While I have a few things to complain about, coollector is absolutely the best movie database I've found so far.
don't take it the wrong way, but its just ugly
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...
I've tried to make the interface as consensual as possible, but whatever the look I choose, there's always people who love it and others who hate it. It's like with clothing or house decorating, not everybody has the same taste. That's why I've chosen the solution to made the interface as customizable as possible, to give complete freedom to the users to make the interface look the way they want and nobody will judge if they have "good" or "bad" taste.
To begin with, you can change the layout in many way... You can switch between single and dual pane modes. You can change the style of the grids, the number of columns, the size of the thumbnails, etc...
Secondly, there's a skin system to change the colors, the backgrounds, the fonts, the sizes, etc... Click the menu "Tools->Skins selector" and you'll find dozens of skins to choose from.
If you don't like any of them, you can create your own, starting from any skin you want and modifying it with the menu "Tools->Skin Editor".
Because you're so picky about the look of the interface, probably you're more an artist than me (I'm not) and hopefully you'll create a gorgeous skin that you'll contribute for the others to enjoy. If it's really that good, maybe I'll make it the default skin
If you think the skin system has some limitations, I'll be happy to hear your suggestions.
I keep an eye on the various competing apps and websites, and I've never seen a look that Coollector couldn't reproduce in a few steps.
I think the whole GUI would greatly benefit from a major overhaul. Like, these standard windows GUI elements, they're huge, they're ugly, and they fit the rest of the design exactly 0%
Please explain with more details. The only windows GUI elements I can think of are the scrollbars, the tabs and the buttons. Am I missing something?
I noticed that in the sort-options, there's no option to sort by my own ratings.
For the filtered search list, click on the "rated" shortcut (on top of the screen) and the list will be ordered by your ratings.
For the filmography of a person, at the bottom of the list you can set the order to "personal rating".
it would be great if we could add titles (complete with posters and stuff) to the database
When a movie is missing from our database, you can request it's addition in the dedicated forum thread and it's added with the next update:https://www.coollector.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=116
If what you want to manage personal movies not listed on IMDb, sorry I don't plan to add that feature.