Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Catalog your books, movies, music, and games online with Zestr

Zestr is a tool to catalog your collection of media online. It has all the trappings of a web 2.0 application including sharing and RSS feeds for each component of your collection, meaning, there are separate feeds for books, movies, music and games.

The Goods:

  • Simplicity and the slick user interface.
  • Ability to add "stuff" using ISBN, ASIC, or UPC bar codes.
  • Amazon back-end for search and display of items.
    • International catalog with access to 6 different regions.
  • Badges for collecting unique and rare goods.
  • Sharing and subscribing to other user's lists through RSS feeds.
The Not-so-goods:
  • No privacy control of your items.
    • If I have porn in my collection, do I really want to advertise it to the whole world?
  • Badges can be faked.
    • There is essentially no system to verify the items I own. I can add all the rare items I can think of without actually owning them to get prestigious badges.


Zestr [via eHub]

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