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Book Collector Downloadable desktop software for Windows & macOS

Catalog books and e-book files on your PC or Mac

Last updated:

Apr 15, 2019 Apr 4, 2019

Compatibility:

Vista, 7, 8, 10 10.9 - 10.14

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Book Collector features & screenshots

Browse, sort and search your book collection in various layouts and views

Book Collector's main screen is highly customizable, so that you can make it look the way you want. Choose between:

  • Multiple layouts for the main screen folder, list and details panels.
  • List, Images or Card View for your book lists.
  • Different templates for the book details panel.
  • Light, Dark and System skins for all screens.

Easily add books to your database, by Author and Title or by ISBN

Adding new books to your personal book database is quick and easy:

  1. Just search our online books database by author and title or by ISBN.
  2. Select the book that you own.
  3. Click the Add button.

Our Core online book database will then automatically provide

  • The main book details like author, title, publisher, publication date, etc..
  • Other information like number of pages, genres and subjects, dimensions, etc..
  • Front cover images, author images, author wiki-page links.

Adding books by ISBN:
Adding books by author and title:

Organize your e-book files by scanning your folders

Book Collector can also catalog your e-book files. Just let it scan your computer for e-book files, then link the files to the book entries in your database. After that, the e-books can be opened right from your book details panel.


Free CLZ Cloud storage for backups, syncing and sharing

Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:

  • always have an online backup of your book database.
  • synchronize your book data to other computers and mobile devices.
  • share your book list online, for friends and family (example).


Other features and tools

  • Efficiently edit your data using field defaults, batch editing, direct editing in main screen list, etc..
  • Add missing cover images by searching the internet with the built-in Find Image Online tool.
  • Customize your database by renaming existing fields, or by creating your own User Defined Fields.
  • Manage your loans with the integrated Loan Manager system.
  • Export your book database to Text or XML files.
  • Print book lists in any order, with your configurable columns.

Browse, sort and search your book collection in various layouts and views

Book Collector's main screen is highly customizable, so that you can make it look the way you want. Choose between:

  • Multiple layouts for the main screen folder, list and details panels.
  • List, Images or Card View for your book lists.
  • Different templates for the book details panel.

Easily add books to your database, by Author and Title or by ISBN

Adding new books to your personal book database is quick and easy:

  1. Just search our online books database by author and title or by ISBN.
  2. Select the book that you own.
  3. Click the Add button.

Our Core online book database will then automatically provide

  • The main book details like author, title, publisher, publication date, etc..
  • Other information like number of pages, genres and subjects, dimensions, etc..
  • Front cover images, author images, author wiki-page links.

Adding books by author and title:
Adding books by ISBN:

Organize your e-book files by scanning your folders

Book Collector can also catalog your e-book files. Just let it scan your computer for e-book files, then link the files to the book entries in your database. After that, the e-books can be opened right from your book details panel.


Free CLZ Cloud storage for backups, syncing and sharing

Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:

  • always have an online backup of your book database.
  • synchronize your book data to other computers and mobile devices.
  • share your book list online, for friends and family (example).


Other features and tools

  • Efficiently edit your data using field defaults, batch editing, direct editing in main screen list, etc..
  • Add missing cover images by searching the internet with the built-in Find Image Online tool.
  • Customize your database by renaming existing fields, or by creating your own User Defined Fields.
  • Manage your loans with the integrated Loan Manager system.
  • Export your book database to Text or XML files.
  • Print book lists in any order, with your configurable columns.

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Book Collector reviews from customers

March 29, 2019
The very highest quality
I am a retired librarian doing a favour for an old friend. And I have to say that, from day one, I have found your software to be of the very highest quality. Congratulations on a superb product!
I should also add that I have found your after-sales service team to be most helpful and efficient.
All Good Wishes for the future (and for Ajax!) — Richard C-H (United Kingdom) on Book Collector
March 21, 2019
Thank you!
I'm really pleased with the program, and appreciate everyone's hard work in developing and maintaining the application. Please tell the whole team 'Thank You' from me. — Bruce Rose (USA) on Book Collector
March 08, 2019
Great stuff
You've added the resize window to image for every image, wicked! I nearly missed it as it wasn't mentioned in the "what's new" and fixed all those damn toolbars too. Really great stuff and thanks to all. — Geoff Owen (United Kingdom) on Book Collector
February 12, 2019
A breeze
You guys are impressive in how you keep the product maintained. I use it a lot in my writing. I use the software multiple times a day (some days) to do key word searches for 'color' detail information about an historical topic I am writing about. I am very careful about setting up keywords etc when I enter a book so looking up information is a breeze. — Bob Bernhart (USA) on Book Collector
February 02, 2019
You've nailed it
I absolutely adore your software, and have had a blast adding my nearly 3,000 books to my database. (I've included a pic of one wall of my library.) It's fantastic to be able to check the mobile app while out shopping, to make sure I don't buy a duplicate of something I already own.
I wish you continued success, which you greatly deserve, because you've nailed it with the library software.
I have recommended your apps to many people – anyone who collects books, music or movies – and will continue to do so, although I think I’m too old to know anyone who collects comics or video games. LOL — Melissa Bailey (USA) on Book Collector
December 26, 2018
Loving the program
Happy Holidays to everyone! Still loving the program and recommending it at every book sale I go to! — Vicki Bross (USA) on Book Collector
December 16, 2018
Keep track
I really enjoy Book Collector - it is so nice to be able to keep track of all the books we have! — F. Fernandez (USA) on Book Collector
December 12, 2018
EASY Restore!
OMG thank you for making it easy to re-download and install AND restore my database from a recent backup!!!! I had the blue screen of death yesterday and had to re-install everything, even Windows10. In a panic, I realized my CLZ book database was gone! But I found it easy to restore by clicking on the backup copy and Voila!
Thank you thank you for making great software! — Bev Connor (USA) on Book Collector
November 27, 2018
Love your program
I continue to love your program, it certainly is one of my top ten if not my favorite. — Joseph Shidle (USA) on Book Collector
November 22, 2018
Thanks for all your help
It is Thanksgiving Day here, and while I have a lot to be thankful for in a life that has been richly blessed with friends and family, I must say that I'm extremely thankful to you and the whole crew at CLZ. I'm constantly learning new things in how to use this program and I'm so grateful that no one ever makes me feel stupid or silly (even when that is the case)!
So, thanks for all your help. — Peggy Beatty (USA) on Book Collector

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