Use Book Collector to:Catalog books automatically
Just type or scan ISBN barcode or type author and title to add books to your database.
Download all book data
Including cover image, author, title, publisher, year and genre.
Browse your book covers
Use the Thumbnail View to browse your collection by cover image.
View or print sorted lists
Lists are configurable, you choose what to list and in which order.
Search your book database
E.g. find a book by title or find all books you haven't read yet
Export your data (PRO only)
Export to HTML, XML, CSV
What is Book Collector?
Book Collector is a program for making a database of your book library: paperbacks, hardcovers, magazines, bundles, and other book formats. Adding books to the database is quick and easy because all information is automatically downloaded from book database sites (e.g. Library of Congress) and online book stores on the internet. The resulting list can be sorted, searched, grouped, printed or exported to HTML or ASCII. Read on for more details.
Adding books to the database
The easy to use Add Book Wizard lets you add books by retrieving movie information from various online information sources. You can search the info sources in 2 ways (screen 1):
By typing the author and title
By typing the ISBN number or scanning it with your barcode scanner
Just follow the simple steps of the wizard screen (screen 2) and let the program download all data for you, including the cover pictures, no typing needed (screen 3).
If you need more flexibility, you can use the Advanced Mode screen (screen 4). In Advanced Mode all steps are done in the same screen, giving you more freedom to do things in the order you want, especially when adding multiple books at the same time. This mode lets you prepare multiple searches in the Search Queue, e.g. by entering multiple ISBN numbers, so that you can search, select results and add books in batch.
If you want, you can add more information about the book manually, in the Edit Book screen, e.g. add the Genre (screen 5) or the Edition you have. (screen 6).
Using the database
Once you have entered a number of books you can view the list on the main screen, e.g. as a simple list of all books (screen 7). It is also possible to browse your collection of books viewing them grouped by author (screen 8) or by genre (screen 9) or by other fields and even combination of fields.
The list section of the screen either shows a list with multiple columns (you can choose which columns) or small images of the book covers (screen 10).
All lists can be sorted instantly, on any field, e.g. alphabetically on author, title or publisher, or sorted on release date or purchase date. Using the "incremental search" functions you can find items quickly. Just sort the list on the field you want to search on, then start typing the first letter of the value you are looking for. While you type the selection will jump to the first item that matches.
Using the Filter feature you can search for any value in any field, e.g. find all books with the word "house" in the title. You can even make combinations of search criteria, e.g. find all recent SF books from the UK (screen 11).
Feature comparison chart
Some of the features described here are available only in the Pro version. Here's a full list of the functionality available in the Standard and Pro version: Feature Standard Pro
Extensive field set of over 60 fields, ranging from Title and Author, to Publisher, Dimension, Purchase Price, and Paper Type
Online querying function to add books quickly
Explorer-like interface allowing grouping on Author, Genre, Publisher and more
XML/XSL based view of entries, fully user configurable (screen 14 and screen 15). Download extra templates here.
Graphical charts, with bars per genre, author, publisher and more (screen 13)
Printing of tabular reports Printing of user-configurable details reports
Loan Manager helps tracking which books you loaned and to whom (screen 12)
Export to HTML, text or XML
Export to PocketPC and Palm
(requires ListPro software)
Book Collector runs on Windows 95, 98, NT4, ME, XP and 2000.
**Download all files and unzip to one folder ...install and use keygen to register.