Easy to use and completely FREE, Coollector innovates with an exceptional combination of features; personalized movie encyclopedia, database of existing videos, collection organizer and best price finder.
Pros: This application, the Coollector, is a movie encyclopedia and a database of existing videos. When the program is downloaded, it is not a empty database that you start building up. The complete encyclopedia is downloaded right away.
The encyclopedia is organized as a two page entry for each page. First page on the left has the movie related data and then the other page on the right has data about persons involved. The application let you rate a movie and also the persons/actors. This includes not only the videos one owns but any movies you might have seen. The data base is completely searchable textually.
The collection lets you order videos. That includes facility for finding the best prices as well as maintaining a wish list as with most shopping applications.
You can maintain an inventory of videos you own, with facilities to track items loaned out to friends. Thus this is a one stop solution for everything about movies/videos you are interested in. Information about movies, ratings for the ones you have seen, what videos you own and who has them as also the wish list of movies/videos you want to own.
The user interaction is simple, mostly through the arrow keys on the standard keyboard. For searching anything one just has to start to type the word/ words he wants to search. Information presentation is very well organized and relevant.
Cons: It would have been very nice if the ratings were based on cumulative ratings of a large number of users.
Overall a definite 5 star application.