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10 Mobile Apps for Film Buffs


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My Movies
Those folks look pretty serious about their movies. They might dig an app that helps them organize their collection.
Those folks look pretty serious about their movies. They might dig an app that helps them organize their collection.
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Cost: A free version allows you to track 50 titles; a pay version available for around $5 gives you unlimited slots.

Devices: available for iPhones, iPads and Android phones

When you stockpile films like canned goods in a fallout shelter, it's easy to lose track of what you have -- which is a shame, since half the fun of having a collection is being able to peruse it. You need something that will let you get organized, a gadget that makes data entry easy and automatically backfills relevant information.

My Movies is the app for you. Simply add your movies manually or scan their bar codes using your phone's camera, and you're off and running. You can browse details about your flicks, watch trailers for movies in your collection and search and filter by type (DVD, Blu-ray, HD DVD), genre, group (owned, wished ...), watched, parental rating levels, production years, personal categories and online status. It's also a handy way to keep track of which movies you've loaned out -- and it might prevent you from accidentally buying a movie you already own on VHS, Beta, DVD, special edition and Blu-ray.

Use it as a standalone app or in conjunction with the My Movies software for Windows.