Collectors Dig Deeper: New Collection Management Tools

by loquearde


It’s here and we couldn’t possibly be more thrilled to share it with the whole community. Starting today, the functionality and features of your Collection are reaching new heights. Our developers have been working tirelessly so that the whole Discogs community can organize records seamlessly and make the best out of your Collection’s data.

What’s new? Improved functionality, new filtering options, and a more visual approach to the Collection. It’s as good as it sounds, and we want to show you how to make the best out of the Collection.

These new features will be first available for Collections under 1,400 items.

Filtering by formats, genre, style, release year, and folders

Starting today, you’ll be able to filter your Collection by format, genre, style, release year, and folders (meaning that you can personalize how you want to filter your Collection). Sweet, huh? Think about trying to do this with your real Collection, no one wants to die buried by all the David Bowie records collected through a lifetime (at least not literally).

And now you might be thinking: Can this get any better? It sure can! Now it’s possible to use those new filters in order to get separate statistics. So if you want to know how much your Hip Hop Collection is worth or how many Synth-Pop LPs of the eighties you have in your Collection, now you have the tools to find out easily.

organize records by filtering genre, decade, format, style and more

Isn’t this magic?

Enhanced Collection search tool

Searching for a specific record in your Collection is easier than ever! Simply head to the enhanced Collection search tool. That’s it! Now navigating your Collection has become easier than the chorus lines of Falco’sRock Me Amadeus“. We know you’re probably already crying tears of joy, but what if we tell you that it gets even better? With this new Collection search tool, you’ll also be able to look for genres, formats, limited editions… the possibilities are endless!

Stop rubbing your eyes! 

With the new “Cover view”, now you will be able to see your Collection as the big masterpiece it is. That’s right, you can use the new “Cover view” to see the cover art of your music items with great resolution. And of course, whenever you pass the mouse over the record, you’ll be able to see the artist and title.

organize records digitally with cover art display

It really looks this good.

All your Collection options, now in front of your eyes!

We know whenever you’re exploring or organizing your Collection, it’s not ideal to go to a separate window to do any adjustments. That’s why we have now included a “Settings” button in the top right corner. Less distracting and more effective. Simple as that.

What’s that button?

You’ve seen it already, right? There’s a dice next to the “Settings” sprocket icon. Why don’t you roll it now? Looking for a random item within your Collection is that easy!

Don’t throw away your old shoes until you buy new ones. Or even better, just don’t throw away anything at all!

The best thing about this update is that none of the previous functionality has been removed. We know it’s hard to say goodbye to old friends, and that’s why we have created new functionality and features to organize records without removing any of the old ones.

We want to hear from you

Have you seen the new “Statistics” tab within your Collection? You can use it to let us know what statistics would you like to see about your Collection!

And now you will be probably thinking that we would just finish this article without including one single goofy GIF? Well, we can fix that, we welcome you to a whole new world of possibilities within your Collection:

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29 comments about “Collectors Dig Deeper: New Collection Management Tools
  • wesrog 13 days ago
    This is going to be a game-changer for the collection feature and something I've wanted for a long time. Excited to play around with this when it ships! Thanks Discogs!
  • Henryx 12 days ago
    Great new features!!!
    But some previous functionality has been removed! I was able to set the item display to more than 50 items at a time. Could you guys enable it again?

  • KaLam1ty 12 days ago
    A definite second on the 'Display more than 50' functionality.

    Endless page scrolling and lazy load could also be an option as well. It would get rid of the unsightly black-space at the bottom, where there are no albums due to remainder space from the 50 albums.

    There should also be an option to set Cover View as default, when going to your Collections tab. Previous functionality would save it as such.
  • imrule62 12 days ago
    The only thing is I miss having the 250 view option, in fact I would like even more then that, like a view all.
  • thehepkitten 12 days ago
    I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I really dislike the new cover view. The albums looked all squished together and honestly make my head hurt a little looking at them. I much preferred how they looked with a little white space around them. Plus, many of the covers are now blurry as the image used was sized for the old resolution and now that they are larger they are pixelated.

    I would also agree with the above users and reinstate the 250 view or "view all".

    I lead a fairly stressful life and browsing through my albums in the old cover view used to give me a sense of peace. I will probably never look at them again with this new view. Sorry discogs but if it ain't broke don't fix it.

    You asked for feedback. There it is. Ha!
  • portnoysminion 12 days ago
    I absolutely HATE the new format. I DO NOT like the stats in the left hand of the screen. I would like the option to clear that out, and make my collection screen wide. Please give us the option to display more than 50. I would also advocate for the old option of 250 or actually "show all." The new cover view option does me no good. I like to see the information related to the album along with the artwork in one viewing. I truly have to just shake my head at you guys. Why on earth did you feel you had to "improve" the collection management tools? It did not help nor does it make my life easier. It only makes me resent using this now. And I was really enjoying cataloging my collection. Now I am not sure I want to continue to patronize your software. You made me as the user, subject to your changes without allowing me the option to actually personalize it. It's an all or nothing change. Unbelievable. You get my middle finger on this one!
  • krjtx 12 days ago
    Thank You. I was really frustrated with not being able to filter my collection. I agree would like to get the view 250 if not more back.
  • Observiance 12 days ago
  • loukash 12 days ago
    > "Now it’s possible to use those new filters in order to get separate statistics."
    > "Isn’t this magic?"

    It's more like: "We're leaving 2001 behind and are now catching up with, say, 2010." :P
  • pjburkina 12 days ago
    loquearde, you've been watching too many infomercials, my brother. As I read this I was waiting for the "But wait, there's more! Use it now and we'll give you a second collection management tool absolutely free! Just pay additional shipping and handling."
  • SubVet 11 days ago
    I can't get past the 24 seconds it takes to load the collection page. I have less than 1200 items and it takes 24 seconds. That happens each and every time I move to the collection page (initial load or after looking at want list, for example). That is not usable. Heads would roll if my team put something like this into production.
  • OnlyLeura 11 days ago
    I'll be blunt. This new Collection display format BITES THE BIG ONE! So many things that I liked about it are now lost. So many things that I hate about it are now gained. Over 15 seconds to load up the first page of 50 items? I can't display more than 50 on one page in the vertical Collection view, no matter what? By default, it always comes up in the vertical Collection view, always sorted by Added, and no longer remembers my last view settings? I no longer have a compact text-only view? I have to use the vertical Collection view column headers to sort my collection, and THEN switch over to Cover View to see the overly-large cover thumbnails in the sort order I want? I can't sort from Cover View? I can't see the band names and release titles in Cover View without rolling over the thumbnails? I can only see 48 items in Cover View, no matter what? What the heck is this??? Did you guys even beta test this with real users, or put it before a focus group? This is going back in time! This is not looking forward! This is a case study in how NOT to follow UX/UI guidelines! Wow. Just... wow!
  • 4MC 11 days ago
    Oh... Yeah, it would have been really useful to have had Record Label as a filter. I like many, collect labels. I currently have to remember to add them to a folder for the label when adding them to my collection.

    It would be so much simpler to filter by label, they sort by catalog #

  • OxfordDickie 11 days ago
    I feel an improvement to the area that lists albums as mono/stereo/quadraphonic/ambisonic needs a major overhaul because it's far too easy for incorrect or no information to be added.

    I'm more than happy to supply information where this area needs expanding. I run a blog ( that shows that i could dramatically improve that small area of Discogs.
  • mrsiddons 10 days ago
    This sucks. Cant sort albums alphabetically. I like the old display.
  • vital24 9 days ago
    Please let us revert to the older cover view option, miss being able to view 250 covers on one page. Load time to look at collection is super slow, disappointed to say the least.
  • PunkInDrublic69 9 days ago
    This is complete horseshit. Read the replies you goofs at discogs are getting under the general forum. Do you guys care that everyone thinks your change to the collection is a joke? Are you even aware of the amount of users that are pissed about this? Seriously, once my last few orders come in I'm done with this site. That $500-$1000 a month in sales fees you're going to lose. And to send me a generic bullshit email? That's how you handle it? Peace I'm out. Great site turned to shit in an instant.
  • crm8t0 9 days ago
    I liked being able to view my collection as a list with no Tiles, OR as a list with small Tiles, OR as a list with nothing but Tiles. I also liked being able to change the number of entries per page. The very large Tile's feature and vertical list on the left might be use-full to some but should be a new "OR" option, NOT a system tasking requirement. It wasn't broke so why fix it!
  • Singlecoil 9 days ago
    Please revert these changes! Runs bad, looks bad, feels bad. I understand change must occur and progress is important, but not all changes are positive, like this one.

    1) Can't hide side column
    2) Title does not ignore "The" anymore
    3) Collection view needs smaller covers and space between them
    4) Collection view needs more covers on one page
    5) Takes 10 seconds to load every button click now

  • Mr.Liammmm 9 days ago
    All your Collection options, now in front of your eyes!

    Are you serious about this.
    1. You have to scroll around 14 pages to find a record which is not in the first or last page.
    2. Worse than that Preferred order format is not saving. FYI I do it older to newer.

    Return back the old system, or an option to go back to it or else bye bye Discogs I am off from this utter non sense.
  • CMJMusic 9 days ago
    who wrote that nonsense article? they do NOT use the collection pages at all.

    revert back or at least give the option to revert to the old way. looks awful. nothing works. Stop posting generic replies in the General forum and actually read what users are saying.
  • willyrobinson 9 days ago
    Like the filters.

    Don't like the load time.

    Really miss the old cover view. Like many people it seems, I found it practical to see a whole bunch of smaller images with titles etc.
  • Waldlicht 8 days ago
    "...and that’s why we have created new functionality and features to organize records without removing any of the old ones."

    Too bad that this is obviously a big lie, because a lot of functionality and features are missing now (e. g. 250 records per page or the view with small covers and titles underneath. :(
  • AudioMafia 6 days ago
    I have a lot of records so being able to easily scroll through 250 on a page is very helpful. I also print my catalog every few months so I can use my pages as a shortcut.

    Can you continue to allow the 250 THUMB on a page as a viewing option as well? Please?

    Honestly, I already have high resolution artwork when I pick up a vinyl in my hand. I am personally not in your demographic for enlarged album artwork.

    Thank you for your consideration....
  • catnipthieves 6 days ago
    Can we at least get the option to revert to the old viewing style? I was perfectly happy with the thumbnail view. If I wanna see high-res album art from my collection, I'm just gonna look at my actual collection.
  • roadskolar 6 days ago
    Terrible change, cover view looks terrible. Taking away the 250 per page view makes browsing the collection difficult. These changes you seem so excited about has made the collection page worthless to me. I sure many appreciate the new filtering, but by helping many you have also hurt many. At least give us a choice of which format to use.
  • AudioMafia 5 days ago
    It looks like I will pretty much be using the Phone App from here on out...this "update" was a game changer but in the wrong direction.
  • Jessuproad 3 days ago
    I like that discogs is adding some of's vastly superior collection functionality. Not enough to catalog my collection here yet, but closer.
  • Gissel 3 days ago
    I'm sorry, but this new version is not working properly - I have only 3 different folders in my collection, yet I can't sort by folder, it just continuously shows me all folders, which kinda render the feature useless, right?
    It feels like you didn't test this new interface.
    Nothing much was wrong with the old one, so why change it? New one is also darn slow.... Please Discogs, step your game up, and make the features actually work, or roll it back. Thanks.