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LignUp Multi Collector 2.7 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — LignUp Multi Collector 2.7

With the LineUp Multi Collector lots of separate elements become a genuine treasure — an ordered harmonious collection.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 342 90 comments

LignUp Multi Collector 2.7 was available as a giveaway on March 5, 2012!

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$15.60 / month
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The best phone data manager for iPhone and Android.

Organize and manage any collection using MultiCollector software. Choose between dozens of categories or create custom one for your own needs - edit any template to perfectly match your collectibles.

It's so flexible and will match any type of your collections. Completely customize database templates and output layouts. Set your fields positions and styles. Easily add images directly from online search or webcam. Generate reports in PDF, CSV or browsable HTML format.

Don’t miss a special offer from LignUp for GOTD users – 30% off all titles during giveaway period! Use LIGN-5YG6 code to apply the discount.

Note that 3 best improvement ideas will be rewarded with an Ultimate version of LignUp Multi Collector. Use Idea Informer widget to submit your feedback and do not forget to fill in your name and e-mail – otherwise the Developer will not be able to contact you in case you are the one to win!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

17.6 MB



Comments on LignUp Multi Collector 2.7

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I inadvertently posted the following comment ...


... into the (what is now an old giveaway) multi-collector27 comment box.

(I have since posted it into today's giveaway.)

so if (& if it actually shows) under lignup-multi-collector27, feel free to delete it (& this comment that i am writing now too).

(I happened to have had the old giveaway open in a different window & didn't realize when I was posting today's comment.)


Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

After a short test on XP machine, it appears very useful.
The program downloaded,installed and registered fine.
This looks like a great way of tracking my collections,easy to customise. I might finally be able to catalogue my collection of books,CDs,DVDs and much more.

Thumbs up from me !

Thanks LignUp and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Paulus  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

As usual I can't believe the level of ignorance here. First, the install was PERFECT on Win7-64....the registration went PERFECT....the main window IS resizable...and it WILL remember the size and location of the window if you set it to do so....the main window DOES have skins and colors...yes you CAN turn off the splash screen...yes it DOES have ability to print...yes it DOES have backup...yes it DOES have password protection....all of the people bitching and complaining that it does not have these things are extreme idiots and probably republicans. AS for the people complaining that they can't figure out what it does or what it's for...well, throw away your computer, you don't need it...there is absolutely no hope for you.

BTW...I collect microphones and records...this will be very useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Austen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Need more free templtes
Let users upload them

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Sorry for delay,
Difference in time zone was too big to provide quick reply.

Jon Smith @65,
"<<" Button in Image list used to move your selected image to the 1st position.
1st Image will be used as item "Thumb".

Thanks for everybody for feedbacks.
Our team will work on updates to implement these requests.

With Best Regards,
LignUp Team.

Reply   |   Comment by LignUp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Having over 300 movies in my collection, this software is actually quite handy to me. I can keep track of what I have, what condition it is in, what format it is in, and what I still want to ad to the collection. I use the category to tell me what shelf to find it on.

As far as what I would change... I have to use the defects section to keep track of who I have lent a movie to, something which I would like to see get it's own slot. Also, while there is an "On Loan" option for the item, I would also like to see a "Loaned Out" option as well. I would also appreciate the ability to resize the windows to suite my needs and taste.

I tested this software on Windows7(x64) and on WindowsXP(x64). It worked like a champ on Windows7, but had some graphical difficulties on WindowsXP(x64). These issues are more of an inconvenience than anything else. I believe it may be a C++ issue, but have not had time to fully diagnose it as of yet.

I would love to know if any other people have had issues with this software's compatibility with WindowsXP(x64). Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

That being said, I have toyed with the software most of the day, and don't see how it could possibly have only received 30% positive. The software is great, and I doubt 70% of you are using WindowsXP(x64), lol. It has seriously simplified keeping track of my movies, and the other collection options seemed to be just as in depth.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Good program. No problems downloading, installing and registering. I like the unlimited template layouts you can create and the abiliy to add images to the databases. I suppose Access can do this but I never was able to figure it out. The predesigned templates are interesting, too. Only downside I see is that I cannot automatically add information about the items I want to catalog like so many specialized programs given away on GAOTD - e.g. book cataloger (just input ISBN and the info is filled in), or insert a DVD or audio CD and the info is added automatically. Maybe I'm missing how to use this feature. All in all, this is a keeper. Thaks developer and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Bern-Dog  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I downloaded the software with no problem onto my Win7 64bit pc. I can see using this for my collections as soon as I can figure out how to change the fields to what I want them to be. I think it will be very useful and fairly easy to learn.
Rick Frog -- I did see a field that allowed you to show an item as being loaned out!
I will be keeping this one!

Reply   |   Comment by firstnonna  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

downloaded, installed and opened program. Computer froze a few minutes, then cleared, then I tried to open program & got an error message:
"multicollector.exe-DLL initialization failed
the application failed to initialize because the window station is shutting down." Tried twice, same message.

Reply   |   Comment by meadowlark  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I'm using it reasonably comfortably on my basic HP netbook. It needs just a small size adjustment to fit perfectly.

It installed extremely smoothly on Win7 x32 and registration was easy.

My impressions so far are that it's a very good piece of useful software. Clearly the dev has given a lot of attention to detail, with more refinements to come. Good to see Lignup take such a keen and active interest in helping their users and accommodating their wishes.

There are loads of template customisations available and for that the developer should be congratulated.

I think my only real beef is with the interface and the skins. I've tried them all and none offer an easy-on-the-eyes black or navy background with gold or white (or customisable) font colour. I'd like to see font type and size also customisable.

This sort of customisation would be a great help to all those future users who have less-than-perfect vision, and for the growing numbers of users who have age-related vision problems.

I also found the template editor with its blue on blue on blue interface OR other even more obscuring colour schemes when using different skins, was particularly uncomfortable and difficult to see clearly. I'm not sure why those types of colour schemes were chosen by the designer. A *contrasting* colour scheme would be a great improvement especially when working with the small fields and fonts of the template editor.

Hopefully the Lignup team will work on these suggestions in coming updates. Until then I'll try out the offerings of other companies for a fully customisable GUI that will suit my own eyesight.

However, for those of you with good eyesight I'd certainly recommend this software for sorting and cataloguing your collections.
Many thanks to Lignup and GOTD.


Reply   |   Comment by Jess  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installation stopped at vcredist_x86.exe at the step identified with a box with the title "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022," saying "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022...: Gathering information," with another box under it, also labeled "Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022," saying, "Error 1704 An installation for Paragon Drive Copy 11 Professional Special Edition (English) is currently suspended. You must undo the changes made by that installation to continue. Do you want to undo those changes?"

I have no idea what all of that refers to. I don't want to disable Paragon Drive Copy, so does that mean I should just quit and not finish installing this program?

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

the opening “dot-burst” is REALLY slick. that alone is worth
the price of admission :-).

You can stop it. Go to menu [Settings]
Click on [Preferences]
Then in dialogue box that appears, go to [Show Startup Animation], Choose [Don't show] from the scroll down list.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed and looked interesting, but I verified that it doesn't run usefully on dual monitors. While I could move a child window to my home screen, the parent wouldn't budge. I'm a screen-space freak and app parker, but well-made software ought to work on a 2-screen desktop.

Reply   |   Comment by dirksdes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I have a collection of musical instruments, a few very old ones. It’s not a very large collection, about 20 items after 5 were stolen in a burglary. Over the years I’ve tried to keep information on them in folders with text files, photos, urls, etc. That method was very poor and lacked important details

I took one look at the screenshot of the ‘Template’ set-up on the developers website ( http://lignup.com/collecting-organizing-manager-software.html ) and I realised immediately the value of this program for keeping detailed information about collectables, even if it’s just one item! I was very impressed so I have installed this. If you are selling or trading collectibles or if you just need a detailed inventory of a collection, even a very small one, this looks like very effectove software.

I wish I would have had such a detailed inventory after the burglary to give to the police and local pawn shops for example, but I didn’t. Otherwise I may have recovered some of the stolen items.

Even though I haven’t used the program yet I can see from the template screenshot that this is a very convenient way to keep detailed information of collectibles or other possessions.

Thank you very much LignUp and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by vp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

DL'd and installed w/o a hitch. Win7 Pro, AMD dual-core 2.4.

Looks like it may be a pretty good prgm. On another note, I have followed GOTD for a number of years now and have found that I may have a problem with a prgm on one of my machines and not on the others or vice versa. I try to always keep in mind the fact that I may have the same operating system on my machine or that another person has on their machine but that is no guarantee that the machines will respond in the same way. Most computers have been personalized in one way or another and probably have a different lineup (sorry for the pun) of software installed. I have several machines that I use for different tasks. So a program may be perfectly well behaved on machine A, it may very well ;freeze; machine B. You gets your FREE ticket, you takes your chances. Thank you LignUp and GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by gen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

First post here after about a year of checking out GOTD offerings on a daily basis.

I know it's late in the day, but wanted to add a quick heads-up...

After installation, be sure to check your root directory. If, like my system (Win7), you'll find the complete installation package and various files/artifacts from the Visual Studio 9.0.

I'm guessing today's program needed some place to "put" these items, but they're not automatically cleaned up afterwards.

Reply   |   Comment by hawk  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Oh,.. its fun!!
Years ago had something like this, but not with pictures available to see,.. i'm liking this!!!! I'm a bit of a nut collecting all sorts of things!!
Thanks for doing the GAOD!!

Reply   |   Comment by Martina  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

So this was actually their free version anyway? I have Vista Home, it installed perfectly. Went to look at their website and it says this version is a free download (for anyone?) So their 'offer' to us is a sale price on their pro version?

Reply   |   Comment by Gaiacita  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The "votes" are way out of line. This is actually a very nice app, and I'm a long time techie. It's very flexible, has some unique features, and can be adapted for many different uses. The alternatives that people keep mentioning pale by comparison. At least one oft-repeated 'alternative' also requires the dreaded, bloated java to be installed on your machine.

Sometimes I really wonder about many of the users who come here, based on their knee-jerk comments, and the fact that so many of them do not read, follow directions, or barely even try out the programs offered. If these clueless people were required to have their name, picture, and home address published with their comment, I think the comments would be a lot different, and maybe make sense occasionally.

Reply   |   Comment by Dave  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Thanks fo today's giveaway. I've downloaded it and will activate later this evening when I'm home. I'm really hoping this will be a good tool to allow me to catalog a 1200-piece rock collection complete with one or more images of each. The fact you advertise .xls file importing is great and specifically why I'm testing this since that is where the data is currently stored and I really loathe re-entering it all.

Going forward Here is my big suggestion - I would like to see a better variety of templates offered. If they're professional enough, (for example something that allows easy entry of pre-selectable (dropdowns) ofgeological and mineral properties, locations etc., then I would be willing to pay extra.

Reply   |   Comment by Jon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Download,, install and registration was easy.

Created a demo database to check the software out.

It's an extremely useful software if you want to catalog something unique or even for creating inventories for shops and business' as you can create a database, add picture, description and do a lot with this software. I would give this software 8 out of ten stars if there was a star system. Also you might be able to find similar software that is free, but you need to remember that you would be spending days to figure out how to use most free software like this as there will be no support.
The price tag is just right for a software like this.

I know it might not be as useful to a lot of people, but the fact is a software like this is very useful to most people who have a business or like to collect anything.

Reply   |   Comment by Havoc  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I almost didn't download this after reading some of the comments, but I'm kind of glad I did. The number 1 reason I use Readerware for book cataloging is the drag and drop from the Library of Congress feature. I'd be tempted to switch if that was an option here. Downside, screen is slightly too large for my netbook and can't be resized (at least on my system). I couldn't find it, but it would be great if there was a printable or exportable want list option. When I'm at book fairs or comic book conventions it would be great if I had a handy list on my phone or in paper form. I tried filtering on the status field without success. I'll try it on the laptop later with a new collection instead of the demo, but not being able to use the netbook is definite negative.

Reply   |   Comment by hklbry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

I must say "wow" to this one. A very customizable database app with some pre-made, for quick and easy start. I can think of a dozen things I could use this for, but for now I will just play with it, then decide which idea gets first priority. I am very sad that there are so many who wrote negative things about the program, a lot of them obviously didn't bother to install and try it out. If they had, they would not have been so negative. I took a chance because it sounded like a really cool app -- and it is.
Thank you LignUp for offering us the updates through the end of version 2!

Thanks LignUp and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Thank you, LignUp for monitoring this board and answering all questions and concerns. A lot of GAOTD suppliers don't do this!

Reply   |   Comment by pegasus  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

I have installed this program on Windows 7 64-bit and while it starts all it does not open. The program does not seem to work in Windows 7. Uninstalling, and a big thumbs down.

Reply   |   Comment by SteveB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed on my Win 7 x64 machine, application locks up each and every single time I go to start it. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Braden  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)


installs into directory of your choice, ~36 MB

also installs a msdia90.dll into \Program Files\Common Files\
(& possibly more ? depending if other Visual C dependencies
are needed, & with that it also touches \Windows\Installer\ &

the opening "dot-burst" is REALLY slick. that alone is worth
the price of admission :-).

registers simply enough with the provided key (though don't
see a way to verify that is /is/ registered?). not sure if
the username/email is being retained?

DB location can be changed, though it advises not to do so?

would be nice to be able to hide the Details section or to
have a Combined "Tree" on the left & be able to have the
Details on the right, but not the list. IOW, a bit more
in the way of configuration

for some items, Coins for instance, a custom date format
would be nice, as year is needed but month/day are not important

without looking further, i thought i read about additional
import/export/save formats, but what i'm seeing is very limited?

some will say the layout is plain, but it suits me. "menu"
layout is a bit non-standard, but nothing you can't live with

only got a couple items into my my list & gotta go for now
(& in that respect, some demos with EXTENSIVE listings would
give a better overview then the few listings as it is)

Reply   |   Comment by therube  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Downloaded and installed quickly and perfectly. Registered seamlessly using the code in the ReadMe file that was in the download.

It looks to be very useful for someone like me. I collect dolls, and it can be hard to remember many of the details I might need when trying to re-sell some. This program seems to be pretty user-friendly, too.

Thanks so much, GAOTD and LignUp!

Reply   |   Comment by moosish  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I am so impressed with this software. My husband and I have huge collections of - hundreds?thousands? - of items. His mostly movies: VHS, DVD, Laser Disk. Mine: Mostly jewelry - until now.

I have inherited from my father a stamp collection that came to him from his great-grandfather. It includes stamps from the late 1700's to 1992, when my father died. Some of these stamps are extremely valuable. The trouble is, I don't know how to get them in some kind of order to be sold.

I will purchase the Ultimate License, because:
1. It includes every program now available
2. The Stamp Collector is a "hand-holding" piece of software (and seeing how much they care by being here today to help us with our questions, I believe they will be there after the purchase)
3. It allows ISBN to be read by the web-cam. Can you imagine how simple it will be now to get my husband's movie collection under control and so he can actually FIND a movie to watch
4. It costs $60 - BUT TODAY IT IS 30% off. For $40+, I'll get the program I need on MY LAPTOP, and my husband will also be able to load it on HIS LAPTOP, and we will never have to pay for any updates or new releases - ever.

I know you might be thinking that I work for this developer. That is not the case - I promise. I was just overwhelmed to open today's reminder, think that I have no idea what this does, and I really don't think I feel like reading the comments; but I couldn't resist. The more I read, the more I knew I HAD to have this software.

Thank you, GOTD and LignUp, for making my life so much easier.

@LignUp - do I need to uninstall the free program from GOTD before I install the other software I am going to purchase?

Reply   |   Comment by Augustus Poirot  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

LignUp - thanks for your reply. I have experimented a bit more and still find buttons that don't work eg 'Open URL' on the web search page. None of the Double Chevron Left («) buttons seem to do anything. I have also had trouble shutting down the program, and have had to forcibly terminate the process.

I am familar with both collection software and have a slight awareness of MS Access and other SQL type databases and so do not consider myself 'database naive'. I like the idea of your program - but it just seems too clunky...

Reply   |   Comment by Jon Smith  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Downloaded and registered with no problems on an old Dell laptop running Vista Home Premium SP2. After playing with it for a bit, it seems quite functional and does what it claims. The interface takes some getting used to though. Most of the objections by other posters here can be dealt with in the settings - splash screen, moving and saving the window position for dual monitor setups, and updates (although we have just been informed that we can update to any 2.xx.xx version! Thank You!!)

A few problems I've encountered:
1. The dropdown list of categories is not alphabetized which is kind of disconcerting. It looks like a random list added off the top of the developer's head. The list needs to be sorted.

2. Numerous misspellings throughout the program. Besides those mentioned by others, Cactuses in the category list should be cacti.

3. The Save Collector Window Geometry setting only saves the main window. Any other window that opens reverts back to the center no matter where it was dragged to before closing it. This is very annoying.
4. When setting up a new collection, the default save location is in the Documents folder. A database is not a document. When attempting to change the save location, the following warning pops up... WARNING Please consider: it's not recommended to change default database location!. WHY?! Is it going to crash the program or my system? There should be an option to set the default save location to anywhere you wish.

That's about it for now. I'll play with it some more and post again if I find anything else worth mentioning. All-in-all, it seems like a handy database and I'll be keeping it. It does feel a bit unfinished and has some rough edges that one wouldn't expect to find in a piece of software that is being sold, no matter the price. Hopefully, some of these issues will be fixed in an update that stays within the 2.xx.xx version so that we can update it.

Reply   |   Comment by Adder  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Bruce @59, Neal @28, Fraser @40 and anyone with same issue,
Please contact our support,
We would like to fix this, but can't replicate this issue.

LignUp Team.

Reply   |   Comment by LignUp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I forgot to add earlier that the startup animation can be turned off in Settings>Preferences. Just select Don't Show under Startup Animation. Since I see that LignUp is offering us updates of version 2, I will leave check for updates enabled. Thank you very much LignUp.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

#50: That's a common failing of many kinds of software, spreadsheets being about the only exceptions. The underlying "philosophy" is that 2 comes before 3, hence all numbers beginning with the digit 2 come before all numbers beginning with 3 or 9; and everything is sorted accordingly. Stupid, but common. You'll probably need to change your numbers so that all have the same number of digits, with 0's on the left as needed. e.g. 030 and 099 instead of 30 and 99. Quite a kludge and certainly a point against this software, unless you can live with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Werner Maurer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

For some reason, every time I clicked on "yes" the count went negative (3 times so far). Can the GAOTD staff verify whether this fault is on my end or theirs? Has anyone else noticed this behaviour today?

Moderator Reply: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/6195#post-64318

Reply   |   Comment by MAJ  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Yes price is sorted in alphabetical order, not numeric, this will be fixed asap, and you'll be able to update.

All customers will get update of MC software. Current GOTD MC will be able to updates to any 2.XX.XX version.

With Best Regards,
LignUp Team.

Reply   |   Comment by LignUp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

My experience was the same as Neal's @28, and Fraser's @40. They're running Windows 7 and I have XP SP3

I hadn't gone far into the demo (with wines) when my whole system locked up, and this was repeated over several attempts. I am grateful to Fraser for mentioning Ctrl-Esc, as I was able to use this in combination with Ctrl-Alt-Del (then killing the process in Task Manager) and avoid having to re-boot.

The software would be very useful for me if it worked on my system but it doesn't. I've downloaded many GOTD programmes and this is the first one that is so buggy that it is unuseable.

For anyone who doesn't have thia problem the annoying start up can be removed by going into settings - and I noticed that the window geometry option was greyed out. Having a fixed window in the middle of the screen would not be acceptable to me even if I didn't have the freezing problem.

A small point: in the sample wine database, one of the three wines is incorrectly spelt as "Pomorol" (should be "Pomerol"). You can take this as further proof that I have tried the programme before, with much regret, giving it the thumbs down. If these issues were fixed, I'd be delighted to use it and turn my thmb up, because I like the concept.

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Tested on XP SP3( 32bit) /7 (64 bit) dual monitors both boxes with NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT

sucker opens center of both monitors
closed that dialog, moved it all over to #2 didn't open nothing.
hit the help | register

Closed app
started app
sucker opens center of both monitors
hit settings
made it stay on on monitor

Closed app
started app

loads up some crap saying $6000! lol
no files, I tried to open a local dir of files and in 5 minutes was un-successful, considering it was covering all my crap, and the whole annoyance, nothing loading, I uninstalled.

what the hell was that? Sure wasn't for me. Down with ya...

Reply   |   Comment by Fredward  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

This program is a good alternative to Access for creating a database of anything you want to track (especially for those who are not familar with Access). There are many templates to get you started and it is easy to modify the templates to fit your needs (check out the video demo). It is ready to use versus having to create your database in Access. One thing I didn't see was a way to change the default for the date field to be the current date instead of 01/01/2000.

Reply   |   Comment by AZ Gamer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Thanks GAOTD and Lignup and Giovanni. This looks useful. I will have to spend some time with it, but it looks powerful enough and easy enough that it should be worthwhile.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike M  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I am surprised by the number of negative votes. It downloaded and registered just fine. I even like the animation although I may get tired of it. I created a custom database for my very large salt and pepper shaker collection and it was fairly easy. I am not a patient person so if I can't figure it out right, I won't bother with it. This is a nice software for collectors. I may even decide to catalog my yarn and knitting needles.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

And, may I add, the Lignup website seems clean and tasteful: no horrific third-party banner ads or heaps of dubious awards. And the screenshots of the software seem very good indeed...

I am impressed and will be downloading.

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

This sounds like a great way of tracking your stuff... I'm always lending and losing books, CDs and DVDs.

However my comment today is more to do with the fact that I am impressed that a representative of the developer is here in the forum answering questions and explaining their vision of this product in the future.

I have been a GAOTD user for several years (it's the first site I look at on my morning coffee break every day). It has to be said that it is very rare to see a developer offer individual (non-paying) users support.

No thumbs for me, as I haven't tried this software yet, but a definite thumbs up for the attitude of the Lignup Team!

(And I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Giovanni for his daily insights, ideas and alternatives).

Reply   |   Comment by Keya23  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

What I want to use this software for is keeping a database of everything in my house in case of theft. This program doesn't seem geared towards that goal, but I think I can use it that way. Once, when my house was robbed, my insurance agent told me to photograph everything in my house for claims purposes. This software might be ideal for this goal. I don't know, yet. I have a database builder I could learn to use, but that would take forever.

Reply   |   Comment by JS  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

I think I found a bug.

I started the software and opened the wine demo.

Quoting LignUp #42 "You can sort by any field, just click on table header."

So I wanted to sort on 'price' and clicked the header in the top with that very name.
There are 3 prices 225, 30 and 99 euro's. Either 30 euro's should be on top or it should be on the bottom. But whatever I do, no minding how many times I click it, 30 euro's is always in the middle.

That ain't right, right? http://www.picdepict.com/images/86761127655808382875.png

I love the concept. A database you can define by yourself and define the GUI with it aswell.

But sorting is a major issue. Whenever I've stored lots of records and I cannot keep them all in mind anymore, I have to be able to trust the sorting to accomodate my enquirings about the records I stored. That's what I want to use it for.

Reply   |   Comment by Zorgon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

This is one of those apps that one needs to play around with a bit to determine how useful it might be. For some reason, I had problems extracting the .zip file because Windows decided to block WinZip from extracting it. After I moved it to another location, WinZip extracted it but 7-Zip would only extract the .txt file. The only feedback I can offer at this time is about the website and templates. The website is very inconsistent when referring to the product's name. In some places it's LignUp and in others it's LineUp. Also, a wine collector template is used in an example for music collecting and organizing. The book templates should include a field for author(s) and publisher instead of manufacturer. There should also be an ISBN field. The date field should automatically populate using the current date instead of 01/01/2000. Some of these things may be customizable so I will have to try and see.

Web search only seems to apply to images and it would be nice if it would also allow for adding information about a book or cd for instance. It would also be good if this included scanning hard drives, and discs for digital media such as music files, book files, and video files. On the plus side, it does allow for importing .csv files so with modification to fields some information could be exported from iTunes, Media Monkey, or converted to that format from other apps that allow export to an Excel file.

Reply   |   Comment by Justine  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

I am a collector of many things, books, movies, music, radios, rocks,... and I could use software to aid in keeping track of my things. After reading the comments and the looking at the voting numbers I still decided to download and try it out.

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home.

My install was a bit rocky and the installer complained (various error messages) about a previous copies or use of Visual Studio 2010. It complained a bit about me having previously installed my Windows Phone software on the laptop. I got through that and ended up with an error message about not being able to restore my computer to a previous state - having to do with the Visual Studio. It made me a bit nervous but I pressed on and started up the application.

I played with it a bit and I think I got the gist of what the application does. Should be a help.

I entered some movies that I have and found the template missing some key Genre categories: Action, Drama,... It also has a misspelled category: coocking (I think it should be: cooking)

I played a bit with template modification and never did get to get the pull down lists updated properly - guess I need to read the instructions.

I doesn't appear that there are web outside link capabilities to for instance: IMDb, CDDb, Amazon,... Although it looks like I could import from a .csv file.

All in all I think I will keep it and spend some time coming up to speed with it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Datacrow has never been an option for me, in fact, none of the freewares have. Downloaded this one, played with it for about 10 minutes and set up two databases. One for my Beanie Bear collection - complete with photos and another a basic Comic Book collection, more for the ones I'm looking for. This program is very easy to use.

This program does have issues with the ability to adjust the GUI, and I want to see it able to backup its own databases to a location I choose. It's clearly a work-in-progress and a very good start. Nothing will come close to what I want for comics, I had a good GWBasic program running but never updated it. Guess I'll have to learn some code and do it myself.

I think I'd pay for this program if they made the GUI adjustable.

Reply   |   Comment by WaveThemes  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Rick Frog @ #6 should be paid for his contributions...a job that the developer should have taken the initiative to do in their description for this piece software.Remarkably done Rick...Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by xcitement 4u  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

You can sort by any field, just click on table header.
In Settings->Currency... you can set currency and its format. You can choose predefined currency or just enter your own.

Contact our support. Support stuff will investigate issue on your computer and will fix it.

LignUp Team.

Reply   |   Comment by LignUp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
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