Collectorz.com Book Collector
I adore books. One of my dreams is to have an old fashioned library, complete with deep, dark cherry workwork…a meticulously organized book collection…comfy leather seats…
But, I don’t have that yet. In fact, I have a hard time just barely storing all our books….they often look like the photo above, I’m sorry to say.
One of my sons, Nick, is a crazy book lover like me. He has attempted to catalogue our books many times. He is creative and has tried “our own” system and many free versions of cataloging software.
To be frank, I have never put time aside to try to help keep track of our library and I do regret that. I think Nick had the right idea.
So, I was intrigued when I got Collectorz to review for the TOS Crew.
Basically, the program is pretty intuitive—you can just catalog your book collection by ISBN.
Just enter ISBNs or scan ISBN barcodes, and the program automatically adds book details and cover art. Book Collector key features allow you to:
- Browse your book collection
- Add data & covers automatically
- Available data fields
- Sort and Search your database
- View your data in various skins
- View statistics of your database
- Export to CLZ Books (iPad, iPhone, Android)
- Data export options e.g. to HTML
- Use the loan manager
- Print your book data
- Book Collector Network Support
Try Book Collector Free for 30 days (100 book limit)
Nick and I have been playing around with it and I like it! Some of the features strike me as very useful. For instance, we can print out lists of our books, keep track of any books we lend out, and we can even update our lists with the iTouch.
You can also catalogue your existing ebook and audio book files just by scanning your folders…
And, you can upgrade your Collectorz account to Book Collector Connect and do even more:
- Browse your personal book collection online
Search and sort your collection in List, Detail or Cover View.
- Publish your book database online on Collectorz.com servers
Access your book inventory from any online computer or mobile device.
- Share your collection list with friends & family
Make your collection public (optional), then just email a web-link
- Connect is a fully stand-alone book organizer tool
Connect is a cool add-on to the Book Collector downloadable desktop edition for Windows or Mac, but it can also be used on its own, as a super-easy online book cataloging tool.
Book Collector Standard Version is $29.95, and Book Collector Pro Version costs $49.95.
See what my crewmates have to say about Collectorz!
I received Collectorz for review purposes. I have given my honest opinion.