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What do you use to keep track of games you own?

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#1 LimitlessDragon  

LimitlessDragon

Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:20 AM

Curious as to what people use to keep track of...
Owned games
Owned digital games
Current resell prices
Video media

I've been known to purchase something more than once cause I didn't remember I bought it already.

I previously used an app called media manager but it became cumbersome for keeping track of digital games.

I'm looking for an app, so scanning barcodes are easy and I can look up if I own it whenever I'm shopping for stuff.

An app that can:
Scan barcodes.
Easy way to input digital titles.
Something that links to a current database of used and new prices. (I get kind of lazy checking eBay continually.)


I saw CLZ Games but wanted to ask for any other recommendations?

#2 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24100 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 07:24 PM

GameEye is the one I was looking into. I don't think it's as feature rich or has as large of a catalog as Collectorz app (which has been around for quite a while) but it also doesn't cost anything. 

 

I would love for some way to track my collection and get values of my stuff. PriceCharting meets that criteria but their values for games is often skewed due to so many asshats on eBay/Amazon trying to manipulate sales (i.e., listing the less value foreign version under the NA version, listing contents like merch/manuals/boxes under the actual game name, lying about condition). 

 

EDIT* Didn't realize Collectorz shows values now. 



#3 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3135 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

salty tbone

Posted 11 August 2020 - 12:45 AM

I’ve had collectorz for year now and I like it a lot more with the bar code scanner using your phone. It’s not perfect and I sometimes have to manually change an entry because app entered non CE version or similar issue. I can’t say much about the digital games because I don’t track those

#4 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24100 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2020 - 01:59 AM

I’ve had collectorz for year now and I like it a lot more with the bar code scanner using your phone. It’s not perfect and I sometimes have to manually change an entry because app entered non CE version or similar issue. I can’t say much about the digital games because I don’t track those

If you sign up for the desktop version, do you get the app with it? It doesn't seem like it... I'd like the barcode scanner function for the app, but I use an actual computer whenever possible for anything I do. 



#5 LimitlessDragon  

LimitlessDragon

Posted 11 August 2020 - 07:56 AM

Are each of the collectorz apps paid for separately? If I sub to the games app, do I have to sub separately to the DVD app.

Game eye does look good too. But I'm warry of starting to add my collection and then their support of the app goes away because it's free.

May be worth to sub to collectorz just so it keeps being supported.

#6 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3135 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

salty tbone

Posted 11 August 2020 - 11:22 AM

If you sign up for the desktop version, do you get the app with it? It doesn't seem like it... I'd like the barcode scanner function for the app, but I use an actual computer whenever possible for anything I do.

I don’t know how it is now but years ago I remember the app being a separate purchase. They greatly improved the app’s sync ability with desktop and added the scanner function so I found it worth it at the time, but it was still a hurdle for me to spend the money (especially when I switched from Android to iPhone and had to rebuy the app).
The CLZ Barry app is free though, I think, and is just the ability to scan barcodes with your phone and sync with desktop.

I don’t do the subscription thing and the software still works well.

#7 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6737 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2020 - 06:44 PM

I just use backloggery. They are in the process of a site overhaul and you can add notes and stuff, but it is 100% manual, no automatic stuff based on UPC or anything.



#8 bhk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   988 Posts   Joined 16.4 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:25 PM

I use excel. I know it’s not complex but it works.

#9 Saix_XIII   Video Game Addict CAGiversary!   6737 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 10:39 PM

I just started using Gameye as suggested here for my physical games. It's pretty easy but I wish there was a way to somehow import my PSN library without typing over 500 games........ Very painful to do that.



#10 LimitlessDragon  

LimitlessDragon

Posted 22 August 2020 - 09:52 PM

I just started using Gameye as suggested here for my physical games. It's pretty easy but I wish there was a way to somehow import my PSN library without typing over 500 games........ Very painful to do that.



Yes, some sort of auto import of digital libraries would be nice. I haven't seen it in any app though, which is part of the reason I started this conversation.

#11 LimitlessDragon  

LimitlessDragon

Posted 22 August 2020 - 09:58 PM

Has anyone used pricecharting.com's collection tracker? It's web based, but still has the barcode scanner and automatic pricing for free.

#12 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   24100 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 26 August 2020 - 03:04 AM

Has anyone used pricecharting.com's collection tracker? It's web based, but still has the barcode scanner and automatic pricing for free.

I uploaded a portion of my collection to it and I think the easy uploading thing is really nice. I was able to add an excel with 66 GB games- and it picked up 61 of them correctly in title and condition. The few it couldn't add were easy enough to find/add manually. My only issue is, it picked up one of my games twice and when I went to remove it and add the correct title, it kept showing the duplicate game. 

 

At one time I wanted to move my entire collection there but the web based system is iffy and lacks the customization of Excel/Sheets has, like the ability to add repo games, like Pokemon Green (many of which aren't worth much but still... no way to track them). Still, if you collect, it's nice to see values... my GB collection's value has gone up 8% in the past two months. Obviously not clue how accurate it is, but still cool to see. 



#13 Kurosaki-san   Steelbook Collector CAGiversary!   1468 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Kurosaki-san

Posted 29 August 2020 - 07:27 AM

I use my Game Collection premium on android. Grabs cover art, release date, how long to beat data. Here's a preview of my PS4 section. You can add your own tags, I added steelbook, sealed, limited run, ect. There's a section when you click the game to pull up price data but I never used it. Doesn't seem to pull automatically, you click it and it takes you to a website with the data. UPC scanner too.

 

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