So I’m getting ready to buy a scanner and start cataloguing my books. I’m looking for recommendations, and I know there are lots of book-addicts here. What do you use, why do you like it, what don’t you like? I’ve listed the ones I’ve found below - any thoughts on those? Any others I should check out?
It must have a scanner, but also must allow manual loading for books without barcodes, books without SBN, etc.
I’m not really interested in online-only such as Google books. I want to have my own little database, where I can make my own little notes, such as the physical location of the books, who I’ve loaned to, etc. Do exporting, printing, and so on.
Of course, I’d also like a portable version, so I could quit duplicating books, forgetting what books I’m looking for, etc.
Intelliscanner looks kind of cool; I could inventory EVERYTHING in my house! But it worries me that they specifically mention other catalogue types (comics, wine, assets) and books only in passing.
BookCat looks great except for that little problem of no scanner input. But I love the flexibility. If only they had a scanner!
ReaderWare seems like a good possibility. Although I wish it had an interface for the smart phone that I’m getting ready to buy, instead of just palm os.
Primasoft looks like a possibility. I’ve never heard of it before, though.
BookCollector is definitely a contender. I think. Geez, that’s a horrible website. It makes me not want to buy your software.