Once a week, I post about something I’m loving (tv, movies, books, art, photos, romances, authors, or anything else) that I’ve seen or read about recently. So here’s this week’s For the love of …
I purchased some new books this week and was reminded again how much I love using Book Collector by Collectorz.com. It’s an “automatic book database software for Windows, Mac OS X & iPhone.”
I’ve had this program for quite a few months now. I use it to keep track of the books I own, those I’ve read from the library, those I’ve purchased but have yet to read, and those I wish to buy. It connects with an on-line book database so you can easily add books to your personal database (including a description, cover, subjects, and more) using the book title, author, or ISBN number. You can also manually enter books. Many of the ebooks I buy are not in the database, but it really doesn’t take much time to add those either.
I love being able to create filters and quickly see which books I have on my TBR list for a specific genre. Let’s say I feel like reading a gay mystery romance. A couple clicks and I have all the books listed that I’ve purchased. I can check out the covers, read the synopsis, click to any reviews I’ve noted, and more. It’s fun to interact with my books this way.
You can also add ratings and purchase information, search and sort, export the data, print a book list, and view your book data on your iPhone.
Here’s a screenshot from Collectorz.com. There are many ways to customize the screens so you can optimize it for how you like to view your books.
Does anyone else use Book Collector? Or any other program to manage your book collection? I’d love to hear what you use and what you like about it. Comment or send me an email.
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