Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review And Giveaway: All My Movies, Movie Organizer

All My Movies is a personal movie database manager with a powerful set of features that you can use to catalogue and manage your personal collection of movies on your hard drive or on DVDs, CDs and VHS tapes. The software retrieves all information including cast, review, director, rating etc. from the internet along with movie posters and automatically adds them to your database. You can then browse through the collection, search movies, sort and filter your movie list using different parameters and play them from within All My Movies.

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When you launch the program for the first time, you are presented with a sample collection of movies. These are displayed on a virtual shelf on the left pane and details of the selected movie are presented on the right pane. If you don’t like the virtual self, you can change it to list view or cover view and further group your collection by title, genre, year of release, media type and many different ways.

To add movies to the collection, simply type the movie title and click on the magnifying glass icon to search on IMDB.com. You can also connect to several other websites such as Amazon, Moviemeter and regional IMDB sites. All My Movies retrieves all information and populates the remaining fields  automatically. You can edit any of the fields if you wish to, add your own ratings, specify custom genre, add bar codes if it is a DVD and mark movies as seen.

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All My Movies offers a delightful number of ways to view your collection. You can group movies by any of the major field such as title, year, director, etc. and sort them by rating or alphabetically. On the movie details pane, you can click on an actor or director name and then see movies of only that actor or director. This action can be performed on different fields, such as list movies released on a particular year, or by a particular movie studio, or list movies with a particular rating, and so on.

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If a friend has borrowed a movie, you can mark that movie as loaned along with the name of the person who borrowed it and the date. The loan manager lets you keep tab on those disks your friends have not yet returned.

If you are thinking about sharing your movie list or publishing the collection on your website, All My Movies includes a handy export tool that lets you create a list of your entire collection as HTML webpage, PDF, plain text, Microsoft Excel or image. You can print out your entire movie list with lots of customized templates to choose from.

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All My Movies also supports third party plug-ins that lets you import your collection from other movie manager software like Ant Movie Catalogue, MovieTrack and MyDVDs. Plugins also add support for several online sources not natively supported by All My Movies.

Giveaway

All My Movies is normally priced at $44.95 for a single user license, but Max Smirnoff of Bolide Software is sponsoring 10 free copies of the license to be given away to Instant Fundas readers. Those who are interested in entering the sweepstake may leave their name and email ID in the form below. Winners will be selected by a random draw. The contest closes on April 17, 2011.


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