How many times have you dug through the back issues to end up buying something you already had? How about passing on something you thought you had, but in reality, you didn’t? Remember how frustrated you felt when you chose poorly in those situations? I’ve seen guys walking around with Excel charts, loose pages of paper, and binders in order to avoid those situations. I use to be one of those guys, but using a notebook to keep track of my collection became a hassle. I spent more time flipping through pages, writing things down, and scratching things out than I did searching for the comics I needed. Not only that, it was cumbersome carrying around a notebook and pen with a stack full of comics. I can’t tell you how many times I lost my pen in a back issue bin. To the rescue, Comic Collectorz, a pocket-sized hero in disguise.
Here Are The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Using Comic Collectorz App
Reason #1 – Can Easily Add Comics To Your Collection In Seconds
Comic Collectorz is a simple, easy to use app. So let’s say you want to add a comic to your collection. All you do is hit the “+” button and you are automatically brought to a menu that allows you to add the comic by title, barcode, or manually. I like to use the barcode function because it turns the camera on my phone into a barcode reader. All I have to do then is scan the barcodes on the comics I want added to my collection – it’s as simple as checking out at a grocery store, but without the line.
Reason #2 – You Can Segregate Your Collection From What You Have To What You Want
Here’s another cool function. You can segregate your collection into the following two categories: those issues that are in your collection, and those issues that you want. When you add a comic, you will be prompted to decide which category you’d like it to be in. Let’s say you find out about an upcoming comic and you don’t want to forget about picking it up. No problem, all you have to do is hit the “+” button and find the upcoming issue you are looking for, and add it to your wish list.
Reason #3 – The Online Comic Catalog Is Extensive
The online comic catalog that your app connects to is extensive. For example, we cover a lot of The Walking Dead comic on here so I selected that title to see how far in advance those issues are built into the comic catalog. Turns out, about three months in advance. Pretty cool, right?
Reason #4 – You Can Manually Add Comics
Let’s play devil’s advocate and let’s say the upcoming comic you want isn’t built into the catalog. No problem, all you have to do is manually add the title, add a photo (if you have one), and whatever information you’d like about the comic; such as, creators, price, plot, etc. and you are good to go. This is a great feature because you are not forced into using only what is available within the online catalog.
Reason # 5 – The Titles And Issues Of The Comics Are Identified By Images
Instead of looking through a list of comics that are spelled out in the same font and color – making it difficult to quickly find the title or issue you are looking for – your collection can be viewed using cover images. It’s a more pleasing way to look at your collection.
Reason #6 – Your Able To Rate Issues
I love rating things. I wouldn’t be a blogger if I didn’t. A great feature with this app is that you are able to rate the issues from one star to ten stars.
Reason #7 – Editing Features
You can add and delete so many things to each issue that they become a mini wikipedia of information. You can edit the cover, issue title, cover date, publisher, format (comic, trade paperback), purchase date, value, condition, you can add a tag, notes, and the list goes on and on.
Reason #8 – It’s All Synced To The Cloud
I have the app on my phone, my desktop, and my tablet. If I make a change on my phone and I hit the update button, when I log into my desktop version and hit the update button, my desktop collection is synced with my phone. This is perfect because if I’m at the comic book store and pick up a few issues I can add them without waiting till I get home. When I’m home reading a comic on my iPad, I can make notes on a comic I just read, and all of my changes are synced effortlessly.
Reason #9 – Support
About once a month I will get an email from the developers letting me know about updates, which come a plenty with new features. Additionally, helpful is that if you send the developers an email asking for help,you’ll get a response not long after.
Reason #10 – It’s A Convenient, Pocket-Sized Superhero
Instead of fumbling around with papers, notebooks, etc. you can use your phone to store your huge comic book collection making it easier to dig through those back issue boxes.
CONSUME REVIEW REPEAT give Comic Collectorz app a 10 out of 10 high-graded, slabbed, issues of Action Comics #1.