5 Best Vinyl Apps to Catalog Your Vinyl Collection

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So, you’ve tried all the other methods to no avail? Perhaps your vinyl collection is simply too big to handle? What is a vinyl app, then? Can it help you in your time of need?

We here believe that it can and have thus listed 5 of these vinyl apps for you to try, allowing you to catalog your vinyl collection hassle free without all the back-breaking effort.

5 Best Vinyl Apps to Catalog Your Vinyl Collection

1. Discogs

Arguably the most vinyl app on the market today, Discogs really does hold a monopoly for these sorts of things. In fact, it is difficult to see how such a service can be dethroned. Not only can you use this free app to catalog your vinyl record collection, but you can also use it to buy more new vinyl records.

Indeed, it has never been easier to compare your Discogs collection in the official Discogs app with other desirable records out there for choosing and slobbering over.

2. Disco FM

Discogs users who are still into their record collecting but want to try something other than the BEST APP on the market might be interested in Disco FM.

In an attempt to replicate the feeling of crate digging in record stores and not quite knowing what you are going to find, Disco FM provides that same feeling of chance and luck, much like gambling.

Armed with a catalog number or two, you can begin your journey through this beautiful interface, using it to track your collection and also to find new music and create clusters of finds that you can scan in the future.

3. VinylWall

As with the other apps already listed, this is another that does its best to help you chronicle and manage your record collection. Each album will have a place in your personal digital collection, enabling you to not only keep better track of your albums but also to show off what you have got to other vinyl enthusiasts on the fly.

Using a smart search interface, you can collate your collection into smaller, more specialized groups. Heck, you can even create wish lists of the records that you want to buy in the future or even ones that you would like to keep an especially keen eye out for the next time you go to some record stores.

4. MusicBuddy

Likewise well-suited to the task of bringing your albums into a forum where they can all sit kindly next to one another is the MusicBuddy app.

Sadly, this app is only available on iOS, which is a real shame considering just how fluid and intuitive the interface and user experience can be. Of all the apps here listed, this has to be one of the best in terms of the number of options it offers for filtering, sorting, and otherwise searching through your catalog.

5. Libib

Our final entry into this cohesive list is Libib. The reason this app stands out amongst the rest is that its methods and abilities to catalog are not limited to music releases. Rather, you can use this app for just about any commercially available art form you can conceive of.

Yes, this includes music releases, but can also include books, movies, video games, and just about anything else that fits within the rather loose parameters. So, if, for example, you were looking to create a list of your favorite cultural art pieces, you would not be restricted to listing one medium.

Final Tones

So, there you have it! Hopefully, you have found a vinyl app of your own that you feel will take you over the threshold between disorganized listening space and totally organized listening space. Huzzah!

FAQs Vinyl App

What is a vinyl app?

A vinyl app is an application that inevitably has something to do with vinyl records. This kind of app usually appears on a mobile for ease of use. More often than not, a vinyl app is simply intended to help each user with cataloging their vinyl records. Perhaps they are looking to hand the records on or to sell some, or perhaps their catalog is so great that they need technological help to get to the bottom of all of the records they have.

Is there an app to check the value of vinyl records?

Indeed there is. Your best bet for this kind of thing would be the Discogs app. Discogs really is the number one place any audiophile should visit to buy or sell records. Anyone who does not use this service is likely a conspiracy theorist that does not use things that are really popular for precisely this reason. Not only can you buy and sell records on Discogs, but you can also use the handy app to catalog and organize your vinyl collection, making it easier to buy and sell more records.

How do I keep track of my vinyl collection?

The cheapest way to keep track of your vinyl collection would be to do so manually. You can do this in your own way, many opting to do so alphabetically, though I have seen it done by record labels or release date. For the latter data, Discogs can be a helpful place to go, especially if you are really looking to catalog your records by the release date of the particular pressings that you own. Alternatively, you can do all of this on a vinyl app, like the Discogs app.

Is vinyl better than Spotify?

This remains to be seen by each user. Vinyl certainly has a number of benefits. There is a sense that vinyl is more authentic and offers better sound response and the like. These things can be true, though only if the records are being played on a good sound system. Likewise, though, streaming services like Spotify also have benefits. For ease of use and portability, they really are unparalleled, allowing you to transport eons of music almost anywhere thanks to the internet and data.

By Robert Halvari

My name is Robert Halvari - audio engineer and a total audiophile. I love vinyl because it has that natural character which brings music to life. I've been using and testing vinyl record players for around 15 years and I'm sharing my love and knowledge of vinyl by publishing all I know at Notes On Vinyl

1 comment

  1. Great article. What i would like though, is an app you can import your Discogs collection and has an interface like iTunes or some digital player playlist. Something you can add the BPM’s, key, comments, group them etc. Maybe add a location finder, (2nd bookcase, 3rd row, 3 along etc)

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