March 16, 2020
CLZ Big Help
I’m able to access my book collection of almost 6000 volumes regardless of where I happen to be. Thanks to CLZ, there are many times that I’ve avoided buying a duplicate of a book I already have in my collection.
January 21, 2020
Thank you CLZ!
I am amending my review to reflect the wonderful customer service I have received, as well as the functionality of the app. Of all the apps I tried to catalog my antique book collection, CLZ Books is my favorite. I like all the various data you can input, including reading date and price. My collection is from well before ISBN numbers (being published prior to 1900), so ease of manually inputting all of the data I want is important to me. I did try out scanning on one current book and it worked very well, but I haven't explored that side extensively. Edited to add, I just added a sci-fi/fantasy collection and used the ISBN scanner and was wowed by the plot summaries that came up! It's so fun!
December 19, 2019
I bought CLZ after 15 years of using and maintaining my own custom built database. I couldn’t be happier. Perfect for cataloguing your book collection ! Has custom fields and tons of standard fields. Quickly add books to your collection by scanning bar code or entering titles/authors. Beautifully syncs with browser based and desktop app. Can’t beat it.
October 26, 2019
Great app to easily organize all your book collection. All my books are available go me on a quick and easy app.
October 19, 2019
I purchased my CLZ Book Collector mid-2005 to inventory my late husbands book collection which is now over 4000 and counting. First, I have to compliment the CLZ support team for their immediate and helpful response over these years to any inquiries, technical or otherwise. I recently purchased the CLZ Book app. I look forward to utilizing as going through my collection on the app I can maneuver easily, access any title, author, and readily add to the collection. The app provides convenience and flexibility away from the laptop. Props to the CLZ team who continually work to improve their product for the benefit of their customers. Cheers! Camilla
September 09, 2019
Nothing’s perfect, but some things are close
I tried three other apps before I settled on this one for cataloguing my fairly extensive book collection (around 3k volumes). The deciding factors were: ease of use, particularly in finding relevant catalogue records from ISBN with or without barcode; use on both iPhone and iPad (synchronised, obviously); some potential for additional bespoke data items I might want to add; and good customer service from the developers. This is the app that ticked all those boxes.
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!
July 23, 2019
Brilliant app for categorizing your book collection. Recognizes most books via ISBN barcode, even non-english books. Author and title search often find similar books if your barcode is not the same. Full manual entry also works.
Support answers quickly and politely even to questions that can be found in the manual.
June 16, 2019
Thank you CLZ!
I am amending my review to reflect the wonderful customer service I have received, as well as the functionality of the app. Of all the apps I tried to catalog my antique book collection, CLZ Books is my favorite. I like all the various data you can input, including reading date and price. My collection is from well before ISBN numbers (being published prior to 1900), so ease of manually inputting all of the data I want is important to me. I did try out scanning on one current book and it worked very well, but I haven't explored that side extensively. I am excited to unpack the rest of my collection and get them entered into CLZ Books!
June 13, 2019
Convenient scan using mobile
This is a very convenient way to maintain my book collections, and check whether I've already got a book wherever I am.
April 18, 2019
This app is excellent
It allows me to scan in most of my book collection using the ISBN barcode. A small minority of my collection is not in the database yet, but inputting these is not difficult. Finally, I can download a custom CSV of my library to make a spreadsheet. The app interface is efficient and pleasant to interact with. This is app is an ideal took for a book collector like myself to use to catalog a personal library.
April 02, 2019
Book collection app
Relatively new user but it does pretty much everything I want from a book collection app - was happy to uograde.
November 13, 2018
I was concerned after I had read a few reviews of Apps that can catalog your book collection
. Then I read the reviews for this App! I paid 14.99 for the App. I am well pleased as I am not a librarian by any means! However with a little trial and error I quickly figured out how to either scan my books or type in manually. I think this is a great feature as not all books have a code. Also many of my books are quite old.
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!
September 06, 2018
I commend you and your team
I have been so happy with the book collector software, especially since it can be synchronized with information on my iPhone.
It is wonderful to have a portable listing of my book collection
. I commend you and your team for development of excellent products.
July 17, 2018
Exceeded my expectations
I have been using Book Collector for a couple of weeks now and I must report that it has exceeded my expectations in form and function. It is a well thought out program that is comprehensive, intuitive and aesthetic. The customization options are awesome. Kudos to you for coming up with such a program. This is exactly what my book collection
was screaming for. Thank you.
November 29, 2017
Beats them all
I've used several other book collection programs
over the years and Book Collector beats them all in every category. I'm very satisfied with your product and intend to be a user for very long time.
October 20, 2017
The best cloud database I’ve found!
For years I’ve tried several systems to manage my book collection database
. I’ve created Excel & Access spreadsheets & databases nothing seem to fit the bill. Spreadsheets although functional lack of visual component that is important to manage your collection. Collectorz is the best app which allows me to store my database in the cloud and access it from all my devices!
August 25, 2017
I also have just started on this giant task, but thanks to Collectorz, I can finally come to grips with our book collection
August 07, 2017
I have found it to be absolutely splendid, especially as I have a large collection of books
. I would heartily recommend it any book collection.
July 19, 2017
I have this product for my (mostly signed) book collection and love it!!
June 26, 2017
Easy to use, syncing works well
An easy to use database for a book collection
, which extends to eBooks as well as printed books. Syncing between devices is efficient, and looking up information about books - even old books before the days of ISBN - is fast. The interface is attractive. Where available, the app adds cover images automatically - but this is not always possible with older books. Books can also be added manually.
April 18, 2017
You need this app!
Have a book collection
? You need this app! I've been a user since 2009, and it is an essential program. The app's functionality is a welcome addition to an awesome program.
April 13, 2017
Well worth the money!
This is an excellent app! It makes physically organizing your book collection
on shelves a breeze. Plus, no longer will you have to get up and search through your collection to find if you have a title by a certain author.
You can scan your collection in a matter of seconds in order to find out.
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!
April 10, 2017
Books and DVDs
I created databases of my books
and DVD several years ago (OK, decade ago) using MSAccess. It left a lot to be desired. With this app and CZBarry I entered my entire book collection
, 1200+, and my 980+ DVD collection
in less time than entering the pertinent data for maybe twenty books. I doubt I spent but two hours on the lot with the exception of my pre-barcode era books. Hey, a book printed in 1908 won't have that.
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.
April 05, 2017
Love being able to sync my Commodore book collection to my computer.
March 10, 2017
I just thought I would drop you a note to say how pleased I am with your software. I have previously fiddled around with several competitor products for maintaining a database of my book collection
- including apps which run on Android devices as well as Windows. I came upon Book Collector for Windows last week, tried it, and found that it is easily the best product of its class - absolutely well worth the money you ask for it (and probably much more!).
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.
January 01, 2017
Convenient scan using mobile
This is a very convenient way to maintain my book collections
, and check whether I've already got a book wherever I am.
November 01, 2016
This is a really useful app
If you have a book collection and it is not easy to take the books to the Computer, you can take the database to the books.