October 07, 2018
Books Do Furnish a Life
I’ve been a bookish person all my life. I wrote in my autobiography, An Appetite for Wonder, as a child I was “a secret reader who used to escape to my bedroom with a book instead of rushing around outside in all weathers in true Dawkins tradition.” And still today in the age of electronic publishing, I cannot resist the lure of the printed book and I work surrounded by my collection of 3000 volumes. Now about to move into a smaller flat, I have it planned so that all three bedrooms and the main passageway are almost completely lined with books: “Books do Furnish a Room” indeed! In keeping with this, my next book will be called Books do Furnish a Life. It is an anthology of previously published Book Reviews. and Forewords and Afterwords to other people’s books.
Such a large library demands a decent catalogue, especially when moving house. Alwin Hoogerdijk’s Book Collector is as close to a godsend as my theology allows. As an old programming hand myself, I recognize from the inside just what a clever piece of software it is. I’d like to praise not just the product itself but the exceptionally friendly aftercare advice and help, from Alwin himself and his colleagues. I’ve lost count of the number of people to whom I have recommended Book Collector.
University of Oxford
September 25, 2018
Lost without it
I have been using Book Collector for almost a year. I am pushing 4,000
volumes in my library and would honestly be lost without it. It is easy
to learn and use and has lots of great 'extras' like support for
non-Roman character sets and provisions for almost every imaginable type
of data capture.
I can't rate this tool highly enough: it's the best
out there and I recommend it without reservation.
September 20, 2018
The absolute best
Best library so far. I've tried plenty of other apps for my collection but this is the absolute best and easiest to use. Not confusing.
September 17, 2018
Great App for Book Collectors
My previous book app was fantastic but the database seemed to revert sometimes to old outdated data. This app is an excellent replacement and you can choose to sync it automatically with the cloud so I know I am always working with the most up-to-date copy of my database. There are lots of fields to categorise all the information about each book to share with other owners of that book and additional data fields to add your own private notes. Very handy! It is also very customisable how you want to order and display your book library.
August 24, 2018
Love this program
I really do love this program. I used Delicious Library for a number of years but when I moved to a new iMac I had difficulties porting my data base. I stumbled upon your program and have never looked back.
BTW, my wife and I, together with some friends, are going to be visiting Amsterdam next year. I am looking forward to seeing the Vermeer’s.
August 03, 2018
Easy to use and efficent
I'm only about 100 books in, but this makes it so easy to scan our library.
This app is really user friendly. I can't believe I didn't get this sooner.
July 26, 2018
Very useful to catalog your library.
June 14, 2018
I got my whole library
done in just under 2hours. I found i had duplicates
that i didnt know i had. Very pleased. And the wish list is going to make
June 14, 2018
Love this app
I absolutely love this app. Easy to use and helps me keep my growing library in order
plus I can take it anywhere and if I come across a book that I'm not sure whether I have it or not all I have to do is search it in my app. Love it!!
February 24, 2018
Excellent database app
Works well across platforms, constantly updated. Well worth the money if you have a decent size library.
January 17, 2018
Just do it
The buck stops here when it comes to library databases
period. Try it don't think just do it.
August 29, 2017
Always have my list with me
I have this software for my 800+ books. A great way to always have my list with me, to prevent the occasional "double purchase" of a book. I recommend to you for your library.
August 10, 2017
This is a great program! I can now show books checked out from my classroom library
online. Hooray! Thank you!
August 08, 2017
Makes the lending of books a breeze
As Library Coordinator for our chapter of a national environmental organization I use Book Collector to stay organized. The software makes the lending of books a breeze. We have over 230 books which some of your respondents would scoff at but, since I haul the books to monthly meetings, it is plenty big enough.
I value Book Collector highly and rely on it to keep track of all details of running a much used chapter library. Thank you and keep up the good work!
July 29, 2017
A great product
We are using this at our car club Library with 5000+ books and 500+ lenders. A great product, at a very reasonable price, easy to use, easy to maintain and runs on machines with minimal resources.
I recommend this product to anyone wanting a maintain a small library....and I am an IT manager at a library for a living.
June 25, 2017
Just what I needed
I probably have close to 500 books in my library and felt the need to catalogue them. This app is what the doctor ordered.
June 01, 2017
Saves me from buying duplicates
I have been using this software for years to track my library
as well as all books given as gifts. It saves me from buying duplicates. I also know exactly which shelf to find a book on.
May 31, 2017
Paid for itself
Fabulous program that's already paid for itself in saved duplication. As a portable catalogue of my library I couldn't ask for better. The seamless integration between phone app and desktop is fabulous.
May 23, 2017
Good app does what it says
Keeps my library around 600 books perfectly well the iOS app is great I now know the book I have at any point of time.
May 10, 2017
App is wonderful
It is a great way to catalogue books
and to manage them. I like to fact you can have your entire library right on your cell phone.
April 07, 2017
Everything is great! I paid for the upgrade already. This is a wonderful way to store my library and help me organize it as well.
April 02, 2017
It's great to have the contents of my library at hand whenever & wherever I need it!!
March 07, 2017
Marvelous software program
Collectorz is a marvelous software program. It is so intuitive, beautifully designed and user-friendly. I have a fairly large library and I have never had it more cataloged and organized!
February 15, 2017
Been using it for years. My book buddy and I can check which books we have in order to avoid duplicates. Also use it at the bookstore and library to see if I have it or read it.
January 29, 2017
It's been working great for a few years now. My only comment would be the plethora of options available means I can spend even more time in my library making adjustments.
January 16, 2017
A real time saver
I love your programs (I also have the Music Collector). I have an extensive library of English and German language books. A substantial part of my library is reference material and Book Collector and its search features are a real time saver. I currently employ an IT student for data entry and proof his work on my iPad. The next step for myself will be entering all my eBooks. I use the iPad for my own data entry. Works great!
January 13, 2017
Greatest library software
I have a vast library and the thought of getting software to automate it had me horrified. This software was well priced and the customer service has been tremendous. They have gone the extra mile to help a non-computer guy like me to make sure I was able to get up and running. When I have had trouble because of my ineptitude the customer service has gotten back up and running again. I will never stop using this software.