Friday, November 5, 2010

TOS Crew: Collectorz

Hello, my name is Jennifer, and I am a bibliophile!  As a card carrying bibliophile, I need help with organizing all of my books! Does this sound a bit like your house? Chances are, if you have homeschooled for any amount of time you have found yourself knee deep, or worse, in books! And in need of an organization tool to keep you from buying the same book twice! ( Or dare I say 3 times??) Come on, please tell me that someone else has done that!

Well, let me tell you about Collectorz! It is a neat service that helps you catalog and organize your books...

With colectorz you can categorize your books, you can also keep track of books that you have loaned out ( another homeschoolers favorite thing to do), as well as, create a wish list of books for you.

Simply type in the ISBN number or Library of Congress Number and you are all set. There are several scanners available that would allow you to scan the barcode to enter. However, I did not have one, and simply typed the numbers in.

When the ISBN is matched, the book cover and description is then added to that title, for easy reference. Which is an awesome feature!  You also have the ability to list the books in several different ways; location, condition, author, loaned, borrowed and more!

If you need a little help organizing your personal library, and managing your book budget (not buying books you already own!) then give Collectorz a try. You can download the software for free which allows you to input 100 books, after that you will need to purchase the standard ($29.95) or the pro ($49.95) version.

Check out their website for more information.

And don't forget to check out the crew blog to see what my crew mates have to say about Collectorz!

....... as a member of the TOS Crew, I received the pro version for free, in exchange for my honest opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds intriguing. I seem to re- buy books I had, then loaned out and never got back. I may have to look into this.