BrickStore is OpenSource software, licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2 . There are the following download and deployment options:
- The source code is freely
available for anyone (see Development ,
CompileFromSource for an instruction how to compile). A version
built this way does not have any restrictions.
- Readily compiled binary
packages for an easy installation can be downloaded for
Windows, Mac OS X and Linux*. These versions support three
modes of operation:
- Private use: You do not need all the BrickLink
Seller features (no reminders and no registration required).
- Demo mode: You want to use the unrestricted demo
version (a reminder will popup every 20 minutes).
Commercial use: You want to use the full version
(no reminders, but you need a valid registration key).
This personal BrickStore registration key can be purchased in my BrickLink Shop for $20 :
- You get a personal registration key, which unlocks all features of your BrickStore installation.
- All updates for the 1.1.x series will be free of charge.
- If you have problems with the program or if you have a feature request, just contact me via e-mail .
* Currently there are only Linux packages for Debian "Etch" und Ubuntu "Dapper" / "Feisty". If you are running a different distribution feel free to contact me .
- Private use: You do not need all the BrickLink Seller features (no reminders and no registration required).
BrickStore is a BrickLink offline tool, very similar to BrikTrak . It is multi-platform (Windows, Mac OS X and Unix), multilingual (currently english, german, french and dutch), fast and stable.
Some things you can do with BrickStore without the slow and clumsy web interface (I'm not saying BrickLink's interface is particular bad - every web interface is slow and clumsy in my opinion):
- Browse and search the BrickLink catalog.
- Easily create XML files for Mass-Upload and Mass-Update either by parting out sets or by adding individual parts (or both).
- Download and view any order by order number.
- Download and view your whole store inventory. An easy way to use this for repricing, is to use the BrickLink Mass-Upload functionality.
- Easily create and upload Wanted-Lists (this is not 100% complete yet - see below ).
- Price your items based on the latest price guide information.
- Create XML data for the BrickLink inventory upload.
- If you load files which contain items with obsolete item ids you can fix them using the BrickLink catalog change-log (this could be automated with some support from BrickLink).
- Calculate differences between two documents: you can easily check, if it is possible to build a set given your current inventory.
Implementing support for Undo / Redo.Implemented in 1.1.2
- Better support for Wanted-List export (ignore color, ignore condition, etc.)
For more information take a look at some screenshots on the right side and/or read on...
- BrickStore works on every Windows 32-bit and 64-bit operating system (95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista), Mac OS X (PowerPC: 10.2 "Jaguar" and up, Intel: 10.4 "Tiger" and up) and Linux/Unix (tested on all current Linux distributions - in principle it does run on any Unix-like platform with X-Window-System).
- CPU speed is not that important, but you should have at least 256MB RAM (128MB are sufficient for normal use, but you will most likely get some disk activity due to swapping when you want to e.g. view all parts in the catalog with pictures).
- A desktop resolution of 1024x768 or above helps a lot.
- An internet connection - the faster, the better (of course it also works with a 56K dial-up).
BrickStore is © 2004-2006 Robert
Griebl, licensed under the GNU
General Public License (GPL) version 2 .
All data from www.bricklink.com is owned by BrickLinkTM, which is a trademark of Dan Jezek.
Peeron Inventories from www.peeron.com are owned by Dan Boger and Jennifer Finch.
LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO group of companies, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this software.
All other trademarks recognised.
If you have some questions, problems, ideas, feature requests, etc. concerning BrickStore just drop me a line at BrickStore Support <brickstore--AT--softforge.de> .