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I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By ISBN”

Troubleshooting » I don’t see a Scan button when I add “By ISBN”

If no “scan” button appears in your “by ISBN” screen, it means your device may not have an auto-focus camera that our App can use to scan barcodes correctly. We’ve had to disable barcode scanning on “non-auto-focus-camera”…

Adding your first books

Getting started » Adding your first books

CLZ Books lets you catalog your books without manually entering all the details. Just search our Core online book database by scanning ISBN barcodes or search for author and title, then auto-download plot summary, genre and subjects, number of pages, publication date,…

Adding books

Adding books

You can add books to CLZ Books in a variety of ways. Select one of the methods below to learn how. Adding by Barcode Adding by Title Adding Manually Field Defaults

Adding by ISBN

Adding books » Adding by ISBN

Adding books by scanning their ISBN barcode If you are cataloging your books, the best way to add books to CLZ Books is by scanning their ISBN barcodes with your device’s camera. If you have a compatible device you can scan ISBNs using your device…

Requirements

Reference » Requirements

To get the most out of CLZ Books, make sure you at least have: An Android running Android OS 4.0.3 or up. An Internet connection (only while adding/automatically updating books or syncing with CLZ Cloud). For barcode scanning: A device with a camera that can do…

Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Warning: Database originates from Direct Export

“Your database originates from a direct export from PC/Mac. Any additions or changes to this database cannot be synced back to CLZ Cloud or your PC/Mac.” CLZ Cloud sync doesn’t work if the database on your mobile device originated from a “Direct…

Adding by Author/Title

Adding books » Adding by Author/Title

Here’s how to add a book to your collection by Author/Title: Tap the Add Books button: In the Add Books screen, select the Author/Title tab at the top. Enter the Author/Title of the book you want to add. Tap the matching book result. Now tap the big blue…

Adding Manually

Adding books » Adding Manually

If you are unable to find a book in our central database or you don’t have an internet connection, you can add it manually: Tap on the “Wrench” icon to access the Tools menu. Tap on Add Manually (use the dropdown menu at the top middle of the Add…

Update from Core

Managing your database » Update from Core

When you add books using this app’s Add by Barcode or Add by Title tools, you get lots of book details automatically from our central Core for Books online database. After you add your books, the Core online data may change, e.g. to add more details that were…

Field Defaults

Adding books » Field Defaults

The “Field Defaults” feature gives you the ability to set default field values for your new book additions. It allows you to set the “Seen it” or “Read It” fields to Yes or No, preset the Owner field and a lot of other fields. To…

Field Reference

Managing your database » Editing books » Field Reference

Field types in the Edit Screen In the Edit Screen you will find different field types: Basic text fields: These allow you to just type any text in them. Number only fields: You can only add numbers in this field (for instance an index field, or a price…

Collection vs Wish List

Browsing your database » Collection vs Wish List

CLZ Books can not only keep track of the books in your collection, but it can also maintain a Wish List. While adding books, you have the option to choose to add an item to “Collection” or to “Wish List”. If you choose to add books to your…

Managing Pick Lists

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists

With every book you add to your collection, CLZ Books stores common information in Pick Lists. Examples of pick lists include Genre, Format, Location, Owner, etc. With the Manage Pick List screen you can modify all Pick List items. With it you can add, edit, delete…

Editing books

Managing your database » Editing books

After adding some books to your database, it’s time to start editing your entries to add personal information (like purchase details, your own ratings and notes, etc…) or to edit the automatically downloaded data to your own preferences. This is done in…

Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

Reference » Direct import from Book Collector » Export to CLZ Books: “Device not found”

If you can’t find your mobile device running CLZ Books using the “File > Export to > CLZ Mobile” with WiFi, there’s a few possible causes you can check to making it work: Contents Make sure you have Bonjour installed CLZ Books is not on the…

Multiple collections

Managing your database » Multiple collections

CLZ Books allows multiple sub-collections within your app. The collections will appear in the menu that you can open from the top left, so that you can easily switch between them. Create and manage collections Open the menu top left and tap “Add…

Cover Images

Managing your database » Editing books » Cover Images

If your device has a camera you can use it to add cover images to your books. Alternatively you can change the existing cover by something from your image gallery, or you can upload your own cover to the CLZ Cloud from here. Start by selecting a book and opening up…

Adding a new pick list item

Managing your database » Managing Pick Lists » Adding a new pick list item

Method 1: Type it into the field in the Edit Screen of a book When you edit a book and you type something new in one of the pick list fields, this automatically gets added to your pick list for that field. Once a value has been entered in the list, you can just select…

Errors in Sync Report

Troubleshooting » CLZ Cloud Sync problems » Errors in Sync Report

It can happen that something goes wrong during sync. If that happens, you will be notified, and you can check here what the error means: Error downloading/uploading cover Other Messages Clear database in CLZ Cloud Error downloading/uploading cover: A…

Getting started

Getting started

Welcome to CLZ Books! Thanks for downloading our CLZ Books app! We hope you’ll enjoy using this app to catalog and manage your book collection. Just getting started cataloging your books? Then here’s how to add the first books to your database. *TIP:…

Import from Text / CSV

Importing / Exporting » Import from Text / CSV

To perform a full import from a text or CSV file you can use the CLZ Cloud Import Tool. The steps consist of first importing all items into CLZ Cloud, and then syncing those items from CLZ Cloud to CLZ Books on your mobile device. 1. Importing your Text/CSV file to…