New App, iCrates, ‘Ultimate Search Tool’ For Crate Diggers

OT: iCrates is a new $1.99 app for the iPhone designed for crate-diggers.

iCrates gives you mobile access to online music databases and marketplaces, such as Discogs, eBay, Amazon and iTunes. You can listen to tracks and audio samples, watch videos and share your findings with friends on Twitter, Facebook or by email.

The built-in barcode scanner allows users even faster access to search results, and iCrates shows real-time price offers for releases and evaluates the rarity and average selling price for you in various currencies. 


  • SEARCH for artists, releases, labels or catalogue numbers
  • FIND detailed information such as sub-labels, release dates, aliases, credits and album covers
  • BROWSE through artists profiles and find video interviews, real names, groups,
  • official artist websites and relevant links
  • SCAN the barcodes of releases to get faster search results (only available for iPhone)
  • WATCH music videos (YouTube)
  • LISTEN to tracks and audio samples
  • BUY songs on iTunes
  • GET the average selling price and rarity evaluation of a release in your currency* plus find real-time offers on eBay and Discogs
  • REMEMBER your ten recent searches
  • ADD each search entry to your favorites for future reference and access them even when the device is offline
  • SHARE with friends on Twitter, Facebook or by email
  • GEOTAG releases and send the location to your friends on Facebook or by email
  • GET INSIGHTS into the international record digging scene with the iCrates Magazine.
  • Read stories, interviews, reviews and guides to the hottest record stores and markets. The Magazine is also accessible when device is offline
  • OPTIMISE your search results and overall app performance by easily customising your settings
  • ACCESS the following databases: Discogs, eBay, Amazon, Youtube, iTunes
  • FORMATS The application includes the following formats: Vinyl, Shellac, CD, CDV, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray, Cassette, DAT, DCC, Betamax, VHS, Video 2000, Laserdisc, Minidisc, Memory Stick and Box Set.

2 thoughts on “New App, iCrates, ‘Ultimate Search Tool’ For Crate Diggers

  1. Will there be an add-on that let's you also play whatever you have bought for your friends instead of just "telling" them about it? Seriously, comparing prices is good, and making it easy is good, but why does this application need this sort of connectivity? I can see DJs freak out because their new secret weapons including prices and GPS coordinates is instantly online even before they had a chance to properly listen to the music they just purchased. Are friends electric? Indeed they are.

  2. this is isn't for crate heads, just dance collectors as most pre mid 80's stuff only has Cat no.'s… Dollars for Garbage!

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