Welcome to the iMore Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Question Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    I have a collection of 1,000+ movies and TV Shows, and is currently being tracked using a plain old Microsoft Word document. Have tried 2 movie/TV show apps for iPhone below but it didn't fit my taste.

    - Movie Collection ($1.99): Nice UI, stores database offline but lack of features. Tracks only movies (search results from themoviedb.org). Shocked to find out database size grew to 1.9GB after entering 500 movie names.
    - IMDB Movies and TV (free): Horrible UI, stores database online, ample features. Tracks both movies and TV shows. Too bad the movie/TV Show list cannot be access if not connected to the Internet.

    Any other recommendation?
  2. #2  
    GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    iPhone Beginner

    Posts
    72 Posts
    Global Posts
    74 Global Posts

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    iCollect movies pro. Not sure the cost. With my 1000 DVDs it was the easiest to enter, scan and go. It stores them offsite as well and the website can be shared, so friends know what to ask to borrow. It got real slow to open once I crossed 500 movies though. And I named my library as an inappropriate joke, and couldn't change it later it to be politically/mother acceptable. I packed the physical discs away and am not looking forward to entering them in to a new system. First world problems! I tried a few though, and iCollect movies by hooked in motion has been the easiest app to use. Have fun!
  3. Thread AuthorThread Author   #3  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by GGRRAAFT View Post
    And I named my library as an inappropriate joke, and couldn't change it later it to be politically/mother acceptable.
    Haha! Thanks for the recommendation. Will look-see on the features shortly.
  4. Thread AuthorThread Author   #4  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Tried TodoMovies ($1.99) a couple of days ago. Nice UI (better than Movie Collection), stores database offline but a bit slow on displaying search results. Major turn-off is the size of the database - just entered 50+ entries and it already consumed 120MB+. Imagine the database size as I have over 1,000+ entries! Deleted the app shortly after and back to tracking on Word document
  5. #5  
    GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    iPhone Beginner

    Posts
    72 Posts
    Global Posts
    74 Global Posts

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    I gave up on trying to maintain icollect, or looking for something better. With over 500 movies there just doesn't seem to be an app that can smoothly handle it. Where is the iTunes movie Match?
  6. #6  
    Dryland's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    434 Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Have you considered trakt.tv? Even tho I use Plex to manage my library, it syncs with Trakt.tv. Here's my movie library on trakt to give you an idea of what to expect:

    There are a few trakt apps as well. I use utrakt on my ipad.
    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
  7. Thread AuthorThread Author   #7  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    Have you considered trakt.tv? Even tho I use Plex to manage my library, it syncs with Trakt.tv. Here's my movie library on trakt to give you an idea of what to expect:

    There are a few trakt apps as well. I use utrakt on my ipad.
    Will check out utrackt shortly. Quick question, will it work offline (as I presume an online account is required to access trakt.tv)?
  8. #8  
    Laelipoo's Avatar

    Posts
    1,913 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,458 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6.1.2

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    I use delicious library. It will not physically store the files but it keeps a nice list. I can also mark things I have loaned out. It's not in the App Store yet, but will be soon.
    iMore Forum Moderator
    iPhone 5s ✲ Macbook Pro running Mavericks 10.9 ✲ Apple TV 2nd Gen ✲ Xbox 360 ✲ Nintendo 3DS ✲ PS3

    ​@laelipoo on Twitter & App.netiMore's 20k Post Challenge
  9. #9  
    GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    iPhone Beginner

    Posts
    72 Posts
    Global Posts
    74 Global Posts

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    I use delicious library. It will not physically store the files but it keeps a nice list. I can also mark things I have loaned out. It's not in the App Store yet, but will be soon.
    Yeah that was recommended to me but unavailable back when I started my journey to organize.
  10. Thread AuthorThread Author   #10  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    I use delicious library. It will not physically store the files but it keeps a nice list. I can also mark things I have loaned out. It's not in the App Store yet, but will be soon.
    Is there an iOS version of Delicious Library?
  11. #11  
    Laelipoo's Avatar

    Posts
    1,913 Posts
    Global Posts
    2,458 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    6.1.2

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaViD_BRaNDoN View Post
    Is there an iOS version of Delicious Library?
    There was, then it was pulled. They posted a tweet saying they're going to bring it back. It was free if you were a delicious library for mac owner. I don't know if that's true now.
    iMore Forum Moderator
    iPhone 5s ✲ Macbook Pro running Mavericks 10.9 ✲ Apple TV 2nd Gen ✲ Xbox 360 ✲ Nintendo 3DS ✲ PS3

    ​@laelipoo on Twitter & App.netiMore's 20k Post Challenge
  12. Thread AuthorThread Author   #12  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    There was, then it was pulled. They posted a tweet saying they're going to bring it back. It was free if you were a delicious library for mac owner. I don't know if that's true now.
    Hope to see it released soon!
  13. #13  
    Dryland's Avatar
    iMore Intermediate

    Posts
    434 Posts
    iOS Version
    7.0.4

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laelipoo View Post
    There was, then it was pulled. They posted a tweet saying they're going to bring it back. It was free if you were a delicious library for mac owner. I don't know if that's true now.
    Yes true. App won't work unless you're online.
    "If you settle for less, you'll settle for anything."
  14. Thread AuthorThread Author   #14  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaViD_BRaNDoN View Post
    Tried TodoMovies ($1.99) a couple of days ago. Nice UI (better than Movie Collection), stores database offline but a bit slow on displaying search results. Major turn-off is the size of the database - just entered 50+ entries and it already consumed 120MB+. Imagine the database size as I have over 1,000+ entries! Deleted the app shortly after and back to tracking on Word document
    Re-downloaded last week after their recent update to V2.1. Boy, am I glad I did! The search results performance has improved dramatically and the best part is, the database size is now very small. Think they have made a major database restructuring from V1.2 to V2.0. I've entered 820 titles and the size is only a meagre 47MB! Supports motion posters too. Highly recommended!
  15. Thread AuthorThread Author   #15  
    DaViD_BRaNDoN's Avatar
    iMore Newbie

    Posts
    29 Posts
    Global Posts
    30 Global Posts
    iOS Version
    7.1

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    By the way, those looking for an excellent app for TV Shows, try .
  16. #16  
    Ajaykumar's Avatar
    Banned

    Posts
    14 Posts
    Global Posts
    15 Global Posts

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    I would like share that currently I am using the app called "My Media Collection" - a media library which keeps track of the books and movies you own. With My Media Collection, you are never more than a tap away from your entire media library. Check out the app here >>
  17. #17  
    Stellatyler's Avatar
    iMore Nanite

    Posts
    4 Posts
    Global Posts
    7 Global Posts

    Default Re: Movie and TV Shows Database App for iPhone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryland View Post
    Have you considered trakt.tv? Even tho I use Plex to manage my library, it syncs with Trakt.tv. Here's my movie library on trakt to give you an idea of what to expect:



    There are a few trakt apps as well. I use utrakt on my ipad.
    Well! I gave attempting to keep up icollect, or searching for something better. With in excess of 500 films there simply doesn't appear to be an application that can easily handle it. Where is the itunes motion picture Match?
    Last edited by Stellatyler; 06-09-2014 at 09:32 AM.

Similar Threads

  1. 'Word Search Express' for iPad - 300 Movies and TV Shows to find
    By freespirittime in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2013, 07:15 AM
  2. Movie and tv show descriptions
    By NutFlush920 in forum Apple TV
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-01-2012, 06:12 PM
  3. Sony releases Crackle free movie and tv shows for iPhone/iPad
    By Chavista in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-25-2011, 03:30 PM
  4. AlliDator, a new multimedia database App for iPhone
    By Dathlon in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-16-2009, 03:13 PM
  5. Electro and D'N'B Apps for iPhone/iTouch are Here!
    By sapp in forum iPhone Apps & Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-02-2009, 11:49 AM

Posting Permissions