The most important thing in any collection is to create a convenient catalog for it and understand how much all the accumulated good is worth. There is a special service for fans of vinyl records.
Discogs is a website and mobile app with an extensive user base of over 11 million releases with a built-in marketplace.
In the review, I will focus on the mobile application, because it seemed to me more convenient and suitable for the task of creating a catalog.
The app is divided into Collections, Watchlist, Wishlist, just Lists and Store.
Collections and Wishlist
Plates can be added to both sections by searching the catalog or simply by scanning the barcode on the cover itself.
When searching in the catalog for albums, all the information necessary for a music lover is displayed: release date, type of publication, record number in the publisher's catalog, user reviews, prices and much more.
You can also go to play the album on one of the popular streaming services.
When you click on the "stack of books" the disc will be added to the "Collection". And when you click on the "eye" - in the "Wishlist".
Unfortunately, records are saved to the general list by default. To sort, you need to manually go to the "Collections" section, where you select a folder for storage.
From here, you can also put the disc up for sale, see other versions of the edition, or go to the catalog by artist and label.
In the Watch List, the record can be added to the collection, removed from the list, view details, or go to the Store to purchase.
Collections and Wishlist support searching, filtering and sorting. Therefore, it will be difficult to get confused even in a large set of vinyl.
This is probably the strangest section. Lists are a way of grouping releases or artists for easy navigation. But you can only create lists in the web version.
Choose which list to add to, and you're done. Why do I need it, I'm not very clear.
Buying and selling
When you go to the album card, you immediately see the average price tag for it. By clicking on it, you can go directly to the purchase.
And when displaying your disc, you can, accordingly, specify the terms of sale.
Discogs, first of all, is good because you can easily create a virtual directory of your real collection.
Secondly, you can track offers for the sale of new releases.
Thirdly, you can understand without any outside help the average cost of your disc if you are planning to sell it.