So, I have been thinking a lot lately about how to take my collection with me. I'm not talking literally picking it up and moving it around with me. Rather, how can I keep tabs on what I do and don't have when the time arises?
For instance, I am going to be taking a trip soon (place is TBD). Let's say I'm in some city and find a shop, walk in and the person running the store has a ton of boxes of base for a dime a piece. I know that I need some of these, but I don't have my physical paper needs lists and trying to pull up my blog is a pain in the butt. What am I to do?
I've tried nearly every app out there to help me out because this has actually happened to me (more than I would like to admit). None of them seem to be worth a damn. They all have one or two things that are really awesome, but everything else is a disaster.
Have you found an app that satisfies you and your collecting needs?
If not, what are you looking for in an app? Clearly, the ability to create lists is a major priority. Would you rather input the lists yourself or have a global checklist function? If an app offered the global checklist version, would you be willing to pay a small feel (like 50 cents) to download it, or would it have to be completely free for you to use it?
What else would you want? Pictures of the cards? Lists of cards owned by other users looking to trade them?
Would you be fine with a standalone app or an app that was supported by a web-based site that allows you to upload information (pics, lists,etc.) and then link to your app account?
I ask this because I might try to build an app like this, if for nothing else, for myself to use. I feel like the apps that are out there already have yet to ask the collecting community what they want in an app. So help me out - give me some feedback and let's see where it goes.
I appreciate your help!