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Book Collector (macOS)

V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup!

March 7th, 2017

Quick Search: Search-As-You-Type suggestions

Instantly find and select a particular book in your local database:

  • In the Quick Search box, just start typing the first few letters of the author or title you are looking for.
  • While typing, a drop-down list will appear, showing the first five matching books.
    (for most books, it only takes 2 or 3 letters before it shows up.)
  • Once you see the one you were looking for, use the up/down keys to select it, then hit Enter.
  • The book will now be selected in your list, with the details showing in the Details Panel.

NOTE: this Search-As-You-Type feature replaces the old “filter-as-you-type” behaviour of the Quick Search box. If you want to go back to the old behaviour, you can do so in the Preferences screen, on the Behaviour page using the setting called “When typing in Quick Search box”.

Quick Search: Search Field selector

Narrow down your searches to a particular field, e.g. search in Title only, or Plot only:

  • Click the new arrow button to the left of the Quick Search box.
    A list of search fields will appear.
  • Now pick the field you want to search in.
  • Use the Quick Search box as you normally would to search in this field only.

New Multi-Image-Viewer pop-up

Easily browse all images attached to a book:

  • In the book details panel, click an image to open it in the new Multi-Image-Viewer popup.
  • Click the thumbnails on the left (or just use up/down keys) to browse through all images attached to the book:
    front cover, back cover, backdrop and all other image files.
  • No more need to close the popup and click to re-open for the next image.


Recent changes

v19.0.6: Fixed: Drag & drop images from webbrowser May 16th, 2019 v19.0.5: Sync fix for Read It field and more April 25th, 2019 v19.0.4: Fixed display and export issues April 4th, 2019 v19.0.3: Improvements to trial mode experience April 3rd, 2019 v19.0.2: “Read It” and “Times Read” fields now connected March 6th, 2019 v19.0: Multiple collections, auto-sync images and a new Flex template! February 19th, 2019 v18.3.2: Now fully macOS Mojave compatible! November 1st, 2018 v18.3.1: Updated “Add Books from CLZ Core” screen September 18th, 2018 Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v18.2.1: Secure HTTPS connections May 31st, 2018 v18.1: New: 64-bit version of Book Collector! April 17th, 2018 v18.0.3: Fixed various issues in the sync with CLZ Cloud April 10th, 2018 v18.0.2: Fixed a freeze caused by User Defined Fields April 3rd, 2018 v18: Auto-Cloud-Syncing + Performance improvements March 29th, 2018 v17.1.3: Fixed a bug with the Quick Search and Alphabet bar September 21st, 2017 v17.1.2: Now compatible with macOS 10.13 “High Sierra” September 21st, 2017 v17.1.1: Now sync your Loan Information to CLZ Cloud / Book Connect! July 27th, 2017 v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 22nd, 2017 v17.0.2: Some quick v17 fixes March 8th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! March 7th, 2017 v16.1.7: Fixed a problem with importing ISBNs via CSV/Text files February 2nd, 2017 v16.1.6: Maintenance build January 3rd, 2017 v16.1.5: New: Find Cover tool in “Unrecognized ISBN” screen December 22nd, 2016 v16.1.4: Maintenance build December 10th, 2016 v16.1.3: Fixed a crash on startup November 23rd, 2016