Our Favorite Apps To Catalog Vinyl Record Collection

Man holding a vinyl record in front of a player and a record shelf

 If you have an expansive vinyl collection, you’ll benefit from having an organized collection. Lucky for you, there are a ton of great apps that help you catalog vinyl records and keep all that information at your fingertips!

A simple search on the app store will warrant a lot of mixed results, so we’ve vetted these for you so you can get a clear picture of what they’re offering. It’s important to keep in mind that some of these app suggestions have slightly different functions, so it comes down to what you are looking for in an app and what you’d like to use it for.

It’s easy to learn how to catalog a vinyl record collection with an easy app. Let’s get started!

  • Vinyl Wall

The Vinyl Wall app is sleek, clean, and has practically everything you need. We love Vinyl Wall for its great organizational function, though its design is a little lacking. They have a good search engine with a solid database as well.

If you like collecting records along with friends, this is also a social app. You can tag stores in which you bought certain records, and there’s a “ranking” system you can use that’s almost like a collecting mini-game.

Vinyl Wall also lets you sync your collection across devices when you make an account, which means you can access your collection from anywhere. You can also create vinyl wishlists! 

  • Music Buddy

Like many other apps for cataloging vinyl records, this one allows you to catalog your records with a barcode or by manually entering the information. It’s essentially just a database creation tool, but that simplicity is wonderful compared to the over-complicated tools you might otherwise find. 

Not only can you keep track of your vinyl records, but your CDs, too. This one is also completely free!

  • Discogs

This is the ultimate app for cataloging vinyl records — the one everyone recommends and for good reason. The biggest reason for this is its massive, detailed database, which it has amassed over many years at the top.

You can add records to your collection simply by scanning their barcode. The app also has personalization integrated, with recommendations coming up based on your existing collection. 

That being said, there’s a learning curve with how to catalog vinyl records with it sometimes, which can be a drawback. But you can’t beat the sheer amount of information at your disposal with this app. Not only can you track simply which record you have, but you can also see when it was released, how rare it is, and tons of other minuscule details collectors slather over. 

You can also connect with your friends and find out about upcoming music events with Discogs, too!

Learn More About Cataloging Vinyl Records at Big Fudge

Our collectors know everything there is to know about storing, maintaining, and preserving a vinyl record collection, including how to catalog vinyl records! Come to our blog and see what information you can find about cleaning, organizing, and more. 

Once you’ve finished cataloging your record collection, don’t forget to clean your vinyls to keep them in pristine shape! Try our Vinyl Cleaning Kit, Record Friend Kit, Record Care Cleaner Set, or other cleaning kits. Also, check out other products in the Big Fudge shop for all the tools you need to care for your collection.