Chapter 1. Introduction


Tellico is a program for managing collections. It began as a simple book collection manager, and has expanded to include default collection templates for bibliographies, comic books, videos, music, coins, stamps, trading cards, video games, wines, board games, and file listings. In addition, custom collections can be built for any other type of collectibles.

What Tellico Is

Tellico keeps track of the items in a collection, and offers an easy way to enter data for each entry. It provides several field types, and allows for an unlimited number of user-defined fields. The entries in a collection may be grouped by any field for easy organization, and customizable views show as much or as little information as you like.

Loans of items in your collection may be tracked, including a due date. Collections may be imported or exported using a variety of formats, to allow for easy exchange or publication of data.

What Tellico Is Not

Tellico is not an audio or video player. It does not provide facilities for reading or modifying multimedia files. It also does not provide any image-editing functionality. Although Tellico has some functionality for managing bibliography lists, it is not a full-blown bibliographic reference manager. Tellico also does not pretend to have all the capabilities of a full-fledged relational database.

As somewhat of a disclaimer, Tellico is a hobby for the author, and no guarantees are made about its functionality, usefullness, or otherwise. More information is included in the license declaration.