Originally devised as a project by Kevin Lewandowski in 2000, Discogs has grown to become an incredible resource for fans of both vinyl and CD. In essence, the site is a database of music that has been created by Discogs' dedicated community of users. To date, more than 275,000 people have contributed to help build the site's catalogue of more than 6,900,000 recordings from some 4,300,000 artists. It also provides the ability to catalogue your music collection, wantlist and then share your ratings and reviews.

 

 

And now the popular website has launched its own official app. Currently limited to users of Apple devices (an Android version is in the offing we're told), the new app allows users to add or remove items from their catalogue while on the move – meaning that you can can check what it is that you own on your phone while out shopping for records. And for those frustrating occasions when you're in a record store and can't remember what you're after, there's also a Wantlist that you can refer to (and the app will email you if something on your Wantlist becomes available on Discogs' Marketplace).

The ability to view Marketplace pricing ensures that you need never pay over the odds for a record or CD again and the ability to discover and search the world's largest music database means that you should never be short of inspiration next time you want to treat yourself.

The free of charge apps is now available for download from the App Store.