Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2011 2:41 AM (in response to happydutchman)Hi happydutchman,
Your question intrigued me, partly because I have several old coins (both UK and various International denominations), which I have accumulated over some decades, and, just out of interest, I googled "Coin Collecting Software for Mac".
In 0.10 seconds Google produced a list of about 275,000 results, including several which stated either that they were "for Mac" or "Mac compatible".
However, I visited several of the sites which were listed on the first page, and not one of their coin collecting applications fitted the criteria of my search.
So much for the validity and accuracy of Google searches!
This is a bone of contention for me when I am researching something on the internet, because Google listings are more often than not riddled with results which bear no relation to either the product or subject I searched for, and I end up wasting a considerable amount of my time if I am not careful.
However, I had another thought.
Do you use, or have you considered using Bento by FileMaker?
I do, and I have downloaded some of their free templates in the past.
So I visited the FileMaker website, and there is a "The Coin Collector" template:
Would this be of any use to you?
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2011 10:25 AM (in response to Biltan-Wales)I just purchased Bento and downloaded the template for coin collecting. There seems to be a robust arena of developers for this product. While this will meet my needs for the moment, it is not as full featured as the PC versions which includes features such as images of each coin as well as its recent value. For now this will be fine, but eventually, I'm hoping that someone will port one of the full featured programs to the MAC side. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 12gb ram, 6 tb hard drives
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2011 10:43 AM (in response to happydutchman)I checked MacUpdate and they had one application called Numismatist's Notebook. I downloaded the app but can't get it to run. Constantly throws error messages. There is no phone support so I sent an email. We'll see.MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 12gb ram, 6 tb hard drives
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2011 5:05 PM (in response to Limnos)
I would purchase a coin collecting software program for Mac. I tried using a PC program with emulation software and it didnt work. The PC program looks up values and provides images for my UK coin collection.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 4:35 AM (in response to happydutchman)
Wild Man Software has developed a Mac version of Exact Change. It has more than 30,000 images and includes coins and paper money from around the globe. The web site is www.ExactChange.Info
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2012 3:56 AM (in response to Biltan-Wales)
I am looking for some coin collecting softwear and wonder if you have any further comments on your choice, or if you have found anything better for indexing your collection.