BookDB

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.40
  • Total Downloads:
    4,440
  • Date Added:
    October 15, 2010
  • File Size:
    2.19MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/2003

Editors' Review

+

Book DB presents bookworms and small lending libraries with a way to keep track of books. Though the program was easy to use, we found its interface lacking any kind of flexibility for customization.

The program's interface is very bare bones in appearance and left much to be desired. From there, you can print a copy of the database and export it as an HTML or TXT file, which is handy. We entered a few titles into the program and discovered that you do not have to fill out every blank in the entry form, but you must enter information into the Publication Details section to save the entry. The entry form isn't very flexible for customization, and as a potential home user, we wished we had the option of making a list simply of title and author. Each institution and individual's collection of books is different, and in order to accommodate a variety of collections, a database program like this needs to be more flexible.

Book DB has a Help file, and a user manual for the program is included in the Help menu. Unfortunately, this free program does not uninstall cleanly and leaves a folder in the Documents folder. Overall, we wished that the program's interface were more enjoyable to use, and offered more flexibility. For that reason, we recommend that you look for a more versatile program for keeping track of your collections.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–2 of 2

5 stars

"Suitable For Small Libraries"

September 05, 2011  |  By pacmansion

 |  Version: BookDB 2.2.40

Pros

Useful library feature for look-up computers is being able to present the library in view mode only, so no editing by users can be done. Comprehensive data information can be entered on main library computer which can check out and edit listings.

Cons

It's a little difficult to set up the view mode feature and it may be a little inconvenient to update the information on the patron catalogue computers, but not impossible.

Summary

Fantastic.I highly recommend this program. For a small library not yet hooked up to the internet, BookDB 2 is easy to use and has the security features needed. While I've looked all over the internet for other free alternatives, I've found nothing that comes close in terms of ease of use and features. The program even allows the user to print out bar code labels for books. As mentioned above, the program installed on the main librarian computer can be used for entering and modifying book data, entering borrower information, and checking books in and out. The View only mode can be set up on catalogue computers, on which data cannot be modified.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Excellent program I have never had a problem with it."

March 10, 2011  |  By lc3722

 |  Version: BookDB 2.2.40

Pros

My personal book collection is over 3,500 and I have them all listed in Book DB so I will not duplicate purchases.

Cons

nothing negative that I can think of.

Summary

This is my first online review of anything but I feel so strongly about Book DB which is a free download, easy to use, and fills all my requirements to keep an up to day record of my book collection.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–2 of 2

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for BookDB
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.2.40
Version 2.2.40 removed empty 'second author' entries created on import.
General
Publisher Spacejock Software
Publisher web site http://www.spacejock.com
Release Date October 15, 2010
Date Added October 15, 2010
Version 2.2.40
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Teaching Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements
Download Information
File Size 2.19MB
File Name BookDB2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,440
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for BookDB

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK