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Hi!

I'm looking for a simple database for the mac. I've looked at Bento, but it just seems to be more complex than I want, for example, I have no need for pictures.

I just want to catalogue things like DVDs, with title, actor, genre, rating, etc, and then be able to select, say, all films with the same director and print out a list.

Everything I've looked at seems to want to scan barcodes, import images and so on, which all seems a bit unnecessary.

I guess I could just do something in Numbers, but that seems to be a bit too far down the 'hair shirt' route.

Can anyone suggest something in the middle, please?

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Delicious Library - this is probably the most recommended

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DVDPedia

DVD Hunter

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Thanks Bob - I'll take a look.
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All the decent ones today are going to offer to scan barcodes. You can use that feature or not - up to you.

And I doubt very seriously you're going to find a cataloging app for DVDs that doesn't offer to import data. No one would buy such a thing any longer.

You don't have to use all the features of an app just because they're offered.

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Hmm.
It's not specifically for doing DVDs, just... 'stuff' in general.
What I'm more concerned about is being able to print out a simple list of selected data, in the form:

Record 1 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Record 2 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Record 3 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Record 4 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Record 5 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX
Record 6 XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXXXXX

Whereas something like Bento, with a fancy layout and pictures etc. is probably going to only put about two recs on one sheet of A4!

I'll take a look at the ones you suggest though, just in case there's something suitable in there.

I suspect (though it pains me to say it) that wahat I want is Microsoft Access - the nearest I can find is Filemaker Pro, though that's way too expensive.

Might have a look at OpenOffice.org/Base

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You might want to take a look at the newer LibreOffice instead. The Open Office project is more or less dead now that all its programmers are working on Libre Office.
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Have you considered Google Apps?

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