Organising games collection with GCstar

I spent a little while today entering my games collection into GCstar, a great open-source personal collections manager.

Using GCstar is easy. You just start a video game collection and then enter games by typing in their names. It searches a range of websites to find details on the games (including box/case images and screenshots). You can also add a list of borrowers and set it to automagically send reminder emails; neato!

There’s even a cute “game shelf” view with all your games displayed on a virtual shelf. Here’s a screenshot (resized to fit in a blog post):

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It’s much better than that Gnumeric spreadsheet I was maintaining by hand…

Conclusion: Highly Recommended… but I wish there was a decent open-source web-based collections manager (that I could run on onetwenty.org).

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