Three book organizer solutions - what's the difference?
1. CLZ Books: mobile app for iOS and Android:
CLZ Books is our mobile book organizer app, for our iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet. It stores your data and images on your device, so that you can always access your book list, even when offline.
It comes with a built-in barcode scanner, for adding books to the mobile app's database, by scanning their barcodes.
CLZ Books can be used as a fully-stand-alone book cataloging app, or as a mobile companion to the Book Connect or Book Collector software on your big screen desktop computer (the data syncing between them through our CLZ Cloud system).
2. Book Connect: web-based software for any browser
Book Connect is web-based software, running on our servers, with your book database stored in our CLZ Cloud system. To use the software, just go to the Connect website with your internet browser and login.
Book Connect is designed to be a lightweight cataloging tool, that is easy to use and easy to manage.
It is the better choice for users who :
- just need a simple way to keep track of their book collection and wish list
- prefer not having to deal with files, folders, backups, firewalls, software updates, etc...
3. Book Collector: downloadable software for Windows and macOS
Book Collector is downloadable desktop software, that you install and run on your own computer, with your data and images stored locally, on your own hard-drive.
Book Collector is our most advanced book database solution, aimed at users who:
- are advanced computer users, comfortable with installing and updating software, dealing with folders, files, backups, firewall exceptions etc...
- need the most flexible cataloging solution, that can be fully customized in terms of fields, views and layouts.
Having problems deciding which one is best for you?
For most users, we recommend a combination of Book Connect on the desktop side and CLZ Books on the mobile side.
TIP: We offer a nice bundle discount for getting those two together.
Need some custom advice? Then just contact Sytske, our product expert, give her some background on your situation and she will get back to your ASAP with your custom product recommendation!
|What is it?||Mobile app||Web-based software||Downloadable desktop software|
|Runs on:||Phones & tablets (iOS / Android)||Any web-browser||Windows & macOS computers|
|Data storage||on your device||in our CLZ Cloud||on your computer|
|Software updates||free||free||free for 1 year,
then USD $24.95 / year
(updating is optional)
|Automatic book details & cover art|
|Add books by author & title|
|Add books by scanning ISBN barcodes|
|Barcode scanner||built-in camera scanner||CLZ Barry app (free)||CLZ Barry app (free)|
|Catalog e-book and audio-book files||-||-|
|Editing & data fields|
|Edit your book entries|
|Batch edit multiple books in one go||-|
|Set field default values|
|Images||Front||Front||Front, Back, Backdrop & more|
|List credits, characters & contents||-||-|
|Rename fields / Create custom fields||-||-|
|Views & customization|
|Browse in images view|
|Browse in card view|
|Browse in list view, with configurable columns||-|
|Choose sort order|
|Search your book database|
|Alphabet bar, filter by first letter||-|
|Group books into folders|
|Multiple screen layouts||-|
|Multiple Skins & Details Templates||-|
|Use CLZ Cloud for syncing, sharing & online backups|
|Print Lists||through CLZ Cloud|
|Export to CSV/XML||through CLZ Cloud|
|Import from CSV||-||Any field||Author/Title/ISBN only|
|Find Image Online||-|
|Stats & charts||-|