BookBuddy Pro

BookBuddy Pro

By Kimico, Ltd.

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2010-10-09
  • Current Version: 8.6.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 31.62 MB
  • Developer: Kimico, Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 404 Ratings

Description

BookBuddy is a powerful book management application that gives you access to your entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy, allowing you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books, and keep track of borrowed and lent books. FEATURES * SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL: BookBuddy is cleanly designed and simple to use. * BUILT-IN SYNCING: Seamlessly sync your BookBuddy library across all your devices using iCloud or Dropbox. Your data stays in sync so that you always have the up-to-date version of your library on all your iOS devices. * BE PRODUCTIVE: Multitask seamlessly on iPad with full Split View support in iOS 9. * HIGH PERFORMANCE: BookBuddy easily supports large book collections. Some of our users manage more than 10,000 books! * ONE-STEP ADD: You can add books to your BookBuddy library by simply scanning the barcode or by searching Google Books. * KEEP TRACK: Keep track of where your books are, which books you’ve borrowed, and to whom you’ve loaned books. * PERSONALIZE: Create your own categories for organizing your books, maintain your own Wish List, mark your Favorites for instant access, and add personal notes about any given book. * QUICK FIND: Instantly locate any book in your BookBuddy library by entering a search keyword or by scanning the book’s barcode. * EASILY SHARE: Share your favorite books using Facebook, Twitter, and email. You can even export all or selected portions of your BookBuddy library in standard file formats for colleagues and friends to view on their computer or any other device. * RELIABLE BACKUP: Keep your hard work safe by backing up your entire library to the cloud using Dropbox service. If you ever lose your iPhone you can restore your BookBuddy library on any iOS device, instantly! * IMPORT 3RD PARTY DATA: Import from other popular book catalog apps, such as Google Books, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Anobii to ensure that your BookBuddy library is always up-to-date. * AND MUCH MORE: Assign multiple tags to books, sort books by any field, arrange books in a series, manage each book’s reading status, easily print information about selected books to AirPrint-enabled printers, and much much more! WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING “Book collectors best friend” “I love my BookBuddy app!! As a book collector I no longer worry about buying doubles. When friends borrow my books I know exactly where they are, and Within seconds I can tell exactly what I have and don't have. Makes my hobby so much more enjoyable!” (Nina G.) “Excellent app!” “This is the BEST app to inventory your library. Fast, efficient, easy and FUN to use. I love it! Now no more buying duplicate books. I take my "library" everywhere I go on my iPhone! Awesome!” (Cheryl C.) “Delivered as promised” “Easy to use, easy to manage, but does precisely what you need, maintain a database of your personal book collection, loans and wanna-haves with sheer genius simplicity. Best app I ever bought!” (Arjen. P) FEEDBACK We love staying in touch with our users and we look forward to hearing from you! If you have any feedback, questions, or concerns, please email us at: support@kimicoapps.com or visit: http://www.kimicoapps.com/support.html Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KimicoLtd

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Reviews

  • Not always reliable

    2
    By lionsflame
    It’s great for keeping track of books you have and read but I find that book buddy does not “ keep all entries”. I find books that I have scanned in disappear.
  • Book Buddy Pro

    4
    By Sarah Ehrig
    All in all a very usable app, but with one major failing. I’d still recommend it because the usability of the list is good once books are in but it’s going to take a looooonnng time to catalog my books. Pros: * Super easy to add books which have an ISBN barcode. * Well-organized, easy-to-use UI. * Additional search feature that lets you use the ISBN or title (typed in) to locate unscannable books. Cons: * One major failing - books with the EAN-13 barcode and 10-digit ISBN rather than an ISBN barcode can’t be scanned. Makes it tough to catalog a lot of books quickly. For books with a 10-digit ISBN included above the EAN code or with an easily scannable title, please add an ISBN OCR option and a title OCR option to enhance the search option? (Is there open source OCR you can integrate?) * No sortable publication year field * No sortable publication format field (hardcover, etc) * Would be great if there were a way to import a list of digital books as well, at least from Amazon (but Google Books would also be great) - integrated launch of digital books would be even better!
  • Manga Collector

    5
    By yz4smg
    I’ve been looking for a convenient way to list the current manga I have and this app allows me to customize my list to almost any end. I now have my entire manga collection organized and separated all at my fingertips. It also has the barcode function allowing you to scan an entire series at a time and input it that way, I find the database is spot on in most cases auto filling almost all of the relevant information. I would highly recommend this app to anyone looking to sort a collection of substantial size. I literally have nothing bad to say about this app Thanks for the great work! :)
  • Great app

    5
    By Camerabugs
    I love being able to keep track of my books with Book Buddy. Being able to scan my new books into the app using the barcode scanner is great. I just wish that when the books are sorted by author it was by the author’s last name not their first name.
  • Good app

    4
    By Meg2414
    I've just started scanning my book collection, but I'm really liking this app. My main complaint so far is that I can't batch edit. For example, after scanning in a bunch of books, I'd like to be able to select multiple ones and add a series title to them. Right now you have to do that one by one, and that's very time consuming. Also many novellas in my series are half volume numbers, like 2.5, and there is no ability to use a decimal when adding volume numbers, therefore I cannot correctly order a series.
  • A wonderful library app

    5
    By RocketYoda
    BookBuddy is a perfect app for your mobile device. It is easy to use, offers a wide variety of ways to sort your Library, and best of all, it downloads a summary of every book from online. Thus, you can quickly read a summary of the last book you’ve read in a series before starting the latest release. It even includes a separate wish list where you can keep track of the books you want to read. The companion MovieBuddy app is equally effective at building a library of all the movies you own in whatever format they exist in (VHS, DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, etc).
  • Easy, convenient

    5
    By jmcf1
    Great tool for my classroom library. I just wish there was a way to turn in multiple books at one time (all from one person; mark them all as returned).
  • Loving it.

    4
    By amyreads78
    Easy to use. I love having my catalogue of books with me as I shop. In logging them have found multiple copies of multiple titles unintentionally duplicated. This has already helped me avoid additional duplicates. I simply wish I could also sort by genre and author. My library is too extensive to simply search by title or series.
  • Room for improvement but very handy

    4
    By mrskatie
    I am finally getting around to categorizing my books. We are a book loving family and between the 10 of us (8 kids and 2 parents) we have acquired a nice sized library. I’m still figuring out how this works, but my main disappointment is that scanning the isbn of a book does not identify if it’s a paperback or hardback. Since all books have a unique isbn for either one, I’m disappointed that it’s not known. Also, it surprises me how many books are not in the system yet and we have to manually add, but maybe this will get remedied over time. Overall, I am happy with the product.
  • a great app, but with so much more potential!

    5
    By Bongeth
    A great app! Fairly easy to import new titles. Some suggestions to optimize usability of the bookbuddy (and moviebuddy) app: 1) batch edit function. at present you can only edit items one at a time, field per field. provide for the ability, in list view, to select multiple items; then have the ability to apply an edit, to a single or multiple fields, to all selected items. 2) search query. at present the search function will only search the titles of items. provide a module that allows for a multi-parameter or multi-field search; for example by tag(s), genre, or combination of fields. 3) desktop app, or desktop web browser-based interface. a lightweight desktop app or desktop web browser interface that syncs with your mobile device(s). this would greatly aid in database management, as managing from the mobile device interface is clumsy esp. when needing to edit each record one at a time, field by field.

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