"From day one, I was very impressed with your program.
Out of curiosity, one of the first books I put into the database
was a leather bound French book from 1836. It took no time for the results to come back with the right publisher and other details.
Wow! I was sold on your product."
Liliane Fortna (Belgium)
Simple to use
"Thank you for your software! It is simple to use with a pleasant interface while being functionally detailed. Soon when I have entered more titles and our database reaches a critical size, we will download a few iphone apps so my parents can view what they have while traveling.
The app capability made the difference in us choosing your software. Already a friend of my parents has asked me to catalog their books for them
when I complete our library
No doubt, I will use another license of your software to do that. "
Martin Corrado (United Arab Emirates)
Serve my purpose, and more!
"You may or may not recall that I was in contact with you at the beginning of the year asking questions because I have inherited a large library of antique books and classic 'literary' literature
many languages and I was asking if Book Collector would be suitable.
Well, after careful consideration I have purchased the Mac version of Book Collector and even though I haven't had time to catalogue many books it does seem to serve my purpose, and more!
Last night I showed it to a friend who 'is in the know' about cataloguing systems, library
databases etc and he was quite impressed with all the options and the user friendly set-up. "
Amalia Zimmermann (Spain)
I am amazed!
"I am amazed! No matter what I need to do to enter old or new books in my library
into Book Collector, your program has a way to do it. I am so impressed.
When I complete this project, I shall surely purchase Music Collector for my A/V and sheet music collection.
Thank you for easy-to-use, intuitive software. Your online searchable manuals are excellent."
Warren Rubin (USA)
This software is amazing
"I was looking for some software that would help me to take my library and get it under control. A fellow Pastor told me that he used Book Collector on his PC and thought it amazing.
I purchased a copy on that recommendation and started to use it. I have to admit that at first it was confusing and a bit overwhelming and the instructions were not the best.
BUT, this product is fantastic. It does everything I wanted. It takes the ISBN number and looks up the book in the CLZ Book Database, it then downloads copy of the cover and all of the pertinent information as well as a summary of the book to your database.
You then input your library information
as well as your own notes, annotations, plots, characters, key words, etc. It also asks you for the information of your purchase date, price, where you bought it, etc.
I also allows you to choose categories (and add your own) so that future searches can be done quickly and easily.
It also has a lending tool. You can loan a book to someone and mark that book as "lent out" and it will track the date you loaned it, to whom, where it is and if you want, remind you to seek the return of it after a period of time. Now I won't wonder what I did with a book.
It also allows you to track in your own library where you have the book, in other words, at home, in the office, at school, etc. So, if you take it elsewhere you can mark that and when you look for the book you at least know where you last took it.
BUT THE BEST FEATURE is the scanner tool that you can download for your iPhone or iPod touch. The CLZ Buddy scanner turns your iPhone into a scanner that will pick up the ISBN bar code off your books and automatically fill it into the add feature of the software on your computer. It will allow you to add multiple ISBN's to the que before you search the database. Then you touch "search" and it finds all the info and displays it. You then touch "Add" and all the books are added to your software. It is amazingly simple.
Finally, if you want you can get the mobile app for your iPad or iPhone or iPod touch and download your library database from your computer (via WiFi) to your other device. So, if you are at a meeting and want to reference one of your books, just look it up. If someone asks if you have a book, check whether you do. Or if you are out at Barnes and Noble and see a book but can't remember (happens to all of us) if you already own it, just pull out your iPhone or iPad and check to see if you already own it. No more double purchases.
Well, enough said. This software is amazing. I don't know how I ever got along without it.
Enjoy! It is worth the price."
Dan Curnutt (USA)
"I did it almost twice now: I bought a book that I already have! So I have been searching for a program where I could scan the ISBN bar codes
of all my books and let those go into a database. Well, I found the perfect program: Book Collector from Collectorz.com.
I bought the small laser scanner with it and started scanning the first shelf.
This is so much fun. Although the program doesn't find all my books (some of my quilt books are really old and not in print anymore and some front covers are missing), it is still worthwhile to get it all organized.
There's still a lot to be scanned, but once that is done, I can take the database with me and prevent that I buy the same book twice :)"
Loes van der Heijden (Netherlands)
I am having a blast
"First, you should know I am a software engineer, having been in the business for nearly 30 years. I have coded more languages and environments than I care to remember! :-)
I must tell you that, when I saw the Web page advertising your Books collection database, I was enthusiastic. Here at last was what I needed to grapple with my 2,000 book library! I was not sure how well the software would work, but I took a chance and downloaded the premium version.
I cannot express adequately how literally overjoyed I am at using your software. It actually exceeds my professional expectations in every way. I found the tool intuitive to use, friendly, and IT WORKS!!!!! I am having a blast using it, and will unhesitatingly recommend it to all my friends.
Working, high-quality software is a rarity - as you must well know.
THANK YOU for deviating from the norm and producing such an exemplary product."
Jacques Caillault (USA)
An excellent product
"Before retiring I was involved in the development and distribution of several database applications internal to the company for which I worked. I want to congratulate the development team for producing this fine product.
I reviewed several other products online before purchasing this one and I am convinced I made the right choice. Ease of use and flexibility are two of its strongest points. The user can accept the default field values and definitions or customize for personal use.
As delivered, it is oriented toward a collection of fiction but it can be easily customized to include nonfiction or to configure for nonfiction only. The inclusion of the Library of Congress and Dewey decimal fields are particularly valuable in a nonfiction collection.
Data entry is easy
. The user can key in field values manually or key in only the ISBN number and have the program automatically search for the remaining fields including a picture of the book cover.
I have had only one question and got a prompt response by e-mail but the product is so intuitive that I solved my problem before getting an answer from customer support.
All in all an excellent product with a fair price."
Cass Moret (USA)
A pleasure to work with
"Since a couple of days I'm working with your Book-Collector Software. You have done a great work, to make this computer program.
Every day I take 25 books of my Collection and put them in the database
. I have a collection about 1,200 books about karate, martial arts, spirituality and Asian philosophy.
It is a really pleasure to work with it and it is so easy to do!
Thank you very much.
The Dokan Karate Foundation, The Netherlands"
Andre Brockbernd (Netherlands)
This was the one for me
"I found your site when I was surfing the web trying to find a good template or sample database to use to catalog my books
. Yours sounded so much better than anything I had found I had to download and try the trial version.
After only using it for about 30 minutes I knew this was the one for me and purchased the Pro version.
In only three days (about 2 1/2 hours each) I have already put about a third of my collection (250+) in. Have had only a handful not found in the automatic search and I found those by using author/title search.
I love the ease of use!
I was losing control of knowing what I had and purchasing duplicates but no more. I love the fact I can put them all in so I have control back and then go back and add more detail if I want as time permits.
Rest assured your software will be the first I recommend to anybody I know that is looking for something to handle a collection. "
Steve Wiese (USA)
Nothing but fun
"I have to tell you that I am absolutely THRILLED with my Book Collector!!
I have had nothing but fun scanning in my books
I went all around the house, picking up every book I found and scanning it. Then I went into the guest room where I have three floor to ceiling bookcases completely full of books. I've managed to get about seven shelves scanned so far and would have them all done if I had the time, but I'm just doing it
when I have the free time.
I just love my Book Collector and have told everyone I know about it, including a reading group on Yahoo. From the comments I've received, you'll probably be getting more orders for it.
Thanks so much for coming up with a program that is truly user friendly and organizes books quickly and efficiently but is so fun to use!!"
I'm hooked for life!
"I've never wanted to write to a company thanking them for their product before (although I've been known to write a complaint or two!), but I'm so impressed with BOOK COLLECTOR that I had to do it!
Before discovering this program, I'd been toying with the idea of creating an Access database for my 1,200+ library of books, but I couldn't keep it simple enough to actually get started. I wanted
cross-references, AND lots of categories and sub-categories, AND a method for keeping track of each book's location, AND a way to record my own synopses and notes, AND. . .well, I wanted it all.
The whole thing just seemed too much like work, so I gave up and did a google search for book inventories, and (gasp!) there you were!
I browsed through the many screenshots, read the FAQ's and testimonials, and I couldn't believe it!
It was as if you'd been reading my mind!
What impressed me even more was the fact that I used the support link to email a question about the program, and I got a super-fast response. I wasn't even a customer yet, but you took the time to answer me right away. That's an awfully good indication of the kind of support I'd enjoy once I actually purchased BOOK COLLECTOR.
So that's what I did, and now I'm hooked for life!
Not only is BOOK COLLECTOR exactly what I wanted (and then some), but it's fast, reliable, easy to use and (WOW!) stable. Ordinarily, I tend to lose interest in the repetitive process of entering information, but this program is actually fun to use!
In fact, I keep discovering more great features - like the ability to enter the websites for authors, publishers and so forth, and have an active, underlined hyperlink with each of their books. This is something I never would've thought to include in the database I was trying to plan! And that's
just the most RECENT feature I've gotten excited about!
I'm over a quarter of the way through entering my books in BOOK COLLECTOR now, and even though my collections of DVD's and music CD's aren't nearly as large as my library of books, you can count on the fact that I'll be buying MUSIC COLLECTOR and MOVIE COLLECTOR in the
Also, I have a large collection of stones and crystals, and while browsing your FAQ's, I got the idea to try out PHOTO COLLECTOR for keeping track of them. So, that another one of your apps I'll be needing! I simply cannot get over the versatility of these amazing programs! They're worth every penny!
So, please accept my heartfelt thanks, and forgive me for using this support link to send this to you. - I know I'm probably overlooking something obvious, but I couldn't find another email address to use, and I simply HAD to tell you how happy I am with BOOK COLLECTOR!
THANK YOU!!! "
Clz Books is superb!
"Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know how great the update
to Book Collector is.
Literally, one of my "to-do" tasks today was to email you and beg for an iPhone 3G app of Book Collector. To my utter astonishment, when I opened up the program today to add a few new
books, I found that there was an update. Not only that, but an iPhone app was also available!
Ahhhhhh ... get out of my head Collectorz.com!
The iPhone app is superb! I purchased it immediately, imported my database and browsed through it. 5-star app! I left a review for you
at the app store as well.
Just another reason I am beyond happy with my purchases Book
Collector software! Truly the best in the business!"
"Thanks for the GREAT products!
I have the trial on both the movie and book and LOVE them! I have tried BUNCHES of free database programs
for my collections
and although some were fairly good, NONE of them has the ease of use AND the LOADS of OPTIONS of changing fields and field names.
Some other programs ARE able to change fields, but NOT with as many choices as you have and some won't let you NOT use certain default fields.
Your programs are VERY user-friendly!
Again, thank you for such cool and easy to use programs."
528 books in my database
"I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the new changes in version 6.1.
My CueCat, which is very finicky, as I am sure you know, works much, much better with 6.1. Also my database loads so much quicker. It took me some time to get used to the new Add screen but I like it.
I have 528 books in my database. I guess that is small compared to a store but for a personal collection it is a lot. I use my program to refer to when I want to buy something, in order to make sure I haven't got it already.
I love the ability to change the fonts, too. Now it looks the way I want it to look."
"Book Collector is an amazing program.
It is so intuitive that my 7-year-old has taken on the task of scanning in our books for our new home library. She has successfully scanned in over a hundred books this weekend and could even manually search for older books with ISBNs successfully using your interface.
Granted, she is a very bright 7 year old, but your interface and database makes it possible for her to be our chief librarian.
It is absolutely amazing what you have done with this program!"
"I want to say how much I like Book Collector. My husband and I are both librarians
(I worked as a cataloger for over 20 years) and we're thrilled to finally get a handle on our personal collections
"I'm a pastor and have used Book Collector for years for my theological library
. I also get a number of magazines and rather than keep the whole magazine I clip articles and then forget that I even have them.
I've now solved the mess of boxes of uncategorized clippings by printing a simple sequential numeric label and assigned it to the printed article or web clipping. Then into a three ring binders for shelf storage go the sequentially numbered articles and I use Book Collector to categorize and locate the searched-for article(s) for me. Not as slick as populating the database via a book ISBN look-up, but still extremely efficient. Thanks. "
"I purchased Book Collector Pro and am very happy with the software. In fact I'm surprised that you don't charge more that you do for such a great product.
Having programmed in D-Base (as well as other programming languages) I can appreciate the effort that goes in to analyzing and perfecting a database such as this. I am now retired (71 yrs old) and glad not to be constantly thinking about that last tweak of the program I'm working on, and the deadline that's fast approaching."
And it's fun to use
"I really love this program! I've tried several software products and then tried creating my own database
, but nothing worked the way I wanted. This program does! And it's fun to use. "
Love your software
"I just love your software. It looks so simple, till you see the detail that's provided and the flexibility of the database
. Thanks, also for how quickly you respond to customer support questions :)"
Perfect for my needs
"I've owned Book Collector for about 6 months, and have finally entered my whole collection
into the database
(2,300+ books). I'm very happy with the software (it's nearly perfect for my needs), and I'm also very happy with the regular updates/upgrades and new features."
"Of all the book (library) bases
I have seen recently yours is the best - I have been in this game since the 1960's and in 1973/5 set up the first library
on a unix system which never had anything but an online catalogue - covered everything from ordering to loans - at 83 I cannot be bothered to write code for Windows or Microsoft ..."
I simply *HAD* to buy it
"I was simply Googling for a book database
and found your link. The main feature that hooked my into trying your product was the book cover scans. Very nice!
After I used the wizard to enter some of my collection, I was SOOO impressed at the ease of use that I simply *HAD* to buy it.
I'm a network engineer and I've never been as impressed with a program as I have with your product. I mean, I paid for it after about 1 hours use. Thanks so much!!"
"I have been using Book Collector for about a week and have found it to be the best that I have ever come across. I wish I had found this many years ago as it would have saved a lot of wasted time. In 20 minutes over the weekend I was able to add about 800 books into the database
Keep up the good work!!!!"
Collecting books for decades
"This program is da bomb. I've been collecting books
for decades. I have thousands of the things.
The big problem has not been the database - I can manage that. The big problem is typing in detail information about thousands of books. Too boring!! Too mind-numbing!! Thanks very much for this program.
It's clever and in a funny kind of way validates some of the promise of the Internet."
I'm happy as happy can be
"I've been waiting to find your software for 20 years. Could never master MS Access to create my own book collection recording database
. Now I've found your Book Collector, I'm happy as happy can be."