Data Crow – Ultimate media cataloger and organizer

Data Crow is the ultimate media cataloger and media organizer. It lets you manage all your media collections at one place including books, software, games, movies, and so on and so forth.

Data Crow

It connects to online service so that you can get the information on your cataloged items. Coming to media support, you can import information from AVI, DIVX, XVID, MP3, MP4, OGG, JPG, SVG, PNG and many other formats. If you borrowed a book from your public library or friend, you can input the info and in the Loan Administration section that let’s you track when they should returned or who has borrowed your items.

If that’s enough, you can even run your own server and allow your family and friends to view the information via the web or even by using a full Data Crow client!  Data Crow is a 100% free and open source software (FOSS) which can be installed on your Linux distro.

Data Crow User Interface
Data Crow User Interface

Install Data Crow in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and elementary OS

Data Crow is written in Java. Therefore before installing it, you must have Java SDK installed. Most of recent Linux distros come pre-loaded with Java, but just to make sure, check Java installation as follows:

Check Java Installation

Elementary OS users first need to enable apt-get before proceeding further.

STEP 1: Launch ‘Terminal’ and run the following command to update the index of repository sources.

sudo apt-get update

STEP 2: Enter this command to check if at all Java is installed in your computer.

java -version

STEP 3: If it says Java package is not installed, go ahead and install it using the below commands, else you can start installing Data Crow.

sudo apt-get install default-jre
sudo apt-get install default-jdk
sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jre

Install Data Crow

Data Crow Installation in Linux Mint 18.1
Data Crow Installation in Linux Mint 18.1

STEP 1: Download the Data Crow binary package and extract the content. I’m assuming that the downloaded file is in ‘Downloads’ folder.

STEP 2: Launch ‘Terminal’ and navigate into the ‘Downloads’ directory. Use cd command.

cd Downloads

STEP 3: Use list command to see the contents of the Directory and then navigate inside it. Make sure to replace the folder name accordingly.


cd datacrow_4_2_0_installer

STEP 4: Finally use sh command to initiate the file.


Installation should begin now. Follow the simple on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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