April 22, 2021
Intuitive and user-friendly
I also wanted to take a moment to thank you for creating the Book Collector software. I have an extremely large book collection that I need to downsize, and I was hoping to find a tool that would allow me to easily catalog my books so I could determine which ones to sell, which ones to bring to the used bookstore, and which ones to keep. I also wanted to capture other details about my books. I discovered your website by pure chance through a Google search, and I am so happy I did since your software does everything I wanted to do (and more)! I having been working with data for 35 years and find that most tools lack the functionality that users would like, but that is not the case with Book Collector. It is very intuitive and user-friendly, and I have been able to figure out how to do something without looking at the manual. The app is a life-saver too since I found it challenging to use my web cam to scan the ISBNs. With the app synchronization, this work is very easy.
Thanks again for the wonderful resources you have created.
March 08, 2021
I have a home library of around 350 books, and growing. It was getting to the point where I didn't know which books I owned already. I got CLZ as my home library database and have really enjoyed having it. It's super easy to scan books in or type in the ISBN, and it's easy to search as well. So when I'm at the book store I can quickly see if I already have a book or see what books I'm missing from a particular set. Definitely recommend for anyone with a large home library.
November 15, 2020
Stable and Mature Product
The app was able to easily read bar codes from the last 20 years. Took a little longer with 30-40 year old books.
A lot of books had UPC codes and the app easily identifies them.
ISBN searches were a breeze.
That I could add cover pictures was great.
Only complaint: the title search engine is weak. One letter mistake and it couldn’t find a book - “if” instead of “of”. The I and the O are next to each other on my iPhone.
But overall I was able to catalogue 99.9% of my more than 1000 books!
October 22, 2020
Works like a charm
The ISBN feature works like a charm!
September 29, 2020
This is the fourth CLZ app I have used and they're all of equally high quality. Easy to use and constantly updated so they keep getting even better. Adding a book is simple - just type in the ISBN or title (or scan the bar code) and unless it's a really obscure book the details pop up from the huge database. Even if your collection is in the thousands this app will store them with ease and display them in any order you choose.
March 16, 2020
Great app with related eco-system!
Using this app, the web based Book Connect as well as the companion CLZ Barry (barcode scanning) I have documented over a 1400 books for my father’s estate. It worked fantastically well! With the collectorz software we were able to keep the books we wanted and sell the rest creating the needed lists and views of the books. Can highly recommend this app and the rest of the collectors software! For entering a bulk number of books with ISBN the CLZ Berry + web based Book Connect works best, but to quickly get an overview and find a book this app is great!
January 26, 2020
100 books in under an hour
I downloaded this app yesterday to help me scan the ISBN numbers for a ton of books I'm selling on Amazon. I managed to scan around 100 books in under an hour, upload the data to the cloud and then download the book data in CSV format which made adding products to Amazon much faster. This app is so easy to use and well designed. I'm using the free 7 day trial but I'll definitely be buying the 12 month subscription.
January 21, 2020
Thank you CLZ!
I am amending my review to reflect the wonderful customer service I have received, as well as the functionality of the app. Of all the apps I tried to catalog my antique book collection, CLZ Books is my favorite. I like all the various data you can input, including reading date and price. My collection is from well before ISBN numbers (being published prior to 1900), so ease of manually inputting all of the data I want is important to me. I did try out scanning on one current book and it worked very well, but I haven't explored that side extensively. Edited to add, I just added a sci-fi/fantasy collection and used the ISBN scanner and was wowed by the plot summaries that came up! It's so fun!
November 17, 2019
Perfect voor de bibliofiel
Eenvoudig scannen, uitgebreide ISBN databank, overzichtelijke ordening, goede zoekfunctie.
October 18, 2019
Book Collector and CLZ
We subscribed to Book Collector over 15 years ago and had very good support from the company. We have since switched over
to CLZ because our desktop computers have aged with us.
We have had very prompt and succinct responses from their President, Alwin Hoogerdijk regarding our questions and concerns. We are very excited about the new App, since we can now use our iPad camera to catch each ISBN number that then gives you all the information you need and a beautiful cover picture for each book. We will finally be able to complete our
collection without duplication of titles, and locate each volume
quickly for reference, all in the palm of our hands.Thanks Alwin!
October 11, 2019
DE oplossing om mijn boekenverzameling overzichtelijk te houden
Al heel lang verzamel ik pop-up boeken..Eerst wist ik nog wel welke ik al had en welke niet, maar toen ik dubbele ging kopen maakte ik in Excel een bestandje en printte dat uit en nam dat elke keer mee....aangevuld met handgeschreven informatie. Maar toen ontdekte ik Collectorz.com, echt geweldig!!!!!!
Alle boeken staan er (bijna) en nu kan ik zelfs met mijn telefoon in de winkel zien of ik een boek al heb door het isbn te scannen. Ontzettend blij ben ik er mee , het is heel gebruiksvriendelijk en jullie support is ook snel en adequaat, als het nodig is.
September 12, 2019
Great app, easy to use, wonderful support
I’m using this app to catalogue my collection of over 1,000 cookbooks. Scanning the ISBN numbers with my iPhone has made this task much less daunting. I can also customize my results to my way of liking. Support is immediate and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this app!
September 09, 2019
Nothing’s perfect, but some things are close
I tried three other apps before I settled on this one for cataloguing my fairly extensive book collection (around 3k volumes). The deciding factors were: ease of use, particularly in finding relevant catalogue records from ISBN with or without barcode; use on both iPhone and iPad (synchronised, obviously); some potential for additional bespoke data items I might want to add; and good customer service from the developers. This is the app that ticked all those boxes.
The interface is good, easy to use, and I’ve added a lot of records very quickly, at the shelf with my iPhone. They often need editing (different editions, covers etc), but this is done easily and effectively. Synchronisation is excellent, and indeed you can access your database through the web interface, and there are Windows/Mac versions (at a price). I haven’t fully explored the additional data fields available, but they seem good. And as well as seeing a number of reviews which mention the excellent customer service, I’ve experienced it myself, with very full engagement from the developer with the issues I’ve raised - none of which have been major.
Nothing is perfect, and there are things that could be improved. You can’t do multiple item edits on the iOS version (you can on the desktop versions), eg to overwrite all “genre” entries across a number of records. There are some slightly awkward user interface issues in inputting records (issues the developer has agreed to consider). But I have confidence that the app will improve - it’s regularly updated - and it’s building on a very solid basis. So overall - I’m very happy. And I don’t say that about many software products!
August 17, 2019
Muy buena aplicacion
Muy buena aplicacion y muy completa. Puedes agregar todos los datos necesarios: Isbn, codificacion Dewey, clasificacion por generos, etc.
July 23, 2019
Brilliant app for categorizing your book collection. Recognizes most books via ISBN barcode, even non-english books. Author and title search often find similar books if your barcode is not the same. Full manual entry also works.
Support answers quickly and politely even to questions that can be found in the manual.
June 16, 2019
Thank you CLZ!
I am amending my review to reflect the wonderful customer service I have received, as well as the functionality of the app. Of all the apps I tried to catalog my antique book collection, CLZ Books is my favorite. I like all the various data you can input, including reading date and price. My collection is from well before ISBN numbers (being published prior to 1900), so ease of manually inputting all of the data I want is important to me. I did try out scanning on one current book and it worked very well, but I haven't explored that side extensively. I am excited to unpack the rest of my collection and get them entered into CLZ Books!
May 13, 2019
I love this app!
So much easier than the spreadsheet that I was using to track the books in my collection, and books that I was interested in. You can scan the ISBN or type it in for books that do not have the barcode. The app then pulls in most of the books info and a cover image.
April 18, 2019
This app is excellent
It allows me to scan in most of my book collection using the ISBN barcode. A small minority of my collection is not in the database yet, but inputting these is not difficult. Finally, I can download a custom CSV of my library to make a spreadsheet. The app interface is efficient and pleasant to interact with. This is app is an ideal took for a book collector like myself to use to catalog a personal library.
March 17, 2019
Best Book Organizer on the Market
I’ve tried two other apps to keep track of my huge book collection and have been disappointed... until now! Finally, someone who gets it! Easy input by scanning the ISBN barcode (for most books), or typing in the title. Contains more information than other apps by linking to the Library of Congress. User friendly in that all data can be manipulated to meet specific requirements. Thumbnails are included and can be changed if needed. Pick lists are editable, too. Try it, you’ll like it!
February 09, 2019
Excellent app for books especially with visible ISBN barcode;-) Have added 200 today.
January 29, 2019
Einfach zu verwalten
Sehr gute App, einfach zu verwalten, Erfassung über Handy-Scan oder manuelle Eingabe der ISBN.
November 24, 2018
Scan and add, done!
I used to write down the ISBN's of books I wanted on my wish list. Now I just scan and add them to my wish list in seconds. Great program and phone app.
October 24, 2018
I can't remember how I came across the name now, and while I use both the books and movies/DVD ones, it's the books that's more of my interest.
My system is that books I've read, and my mother also, upon their return, are put onto the Book Collector program, then stored in my garage. I print out the lists to take around with me for bookshops, sales, etc, that way I know what I've got.
I find being able to enter the exact ISBN for hardback/paperback versions very useful as I'm a librarian by trade so have used several different software programs for loans/returns. And the extra tweaks over the years have made things easier to use Collector, including the 'ISBN not recognised' so I can add those books to the collection/list.
October 08, 2018
Great app, I was in need to catalogue my books
and works excellent, I can even take a picture of old books without isbn.
October 10, 2017
Superb software, easy to set up and ISBN scanning
via camera makes it so easy to enter my books. Wish I had found it ealier.
August 05, 2017
I am having fun using the scan feature. It took a little practice but after about 10 books I feel like a pro. My book sale purchases will be loaded in no time. Except for those pre-ISBN books of course. Although they are pretty easy too.
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.
June 07, 2017
I just scan the book barcode and it's in my list, in alphabetical order by title. It doesn't have older versions of some books whose isbns have changed since the initial publishing but you can still find the book by author and title.
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.
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!