, Twitter, and Facebook.
Collections has a limited free version to try-before-you-buy. It’s called Collections Express. Earlier versions of Collections were a bit buggy and slow but the app has improved over time, and with Collections Express free to try, deserving of a second look.