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3 alternatives to BookCAT - mobile app, web-app or desktop software:

The mobile solution :

  • Mobile app for iOS or Android.
  • Built-in barcode scanner.
  • All data stored on your device.
  • Optional cloud storage (free).
  • One-time purchase.
  • Install on multiple devices.
  • Free updates for life.

The easiest solution :

  • Web-based, just login and go!
  • For any computer, tablet or phone.
  • Automatic updates & backups.
  • All data stored in the cloud.
USD $2.50
  • Subscription service.
  • Use from any online device.
  • Updates included in subscription.

The most advanced solution :

  • Install on your own PC / Mac.
  • Many features and data fields.
  • All data stored on your computer.
  • Optional cloud storage (free).
  • One-time purchase.
  • Use on multiple PCs / Macs.
  • Includes 1 year of updates.

Latest software updates

This is an excellent app! It makes physically organizing your 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!
— Zircon_215 on April 13, 2017

Reviews from customers

April 12, 2017
Amazed and impressed
I am constantly amazed and impressed by the distance you've come with this software over the course of the years. When I started entering material in my database, there were a variety of books that weren't in your database yet. I skipped some of them, planning to come back once I made my first rude entries. Several years later, I'm finally getting around to it and many of those books are in your database now.
Excellent work. — Ellen Edge (USA) on Book Collector
March 16, 2017
Wonderful app!
This app is one of the VERY BEST apps that I've used in the 7 years that I've been using iPhones. After using it for approximately 6 months, I continue to be amazed by its power and capabilities. This app is well supported by the developer, who continually issues updates with improvements, refinements, bug-fixes, and additional features. The ability to sync changes in the database across multiple devices works flawlessly. — Vacumaticus on CLZ Books
March 13, 2017
This app is fantastic! Not only can I enter books at the book fairs on my mobile but as soon as I sign onto wifi I can download to my computer file. I can adjust my database to my needs as well. Thank You! — Les x 5 on CLZ Books
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. — G C Pearce (United Kingdom) on Book Collector

March 04, 2017
So far so good
I have an insane amount of books (several duplicates). I can never remember what I've read and what I own. I had another app but it was so hard to transfer my database whenever I got a new phone. I just downloaded this app, but it seems like it'll be much easier to transfer my database between devices. I'll likely end up downloading the full app, and as I use the app more, I'll adjust my rating accordingly. — Laydog97 on CLZ Books
February 05, 2017
Where have you been all my library?
Fantastic app! More than just a "you enter it all yourself," it references a database and enters most of the information for you. Less than ten books entered and only two were not found. Both have ISBN numbers but seem to be self-published, so not expecting those to be found. Even $15 to get full use of the app is definitely worth the price if you have a large collection. Highly recommended! — The Kitchen Witch on CLZ Books
February 03, 2017
CLZ Books
Effective way to edit this particular database. — David Arrowsmith on CLZ Books
January 07, 2017
Fits the bill
Effective way to edit this particular database. — David Arrowsmith on CLZ Books
December 25, 2016
Great program
Their portable database products gave evolved tremendously over the years. They are the most functional programs of this type out there. — Stephen Andruski on CLZ Books
December 16, 2016
Good App
I've been look for an iOS app for some time to keep a library of the books I've read, so when I'm in a store I can scan the database to see if I've already read it. Very frustrating to get home and find out I already have a copy. CZL solves that issue. The bar scanner is really fast and adding my whole library was done in 30 mins. — Riverdoctor on CLZ Books
December 05, 2016
Excellent app
I love having my database at my fingertips! — Melissa Proffitt on CLZ Books
November 13, 2016
CLZ books is the best...
Database software I have tried and I have tried them all. Works for both my books and my graphic novels. — Sean Murphy on CLZ Books
November 06, 2016
Very useful
Avoids doubling up on books. A good database app. — Geoff Young on CLZ Books
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. — Adam Sherlock on CLZ Books
October 25, 2016
CLZ Books
The Book Collection Database seems really great with ISBN scanning on an Iphone. — DaiCilgeraint on CLZ Books
September 24, 2016
Ottima app
App veramente utile per la gestione della propria collezione di libri. Ricco database con photo, informazioni complete, facile da usare. — Culebradiromagna on CLZ Books
September 23, 2016
Professional experience
Dear Team at CLZ,
I can not tell you how grateful I am with the whole process. My laptop crashed and I lost all my data on the database. Weeks and weeks of work was gone. I contacted your Team desperately and explained the issue. It was like a breath of a fresh air, what an experience, patience and professional experience I had. My issue was resolved within few days and I got all my data back.
I can not thank you guys enough. Special thanks to Sytske Hermans. I can not say enough great things really.
Thank you so much. — Sarvin Haghighi (USA) on Book Collector
September 22, 2016
Best database app for books ever
This is the best app i have tried when it comes to book database- apps. It has everything, and it also has great support, they answer you quickly. I highly recommend this app. I have tried others, but they dont come close to this spp. — TineCarinaS on CLZ Books
August 30, 2016
Just upgraded to version 4.3.1. Absolutely appreciate the update. It's intuitive like the other major apps (example: Evernote or Feedly). With every update I've been getting more control over my database. Thanks!! — Steve Vandevelde on CLZ Books
August 30, 2016
Librarian's helper
As a retired librarian, I'm trying to get a database of my quilt books. This is such a fabulous tool! It's a must have if you're into cooling books like you do fabric! — Passionate Purple on CLZ Books

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