Book Collector for Windows - Features & Screenshots
Instantly download full book details and cover art.
- 1. Enter the book's author and title, and click Search Now.
- 2. Select your book from the Search Results.
- 3. Click Add Selected to add the book to your database.
- Scanning barcodes is the fastest way to catalog your books.
- No need to enter the titles of the books and no need to select your specific edition, the search results will automatically return the exact book edition that you own.
Need a barcode scanner?
Then check out our CLZ Barry scanner app, for iOS and Android.
- Scan barcodes using the built-in camera of your phone or tablet.
- Instantly transmit scanned barcodes to your desktop computer (Windows or Mac).
- Or: scan barcodes while offline, then send them all to your PC or Mac in one go.
CLZ Barry is available for Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) for US $7.99.
For more information : check out the CLZ Barry website.
- Enter the book LoC Classification from the Library of Congress (LoC) and click search now.
- No need to enter the titles of the books and no need to select your specific edition, the search results will automatically return the exact book edition that you own.
CLZ Barry barcode scanner app for iOS and Android.
- Google Books
- Library of Congres
- British Library
- and many other national libraries and university libraries
That is where the Find Cover Image tool comes in. It lets you find cover images anywhere on the internet (using a Google Images search) and add them to your database in just a few clicks.
- Let Book Collector scan your harddisk and add the found audio book and e-book files automatically. Automatically get meta-data from Kindle, MobiPocket and ePub.
- Support meta-data fields: Author, Title, ISBN, Publisher and Publication Date.
- Then use Update Books Automatically to download even more book information (like a cover image) from the Collectorz.com online database.
- Or, link the found audio books and e-books to existing entries in your book database.
- Use the Open button in the Details View, or Open button on the toolbar, to open the audio book or e-book file.
Cover Flow View:
Flip between your Collection and your Wish List with the tabs at the bottom left.
- Use the Quick Search box on the toolbar to search in all fields of your entire database.
- Or use the Filter screen to build and save advanced filters, using brackets, AND, OR, NOT, equal, not equal, greater than, less than, "contains" and wildcards (PRO edition only).
Several layout Templates and color Styles are available. Here's some examples: The Vee Eight template:
Android and iOS (compatible with iPad, iPhone and iPod touch)
Share your book list with friends and family. [ More information and screenshots here » ]
Export all data to XML format or use the fully configurable CSV export.
- A lock file system automatically prevents concurrent editing
- When one user is already using a database in Writable mode, subsequent users will automatically open the database in Read-Only mode
- In Read-Only all editing features are hidden and disabled, allowing viewing and searching only
- Create Read-Only workstations by running a forced Read-Only installation (start the installer with the /readonly command line parameter)
The Main tab
The Details tab
The Personal tab
The Credits & Characters tab
The Contents tab
The Plot & Notes tab
The Covers tab
The Links tab
Alternatively, use the Next / Previous buttons in the Edit Book screen to quickly make similar changes to many books, one by one.
- Track which books you loaned and to whom.
- Track Loan Date, Due Date and actual Return Date
- Add extra notes for each loan
- View all Loaned items, all Overdue items or entire loan history
- Use a barcode scanner to loan and return books.
- Batch scanning support (e.g. with the OPN-2001, Flic or CLZ Barry).
- Automatic overdue notifications when starting Book Collector.
Sort Titles are generated automatically too, making sure that titles like "The Bourne Ultimatum" are sorted correctly.
Of course, both are completely user configurable in Tools / Options.
Auto Capitalization settings
Automatic Sort Title settings
Assign your custom images to items for use in the tree and list panels, and the Details View.
Use the User Defined fields to set up extra data fields for your own needs.
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Download your free trial edition. Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Available for Windows and Mac OS X.
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Working great"My Book package is working great at this point. Thanks for your help.
Also, the Scanner/CAT/Mouse USB device works great with the package.
I also have CLZBuddy on my phone and it works great too.
Thanks again!! "
May 17, 2013
Changed my life"First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the book collector pro program I bought, it has changed my life and made it so much easier (kind of thinking now that I should have bought the scanner though)."
May 12, 2013
Book Collector 9"Love the new version of Book Collector 9 on Mac OS X!!!
May 11, 2013
One great data base/software"This is one great data base/software.
I have scanned and categorized 230 + books in a very short time. The next phase - adding books with no bar codes will take longer, but I am confident that it will go well.
The very old books I will leave for the third and final inventory.
What a lot of thoughtful work you have put into this program. Thank you! :)"
March 07, 2013
An amazing product"I bought (after downloading the Trial) Book Collector in December and am loving it soooo much ~ thank you :-) ... Now my Hubby said I think it's time to buy the Movie Collector ... so we're just testing it and we're so impressed ~ it's wonderful to see it's exactly the same (I know it sounds obvious but not every companies seems to get that !!) ... fairly certain we will be buying the Pro edition within a few weeks ! ~
Thank you so much for such an amazing product .. I know this won't be for everyone as lots of people like to see their collection but we're trying to 'downsize' before moving and we don't want to get rid of anything ~ your collector software will allow us to put the hundreds of DVDs in small(ish) storage cases and have all the 'covers' and info to hand on our laptop ~ Brilliant :-)"
February 24, 2013
A real improvement on many levels"I am also taking the opportunity to congratulate you all for the great product that Book Collector is. The new version is a real improvement on many levels.
I love the easy and comprehensive way I can manage my rapidly growing library of over 2,200 books. Without it I wonder how I could manage to have any control.
Keep up the good work."
February 11, 2013
Very impressed"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."
January 31, 2013
Tickeled Pink"I bought my wife Book Collector Pro, since she was becoming 'very' interested in the eBooks. From the beginning, she had no way of keeping track the hundreds of e-books she had collected. The problem only got worse as her collection increased in size.
So, being the shiny knight in armor, I introduced her to Book Collector.
I have to say, for the relatively low cost of Book Collector Pro, I have scored a 'lot' of points with my wife. As you probably already figured out, I'm scoring 'more' points every time she uses Book Collector Pro.;)"
January 28, 2013
No longer buy duplicate books"Thanks very much for your very quick response.
Everything is now working well, you will be happy to know :-). And, as promised I have started to do some reading!
Once again, thank you very much for your quick response "
January 26, 2013
So well catalogued"With bushfires threatening our house yet again, it is wonderful to know that our collection of books is so well catalogued if anything happens.
Of course all the signed ones will be grabbed to put in the car for the getaway if the fire gets closer, but replacing the rest will be easier knowing what we had in the first place. "
January 25, 2013
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. "
January 21, 2013
Saved me from buying doubles"I absolutely LOVE my book collectorz program and have been using it for the last two years.
I bought the app for iphone quite a while ago as well and it has saved me from buying so many doubles (as I had done frequently in the past)."
December 30, 2012
Magic DataBases"By the Bye - as you may note, I have 3 of your excellent Data Bases - Music, Movies and also Books. The former 2 are now complete and am now happily adding the many hundreds books on my very numerous shelves.
I congratulate you on truly magnificent and indeed magic DataBases. They are the very best I have ever used - and there have been quite a number - but never as great as yours. Using them has been a complete continuous pleasure, quite addictive, and the results are superb and more than personally satisfying.
I have spread the news of Collectorz to all who will listen. My sincerest thanks for the magic Data Bases and your continuous support."
December 29, 2012
Just want to say THANK YOU"I recently discovered MovieCollector while trying to help a friend with his (obviously) movie collection...he has a few thousand DVD and Blu-Ray, and is basically our neighborhood sharing point for any films. But he was having troubles figuring out who had what film, and what he even had (especially with sequels etc) so basically, I went looking for a solution, and found your wonderful software!
5 minutes testing it.....and he bought the pro version with a laser scanner!
A couple weeks later, I was looking at my book collection (rough guess, between my wife and I at least 10k) and realized....I know a company that makes a book collection software.......
10 minutes later...........bought it.
So basically, thank you for making some really great software that has made 2 new customers very happy....and these 2 will definitely recommend your products to others!"
December 11, 2012
Easy to use"I am very happy with the programme. Is very easy to use and complete.
Good work. My congratulations!!!"
December 06, 2012
Easy to use"i am very happy with the programme. Is very easy to use and complete.
Good work. My congratulations!!! "
December 06, 2012
Over 10,000 books"Just LOVE your programs and have been using Book Collectorz for years. We now have over 10,000 books in our collections - mostly school yearbooks."
November 27, 2012
Great tool"Although I haven't yet had time to fully explore all of the features of the software, I have been greatly impressed with the features that I am already using, and overall I find the software very user-friendly and a great tool for managing a personal library.
It's the sort of thing I dreamed of having 20 years ago when I first started building my collection, and I have recommended it to several friends with large collections like my own.
The fact that you have people available to offer such excellent customer support makes me all the more impressed with your company"
November 27, 2012
Can't. Stop."Already had Comic Collector Pro and Barry for iPhone. Got Book Collector Pro and Music Collector Pro on sale this weekend. Big mistake...
BECAUSE SCANNING THINGS IS SO DAMN ADDICTIVE.
Can't. Stop. Scanning things."
November 26, 2012
All together"I LOVE my book collector. I can take my list with me every where I go.
I buy 20 to 30 books a month. My local library sales them for $.25 cents each. I was always calling home to see if I had it. And I buy kindle books online.
This keeps them all together."
November 03, 2012
Great software"I now have 2,162 of my wife's mystery books cataloged on Book Collectorz.
November 01, 2012
Thanks so much"Thanks so much, I followed your excellent directions & have now printed the whole catalogue!!! It is wonderful, so thanks to you, I am one happy woman!"
October 30, 2012
WOW WOW WOW"Wow, I have just downloaded the free book collector. My first impression after trying it for a couple of books is WOW WOW WOW. What a great product.
It is well-done and very easy to handle. Thanks a lot for doing it."
October 23, 2012
The very best!"There is no better program out there anywhere that can organize my thousands of books better than Collectorz Books...
Hands down, the very best!"
September 22, 2012
Saving a lot of time"Thank you for creating Collectorz books. Saving a lot of time :)"
September 22, 2012
Better organized"My husband and I love your Collectorz series - we have 888 books, over 550 CDs (still doing this inventory), and hundreds of movies (haven't started this inventory, yet).
Would you please build a Home Stuff Inventory so that we can enter the rest of our possessions? There are a few other home inventory systems out there, but we love how your systems are designed and organized better!"
September 12, 2012
Read them"Just started with book collectorz today and have the intent to do my professional books (I am an educator) I did find some I don't know if I even read them."
September 08, 2012
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 in 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. "
September 07, 2012
Love Book Collector so much"Hi Collectorz!
I would like to share The Yellow Library which is my home library that my husband and I designed (DIY). :)
I want to inspire booklovers everywhere to dedicate a special room for their books!
My book blog is named after it :). I love Book Collector so much that ive been recommending it to all my booklover friends and blogged about it"
September 07, 2012
Working beautifully...."You may get tired of hearing it, but you guys are definitely the most efficient outfit on the internet! Thank you for making my upgrade and transfer to a new laptop with a new OS seamless, painless and even fun! All installed and working beautifully."
August 17, 2012
Wonderful program"And thanks to all of you for this wonderful program to keep track of my books!!
I love! Couldn't do without it."
August 10, 2012
Very easy to use"Busy catalogueing inherited library of over 1,000 books. Reached 711. Love your program. Very easy to use. Thanks for a great program."
July 11, 2012
Saved me time and money"Once again, the book collectorz mobile app has saved me time and money.
Me+ bargain book shelves at the book store + "wow can't believe I missed this book"= check to see if I have it in my library."
July 07, 2012
Positive experience"Thank's very much for your helpful, thorough, and well-thought-out reply to my question.
I appreciate that you gave me several different options, with links to further information.
I particularly appreciate that you thought of checking online for applications that provide password protection, something that somehow hadn't occurred to me. That particular link helped me to identify a simple program that will password-protect the copy of Book Collector that I'll be placing on my friend's computer.
The positive experience that I'm having with Book Collector and with collectorz.com will probably soon lead to my buying additional software for DVDs and/or CDs.
Thanks again for your efforts and expertise. "
July 06, 2012
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."
June 20, 2012
Wonderful programme"Being a librarian, I have been asked to start and am using you wonderful programme. Persuaded them to buy your programme and it works well! "
June 20, 2012
Making it a lot easier!"i've just starting using Collectorz for a substantial collection of books - thanks for making it a lot easier!"
June 14, 2012
You all totally rock!"Wowzers! I ordered my scanner and software on Friday. I made an error, wrote to customer service and they got it all straightened out for me. I got the package yesterday and even with my error they had already corrected the contents before my package arrived.
So today I plugged in the scanner, loaded the software and started scanning. I expected it to be hard. I expected to struggle with it... and it ran perfectly. I can honestly say I have never opened something up and started using it right away with the ease that I have with this software and hardware!
You all totally rock! I will definitely tell my friends about you!"
June 12, 2012
Love the program"I love the program. It's just a matter of time I log all my books into it."
June 07, 2012
I love this product"I recently purchased the Book Collecter. I haven't gotten anywhere near done cataloging everything, but it's already been a great help. Found out that 1 bookshelf stacked normally as oppossed to packed, holds 150 books (as we have another 5 shelves stuffed to the gills in one room alone, this is important)
I've also found that the CueCat can be finicky and sometimes barcodes don't match the book.
Also neat, Book Collecter does MANGA! Overall, I love this product and can happily say I'll probably by more in the future."
June 03, 2012
1,285 books listed"I have 1,285 books listed in my book library. The only way I can keep from buying books I have already read is taking my Ipod, which has the App, with me to the store and the local public library.
In fact I bought the Ipod because Collectorz had an App for it."
May 31, 2012
I love it"I've been a faithful customer with Book Collectorz for years and recommend your product every chance I get!
I love it!"
May 30, 2012
Love it"Love It Love It, I wish it had been around when I had first started my book collection."
May 30, 2012
Love the book collector"Love the book collector. Am enjoying it for the second year."
May 30, 2012
Good value data bases"I "Stumbled" onto Collectorz many years ago after much frustration in searching for good value data bases for Books, Music & Movies.
I haven't looked back and the developments over the years have been staggering!"
May 30, 2012
Love you guys"Love my collectorz programs. My daughterinlaw was complaining about knowing which books the oldest granddaughter has and my hubby who doesn't use but knows I have all but Comic says. "WE" have this great program and begins to explain how I scan things in and then says tell her the rest honey.
Wouldn't know what to do without it. Love you guys. Thanks for the programs."
May 08, 2012
Thank you!"After trying several ways and programs on cataloging my extensive book collection, I am really pleased with Collectorz.com. Thank you...thank you...thank you!"
May 06, 2012
Great software!"Great software! Keeping track on your loaned books makes it very cost-effective.
No problem with recognition of dutch titles an ISBN numbers."
April 09, 2012
It will have paid for itself"If this program keeps me from buying even ONE duplicate book (and I know it will)
it will have paid for itself! I've bought 3 books recently that turned out to be duplicates of
current holdings---they keep changing the covers and it messes me up!! ;-)"
March 05, 2012
The best"I like the hard work you guys put in to build the best book collector's organizing set of tools that will enable me to do just that with all my books. I purchased all the tools but have yet to get it entirely functional because I have too many other things going on right now too. But with a little more time I will be set up.
I am anxious to discover just how large my personal collection is (my guess is about 2,000 books), to have it organized, an to enjoy the full functionality of it all. I will be happy to share before and after photos of my current mess versus my organized structure that is one of my primary projects now, including a new custom build home library with floor to ceiling bookcases in my office.
Thanks to all you folks in Amsterdam, Steve from Oklahoma City"
February 29, 2012
Great product"I absolutely love the app and the program. I love the price even more.
I have always dreamed about creating a list of my extensive book collection (5,000 +), by inputting the ISBNs. However, all the products out there are ridiculously expensive or are not really Mac OSX compatible.
I love the fact that I can use my iPhone as the scanner and keep a list of my library in an accessible format. This is something I've been waiting since I started graduate school.
Congratulations on a great product."
January 23, 2012
900 Titles"I have just completed the recording of my books - 900 titles with help of your software.
Thanks for a good software."
January 17, 2012
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."
December 24, 2011
Working perfectly"Using CLZ Barry and Book Collector to catalog my collection of game books.
It's working perfectly. Thanks!"
December 23, 2011
Excellent job"Love this software. I have a library with several hundred books and was able to add a hundred in just a few minutes. There were a few were the ISBN and book did not match but over it did an excellent job."
December 10, 2011
Info literally flies to my Mac"Bought Barry for Book Collectorz.
I have to say that with my Samsung Galaxy Note (Android Gingerbread) book info literally flies to my Mac. It scans and reads book information so fast (and puts it on my Mac) that I hardly have time to put them all in!
Really well spent money."
December 06, 2011
Collectorz.com to the rescue"How to catalogue your library ....
You may think that I joke about my tea library, collectable books and shelf-improvement library - I kid you not - and I cannot bear to part with a book.
So! Collectorz.com to the rescue. It's terrific and they offer a scanner and app."
December 01, 2011
Hats off to Collectorz!!!"I don't usually take the time to leave testimonials. But i had a really frustrating situation with a large retailer today and it occured to me that in that day and age, we should be grateful for the little guys - the entrepreneurs that have the passion and pride to make a really great product.
So, hats off to Collectorz!!!
Your book collectorz software combined with the CLZ Barry app has far exceeded my expectations and has saved me many many hours of valuable time. It is a pleasure to use your product!"
November 26, 2011
Having fun"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 :)"
September 25, 2011
Great tools"Spent most of the day working on building and filling bookcases with books for our "library" - enjoy using the software by Collectorz.com - great tools to catalog books and movies!"
August 21, 2011
I seriously love this"I am a recently disabled Army Medic. I have some cognitive problems involving memory among other things. The VA informed me that I should look for software to increase my organization and to combat the memory loss.
I discovered a trial of your program yesterday. Awesome!
I hope this tool will help me organize my books as well as I think it will. It's easy to navigate (important for me!), it's a good memory support tool (no more lists of where I put stuff) and it had a trial (kick the tires).
I seriously love this and am going to recommend it to me Doc at the VA mental health clinic. It really is great.
Thanks for building it!"
August 20, 2011
LOVE this program!"LOVE this program!
A homeschoolers dream, thanks!"
August 08, 2011
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."
July 17, 2011
Anxious to scan the books"I just downloaded the book inventory system and the scanner. I got one of my books and scanned it! Up comes the book cover picture, a description, ISBN number. WOW!
The kids are going to help me scan books intomorrow on the last day of school! WOW! This is so reasonable in price and will be so much fun. I think the kids can even scan books for check out (I have to keep reading my instructions, LOL!).
THANK YOU! I now have a way to organize my classroom books (close to 3,000 maybe?). My students are helping me clean my room and are anxious to help scan the books in! I posted on teachers.net about your product so others can have this system!"
May 24, 2011
A time saver"Thank you for putting together an inventory program for my book collection. It has been a blessing to use.
It eliminates writing/typing down every deatail of each every book it is definately a time saver. "
April 16, 2011
It is *perfect*"Hello, my dear Collectorz friends!
I just wanted to say 'thank you' for the latest enhancement to Book Collector - I am absolutely delighted with your update to the Pseudonym function. :-) It is *perfect*.
Thank you, as always, for your wonderful software and cheerful support!"
April 15, 2011
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."
March 31, 2011
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"
February 15, 2011
Presto!"This is simply me saying thank you for producing exactly what I want to allow me catalogue my simple book collection. The software is intuitive to use and gives me all the features I need - and a ton of features I won't use but I'm sure somebody would.
I have only been using it for a couple of weeks and my main PC died so I installed the programme on my laptop. At first it wouldn't run but then I found your FAQ page and the explanation of the bkclck file and hey presto it works.
How very civilised that you appreciate that people genuinely do want and need to use your software on different machines with no malicious reasons.
Keep up the good work - Merry Christmas."
December 25, 2010
Wonderful Software" First let me say that I have over 2,000 books and almost 1,000 DVD's and as you can imagine it is extremely hard to keep track of everything. I was constantly buying seconds and even thirds of books and movies. I had tried my best to keep track of them by writing everything down, but inadvertently would miss some or not have the list with me when I purchased new items. Very frustrating and expensive.
I heard about your product for books on television and decided it would be worth a try to at least organize and store the information on my computer, so I purchased the Book Collector software and a CueCat scanner. I got to work and after four days had my complete library of books organized and on my computer.
I was truly surprized by how many extra copies I had (all that money wasted that could have been spent on books I didn't have). I was so impressed that I purchased the Movie Collector and in two days had all of my DVD's organized and on my computer.
I love the fact that on both programs there is the loan section so that when my family borrows movies or books I know who has them and can get them back. (And now they know its on my computer so they know I'm keeping up with it hahahaha).
I recently got the Book Collector update and can I tell you I LOVE IT. It was Wonderful!!!!! I was able to get book covers that had not been available before without having to scan the covers myself. Also I have about 300 E-Books that I wasn't able to show covers for that now I can. GREAT.
I also love the fact that I can link my E-Books to my Book Collector so that I can read them from the site if I choose. This was really helpful when my Nook crashed about a month ago and I was out of town working.
I also love the fact that it is easier to pull up individual authors and see their books even the anthologies where they might be second, third, or sixth author. Thank You So Much....
I just purchased the iPhone App for book collector and exported my books to my iPhone and it is a great tool. Already I have had friends asking me about books I have and I don't have to say that I'll check when I get home.
Again Thanks For The Wonderful Software, I can't wait to see what comes next."
December 22, 2010
I can quit buying multiple copies"Wow, great history summary and thanks for all the hours and persistence!
We who utilize your program are so very grateful. At this point I have over 1,200 books on metaphysics and spirituality.
Thanks to you they are conveniently on my iTouch so I can quit buying multiple copies. Once I even bought 3 of one book so I knew it was time to READ THAT BOOK!
Anyway, I'm grateful and wish you to pass that gratitude on to all the worker bees at your company. This gal really likes, uses and recommends your program.
Blessings to you all."
December 02, 2010
Well worth the money"We have been using this program for about 6 years now. I just need to upgrade mine to the newer version. But…I can’t say enough good about it.
We actually broke down and for Christmas bought the “Books” scanner. Oh my goodness!!! I have the older version but it was awesome just picking up the book and scanning the barcode. LOL! I would then attach the scanner to my computer and download. I did only work on 2 shelves at a time in case we missed something it was easier to go back to the shelf and narrow it to the book.
We also have the movie collectorz and I have the photo program. Between the books my husband and both brought into our marriage and then starting homeschooling? I hear you…we have ummm…close to 6,000 books. We are actually working on turning the kids toy room into a library and using it as such for our little homeschool group.This has been great for tracking all of my homeschool curriculum!
I didn’t realize we had as many movies as we did until we started scanning. We still had walls of VHS when got the Collectorz program….We ended up 2000 videos/dvds. We have since gotten rid of alot of those…=)
This program is great. I have no connection to the company accept as a purchaser and someone who has used it and swears by it! I am a photographer on the side and love the photo program.
Yes…when a friend wants to “Borrow” a book…you can log it in. I sent a friend of mine (as a joke) a reminder that her books were coming due…LOL. I don’t worry about loaning a book out anymore and forgetting who I loaned it too. My friends all understand and agree…so they sign the card.
Anyway…I love it and it is well worth the money."
November 08, 2010
Fast and easy"I just finished cataloging about 50 books. It was fast and easy with the scanner.
I still have two big boxes of books to catalog but with the scanner working it won't take long."
September 25, 2010
Soooo convenient!!"On a happy note, I now have four of your products, Book Collector (PC and iPhone) and Movie Collector (PC and iPhone), and I love them all, soooo convenient!!
I was at the bookstore with my grandmother and she wasn't sure if we had a certain book already, I whipped out my iPhone and answered her question, even the staff were impressed!!"
September 15, 2010
My book-life hassle free!!"By the way, I do want to say that in the very short time I have had it, I am absolutely LOVING(!!!) the program! I think it is the most fantastic piece of cataloging software on the market!
It is incredibly easy to use, versatile, intuitive, & adaptable to the user.
I have already entered in half my collection (over 1K books), have spent oodles of time [easily] configuring the program to my needs, and can't wait to get the rest of my books into it and tinker with it some more!!
Thanks again for making my book-life hassle free!!
Happily, one satisified book & catalog geek!"
September 08, 2010
A Kiss to the Designer"Just upgraded. LOVE it.
The ability to rate the books without going into edit mode.... a kiss to the designer who thought of that.
Also love the book cover finder....no more hours searching manually! 27 book covers found in 20 minutes. The designer of the book cover search gets a kiss from me as well.
Best upgrade I have ever purchased. You guys have really delivered. THANKS!!"
September 08, 2010
Collectorz rocks!"I have only had the software for a couple of weeks, but am up to 1315 books, with two bookcases of 6 shelves each still to go. Not counting a handful in storage. Most are hardcover non-fiction - history, science, philosophy, photography.
While scanning I discovered a bunch of books I haven't read (very excited about that - new books and no cash output!) and maybe a dozen of duplicates. I love that this is in my iphone so I can buy new books without worrying about duplicate buying (nast trick of publishers to change the covers and suck me into a purchase ~LL). My friends who often get my dups are a bit unhappy that I have found a way to avoid that problem, but I am excited about the sense of order.
Now I have to sort/organize all my books so I can actually find something. I have a bunch of vacation days to take so I may dedicate a couple of days to that project.
Thank you Collectorz for such a great product! I also have the Movie Collector (thanks to the special prices you offered recently!) and also found dups! But I feel better about buying a movie without fear of wasting money on a duplicate purchase. I am spreading the news about your products to everyone who will listen.
August 20, 2010
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. "
August 13, 2010
I'm Happy I Did"My boyfriend got me the Collectorz Books as a birthday gift. I wanted to let you know that I love this software.
I'm a huge reader and I had been looking for something to categorize and keep up with my collection and I stumbled across this one day and I'm happy I did. I did get the app also!
I have an iPhone so this was the best thing to take with me when I'm out shopping for books.
I told one of my colleagues at work about this collection because he has a ton of movies and he purchased the Collectorz Movies and he loves it.
Thank you all for creating such wonderful software that I've been looking for!"
June 29, 2010
Thanks for the software!"Got the program about 2 months ago, but just now sitting down to catalog all my books.
The last count in approximately 2003 was at over 250, and after working for 2 years at Books-A-Million, I can only imagine it has nearly doubled.
Thanks for the software!"
May 29, 2010
Can Do So Much"I really love this program for my class library. I teach 4th grade (9 & 10 year olds). The price is great (especially the deals) and affordable on a teacher's salary.
It is easy to use and can do so much. It's easy to customize.
...I've told all our teachers about it! I also got the Movie Collector for my mom for Christmas (again thanks for having the special deals).
Thank you for all the hard work you do to keep the quality up. "
May 28, 2010
1,100 books"I have been using the book program for over a year. I have logged over 1,100 books.
It has helped me keep track of books lent out to friends and has prevented duplicate purchases."
April 29, 2010
So Amazing"I do not have any question or problem because your software is so amazing and easy to install and use.
I've been delighted with it and how easy it is to export my collect to my iPhone. I've added owners and locations so I can always tell where the books are or where they need to be returned.
I could not be happier with my purchase! Thanks for developing such a terrific product."
April 25, 2010
900 Books Logged So Far"I looooove Book Collectorz and Movie Collectorz - I have over 900 books logged so far - more to go; and over 300 movies - a small collection but still great to have them catalogued.
Thanks for everything."
April 22, 2010
No More Buying Duplicates"If you haven't heard of this software it's great. I have my entire library of 1,000 plus books and all our DVDs cataloged. It uploads to my iPhone, so no more buying duplicate books or DVDs.
Not to mention, that I now have a record of everything in case of a house fire. The best part is you just scan the bar code and it pulls in all the information from the internet."
April 02, 2010