How I keep track of my vinyl records
I don’t have a really big collection of vinyl records yet but as of now I am starting to keep track of each so I won’t have to worry about it when it becomes big and unmanageable. It’s so easy to lose track of what you have when your collection starts pushing into a hundred. Right now we only have about 52 albums in our collection. It grew up so fast since we bought our first player 1 last year. We buy new stuff and old stuff ranging from 60’s up to the present. When you listen to different range of music and different era, this is just a very small collection to what I have stored in my iTunes.
Enter Delicious Library 3 by Delicious Monster. It’s a Mac app that catalouges your physical collection. It may be you books, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Audio CD, vinyl records, toys and even your shirt collection. If you’re someone who has over a hundred of physical items in your collection this app comes in handy so you wouldn’t have to buy a second copy by mistake2. It also serve as a way to track loaned items so you don’t have to worry about who borrowed which item. What I love about this new upgrade is that I can now use my iPhone to scan barcodes of my item and it sync directly to the app making it easier to scan multiple items. It also have a handy chart that it generates depending on your items, giving you a list of what your collection’s value and how much you paid for it making it easy for you to also sell your items online or get a complete value of all of the items for insurance purposes.
The only sad part about the app is that it only connects thru Amazon’s database. For vinyl collectors, Amazon is not a really good source for old and rare vinyls. Scanning barcodes also won’t work if your vinyl is locally pressed outside the US3. I would really love it more if they would add more comprehensive database for music such as Discog. I just hope that the devs would actively add other sources as it was the most requested feature since version 1. But right now, this is the system that I used and it’s also the system I’ve been using for ten years to keep track of my books, DVDs and Audio CD. So I still highly recommend this app for collectors out there. Keeping an excel sheet of all your physical items is not the way to go.
Also, If you’re planning to start your own collection or buy your very first player, head to Satchmi website. They have a wide variety of LPs that covers multiple genres. They also sell they own portable player called The Motorino.
You can check out my collection here conveniently published thru the Delicious Library app.