Editors' reviewThis feature-packed application makes it easy to catalog large collections of books. Once you've created a new database in Readerware, you can add records in several ways. The hardest is to manually enter everything from a book's author to its estimated value. But most users will want to take advantage of Readerware's more convenient features. If you input a book's ISBN or LCCN number, the program can search a user-defined set of online sites (including Amazon.com), importing all of the relevant information. Alternately, you can search for a book on one of those sites and drag and drop the URL to the Readerware window. The program will automatically populate a database record with the appropriate information, including a picture of the book cover. Easiest of all, if you have a bar-code reader, you can use it to scan in your entire library. Additional features include skins and custom reports. Readerware also offers several views of your data, though some are considerably more useful than others. We had problems with the default Table view, which sometimes refused to display anything until we restarted the program. Also, the program's large memory footprint might make it sluggish on older computers. The download includes trial versions of video- and CD-cataloging databases, which may tempt inveterate organizers. Overall, despite its eccentricities, we found Readerware a powerful little database that book collectors, librarians, and even small-bookstore owners might find useful.
The easiest, fastest way to catalog your books, music and videos. Nothing else comes close. Have a large collection? The unique auto-catalog feature lets you feed in a list of ISBNs, LCCNs, UPCs or barcode scans. Readerware then does the rest, automatically searching the web and cataloging your books, music and videos. Readerware can merge information from multiple web sites to build the most complete database possible, with cover art. Automatically and effortlessly. Want to catalog a few items or build your database while you browse the web? Readerware drag and drop support will do just that. Find a new CD by a favorite artist? Drag from your browser and drop on Readerware. It is cataloged! It really is that easy.
This download contains 3 products:
Readerware (Books) - The easiest, fastest way to catalog your books. From a few books to thousands, It will automatically catalog your library complete with cover art.
Readerware (Music) - The easiest, fastest way to catalog your albums, CDs, LPs, SACD. It will automatically catalog your collection complete with full disc and track information and cover art. No need to keep loading CDs into your drive, just enter the UPC or scan the barcode.
Readerware (Video) - The easiest, fastest way to catalog your video library. It will automatically catalog your collection, complete with full credits and cover art. And not just Blu-ray and DVDs but video tapes and LaserDiscs as well.
All Readerware products include multiple views, table, tree, thumbnail and detail views, a want list, support for multiple images, media links, loans, import and export, biographies, barcode printing and more. You can search, browse and print your collection, configure the display and database options to present your collection just the way you want. Available in single and multiple user versions. 32 and 64 bit versions are available.
Readerware Mobile lets you take your database with you.
Free barcode readers available.
What's new in this version:
New database searches and general maintenance.