Book Collection Software - catalog your home book collection by ISBN
Buy them together and get a discount
Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:
- Synchronize your book database between the desktop software, mobile apps and the Connect web-app.
- View your list online and share it with friends and family.
- Always have an online backup of your book database.
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The interface is good, easy to use, and I’ve added a lot of records very quickly, at the shelf with my iPhone. They often need editing (different editions, covers etc), but this is done easily and effectively. Synchronisation is excellent, and indeed you can access your database through the web interface, and there are Windows/Mac versions (at a price). I haven’t fully explored the additional data fields available, but they seem good. And as well as seeing a number of reviews which mention the excellent customer service, I’ve experienced it myself, with very full engagement from the developer with the issues I’ve raised - none of which have been major.
Nothing is perfect, and there are things that could be improved. You can’t do multiple item edits on the iOS version (you can on the desktop versions), eg to overwrite all “genre” entries across a number of records. There are some slightly awkward user interface issues in inputting records (issues the developer has agreed to consider). But I have confidence that the app will improve - it’s regularly updated - and it’s building on a very solid basis. So overall - I’m very happy. And I don’t say that about many software products!
Reviews from customers
Support answers quickly and politely even to questions that can be found in the manual.
It also let me personalize if I wanted to! In fact I just put where the book was located in my home on what shelf. No labels had to be added! I love this App! Also I can share between my phone and iPad!
It is wonderful to have a portable listing of my book collection. I commend you and your team for development of excellent products.
Since I have it on my phone as well as my iPads, I can use it in the bookstore, too. No more buying an older title only to find out I had purchased it years before. Support is excellent as well. I have the CLZ Movies app, too. I love them both!
The app does take some learning and I'm still not up to speed with it. But without it I'd still be scanning slip covers and typing into the wee hours of every day to get everything entered to the extent this app provides.
I can genuinely say this is one of the best thought out database systems I have come across in quite a long time, and the all-important user interface is really well designed indeed. It is truly a joy to use & does everything I need. The automatic data-entry mechanisms & scope for maintaining pick lists etc are exactly what is required to facilitate the arduous task of data-entry, and the facilities for listing, displaying images, sorting, and printing are superb and very intuitive.
I found that the competitor products quite often failed on automatic lookups via ISBN (particularly those systems designed in the USA), whereas Book Collector has very rarely done so up to now- I'm amazed at how often it finds details for books I have which are 50 years old or more & don't show an ISBN (or even an SBN!).
So congratulations on a really brilliant piece of software - I would recommend it to anyone needing to catalogue their book collection.