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BookBuddy: My Library Manager

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BookBuddy: My Library Manager

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User Reviews for BookBuddy: My Library Manager

Just what I was looking for

This app is truly what I've been looking for. I had bookshelves full of books that I have read and on more than one occasion I have bought the same book twice. This app allowed me to scan all of my books (around 300, and it didn't take that long, I added the books I've read on my kindle with the Internet search option which works well also) and add ratings and comments to them. Now when I'm at the bookstore I can easily see which books I've read and, using my ratings, I can tell which authors I really like. I've also emailed myself the book list and so now I have a backup copy in an Excel spreadsheet. It's been perfect for what I was looking for.Update: I have been using this app for years now (with over 1000 books) and it is still working perfectly for me. I haven’t bought or checked out a book I have already read since using this app.

A Gilbert, Jun 06, 2022
Exactly what I was looking for

I wanted an app that was flexible and easy to navigate. I definitely did NOT want a social app (like GoodReads). This was affordable and met every need I was looking for: easy to add books, easy to update status, easy to look at from different angles (filter by series, author, genre, reading status, location, recommended by, etc). It doesn’t have the same bells and whistles as some other apps, like tracking your reading time and creating reading challenges, but all the apps that do that are expensive (note, you can create a filter view for date finished and you can see how many you finished in a given year. That’s cool and can help if you’re trying to reach a goal for a year). Overall very happy with this app and more than happy to pay the one time fee to unlock the pro features (one time fee instead of subscription? What a breath of fresh air these days!!).

ASCPA, Sep 23, 2023
Great app! Absolutely perfect

I love this app so much. It really helps me keep my library organized. When I’m out and about and see a good deal on a book I want in my library, I can check my app to make sure I don’t already own that book. I also love the feature that helps me keep track of who I loaned books to and when. I have lost so many books in the past because I can’t remember who I loaned them out to and they were never returned. There is one thing that would change my rating from a four star rating to a five star rating. I don’t like how titles that begin with the word ‘The’ are alphabetized under the letter T. For example, I wish the book titled The Henna Artist was alphabetized under the letter H for ‘Henna’ instead of the letter T for ‘The’. Other than that minor detail, this is a really great app and I highly recommend it. Update— thank you for the response! This was perfect!!

Black Orchid2, Feb 06, 2023
Enjoying the app

I am enjoying the app very much. We are a home school family and have many books coming and going from multiple libraries. Keeping track of them all can be a crazy task. With this app I can enter in all of the books as I check them out and know quickly what books we have. I really like the feature of returning the books. Sometimes our libraries may not get a returned book scanned in and I comes up over due. But I have no way to prove I have returned it. With this app I can have a record I have returned it. One change I would make to this app would to allow scanning in movies, cds, magazines, anything that could be checked out in a library. This way app users could keep track of these loaned items also. Thank you for a sanity saver!

blessed by Jesus, Sep 10, 2018
Fantastic app, perfect in almost every way

It is rare enough to find an app that actually does what you were looking for but then on top of that to have it be easy to use and to actually work without crashing, it’s like a miracle.This app is about as perfect as it gets for a simple book database - incredible flexibility to add tags, add your own classifications and even more amazing a super simple, fast lookup process to automatically get all the core data from the internet! A super fast & easy process to pick the image you want. In fact the whole app is about as intuitive as you can get.Honestly I can’t think of anything I would change or anything I would add. It just does exactly what I wanted.I hardly ever even rate apps much less write reviews but I had to immediately pay 5 bucks for the app and leave a review because I am completely, absolutely impressed!

CorinneMSD, Apr 01, 2023
Sync problems

I wish I could give this a 5 star review. The organizational capabilities are superb. However- I’ve had this app for over a year. And the syncing problems between devices have resulted in so much wasted time and frustration- including requiring me to re scan several hundred books due to sync problems: either the sync Will not sync or it takes a very long time for it to show up- it doesn’t help if info doesn’t sync from 1 device to the other like it’s supposed to. This app really needs some kind of sign in process to store things online and easily access info from any device without constantly having to check to be sure things are “syncing “ fromOne device to another. Would also be nice to have compatibility with Google cloud for storage…would also be nice if info was stored on the web instead of device (or at least the option to pick either one) for people who don’t have tons of storage on their actual device.

Ddrgfts, Apr 12, 2022
Almost Perfect

I would of given this a 5/5 if it weren’t for the fact I don’t have a have to fix the way it sorts multiple numbered volumes of a series in order. It will list for example volumes 1-9 in order numerically, but then volume 10 will be inserted after volume 1 and not after volume 9. Not sure if this is how things are sorted via some method I’m unaware of. I am admittedly not a librarian, just a guy trying to keep track of my books. However, other than that the app works great. I can scan multiple books via barcode, or manually enter. Multitude of sorting options. Interface is good. I did pay $5 to unlock unlimited cataloging, which if you have a big collection I think is worth it for ease of use.

Dormitorius, Feb 11, 2022
Great for us teachers

I started with the free version and then quickly upgraded to the plus which I’ve had for a little over 3 years. I teach middle school and I’m constantly checking books in and out. Some suggestions/wishes I have are the options of uploading a document to have all students names at once, like a CV card or something? I don’t know what those are called. That as well as it would be great if I could simply scan the book when its time to loan it out and then return it. Searching each time, whether it’s checking out or returning, is time consuming. This is definitely the best app to keep a library organized and I love having knowledge of all the books I have and all the ones checked out. I even use this for my teacher books since I loan out Kagan books and reading resource materials! Excellent app but just a few minor fixes would get it 5 stars from me.

jcm1979, Apr 10, 2019
Great app for a home library, classroom, office, or small library

I can’t say enough good things about this app!!! You can even do a backup to Dropbox or Google drive with ease. Great app for a home library, classroom, office, or small library & anyone who needs to quickly keep track of a small collection. The following are merely suggestions as I’m hoping the develops will read this review: As a librarian, I love how it allows you to choose your own categories and it allows you to get down into the details. As a layman, there are just too many options. Suggestions for update1)Create two areas one that is simple and one advances users. 2)More suggested answers for say genres, categories, & format for the non-librarians vs the advances users

Linnzeemarie, Oct 12, 2019
Great app for big personal collections!

I’ve been using this app for a while now, and it has been well worth it to keep our 1200+ books organized. I really appreciate how customizable it is, that I can group books with tags (big help), and edit as needed to uniform the info on my books. The database is big and being able to manually enter books from pre-isbn times is great. An exporting list option was my other big criteria in finding a library app, and this app has that feature and the export is easy to use. The two annoying things that would make this app better would be to be able to crop pictures for book covers asAlso, there is also no way to perform a search and select more than one book at a time from the search results. But it’s been a great app otherwise!

Me2345pop, Apr 26, 2023


BookBuddy is a powerful book management app 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. FREE VERSION - BookBuddy has all the features of BookBuddy Pro with a 50 book limit. - BookBuddy can be upgraded via In-App Purchase for unlimited book storage.

KEY FEATURES • Adding Your Books Add your books using the following options: - Scan barcode - Enter ISBN - Search online by keyword - Add manually - Import from CSV file • Organizing Your Books Place your books where they belong: - My Books — books you own - Wish List — books you wish to own - Borrowed — books you borrowed from others - Previously Owned — books you no longer own • Syncing Your Library Sync your library across multiple devices using iCloud or Dropbox sync. • Sharing Your Library Share your library online via the BookBuddy Companion website and invite anyone to view it (requires a monthly subscription). MORE TO LOVE • Universal app — pay once and use BookBuddy on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon Mac. • Personalize — use categories and tags, mark favorites, add personal notes, and much more. • Appearance — choose either list or grid view to best match your needs. • Custom Filters — filter your library by multiple criteria. • Advanced Sorting — apply multi-level data sorting. • Loans — instantly track books that are currently loaned out. • Multiple selection — apply batch operations using multiple selection. • Reading Status — filter your books by their reading status. • Quick find — instantly find books by entering search keywords or scanning their barcodes. • Export — quickly export your library into CSV, PDF, or HTML formats. • Print — easily print selected books to AirPrint-enabled printers. • Backup — create backups to any cloud service. • Activity History — view the full history of your reading and loaning activities. • Duplicates — quickly detect duplicates and easily remove them. • Privacy — your library is saved locally and privately on your device. • And so much more! CLASSROOM LIBRARY MANAGER (for teachers) • Manage — use BookBuddy to manage your classroom library and track student checkouts. • Checkout History — easily track checkout history and view statistics. • Contacts — save your student names in BookBuddy Contacts rather than in your personal Contacts app. • Reading Level Fields — use various fields to track the reading level of your books. • Online Sharing — allow students to self-checkout books via the BookBuddy Companion website (requires a monthly subscription). 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: [email protected] or visit: http://www.kimicoapps.com/support.html Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KimicoLtd * Privacy policy: https://www.iubenda.com/privacy-policy/12652322 * Terms and Conditions: https://www.iubenda.com/terms-and-conditions/12652322

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