"I just wanted to drop a note to the
fine folks on the team that have made Book Collector. I am a
mathematician, both at work and at play, and have a fairly large print
and e-book library (> 1300 titles). This library continues to grow.
Unfortunately, in spite of a well laid out process, I continually
found myself either 1) not being able to find a title or 2) purchasing
a duplicate unknowingly.
Then I found Book Collector. The more I use it, the more I realize how
dependent I am on using it. I can't imagine not having it. I just did
a weekend book run to Seattle (we live in Portland, OR) where I hit 4
stores that sell used titles. It was so refreshing to have your app
with me to ensure that I don't already have a book.
In addition, the fact that I can link to and launch all of my e-books
from within the app is so helpful.
All in all....I'm just thrilled to have your application, and thought
I should say so.
Sitting here, I haven't thought about it too much, but I also have
lots of research papers in PDF. Unfortunately, they aren't ISBNed and
I suspect not in your online DBs. I guess I ought to break down and
just hand enter the items. This would be an even greater boon to what
is already such an integral part of my workflow now.
Please distribute my million thanks evenly among your whole team :-)"
Dave Novick (USA)
"Thank you for creating the library software - very friendly and
Joy Pang (Singapore)
Served us so well
"We use this for a small community library. The program has served us so well for over 4 years. Our community loves it and it makes it so easy for us to keep track of the books that are borrowed and returned."
Roxane Bethour (USA)
"I want to take this opportunity to thank you wholeheartedly for your most timely and helpful reply to my dilemma regarding splitting my library into 3 sections. I can't tell you how much I value your excellent service and going above and beyond 'The call of duty'."
Thomas Bennett (USA)
Completed my library
"So happy to have "completed" my library after many many months of work! Count: 3655!!! Now I can FIND things, and all my books are so much better organized. I'm just cleaning up now, trying to complete records and add editors and translators to the proper field, if I can figure that out! Just now playing with how to sort the columns so I can have a printed copy of the essentials by location. Thank you for helping me with what felt like an overwhelming project!"
Ann Hearn Tobolowsky (USA)
A dream come true
"Sending greetings and gratitude to you from the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Your creation is a dream come true for me! I have thousands of books to get cataloged and organized. I have been
wanting to do this for years and you have made it so simple for me.
Thanks again for this incredible product! I hope this turns out to be as great as I think it is so I can create my dream library."
Karen Lipscomb (USA)
I love Barry!!
"I use Book Collector for a small private school library
. I recently used Barry
for the first time to enter a box of new books we got from a book fair. Oh my goodness, it was WONDERFUL - so easy and quick!!
I love Barry!!"
Martha Gaal (USA)
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."
Patrick Gossweiler (USA)
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 (United Arab Emirates)
"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"
Kelly M. Fiske (USA)
"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."
Lisa Cox Williams (USA)
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)
Love Book Collector so much
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"
Aimee Lorraine Keh-Lee (USA)
Very easy to use
inherited library of over 1,000 books. Reached 711. Love your program. Very easy to use. Thanks for a great program."
Andre Bouwer (USA)
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
Veronica Andree (USA)
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)
"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! "
Sonia Worthington-Smith (USA)
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."
Richard Feese (USA)
"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"
Steve Copeland (USA)
"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."
Marcel Ponton (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)
"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."
Micheal R. Dickerson (USA)
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."
Jennifer Petersen (USA)
"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
LauraLee Dooley (USA)
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!"
Ethan E. Harris (USA)
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)
" 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."
Alanda Lemings (USA)
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."
Ginger Mack Porter (USA)