GCstar – manage your collections

GCstar is an application for managing personal collections. The software manages collections for movies, video games, books, music, coins, wines, board games, comic books, TV episodes, periodicals, computer software, mini vehicles and more.

Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the Internet and the user can store additional data, such as the location or whom he/she has lent them to. The user may also search and filter the collection by criteria.

GCstar is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Automatic retrieval from various internet websites.
  • Import collections from Tellico, Alexandria, and Ant Movie Catalog.
  • Export to various formats including HTML, XML, and SQL.
  • Lending managements.
  • Store personalized ratings, ranking and comments for each entry.
  • Smart cards.
  • Statistics.
  • Skins.
  • Internationalization support.

Website: www.gcstar.org
Support: Forums, Documentation
Developer: Christian Jodar, Nyall Dawson, Adolfo Gonzale
License: GNU GPL v2


GCstar is written in Perl. Learn Perl with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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  1. It used to be an excellent programme! Used…….. The new version doesn’t work on Ubuntu 20.04; it refuses to deal with back-up files (tar.gz) and above all the ‘look up’ is useless, i.e. it goes nowhere sensible.
    (Had to resort to an old Microsoft windows7 box to view any of my collections!
    Not good.
    On going to their website I got a ‘possible’ solution, but that is one beyond my skills. Sorry.

  2. I too found that this will no longer work with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Sad, as my old box (18.04LTS) crashed and died. I was able to get an older (1.6.1) version to work under WINE, but it is and seems more limited that what I had working under Ubuntu Linux 18.04LTS

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