This application creates a comprehensive inventory catalog of collectible items but can be overwhelming for the average collector. My Collection Explorer has two operational modes, Wizard and Expert. Wizard's interface is clean-cut and offers easier navigation around the program. Its expert mode is just that. Though its interface is basic, it offers a lot more options for adept collections. The program requires more than 15MB and loads with several predefined catalogs, from game cards and comic books to knife and sword collections. You can add personalized categories; however, you can't delete unnecessary catalogs. Within each category you'll be able to list your inventory, pricing, and Websites--essentially, anything you feel is pertinent to your individual collection. You can even schedule periodic backups of your inventory catalogs to the hard drive as often as you'd like. My Collection Explorer really is overkill for small hobbyists, but serious collectors will find it useful for maintaining vast records.
What's new in version 4 build 1536
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedAugust 30, 2005
Version4 build 1536
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
My Collection Explorer can manage the inventory of more than 40 different collection types (and the list is growing daily). For currency collectors it contains the catalogue of military payment certificates, fractional currency, small and large US banknotes, national banknotes including a complete database of national charter banks. The philatelic offer includes the regular, commemorative and airmail stamps catalogue and templates for the inventory of First Day Covers, Postal Covers and Postal Stationery collections. Version 4.0 build 1536 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.