Since 2006, I increased my trading card collection from a shoe box of 200 to over 20,000. The first thing I did after organizing the first 1,000 of these was obtain cataloguing software. The best has "easy" to understand input screens/processes, strong help features, robust search capability, customization for cards not currently found in the product, extensive data on variations of cards (foil, etching, auto sig, game-used memorabilia, etc.), and value information. However, I was remiss in taking the same approach to my burgeoning comics collection.
I started collecting comics in August, 2013, and have amassed over 5,000 titles (floppies, graphic novels, hardcover collections, etc.). In November, 2013, I started building an Excel workbook to try and get a handle on what I had. Thus far, I have only been able to properly catalog less than 500 items from my collection.
I downloaded the trial version of Comic Collector Pro at 6:54PM local last night. After creating a new database and entering only 10 titles, I knew THIS was THE product for me. Around 10PM, I had gone "all-in". I purchased and fired up CLZ Barry on my Samsung Note Edge, installed Buddy for Barry on my quad-core beast and proceeded to stay up until almost 3AM working on my collection. The first 56 items (only references, art collections, and graphic novel collections from "Age of Ultron" through "Blackest Night...or roughly 2.5 shelves-worth) are in and I've probably hit "Submit to Core" over a dozen times. Not because the Comic Collector Pro database is short on info but because I have the TIME and EXCITEMENT to help the great folks at Collectorz.com improve their already outstanding product.
When compared to the software I use for my trading cards, I wish THAT offering was developed by Collectorz.com. If given a choice, I would much rather have the "Submit to Core" capabilities in that program versus the link it has to valuation data. (Now, if Comic Collector Pro was linked to, say, Overstreet for monetary worth information...I'd never leave my desk!)
Oh, yeah. I did say "I had gone 'all-in'." above. I took advantage of the "Heat Wave Offer" and purchased ALL of the Collector Pro offerings. You see, my family and I have over 400 game discs, just under 1,000 movie discs, at least 500 music discs, and well over 4,000 books. I'm glad I found Collectorz.com when I did.
YOU SHOULD BUY ALL OF THEIR PRODUCTS!!!! "
I showed the program and the comic I currently had on it to my brother and he was blown away, after I showed him he went to see how many comics he had off the top of his head and said thats the next purchase on his list!
P.S I have a pretty big cd collection so the music collector is next on my list!"
After using the trial version of Comic Collector, I realized there was no way I could write one as complete, effecient, and easy to use as this one. It's been a huge asset in organizing my collection."