Book Collection Software - catalog your home book collection by ISBN
Or... use them both, as perfect companions!
Both CLZ Books and Book Connect can be used on their own, as a stand-alone solution. But these tools really come to live when used together, as they are great companions.
While away from your computer use CLZ Books on your phone, then use Book Connect at home, to work on your database on a big screen, with a real keyboard.
Of course, you can sync your database between them through our CLZ Cloud solution.
Also still available: Book Collector for Windows
Book Collector is our legacy desktop software. Old-skool software that you install on your own computer, with your data stored locally.
Using Book Collector is only recommended for advanced Windows users, who know how to install/update software, manage folder and file permissions, configure firewall/security software, make their own backups, etc...
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Reviews from customers
Populating the app was very simple by scanning ISBN barcodes, and even when a barcode wasn't available, a manual entry was very easy to do. I did do some editing of records to ensure consistency across our database, but this too was very easy. I also edited a number of cover images by adding my own - again very simple a straightforward!
I highly recommend this app. Not only is it comprehensive yet simple, it comes with a first class support team. On occasions when I have had questions, I have dealt with three different support analysts, and each has been highly responsive, knowledgeable and friendly. You can't go wrong with this app!
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!
Support answers quickly and politely even to questions that can be found in the manual.