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Freeware mineral collection inventory program

Posted by Oleg Sorochinsky  
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Oleg Sorochinsky October 04, 2018 09:08AM
Freeware mineral collection inventory program

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KzNmZ3t5zSfiI0iVbGyKuEuQ8n2S3TfS

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Michael Sommers October 04, 2018 03:56PM
I hate to be the unfriendly, cynical bastard, but... "freeware" on my computer from a person who first registered today and has made one post? Ummm, maybe I'll let someone else try it, first.
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Noah Lunster October 04, 2018 04:17PM
I use the App "Stone of tomorrow" for Android and it is really good.
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Bob Harman October 04, 2018 05:43PM
FYI, the same sequence of events is occurring on Jordi Fabre's site. The new poster offers the same free program, to promptly be followed up by a concerned responder. A site manager on that web site unloaded the program and found it to be legitimate, virus free, but have a few problems due to language and software differences. Before others download it, this all probably should be independently verified by someone on this web site. CHEERS.....BOB
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Oleg Sorochinsky October 04, 2018 07:07PM
Michael Sommers Wrote:
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> I hate to be the unfriendly, cynical bastard,
> but... "freeware" on my computer from a person who
> first registered today and has made one post?
> Ummm, maybe I'll let someone else try it, first.

I registered with the specific purpose to share the program and find out opinions about the program. For mineralogy interests, I mostly spend time on mineralforum.ru )
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Scott Rider October 04, 2018 08:23PM
Does this database have a means to be converted into an Excel file or CSV file? And conversely, can an Excel file, or a CSV file be uploaded to this database?

I ask as I am about to start selling off a large hunk of my collection to reduce duplicates and raise some money for prospecting supplies (and an ATV!!). And I need something that is easier to access information than using my Excel file.. Most of my collection was saved on an Excel file that has exceeded 2 GB and is very unstable at the moment and takes forever to load and save (each specimen has min 2 images in the DB)... But the image free version is much, much smaller, and that is the one I'd like to convert to a better database program...
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Douglas Schonewald October 04, 2018 08:56PM
I simply use Excel. It works fine, it is searchable, and expandable. I started to use Mindat but I find it a little cumbersome and since Mindat, by its own admission, may not be around forever I opted to go back to Excel. I don't use photos in my catalog as I find they add nothing. Instead I bought a remote hard drive dedicated to those catalog photos in case someone needs to see a photo of a specimen.
Since I don't use my phone for anything except a phone. I have little use for something like this.
Just my 2 cents.
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Oleg Sorochinsky October 04, 2018 09:16PM
Does not work with csv and Excel. It is a good idea to add possibility to import/export csv and I will imlement it. Probably with Excel too some time, with Excel there`s inconveniance that proper data access drivers must be installed, and they may be missing on particular computer. Csv requires no drivers, which is good.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/04/2018 09:18PM by Oleg Sorochinsky.
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Jolyon & Katya Ralph October 04, 2018 09:49PM
Note that as I run Mac I am unable to validate this software - so as always be careful of using any new software on your computer that you don't trust.
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Oleg Sorochinsky October 05, 2018 12:38PM
Updated version features CSV Export/Import https://drive.google.com/open?id=1nFyD-7VZkesCB5dz2En6pWhFv28uQKd_
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Oleg Sorochinsky October 09, 2018 02:54PM
I first made it to work with Access. But for Access the proper version of MS Office data access components is required, which may be missing on a particular machine. I then used tiny database engine SQLite which is small and can work without installation. It still can work with Access and various other SQL databases. Permanent place for the program - site http://mincollection.inf.ua/
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