Welcome to Trilobase version 8, a powerfull and easy to use database for both the amateur and professional fossil, mineral or artifact collector.
You can build up your collection in many ways : You can go hunting for fossils, minerals or artefacts by yourself, you can buy nice specimen and you can trade items with fellow collectors.
TriloBase is the ultimate software solution. This professional, well designed and easy-to-use program for the PC is the ideal tool to manage your precious collection. You can enter all the data like reference number, collecting site, name, description, size, bibliography, etc... Multiple photos can be entered with each item.
Trilobase is not a commercial software. It is developped and maintained by an amateur fossil collector who is also a professional IT application leader. Version 8 of trilobase is completely rewritten in C# for the Windows .Net framework using the latest technologies.
All kinds of fossils can be entered in the database : Ammonites, sea urchins, trilobites, belemnites, brachiopods, sponges, corals, graptolites,
shark teeth, plants, etc...
Every mineral of your collection has its place in Trilobase. All the mineral properties can be entered manually or you can be selected them from a list of more than 3000 valid and
approved IMA mineral names. This list with properties is included in English, French and Dutch.
For each artifact you can enter the type, material, the period or age, how it is discovered, the dimensions, weight, etc.
- Collecting sites:
You can easily enter the collecting sites in Trilobase. You can enter the type of site (quarry, natural exposure, road works,...), the route, contact information,etc...
The "Group" section of Trilobase is an unique feature that allows you to group items together. A good example is to create a group when you acquire an old collection: You can
then create a group called "Old collection from John Doe" and store all the items from this collection in this group. You can also create a group for pathological fossils or
special twin crystals. An item can belong to 0, 1, 2 or more groups.
Your bibliography can be entered in Trilobase. For each book, paper or pdf you can enter the author, title, abstract and keywords.
It is very important to know where each item of your collection is stored. The storage section of Trilobase allows you to create "Rooms". In a room, you can add "Cabinets". And each cabinet can contain "Drawers". You can then create a link between the item (fossil, mineral or artifact) and its storage place. No more items gets lost or unfindable.
You can add up to 99 photos for each single item in the database.
- Multiple languages:
Trilobase v8 is currently available in 3 languages: English, French (Français) and Dutch (Nederlands).
You can run and install Trilobase on any Windows PC (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows 10).
- Contact info
You can write me in English, Dutch or French.
U kan me schrijven in het Engels, Nederlands of Frans.
Vous pouvez m'écrire en Anglais, Néerlandais ou Français.