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

Feature comparison

Mobile app for iOS & Android

The mobile solution :

  • Install on your phone or tablet.
  • Built-in barcode scanner.
  • All data stored on your device.
  • Optional cloud storage (free).
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Web-app for Windows & macOS

The "login & go" solution :

pricing
USD $24.95
Downloadable for Windows & macOS

The pro solution :

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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.

Free CLZ Barry barcode scanner app

  • Scan barcodes with the camera of your phone or tablet.
  • Instantly send the scanned barcodes to the Book Collector or Book Connect software on your desktop computer.
  • Download CLZ Barry from the App Store / Play Store.

Latest software updates

I would like to congratulate you on recent changes. The new design for the Book Connect is excellent, it is cleaner and crisper, plus it is faster to use. That is always a plus. Additionally, the changes to searching in the Core are beneficial as well, much faster, especially the new integrated search blank (author and title together), plus the way we can now see more information about each book in the Core. That is a big help in selecting a good volume out of many. Bravo! — Debbie Cox on January 10, 2018

Reviews from customers

April 22, 2018
Love this app!!
After years using only the computer version I recently finally started really that together with the app. Works really great cause of the good working synchronize option. And I'm very happy with being able to search for almost anything in the database. — Marlies Roeland on CLZ Books
January 18, 2018
Absolutely amazing app!
It is so useful when it comes to shopping, since I own a lot of books. It's easy to use, but is organized well. I hope to unlock the whole database soon when I get the moneu to unlock it- I know I have more than 100 books! It'll be worth the investment for such a time-saver. — Eddie Wright on CLZ Books
January 17, 2018
Online database finds virtually every book
Handles thousands of books without any problems and their online database finds virtually every book I throw at it. Their other products are just as good. The desktop versions also let you configure the fields and display to suite your specific needs. — A Google user on CLZ Books
January 13, 2018
Highly recommended
Excellent. This THE best book database. Highly recommended. — Mauricio Jardini on CLZ Books
November 25, 2017
The best book db app
The best ipad app for creating your book database with a big difference. — oxidodenaveespacial on CLZ Books
November 24, 2017
High value for our money
I love your apps/software, and i think that we (your customers) get a very high value for our money. Its incredible how much we get for very little money. I hope you never stop supporting your apps/software, because i want to use it for the rest of my life. Im soon going to learn my mother how to buy and use it for her books.
I have tried A LOT of books- database apps/software and none of them come anywhere near your products. Thank you so much for your exceptional work:-) — Tine Sandvold (Norway) on Book Collector
November 18, 2017
The best app
The best app for keeping a database of books. Bought it after Bibliophilia closed down. Imported data seamlessly. Synchs easily with the cloud. — Dermot Luddy on CLZ Books
October 24, 2017
A Very Good App!
An absolute 5 stars!!!!! Frankly this is a very good app for me because I’m a heavy reader and I use the app to put all my books info like price of the book, where I bought it and when did I read it etc....It’s very easy to use. It allows me to enter the info either manually or by scanning, it has a huge database of books (have to be online to get access). For those books I can't find it allows me to add to the database. If you are a book collector or if you are a reader just can't help writing down some notes for the book you've read (like me) then this is the app for you! I highly recommend it. Keep up the good works!! — Scherzo232 on CLZ Books
October 20, 2017
The best cloud database I’ve found!
For years I’ve tried several systems to manage my book collection database. I’ve created Excel & Access spreadsheets & databases nothing seem to fit the bill. Spreadsheets although functional lack of visual component that is important to manage your collection. Collectorz is the best app which allows me to store my database in the cloud and access it from all my devices! — applenicolo on CLZ Books
September 15, 2017
Definitely The Best
I've used for a number of years, both the iOS and Windows versions. I can't imagine using or needing any other. I use Clz Books daily. Movies, Music and Games less frequently. Rarely do I come across a book not in their database. Then, only older and usually only in a specialized subject. — Garyv40 on CLZ Books
September 08, 2017
Great database lookup
Great database lookup and super entering when bar codes are read. — Gregory Rowe on CLZ Books
September 06, 2017
I Can't Imagine Better
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. — Bernie of Ohio on CLZ Books
August 28, 2017
Fabulous
I also have the full version of the book database it is fabulous as I love books and also music which I also have a full version, I also have movies data base as I Have a huge collection of DVD, the databases are amazing they help keep my life organized. — Marion Morella (Australia) on Book Collector
June 26, 2017
Easy to use, syncing works well
An easy to use database for a book collection, which extends to eBooks as well as printed books. Syncing between devices is efficient, and looking up information about books - even old books before the days of ISBN - is fast. The interface is attractive. Where available, the app adds cover images automatically - but this is not always possible with older books. Books can also be added manually. — Michael Cayley on CLZ Books
June 15, 2017
PHENOMENAL
I use the CLZ apps for my book, movie, and game collections and they are PHENOMENAL. I can't praise them highly enough! It has rescued me so many times from almost accidentally buying a book I already own. It's so easy to just scan the UPC to add to your collection (and you can scan a whole stack without stopping to hit "add" every time), or you can manually create an entry in the rare instance that it isn't in the database already, filling in as many or as few details as you care to.
I love that you can mark when you've read the book, give it a rating, add a little note/review for yourself, and so many other things. The features are really thorough. You can even mark things "not in collection" (for example, a book you read but no longer own or had borrowed from someone else), or add them to a wishlist. You can backup your entries to the cloud for easy transfer if you get a new phone or whatever.
The only downside is that you are limited to 100 items unless you pay to expand to unlimited storage, but I thought it was worth the price to compensate these developers for their great work. — Kelly Gorga on CLZ Books
May 15, 2017
Love this company
I love clz books and collectorz, I wish they would add an app/database for sewing patterns. — Rachel Cramer on CLZ Books
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
CLZ
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
Praise!
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

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