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Mineral labeling software

Posted by Henry Barwood  
Mineral labeling software
March 06, 2013 10:07PM
I am trying to create order out of my collecting. I have looked for mineral cataloging/labeling software and cannot find an active link to download/purchase such software. Can anyone direct me to a software where I can created a database and then print out labels from it? There were several discussions on this on Mindat, but I could not make any of them work when I gave it a try. Thanks.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 05:54AM
Henry, you might try this one and see if it's what you are looking for. Go to Bob's Rock Shop, In table of contents, scroll down to software for rock hounds. The is a labeling program called "Ososoft" that is freeware. Hpoe this is what you are seeking.

Regards, Gary
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 12:42PM
you could use the mindat catalogue tool and create labels from that....?

S'wot I do and it's very easy!
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 12:54PM
The Ososoft links are all dead. I was unable to find the software.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
avatar Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 03:39PM

It is a win98 program so you may have trouble getting it to work on more recent OSes
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 03:50PM

If you also need good versatile cataloging software (combined with label making) I use the following for my collection. It does cost a bit, but has a large built-in database and will generate labels in a variety of sizes and formats. I'm still cataloging - haven't got to printing labels yet - but it looks like I'll save paper by printing multiple same-size labels in batches.
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 08:29PM

I downloaded the archived SW and it will run under Virtual XP on a W7 machine. I have no idea if all the functions will work yet, but the basics appear to all be there.


The MineralDB appears quite solid, if a bit pricey for my needs.

Henry Barwood
Troy University
Troy, Alabama USA
avatar Re: Mineral labeling software
March 07, 2013 10:42PM
i believe mineral movies has a label maker option free
avatar Re: Mineral labeling software
March 08, 2013 12:06AM
Myself, I would just futz around with Excel and make up a label-printing component to go off from my Excel-hosted mineral database. I think it would be rather easy to do and the price would be right.

Have Fun!

"Look ma, I'm in a friggin geode!"
avatar Re: Mineral labeling software
March 08, 2013 04:37PM
I am using Microsoft Access for cataloging. It can print labels, too, although I have not used it that way yet. (Still learning).
Re: Mineral labeling software
March 11, 2013 07:13AM

I believe Rock Currier has such a program that he put a lot of attention into.

He would be glad to hear from you.

Hey you were missed in Tucson!

John Attard.

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