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Giveaway of the day — Booknizer

Booknizer is a great helper when it comes to organizing a home library.
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Booknizer was available as a giveaway on August 29, 2012!

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Booknizer is a great helper when it comes to organizing a home library. This book organizer will collect information about electronic, audio and paper books from your library.

Necessary details can be extracted from files or downloaded. Later you can easily search and sort your books, check their exact location (a loan manager is also included), view statistics, export and print reports, and much more. Booknizer is your library at fingertips.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ Vista/ 7

Publisher:

Maniac Tools

Homepage:

http://www.booknizer.com/

File Size:

14.3 MB

Price:

$39.95

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I'm happy with this program, it installed well, like someone else mentioned, I mainly want this to keep track of physical books, to see which ones I would still like, and for information on authors and series. Thank you GOTD and Booknizer.

Reply   |   Comment by Wendy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

TO PUBLISHER:

Looks very nice.

My reservation is what will happen if you for some unforeseen reason can no longer support it? Will the data be available in a format that can be read, edited, and appended later, as in a database or spreadsheet?

I will download and install it for now, but I will not enter data until I know if the data will be available through another program. Since I have not downloaded it yet, I am curious if I will be able to see the data on my iPhone. Is there a means to do this?

Thank you for the offer.

Best regards,
Jeff

Reply   |   Comment by JWS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed well on windows 7. Tried it by putting 1 book in it. I typed the title in, since there was no ISBN in 1932. It found the book and filled in all the other info, author, publisher, year, pages, and had places I could fill in extra info for my personal use.
So far I really like this program. Thank you GAOTD and Booknizer!

Reply   |   Comment by rose1811  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

To those saying Calibre is only for e-books, not so.
You can create a new "empty" book. No file needed on your computer for this. Now you put in your data and download the meta data etc... as usual. No problem at all. (and no extra work to do it, no tweaking etc.. is needed.)
Calibre is good for:
e-books
Print books
Audio books
anything really, you can put into calibre.

How it compares to todays program?
Mostly depends on cost, which program is most similar to something you have already used, and whether you want a program that works as a file manager/organizer for your digital books.

Reply   |   Comment by Kailey  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Installed & Activated Quickly and easily on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Laptop Intel Core i-5.
I Only have time for a fast look right now, but I launched the program from Setup and it is properly registerd, also it scanned my computer in less than one minute and found my Kindle Collection with no problem... It LOOKS like that is all it searched for as it does NOT seemed to find any of my other "ebooks", however, I'll have to check that out after I retur (tomorrow morning.

NOTE: As ALWAYS, (when there is an "Activate.exe" file) I "executed" (ran) the "Activate.exe" file) BEFORE Running Setup.exe. This writes the appropriate Registration Information to the Registry ( In ALL of my experience!!!).
Happy Trails,
Chris Roy Jackson

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Roy Jackson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

One other solid point. A real forum. The first question was one I had in mind, where is the database kept. Properly answered.
http://www.booknizer.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=46&sid=1b728d25d2245b451817d1f3d557492d

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Hi,

Nice looking program. The web site looks professional, with Ruski programmers in the Vancouver area.

If the program does the job nicely, you don't worry that eventually you may .. possibly .. put out $40 or so for a full permanent license.

Steven

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks to Maniac Tools + GOTD.
Good stuff.
Easy to use.
Visual book cover does help user to identify it easily in his collection.
Searches for covers for the Audio books in my PC. If it is an audio book, the chapters are automatically listed for you to click on and listen to.

However, the search by ISBN code is not always successful. If it is a foreign language book, somehow the ISBN search fails.



Have not bothered to input any hardcopy book titles into the database.

One could create a database for books in Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel or FileMaker or Alpha Five.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Looks like a good book database but I don't see a way to turn off the update checks which might be a problem after 30 days, Thank You GOTD and Maniac Tools

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A Nightmare! (Maybe not so much but bad enough)
Authors tab gets stuck on "pictures" only way to go back is to restart the program.
Tried to reload a book info, the book disappeared, same if you look up a book from the authors page.
AVOID!

Reply   |   Comment by LeMe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Installed and activated no problem. Failed to import existing database from All My Books. Booknizer is supposed to prompt by default existing database from All My Books. It did not do this and I tried to open the database from All My Books directly using Booknizer, that also failed.

On to Booknizer itself. I like the interface better than current cataloging program All My Books. It did a seamless import of books by title.

I would switch to Boooknizer if I could get it to import my existing All My Books database. But since it does not do that I don't want to reenter my entire collection by hand. So I uninstalled it. I would however recommend this program over All My Books.

Reply   |   Comment by TopDog  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

DLed, installed and activated without problem.
First look: Some good, a lot of "needs work".
I will grant that the app subject matter is difficult but..

Barcode entry is supported but no ISBN entry

Picture search only via Bing. Google much better. Why limitation? Payola?

Misuse of term "genre". App uses "genre" to mean subject. IIRC, genre distinguishes style or form within a subject category. In any case, the list is way too short: no listing for fiction or sub-genres such as humor, travel, cook books, romance, fantasy, etc
- Needs ability to enter custom genre/sub-genre categories.

Authors listed alphabetically by FIRST name - should be by surname.

Testing "Add Authors" resulted in DL of bio & biblio info (which is what I wanted) but was unreliable:
- Search for Isaac Asimov yielded 435 works (OK, most but not all yet tenable).
- Search for Neale Walsch yielded none (amazon shows 948 results). Why?
- Search function needs a spelling checker (for authors and titles).
- Search function needs better feedback when nothing found (it acts as if it didn't search at all)

Author/book lists are not scalable: Large thumbnails take up way too much space. This works OK for demos of 10-20 entries but is untenable for real life lists containing hundreds of titles or authors.
- Needs a text only listing for title/author.

App appears to have a customizable report generator (which is good), but I could not find any selection criteria for report content, just auto dump of everything. Same for export to HTML
- Need to be able to select specific groups of titles, authors, author bibliographies, etc

Export/Report content does not include author bibliography and display/edit of same does not support copy to clipboard. A prime use of this app to create a shopping/wish list and/or library collection checkoff list is impossible.
- Need to fully support Windows copy for all displays

In general, better support and more methods of data input (scanner, Cuecat, text lists (from OCR or VR with spelling check), etc.

Same for output/export. Need to be able to select, collect and group any of the info in the database, not just books in one's collection.

Reply   |   Comment by ArtKns  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I've used Readerware for years, but I haven't upgraded to the newest version. ($45 for an upgrade seems steep to me!) I was hoping this would be a good replacement. There are two features of Readerware I really like that Booknizer doesn't seem to have. One of my favorite features in Readerware is the ability to find a book on the LoC website or Amazon or Alibris or wherever and drag it into the database. This is great for making sure I'm adding the right edition and as a lot of my collection is pre-1966 (thus pre-ISBN) it's a great time saver. It's also a great feature for adding a book you want to buy at a later date. Another great feature which can be a little persnickety in my version goes to selected websites and compares the prices. That's a really handy feature if you are planning to resell your books or need a replacement cost estimate for insurance purposes.

One thing I did not like about Booknizer is the list of results it returned. I couldn't find a way to view the full information before adding it to the database. If it returns two results with the same copyright date, how do I know which one result has the better description/info without adding one, searching again, adding the other, and comparing? Annoying. Also, why not allow for multiple selections on results page? For some titles, I have multiple editions (as I'm sure other collectors do). It would be nice to select all of them at once rather than having to redo the exact same search.

Besides adding features similar to the ones above, I highly recommend the publisher add more download scripts. The 3 listed do not impress me. I'd suggest at least adding one for LoC and one for http://searchplus.lib.cam.ac.uk/ (Cambridge) for the English speaking market.

Reply   |   Comment by hklbry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#37 ArtKns

Where does the Calibre site say it is ONLY for eBooks? Many people use it to manage paper and audio books. You may what to remember the phrase: Google before you post.

ndbbm

Reply   |   Comment by ndbbm  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Going to give this a go. I've only used Calibre before and have an annoying problem with it, so I am looking out for something else.
Thanks to the reviewers who actually use the program. Also all the suggestions here should keep me going for a while.
Thanks Booknizer and GAOTD for another good freebie. Some of us have thousands of books and software like this becomes essential.
I had no problem registering.
Thanks again

Reply   |   Comment by Arthur  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Surprized that nobody mentioned Zotero http://zotero.org - it keeps track and gather info from web for ISBN and while you browsing you can index books, scientific papers, audio and video files, webpages. With addon you can attach actual ebook/paper file to any biblio record. Storage of biblio info is synchronized to free Zotero servers, up to 1 Gb of file attachments is free also, but I just use Zotfile addon which attaches, moves, renames and stores ebook file in one specific folder on my computer. I than sync that folder to my other PCs using Windows Live Mesh.

Reply   |   Comment by landviser  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Calibre can catalog both paper and audio books (I have a bunch of both in my Calibre database along with ebooks). It's quite simple: add an "empty" book, edit Metadata, enter title into the "Title" field or "isbn:" along with the books isbn number into the "Ids" field, press Download metadata. I added a custom column to specify paperback, hardback, audio book, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by ndbbm  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Kinda disappointed when I added 60 epubs, and it got the titles just fine, but didn't find a single cover or author or correct genre for the 60 well-known titles it found. Examples of book titles it displays, yet somehow doesn't know how to find anything else:
- A Drink Before the War: A Novel
- Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel
- Angle of Repose
- Churchill
- Colonel Roosevelt
- Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
- Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to after the Boss
- The Godwulf Manuscript
- Shutter Island
- The Poet
- The Omnivore's Dilemma
- Washington: A Life
- ... [all fairly well-known titles]

The genre seems to default to a set of these four for every book (I didn't check every one):
- Dreams
- Education & Reference
- Occult
- Reference

It's puzzling to me why those genre defaults are considered helpful, and why four (four wrong genres are more work to correct than one wrong genre).

If it had found the metadata for my test 60 epubs, I would have likely purchased the program, because it seems to be rather full featured. From what I see so far, for electronic books, I'm better off populating ebook titles into a simple Word or Text file using some simple tool like Karen's Directory Printer and adding free-form text as I like.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe T.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Nice program. Installed well. Easy to use. Thank you GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Marian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

@Booknizer (#32)
Thanks you for a concise and detailed comparison between Calibre and Booknizer. It seems that people either can not or will not read or maybe just cannot comprehend what is written.

The main page of Calibre states it organizes eBooks (and ONLY eBooks). That it duplicates all the eBook files it finds is a big negative.

The GAOTD description and the Booknizer main page specifically states that it organizes all formats: electronic, PAPER and AUDIO.

I have few eBooks but many hundreds of hardbound and paperback books. I am interested in Booknizer not just organize and manage my current collection but, more importantly, to identify missing titles and gather metadata about the author and titles. From the program description it would seem that it will facilitate these tasks.

However, entering input to this app may be daunting. Adding input to the app from eBooks can be automated. What input aids are available for entering paper based books? I do not relish having to type in hundreds of titles or author's names.
A Cuecat was mentioned above. Is it supported? Other scanner inputs?

Would you support a best guess selection from a voice recognition app?

Are ISBN inputs supported?

On a more technical note, can printable/exportable reports be generated from the program by author, genre or other criteria (such as a printable wish list)?

Reply   |   Comment by ArtKns  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

I've tried a number of database programs geared toward books, both free and consumer versions. What I don't like about the freebies is that they tend not to be supported. They are often bare bones, with a basic interface, and no support. Ditto for "open source". There are few open source programs I stick with, mostly because updates/improvements are painfully slow, and there is no direction for improvement. While seeing such chaos coalesce into something usable is interesting, I have no desire to waste valuable time waiting for dubious programmers to try their hand at tweaking these programs into something usable. The consumer products I've tried didn't work for me for one reason or another, including "Collectorz" & "All My Books".

"BiblioteQ" I downloaded today. It's free and the interface looked sleek. This is an Open Source program. Looks OK, works bad. First, it tries to install directly into the C: drive. That's a no-no for me at this stage. I created a new database, but when re-starting the program, that database isn't automatically loaded. I have to go find it before I can start entering books again. I tried inputting a number of books. You can enter by bar code (both 10 & 13 digit) or by ISBN. Supposedly you can enter by scanner as well. I tried both bar codes and ISBN. The program searches two databases, the Library of Congress and Columbia University. You would think the Library of Congress would have a complete database, but it couldn't find 2 of my books using both bar codes and ISBN - I would have to blame the program for this. I tried the other database to no avail. At this point, I thought to search by title, but the program will not allow it! I can enter in all the information manually, but what a waste of time. No hope for improvement any time soon since it is Open Source, so it has been uninstalled.

Now on to the GAOTD, "Booknizer". As I said in a previous post, I have some dealings with this developer and as a person working on being "curmudgeon-y" in my old age, I am difficult to please. This developer regularly monitors the forums to help users and to take suggestions, many that have been implemented in the programs on a regular basis. For those programmers out there, whatever it is you guys use for tweaks is available for these programs. Scripts are written for obscure databases and skins are created. It is a nice mix of a business that directs where the product will go and a community that comes together to tweak it to personal tastes.

When I first ran "Booknizer" it automatically searched for any known databases (I had some database files from other trials) and asked if I would like to import that information. Once the books were imported, I closed the program. When I opened again, that database was automatically opened with all the books that had been imported.

Entering Books by Bar code/ISBN: This is where my only real complaint comes into play with this developer, as this quirk is found in their other program "Movienizer" (although it isn't in the man input screen as this is). You can enter multiple entries at one time (so presumably when you are using a scanner you can keep scanning, then have the program search for the information). There is an entry box with "ISBN/Bar Code" and "Title" entries. If you want to enter more than one, you must click the "plus" sign at the top. This keeps what you entered in the first entry and provides a new blank entry directly beneath it. However, if you enter a number in the second entry, and then realize you made a mistake in the first and go back up to the first one to correct, the second entry goes blank and what you entered is lost. If you enter the info into the 2nd entry, then click the "plus", the 1st and 2nd is saved. If you make an entry into the 3rd, then go back up to the 1st or 2nd, you lose what you just put into the 3rd. I don't understand why, but that is just the way it is. However, once you hit that "plus" sign, the program seems to start looking for whatever you just entered as you are typing the next entry. This is nice since it allows you to check right away that the program has the correct edition of the book before it is back on the shelf and lost. To get around the quirk, you can also hit the "refresh" button at the top, but that refreshes the entire list, and if you have a long list and slow connection, it can be a pain.

In this screen you can also enter by scanner or you can enter a text listing bar codes/ISBN. I don't have one near me to try right now, so I can't say precisely how it works. What I will mention is that the program also seems to pick up both my web cam and has an active screen capture. You can bring your book up to the web cam and the program will use the camera to read the bar code. I gave this a try. First, you need to get the bar code within a green square. The square is adjustable, but it is still difficult to get the bar code steady in the square. Second, there really isn't any instructions on what to do. Do I need to click something to tell the program to read the image? Is it actively scanning the whole time? I tried clicking "next" and a pop-up appeared to tell me to enter an ISBN or bar code, but it also entered a bar code that it "read" from the image. It was wrong, but it entered something. I tried twice and got two different numbers from the same bar code.

What is nice about this screen is that you can STILL enter a book by the title alone. So if you are in the midst of entering via codes and something just simply won't take, you can still go to the default title.

Entering Books by title: Self explanatory. Just enter the title and click "next".

Entering Books by file: If you have audio books as MP3 or e-books, this program will also find these and enter them into the database. It does not copy them into the program, it merely keeps a record of where it is located. This is a feature that was hard to find when dealing with audio files, as there is this persistent idea of keeping another copy on the computer within a program.
However, a problem I have is with how the audio files are collected. The input screen appears to show two ways of finding the audio: browse to the file in question (on the left) or search through certain folders (right). When you browse to the file in question, you simply can't open the folder, you must highlight all the files within that folder. That's a bit cumbersome, it should simply read all the files in the specified folder. Clicking the "Find Books" button that is under the folder tree will do nothing for the file that is selected on the left. "Find Books" is ONLY for the folder tree. This is very confusing and it took me a while to understand what was happening. Using the folder tree, I tried to select my audio folder, which contains all my audio files including music, and then "Find Books". Nothing was found. If I unchecked all the folders and simply checked my audio book folder, it then found the audio books. If I checked both the audio books and a music folder, it found the books and the music(!). Retrieving the book info was smooth, but just getting the program to recognize the files is confusing and cumbersome and needs to be changed.

What happens after you click "next": One thing I noticed in the bar code section was that a preview of the book in question is shown in the same screen as you are entering codes. I had an older edition of a book that was different from what was shown. When I clicked "next", the program still goes out to find multiple entries of the books enter. If there is the possibility of multiple editions or close possibilities, the program will bring up a screen that lists these titles and allows you to chose what you want to enter into the database. This is really nice, as having the correct edition AND the correct cover is important, especially when searching for a book.

As for organization, this is fairly easy to use and extensive. You can organize by title, subject, author, etc. If you want, authors are listed separately and you can download an author's complete book list so you'll know if you've missed something and a biography. There are multiple scripts you can use, including foreign language scripts. You simply download the scripts you would like to use and install them into the program. You can listen to files directly in the program, mark books to sell, to buy, and there is a loan manager so you can keep track of those titles you lend. You can organize by soft cover, hard cover, audio book, e-book, location, etc. etc. This is a very powerful bit of software, so much so that it is impossible to cover everything it does. There are so many customizations that you can do to make this work perfectly for your set-up that it is difficult to know where to start and yet it is still ready to use right away with little problems. I've yet to run into something this program can't find.

Overall I am very happy this is offered today. There are some things I would like to have changed or tweaked, but overall, you can't go wrong with this program or this dev. Today it's free, so any qualms about price shouldn't even be considered. If you are looking for something like this to manage your entire literary collection, I highly recommend you download it.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)

I am looking for a free program that does this but works with a barcode scanner and in windows 8. Anyone know of any?

Reply   |   Comment by vc  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I have nearly 5,000 books in my Calibre installation now. Calibre can keep metadata concerning authors, biographies, book descriptions, etc..., if you take the time to learn how to use it. It's really very simple to do. Every book in my Calibre library contains this information, including links to each books page on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, GoodReads, etc... This product does nothing for me that Calibre doesn't do for me for free. I'll pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Pruitt  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Thank you all for testing the program. Sorry to see registration problems, but please remember that GAOTD provides you with a working registration, so the problem might be in your firewall or in some other small detail.

As some of you compare the program to Calibre, it is worth of mentioning that it is very different. Well, basically it is developed to manage books, here the two programs are similar. Booknizer can manage (convert, copy to device, etc.) e-books, like Calibre does. But otherwise the two programs are different. One may simply need to try both program and decide which organizer is "the one". For example, Calibre copies your entire library into its own folder, thus you will end up having two copies of each e-book file, while Booknizer simply links to the existing files. Calibre is all about e-books, while Booknizer can work with all types of books. Calibre does not know much about authors, while Booknizer can download biographies, bibliographies and other details. Sorting methods, viewing, reporting... there is much that is different or just unique to one program. Is Booknizer worth of paying? Well, that's for you to decide, but thanks to GAOTD you can get it for free :).

Reply   |   Comment by Booknizer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

I uninstalled and reloaded from beginning, followed #28 advice, that time I did get program registered, still now sure how the gcd file works and what to do with it in this software loads, perhaps someone can explain to a novice, Thank you

Reply   |   Comment by JR  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Thanks very much for this. I've tried a few other book organiser programs in the past and been disappointed, but this one seems to do all I want it to so far. It has struggled with finding cover images for some of my collection, but then I was testing it with a few old/obscure titles! It was easy enough to scan and add my own.

A definite keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr Parrot  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I'm probably too late in the day to ask, but does anyone (Giovanni) know of any similar free or low cost programs that organize all types of media, especially physical DVDs? If not, how about just the one for DVDs?
Thanks

I have downloaded and installed this offering, but have not had the time to evaluate it.

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Was having the same problem as 11 & 18 of getting unregistered version. Had all four files (setup, activate, activate gcd and read me) in the same folder. Clicked program off, ran activate again and this time it registered it to giveawayoftheday, Personal License (Click Help tab and then About)

Reply   |   Comment by trekkerr57  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

To everyone having troubles registering:

I was as well until I did the following:

First, I unzipped the file, then clicked "setup.exe"
The program will automatically open as will the GAOTD success page.
CLOSE the program, then click "activate.exe"
Registration happened automatically, the program re-opened properly registered, as did a "Thank you for registering..." page on the Booknizer web site with a discount for Musicnizer (at least it did for me).

To check registration, click "Help", then "About". It should be registered to "giveawayoftheday" and "Personal License".

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Calibre beats it any time. Installed and uninstalled. No thanks. I will stick to Calibre's portable version.

Reply   |   Comment by Shane  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

This package appears to work for English, French, and German.

Reply   |   Comment by Jlnum  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I can't believe anyone would have a computer full of books i don't so this software is completely pointless to me

Reply   |   Comment by Spudface Jim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-49)

I just played a little bit with this nice, little prog. It works also well for the German language. Why? It is possible to download additional scripts. Activate the box to download the missing scripts. Maybe your language is also included

Reply   |   Comment by suntsu33  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

"Free" is OVERPRICED

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-33)

It's only e-books for God's sake, yet it's S.......L........O.........W as hell...... "not responding" now. A pdf file has confused it. Jesus wept.
WHAT A PILE OF C**P

Reply   |   Comment by Phil K  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)

If you need to catalogue titles in the follwoing foreign languages: Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish try doing this:
1. download and istall trial version of Bookenizer in this langiage from their website
2. Download GAOTD version and install it over foreign language version
You should then have a registered foreing language version.
And of course it still does English.

Reply   |   Comment by ostrov  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

I thought this might be a good program to keep track of both ebooks and physical books, but found a few problems. With the ebook add feature the "add by file" did not work. I could add it by typing in the title, but why have the if it isn't going to work. There is also no way to mark a book physical or ebook. It would be easier to be able to mark the type of book instead of having different add features for each type of book.

I do use librarything and you can have a lifetime membership for less than the cost of this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

I have always used Collectorz.com Book Collector Pro as well as Game Collector Pro and Comic Collector Pro. They also have Movie Collector Pro, and lastly a MP3 and Photo Collector but these two have not been updated in sometime (they were not really needed). The collector programs do everything you could want. Add books in with upc or isbn codes and it will fetch all information from its own online database (Book Collector Connect is what they have called it) or other websites like Amazon. The software is not free but its well worth the price.

What I do like the most is I am able to use my Cuecat barcode scanner to scan in any book, movie, game etc... so I can fly through my collection just by scanning and waiting for an audial BEEP from the app that it has sucessfully read it. Check out ebay for a Cuecat usb or ps2 barcode scanner if you'd like one, they are dirt cheap, just make sure you buy a modified one or else it will not output normal barcode numbers and will only show encrypted output (there are websites that tell you how to modify it youself as well but don't pay more than $10 for a Cuecat+mod). If you already have a smartphone check this out http://www.clz.com/barry/ even easier.

Reply   |   Comment by OneNut  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

i installed on a amd dual core 64 bit with no problems but i have tryed many times to activate but after 4 hrs still shows unregistreted ver and only will hold 50 books please let me know if i did something or is this it

Reply   |   Comment by Richard B  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I'd like to point out that "LibraryThing" is NOT free and it isn't just a catalog program. Only the frist 200 books are free, otherwise it's $10/year or $25/life (not much, but not free). If you don't have a significant library, then this might work for you.

You also catalog with other people - "a cataloging and social networking site for book lovers." Based on the web tour, it appears that other users' comments and thoughts are brought up with the title. To me, that makes the info page too crowded. When I'm looking at a book in my library, I'm interested in the facts about the book and what I think about it. Why would I care about someone else's thoughts? Also, this appears to be strictly web based. While that will work for some people, I want my catalog available when I want it.

BiblioteQ on the other hand looks awesome.

Right now I can only speak about the developer: I grabbed "Movienizer" when it was last offered on GAOTD. I have to say, even though I wasn't a "customer", I did get a question answered by the developer. I've been using "Movienizer" since then and have been fairly happy with it. The interface is clear and concise (Booknizer uses the same interface). Questions posted on the forums are answered very quickly. This is a new offering by the devs, so there are few questions on the forums. Even though I've been looking for software to handle my huge library, I've been hesitant to buy this for $40. First because it's $40 and I'm cheap, and second because I don't know how well it will work, so I'm happy for this GAOTD.

Flame on.

Reply   |   Comment by Melika  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

Apparently, the program can't find books in other languages than English. E.g. I would need to search for Danish titles and books with Danish ISBN-numbers, which doesn't seem to work, alas. I tried to enter ISBN as well as titles of the few English books that I have on my shelves, and that worked like a dream. All relevant information popped up in a second - along with a thumbnail showing the book cover. The illustration made it easy to choose the right book from a list, when an entered title gave more than one result
ISBN numbers may easily be typed in manually, and, obviously, in that case only one search result will appear.
I've been working as a school librarian for many years, and I believe that a private person who has a large collection of books and other literary media could benefit a lot from Booknizer ... but only if the collection consists in English/American literature.
Cheers from Denmark!

Reply   |   Comment by Kellox  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+48)

I currently use eLibPro, also free. Compare features.

http://songstech.com/elibpro.html

Reply   |   Comment by CJCotter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Very nice and powerful book organizer for paper, electronic and audio books.

This software can automatically gather info from the internet concerning any ebook or audiobook you may have stored in your PC and enables you to find any book by the title, barcode, author, publishing year etc...

It also supports any e-book reader devices allowing you to copy an ebook to them literally with a mouse click.

So forget the misleading USER GAOTD RATING SYSTEM and download this software without hesitation asap, if you have like me a vast collection of books at home and in your machine.

Does this mean I would pay 40 bucks for a software like this? Of course NOT....LOL!!

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES:



* Calibre
Amazing free and open source e-book library management which can sort your books collection by title, author, date added, date published, size, rating etc.... It supports searchable metadata (tags, comments)and advanced search queries to find any book for any field mentioned above. And of course it's also able to automatically download on the NET various types of metadata and covers for your books, based on their title/author or ISBN information, not to mention its ability to convert ebooks, sync to e-book reader devices and fetch news from the web (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Time, Newsweek etc...) so as to convert it into e-book form.

http://calibre-ebook.com/about

* eLibPro 1.3
Terrific free utility which can manage your personal book collection (both print books and ebooks)in a very professional way.

Key Features:

• Use tree structure to manage book categories with an easy to use Windows Explorer-like user interface
• Unlimited related links (URLs, eBook files on local hard disk and even folders) can be added for each book.
• Use XML/XSL to display book details, with highly customizable templates and display style
• Ability to retrieve book's information directly from the web: it can query online (Amazon.com) by ISBN, or by a combination of book title, author and/or publisher and the book detail window can update on the fly
• Supports Drag & Drop, "Favorites" and "Reading List", Multiple Language Interface, Native Unicode, Barcode scanners, WYSIWYG editor for books' description and notes fields

http://songstech.com/elibpro.html

* eLibrary
It organizes your collection of e-books using a tags' tree, as well as automatically fetching your book's details and cover image from the web.

http://openelibrary.org/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/eLibrary-Amir-Screenshot-128170.html

* BiblioteQ
This is a compehensive and thorough Open Source library management suite which offers you extremely professional cataloging features to retieve any kind of data for books, journals, and magazines.

http://biblioteq.sourceforge.net/index.html

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/BiblioteQ-Screenshot-118066.html

* Portable eLIB - The ultimate eBook library
Very cool FREE app designed to help you categorize, catalog and view your ebook collection. It can auto-update your ebooks infos(cover, author, publisher, year of publication, summary etc..) from the internet with ISBN number, as well as create as many collections and even subcollections as you wish.

http://ebooklib.50webs.com/index.html

* Avesoft Personal E-Book Library
A small but very handy e-book management utility using SQLite as database.

http://ebooklibrary.codeplex.com/

For a more complete and handier FREE cataloging tool, capable of managing any kind of file (so not just ebooks), I recommend the following awesome FREE APPS ki$$ing your wallet goodbye:

* DataCrow
http://www.datacrow.net/

* (Portable) Stuff Organizer
http://stufforganizer.sourceforge.net/

Screenshots:
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreenshots/Stuff-Organizer-Screenshot-195836.html

Demo Videos:
http://stufforganizer.sourceforge.net/index.php?pid=30

Full Review:
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/organize-files-apps-in-multi-level-categories-with-stuff-organizer/

* myCollection
http://mycollections.codeplex.com/

* SoftCAT Free 5.20
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/File-CD-DVD-Catalog/SoftCAT-Free.shtml


Enjoy and stay organized (for FREE of course...LOL!!)!!

Ciao
Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+140)

I wish I could try this software, not in my laptop but in my desktop. Unfortunately I'm travelling at this time. I hope this Giveaway is offered again soon.

Reply   |   Comment by Luis  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-60)

I really like Calibre except that I have gigabytes of ebooks and Calibre copies the ebooks into a The Calibre Library folder.

Can Booknizer catalog the ebooks from the existing files on my external hard drive and not makes copies of them?

Reply   |   Comment by Paul  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

I downloaded the program and followed all instructions including the activation process. The program is still showing as a trial version. Anyone else or did I FUBAR the installation in spite of being careful??

Reply   |   Comment by TvConsumer  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The booknizer website gives a list of features:

http://www.booknizer.com/

And the following is from the calibre's website:

http://calibre-ebook.com/about#features

Just click on the features to see the details.

I don't see much difference. Of course their are a few minor differences but that's because they were developed by different developers. The biggest difference is the price.

Reply   |   Comment by Leo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

Calibre is good for ebooks, and Booknizer does the job, but Librarything is worth a look; www.librarything.com There's a huge community with plenty of info and recommendations.

Reply   |   Comment by John Sykes  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

This apears to be ideal many book on your Kindel think it will them in order. Will trye it, thank ...

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-63)

umm, calibre doesn't do the same thing as this tool. "This book organizer will collect information about electronic, *audio and paper books* from your library." ... this is an inventory-management tool, and calibre is an ebook-management tool.

Reply   |   Comment by henry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+102)
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