What exactly is the COLLECTORBASE?
To keep it simple:
From our point of view COLLECTORBASE.net is the ultimate collector’s aid.
Imagine anything a collector may need. We either already provide it, or it will be developed at a future stage.
For some parts of the COLLECTORBASE we had to reinvent the wheel, simply because there was no wheel out there that matched our demands.
(But obviously we don’t use wheels. We travel with deflector fields!)
We all are collectors ourselves. Our normal jobs are as a computer scientist and an IT business engineer… and as a chef!
Most of us are Star Wars fans, but we are not ‘immune’ to other franchises or from collecting in other areas.
Because we are into collecting too, we know exactly the needs and longings of collectors.
We worked hard to discover what a collector’s workspace has to look like so that it can be used easily and seamlessly.
For it to work and to be what we wanted, COLLECTORBASE.net had to offer lots of functionality, be easy to operate and adaptable to each collector’s own habits.
And we made it. It became the perfect workplace built by collectors for collectors.
Why create COLLECTORBASE.net?
The simple answer is that we got tired of continuously improvising. You know the drill for sure:
every type of collectible asks for a different collecting app that won’t link to anything else and STILL Excel will be your best friend. Or you abuse a tool that is suitable for some collection items but not for others. Always being limited, desperately looking for work arounds when the tool you like does not provide the function you need.
We spoke to some of the software producers, requested new features but – frankly – were just pitifully laughed at.
After seven years of fruitless debating and searching for the one true application we decided to do it on our own. We spent a year in design and another one for development, taking every detail into account and ended up with: COLLECTORBASE.net
Over the years I made several tries to list my collections in different databases and always ended up with Excel sheets as there was no simple and reasonable solution. Either I do have a Comic database – mostly in English or German or for movies or figures or Music.
At the moments I am Test user on Collectorbase and I am excited of all these possibilities. Of course this project is at the beginning but with this tool you can really list everything what you can collect. Luckily I do not have 10 different lists any longer with different programs. Now I can choose all articles to one specific theme. That’s great.
Actually I just wanted to poke around for an hour. But then it was such a joy that I have spent the whole afternoon with this database.
I realize already now how much COLLECTORBASE is helping me. On the way a quick look to check what is missing if my brain doesn’t know it. I am really curious if more and more people are indicating their purchasing price and then the value of each figure will become more accurate. Then you can make reasonable comparisions.
I'm proud to tell that I'm contributor and tester for this magnificent project.
In recent years I have tried lot of different apps and tools (both online and offline) to organize my collection. But what I can tell from some weeks of testing is that nothing I got to know compares to this. It's much more than a plain database. It's highly customizable in almost every respect and more features are yet to come.
Though it is still in beta phase and not yet officially released, perhaps you may want to follow the Collectorbase.net project today to see it progress. And don't miss the go live!
The possibilities of this database are very substantial. You can indicate literally everything in this database. The idea to create a database were you can collect everything is great. And this one leaves a very professional impression.
Our way to keep you informed
In our blog we will provide you with updates and background information on COLLECTORBASE.net in general or on newly added functionality.
(And sometimes we may just ponder over collectibles or similar topics of interest!)