Tellico – collection manager for KDE

Tellico is an easy to use KDE application for organizing your collections. It provides default templates for books, bibliographies, videos, music, video games, coins, stamps, trading cards, comic books, and wines.

Tellico allows users to enter their collection in a catalogue database, saving many different properties for future reference, e.g. title, author, etc. Two different views of a collection are shown in the screenshot. On the left, entries are grouped together by any field, allowing the user to see how many are in each group. On the right, selected fields are shown in column format, for sorting by any field. On the bottom is a customizable HTML view of the current entry. The entry editor is a dialog box where data can be entered.

Loans may be tracked, with optional integration with KOrganizer. Collections may be imported or exported using a variety of formats, to allow for easy exchange or publication of data.

Features include:

  • Supports default collections of books, bibliographic entries, videos, music, video games, comic books, coins, stamps, trading cards, wines, board games, and file catalogs.
  • Supports user-defined custom collections, as well.
  • Supports any number of user-defined fields, of several different types: text, paragraph, list, checkbox, number, URL, date, images, and combinations.
  • Handles entries with multiple authors, genres, keywords, etc.
  • Automatically formats titles and names.
  • Supports collection searching and view filtering.
  • Sorts and groups collection by various properties.
  • Automatically validates ISBN.
  • Allows customizable entry templates through XSLT.
  • Imports Bibtex, RIS, CSV, PDF, and many other formats.
  • Exports to Bibtex, ONIX, CSV, HTML, PilotDB, GCstar and other formats.
  • Includes translations for more than nine languages, other than English.
  • Imports information directly from (US, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, France, and Canada), IMDb, z39.50 servers,, PubMed, SRU servers, various other websites, and from external scripts.
  • Imports CDDB data.
  • Scans and imports audio file collections, such as mp3 or ogg.

Support: FAQ, Mailing List
Developer: Robby Stephenson
License: GNU GPL v2 or v3


Tellico is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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