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3 alternatives to BookCAT - mobile app, web-app or desktop software:
Mobile apps for iOS & Android
Software for desktop computers
Use the free CLZ Cloud service to:
- Synchronize your book database between the desktop software, mobile apps and the Connect web-app.
- View your list online and share it with friends and family.
- Always have an online backup of your book database.
Latest software updates
Success rate for ISBN searches now 97%! (was 90%) August 6th, 2018 v18.4.1: Secure HTTPS connections July 30th, 2018 Integrated Book Details, improved Cover and Card Views July 16th, 2018 v18.3.3: Fixed display problem in two panel mode June 28th, 2018 v18.3.2: Several fixes for “Access Violation” errors June 27th, 2018
This app is a robust, easy to use, companion to the desktop version of this book cataloging database. The support is excellent. Moreover, the communications with the firm's leadership are friendly, evidencing that the entire team likes what they are doing.
Reviews from customers
May 18, 2017
Simply the best
Best book cataloging software. Have purchased for all platforms.
March 06, 2017
Not the prettiest app, but the scan function is way superior to every other book cataloging apps I've tried.
February 12, 2017
So much better
I use to use BookCat - this is better since I can sync across many devices.
July 20, 2016
A joy to use
I downloaded a dozen or so book cataloging apps to try them out. Mostly, they went from bad to worse. CLZ Books was superlative: user-friendly, smart, fast, and intuitive. Keep up the good work!
May 17, 2016
Wonderful! Catalogue your books
This and its desktop counterparts go from strength to strength. They interact seamlessly via the cloud and hugely facilitate the making and keeping of a book catalogue. Since you can carry the catalogue in your pocket it will pay for itself in prevented duplicate purchases. There is room for improvement; I would happily pay a modest amount extra if Dewey numbers were routinely included in the online catalogue; at present the majority of my non-fiction books have them, but many don't. The subject indexing field is chaotic and anarchic. It seems that users can dream up their own format for each subject, with the result that one subject may have several labels differing only in punctuation or some other trivial respect. There must be a better way. The handling of diacritical marks is deficient. The book price fields give no indication of the currency: this makes the field essentially useless if one buys in several currencies. A way of printing labels including spine labels would be a useful addition. However the app is continually being improved over the years. Support is excellent, with prompt and intelligent responses. It's by far the best solution I know of for a private collection or small library.
February 22, 2016
Best I've found
While it's not perfect, this is the best application I've found for keeping a book catalog synchronized between several Mac computers, iPad and iPhone. I recommend it; if you need very detailed records, the Mac or Windows application is more complete and works perfectly in conjunction with this one. Barcode scanning for ISBN works well; note that some books (mainly from the 1980s & 90s) have a UPC code instead, which doesn't identify the book.
July 11, 2013
A Great Program
This book app is worth every cent (especially if it can prevent you from buying duplicates!) and with the new update has become increasingly user friendly. The design is very laid back and easy to use. Definantly the best book cataloguing app out their. One feature I would like seeing however is database totals so I can view the worth of my collection.
October 17, 2008
Oh happy day!
I have been searching for a broad and diversified book cataloguing program, at one time beginning to design my own, but think you have come up with everything I am needing to include.
An academic colleague referred me to you - oh happy day!