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!
December 27, 2016
I've used other cataloging software and this is the best. Easy-to-use interface; cataloging by ISBN is simple. And love being able to access my collection from all my devices.
November 15, 2016
Handy when I'm book shopping
I use it to keep track of what books I have, so that when I shop I know if an interesting book would be a new addition to my library. I find it easy to add books by scanning ISBN bar code on back cover or inside cover, which works for almost all books. Older books (~40+ yrs) that don't have recognizable ISBN, I search by author and title then select to add (still relatively easy). In very rare cases I've added a book manually and included the front cover picture that I took myself.
November 07, 2016
Tras usar otro catalogador, éste me resulta más práctico, sobre todo al usarlo en paralelo mac-ipad. Me gusta mucho que la base de datos del isbn (lo que más uso) sea más amplia y de acceso más libre. Algunos aspectos pueden pulirse un poco, pero globalmente he mejorado.
November 05, 2016
Awesome update Alwin! Much more user friendly...and going to your website to add the unknown ISBN was a pain.
Thanks for continuing to make the program better!
October 31, 2016
Just started to use this app. Scanning of Isbn is easy and the speed of response is remarkable. Lots of customisation possible so no excuse for misplacing a book. Will probably end up paying the one off fee for use with more than 100 books.
October 25, 2016
The Book Collection Database seems really great with ISBN scanning on an Iphone.
September 30, 2016
I love this application. Whether you have a book collection you want to want to catalog or just want to keep track of what you have read you can't beat it. Just scan the ISBN number and the app pulls in a ton on info on the book. You can create folders if you choose. Extremely useful.
September 25, 2016
This is a great app for looking after a book collection. It is quick and easy to add most books (simply scan the ISBN or type in the book title).
September 07, 2016
So far so good
I've been looking for something I could inventory my collection for awhile now. This is the first I've found that allows me to scan via ISBN and manage my collection via app or PC.
July 15, 2016
Couldn't have been simpler. Entire bookshelf in about 2 hours
Phone with scanning screen in one hand, pulling out book enough to scan isbn with other hand, set aside problem barcodes for later (additional stickers, hardback books), very very easy. Great app. If it had worked at the end of a selfie stick - I wouldn't have needed a ladder - lol
June 21, 2016
Easy to use
I have been very happy so far with this app. I especially like the scanning feature that allows me to scan the ISBN instead of having to type each number in by hand. The cost to upgrade storage is on par with other apps and websites I have checked out.
May 23, 2016
To the making of many books
This app is great. I've started cataloging my books. Pretty easy scanning the ISBN. They also have one for your music. Someday I may get to my CDs.
May 08, 2016
Geweldig handig en effectief
Zeer handige app en programma op je PC, ik gebruik het op mijn iMac, altijd een overzicht van je boeken bij de hand. Ook makkelijk bij te houden welke boeken waar staan, huis, praktijk of universiteit, bijhouden wat je aan wie uitgeleend hebt. Handig toevoegen door via de app isbn nummer te scannen. Graag zou ik ook via de app willen registreren of een boek uitgeleend wordt of teruggebracht. Nu kan dat volgens mij alleen nog maar met de desktop versie. Echt een aanrader! En de licentiekosten heb je zo terug omdat je nu altijd overzicht hebt van je uitgeleende boeken.
March 14, 2016
If you wanna best
The best of the best I've ever seen / used. Everything works as described. The OSX version is highly complex (mean: it knows everything), yet very easy to use, and all customizable! All you can try free with the sample database, or even with 100 own books. Infinite easy to sync between OSX and iOS applications. The mobile application can also scan the ISBN, so you can promptly import a new book. If you do not find a book in the central database, you can upload, and after that everyone reach it. This is great! On the other part, the mobile version is always with me, so I know what I already have and what's on my wish list. Anywhere and anytime. This is essential! But the most superior is the SUPPORT. They are fast, nice, helpful, effective. This is at least 6 stars (from 5)!
March 10, 2016
If you wanna best...
The best of the best I've ever seen or used. Everything works as
described. The OSX version is highly complex (mean: it knows
everything), yet very easy to use, and all customizable! All you can
try free with the sample database, or even with 100 own books.
Infinite easy to sync between OSX and iOS applications. The mobile
application can also scan the ISBN, so you can promptly import a new
book. If you do not find a book in the central database, you can to
upload, and after that everyone reach it. This is great! On the other
part, the mobile version is always with me, so I know what I already
have and what's on my wish list. Anywhere and anytime. This is
But the most superior is the SUPPORT. They are fast, nice, helpful,
effective. This is at least 6 stars (from 5)!
March 09, 2016
Goed programma, met een grote database om je boeken in terug te vinden, het scannen van isbn nummers werkt uitstekend.
February 22, 2016
Best I've found
While it's not perfect, this is the best application I've found for keeping a book catalog synchronized between several Mac computers, iPad and iPhone. I recommend it; if you need very detailed records, the Mac or Windows application is more complete and works perfectly in conjunction with this one. Barcode scanning for ISBN works well; note that some books (mainly from the 1980s & 90s) have a UPC code instead, which doesn't identify the book.
February 21, 2016
I want more!
This software has been glitch free, and easy to use. It's had every book I had to enter by ISBN that was too old to be scanned. I haven't tried entering a book that's pre-ISBN yet. If you figure out how to tie this in with book recommendations, missing books from a series, and link to an online book seller, you would have an amazing killer book app. I can see already I'll want to bump this up to a higher database count.