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Book Collector (Windows)

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

February 14th, 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.

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

v17.0.3: Added search-as-you-type to pick list fields March 16th, 2017 V17.0.2: New image popup method and updates to the quick search February 16th, 2017 V17.0.1: Major updates to the Quick Search and Image Viewer popup! February 14th, 2017 v16.4.6: Fixed crashes during Check for Update January 4th, 2017 v16.4.5: Maintenance build: various fixes January 2nd, 2017 v16.4.4: Improvements to “Unrecognized ISBN” screen December 8th, 2016 v16.4.2: Added Unrecognized ISBN feature to Link/Update Book screen November 4th, 2016 v16.4.1: Easily add books that come up as “Unrecognized ISBN” November 4th, 2016 v16.3.11: Export to XML is now more efficient and some fixes September 13th, 2016 v16.3.10: Fixed “Handle is invalid” error that could pop up August 17th, 2016 v16.3.9: Maintenance build with improvements to the main screen and more August 16th, 2016 v16.3.8: Improvements to Cloud Syncing, Edit Book screen and Dark Skin August 8th, 2016 v16.3.7: Small fixes to the Edit Book screen July 19th, 2016 v16.3.6: Maintenance build: Fixed an access violation bug and more July 7th, 2016 v16.3.5: Subtitle now appearing below Title and some tweaks to date fields July 1st, 2016 v16.3.4: Updated date fields and fixed a couple of bugs June 30th, 2016 v16.3.3: Some fixes for the main screen and edit book screens June 20th, 2016 v16.3.2: Tweaks for the Quick Filter panel and some fixes June 16th, 2016 v16.3.1: New: Light, Dark and System skins and Quick Filter panel June 15th, 2016 v16.2.2: Improved Card View and quick search box April 16th, 2016 v16.2.1: Introducing: Card View for the main screen February 24th, 2016 v16.1.3: Improved loading backup files December 22nd, 2015 v16.1.2: Better webcam scanning implemented December 15th, 2015 v16.1.1: Find Cover systems now all use Bing Image Search December 3rd, 2015 v16.0.3: Got rid of some Access Violation errors December 1st, 2015