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Three Great Open Sourced Apps For Improved Content Management
« on: February 05, 2012, 08:52:17 AM »
Applications, whether it be from a mobile device or computer, have made out lives all the more simpler. Youíre always hearing from the latest laptop reviews about how a new computer or computer application has gone another step further. Innovations are a constant these days and the myriad apps available have streamlined everything from ordering a meal to managing your finances. There are a lot of apps out there and whether itís to catalogue your comic book collection, DVDs, or Albums, here are three of the best open sourced apps for content management.

Griffith is a media collection manager that has an application where you can add items to a vast listing or collection that is as quick to use as it is easy. All you have to do is type in a film title and the app will then provide any related material or information on the film from various web sources. Itís a cross-platform application and will run on Linux, Windows, as well as Mac OS X. This open sourced application is perfect for keeping your movie collection in order and gives you the freedom to grab film info at the click of a button. You can get anything from cover art or trivia. This massive database makes it incredibly simple to sort, filter, and browse through your collection. If youíre a movie buff then this app will quickly become your best friend.


Where Griffith is more film/media-centric in itís approach, GCstar is more of an application thatís designed to handle a broader range of collection types. This free, open sourced application will allow users to manage any kind of collection. You can install detailed information on each and every item that you can then automatically retrieve, either from the Internet or your own database. You can also apply additional data such as where the item is stored or what youíre planning to do with it. It really works for anything you can think of, from stamps to toys and more. Itís open sourced capabilities allow you to write your own plug-ins, or if youíre not really good at programming then you can ask a developer to create one for you. If youíre a collector of any kind, GCstar will help you manage your database with ease, and best of allÖitís free.

Named after the famed city that housed the first extensive library of the ancient world, the Alexandria app is perfect for any avid book reader/collector. It makes managing your massive book collection simple. You can retrieve book date through various online sources, bookstores, and libraries. It even connects to the U.S. Library of Congress. You can use a ISBN, keyword, title, author and the like to access this information and you can use it in several languages and translations. It makes your collection more like a manageable library. You wonít have to struggle to remember every little detail about a book to find it anymore. All you need to do is search.
Itís impossible to keep collections straight and thereís no reason that you shouldnít use similar applications to make your life easier. Thatís why these technologies were created in the first place. Now you can keep track and organize what you have, need, or are still looking to acquire with a unparalleled ease and speed.
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