What's new in Music Collector for Windows?
Music Collector (Windows)
January 13th, 2020
We are 2 weeks into 2020, so it’s time for Music Collector 20! Today in v20, we’re bringing you 2 super useful and time-saving improvements for the folder panel, plus a brand new Statistics screen.
Quick-search the folder panel
The folder panel panel is a powerful way to browse and filter your collection. Just group by Artist, or Label, etc… click a folder and the list will give you all albums for the selected Artist or Label.
However, if your collection spans thousands of albums, that “click a folder” part is sometimes easier said than done. It may require lots of scrolling in the folder panel.
But not anymore! Version 20 introduces a new search box right above the folder panel, that lets you instantly search/filter the folder panel as you type! Just typing a few letters is often enough to bring the folder you are looking for into view:
Sort the folder panel by the counters
By default, the folders in your folder panel are sorted alphabetically. But as of today, there is another option: sort your folder panel by the counter, that is by the number of albums contained.
Sorting by the counters is a nice way to find the biggest artist in your collection, your most popular label, etc… Switch between the Alphabetical and By Count sorting using the two sort buttons to the right of the new search box:
BTW: another small (but visually very nice) tweak to the folder panel is that the counters are now in a separate column on the right (previously these were listed between parentheses right behind the folder name).
Brand-new Statistics screen
Next to the above 2 functional improvements, we have also added a brand-new infographic-style Statistics screen. This replaces the old “textual” Database Totals screen. Open the screen from the Tools menu, then “Statistics”.
In the new Statistics screen you can find totals for your collection, top 10 lists and cool statistics in the form of pie charts, line charts and bar charts.
- total nr of albums and artists
- total nr of tracks
- total runtime
- total purchase value
- total current value
Charts and Lists:
- Pie chart: albums by format
- Top 10 list: most recent additions
- Bar chart: albums by artist
- Line chart: albums by release year
- Bar chart: albums by genre
Please note: the new Statistics screen only shows data for “In Collection” albums (so excludes Wish List items) and takes into account the Quantity values!
Edit Album screen: Tags is now a checkbox list
Previously a free-form text entry box, the Tags field in Edit Album is now a checkbox list for quick and easy checkboxing of applicable tags: