Some people like keeping some huge collections. No matter what, they like having a big and impressive collection of whatever they can get their hands on. Movies, pieces of software, images and music, you name it. So, it’s pretty tough for them to organize and manage a big collection. Data Crow is a piece of software created especially for this, one that will help you create a huge database containing all your collected items, and store them appropriately. This is very useful, since one of the most important things for any collection is the appropriate management system, in order to find all the things you search for fast and easily. The Looks
When starting Data Crow, you will probably be overwhelmed by the many menus available. Not to worry, though, most of them are very easy to use and pretty intuitive. Depending on the module you select, things can get a little different, but, mostly, they are all the same. Data Crow lets you register all of them in an easy way, so that you can store them and gain a quick access to them when needed. The Works
Data Crow is pretty easy to use by yourself, but, if you need help, you can catalog any media by using the item wizard. In order to add media to a catalog, you must select the module that your media belongs to. Modules range from movies, pieces of software, images, to books, music and even contacts. For a movie, you can add movie information, but also various pieces of information about actors and directors.
You can also rate the movies and view some charts regarding them. You can enter a movie summary, some basic info about it, some technical information, and various pictures regarding it. For a piece of software, things are just a little different. You will have to insert the references needed and also some technical information, like system requirements, service URL, and filehash.
Images are much easier to get by, just enter a summary, and some technical information, the pictures, and you’re good to go. You can catalog, this way, a lot of items, like containers, books, audio CDs, music albums, media, persons and users. You also have access to some administration tools if needed, all depending on the media that you want to enter.
For a movie, for example, you can maintain a lot of things, like the aspect ratio, language, colors, countries, genres, states, and more. An experience level can also be selected, thus giving you an experience as good as it can be, depending on the type of user that you are, an experienced one, or a beginner.
Also, you can switch between the modules very easily, by clicking on the other one you want, or from the modules panel. A card view or a table view is also selected, depending on what you want. Data Crow can also be customized to the smallest and perhaps the most insignificant feature. Firstly, you can disable the modules that you don’t use, and view only the important ones.
Then, you can customize some regional settings, and some more general ones. Fonts can also be viewed, managed and selected from the settings panel, as well as the HTTP settings and colors. The file hash type can also be customized here, if needed. Any media type such as divx, xvid, mp3, ape, pdf, avi ogg, can be imported within Data Crow and further enriched using online services.
Data Crow can easily be protected by a password, if you don’t want anyone to reach the catalogs and the information stored here. Data Crow also gives you access to some powerful tools that will allow you to search the Internet for movies, create a report based on the data stored, or make a mass movie update.
A web server can be accessed and controlled in an easy manner, all depending on the things you need. The log is also an important tool that will allow you to track all the changes you made in a working session, and study them accordingly. The Good
Data Crow is one of the most impressive programs of its kind. It’s free, pretty easy to use, can help you organize almost any type of collection, and is often updated. A good thing is also the presence of the wizard, the module-selection mode, or the report-generating feature. Also, Data Crow is very customizable, and lets you create your own, unique Data Crow experience. The Bad
I can’t think of bad things regarding Data Crow. Almost all the bugs are solved through the updates, and the things that the users desire are quickly implemented by the developers. The Truth
Data Crow is really an amazing piece of software. It lets you store and manage a large array of media, with more of them coming through regular updates. It’s customizable, extendable, easy to learn to use, has a lot of usage options in various domains, and lets you track all the changes in a smart and easy way. I can only recommend this software to you if you are one of the people that have big collections and like to store them appropriately, so that they can be easily found. Here are some snapshots of the application in action: