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GCstar is a free open source application for managing your collections which works on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you've lent it to. You may also search and filter your collection by many criteria.

The current collections supported by GCStar are: movies, books, music, wine, board games, comics, numismatic (coins), TV shows (episodes) and video games but you can always create your own collection type. Also, GCstar can import collections from different collection managers such as Alexandria, Ant Movie Catalog, DVDProfiler, GCFilms, MyMovies and Tellico.

GCstar has an GTK, KDE and base skin, so it should look ok on both KDE and Gnome. It it also fully or partly translated in these languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian.


To see GCstar in action, I've just recorded a small screen-cast:





Ubuntu users will find GCstar in the official repositories, but that's an older version. To install the latest version, add the following PPA:

-Ubuntu Karmic and Lucid:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gcstar/ppa


-Older Ubuntu versions:
sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/gcstar/ppa/ubuntu YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

Replacing YOUR_UBUNTU_VERSION_HERE with jaunty, intrepid or hardy.

Then, to install GCstar (for any Ubuntu version):
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gcstar



For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OS X installation, see GCstar INSTALLATION page.


For a Windows-only movie / tv series cataloging application, see: Personal Video Database