Book Shelf

Book Shelf

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Book Shelf - Track the Books you own and the Books you want
Organise your Book library, scan Books directly into your shelves.

New to version 5.5.1
* Fixes to startup problems
* Fixes to add by author
* New language options (beta version)

New to version 5.5
* Scanning support for newer devices
* Fixes to some lookups
* New 2-part barcode scanning options
* New layout for settings

New to version 5.4.4
* Fixes to (index=0...) problems
* Optimizations to wifi scanning during connect devices

* Give your Books:
- Title
- Star Ratings
- Release Date
- Series Name and Number (even allows numbers such as 1a or 1.5)
- Authors
- Image
- Genre
- Description
- Characters
- Wanted / Owned / Read tags - with icons
- custom sequence number for sorting
- Color the title
- Add more custom fields or hide existing fields
* Scan ISBNs
- supports continual scan and add, with adjustable focus interval
- automatically looks up info for scanned ISBNs's
- library mode scanning
* Edit your details
- quick update fields in the list/grid view via multi select or the context menu
- shrink unused fields in the edit view
- track who you've loaned your Books to
* Home Screen
- Direct access to your favourite list - set any list as a favourite
- Can change your startup screen
* Multiple views
- sort your shelves by title, series, author, date released and rating, sequence - per shelf
- view just Books that are wanted, not owned or not read or any other tag
- view images in your list
- view Books in a list or grid format - per shelf
- changable icons on the screens
* Lookup information
- supports standard and in-depth searches, region order can be changed in settings
- control what level of internet connection is required for various searches
- both us and uk sources
- Lookup up all info on a shelf in one go
- Download missing images on a shelf in one go
- Scan a ISBN or type a title and then search directly on the internet
* Transfer Book data
- transfer data and shelves between devices
- full sync options
* Export and Import Shelves
- multiple export and import formats: csv, xml and txt (tab separated)
- export all fields or just main ones
- export directly to email or the clipboard
- files saved to/read from SD card for easy access
- import prevents duplicates (via ISBN), or allows them
- map file fields to your fields during import
- save anywhere requires a file system app such as 'File Manager' or 'Astro'
* Search your Books for any text field
- control which fields can be searched in settings
- fully integrated with quick search (will need enabling in global search options)
* Store an image for your book
- take a photo
- select an image
- type a url for the image
* Many maintenance options, in the menus and in the settings
- set default values for common main fields
- add, rename, move, delete shelves and Books
* Customize the fields
- add other fields that you want
- hide the fields you don't want to see, including most pre-defined fields
- can be renamed or changed to take multiple values
- edit the values for a field, including delete, merge, clear and rename
* Backup and restore
- full back up and restore to the sd card
- automatic backups
- restore settings and data seperately
* SD Card Support
- move the application
- store the images on the SD card
- hide the images from the gallery viewer

Permissions required:
Full Internet - for data transfer, information lookup (and ads)
External Storage - for exports and imports
Camera - for scanning ISBNs
Start at Boot - for intialising auto backup (if turned on)
Bluetooth - for transfering data

Please email all suggestions or queries (and problems) to dionhardy200@googlemail.com

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Recently changed in this version

New to version 5.5.1
* Fixes to startup problems
* Fixes to add by author
* New language options (beta version)

New to version 5.5
* Scanning support for newer devices
* Fixes to some lookups
* New 2-part barcode scanning options
* New layout for settings


Comments and ratings for Book Shelf
  • (61 stars)

    by Diana Wright on 29/11/2014

    Tried this cause anne is first in the author list. Looks Like a great app.

  • (61 stars)

    by Kaira Dania on 09/11/2014

    It was to compacted

  • (61 stars)

    by Sarah B on 06/11/2014

    There's some to want in the aesthetics department --it does have the presence of a 90s XP program-- but us has all the bells and whistles! I use it for cataloging my books and keeping track of the ones I still need. When I'm out at a book sale, I'll know if I already have a certain book in just a few moments-- I can even find out if I have the mass market paperback version, or a proper hardcover!

  • (61 stars)

    by Dariush Afshar on 19/10/2014

    بی مصرف

  • (61 stars)

    by Kathy Lee on 14/10/2014

    I used to love this app as it was fairly simple, but it worked. Since the latest update things have gone down hill. The app no longer scans anything even after using the other scan options. I wound up using the ZXING app and that doesn't even scan double barcodes correctly. I've also noticed that the book shelf app doesn't fill in proper book information when books are part of a series. Very disap

  • (61 stars)

    by Elizabeth S on 11/10/2014

    Just downloaded the app and it does what so many other apps could not. It will be very useful to track which books in a series I own or am missing. App is loaded with options and will take a while to explore. Would like to see a way to choose more than one format for a book (yes, I have ebook and hardback copies of favorites). Ad-free option is buried in Settings > Donate. Developer is very r

  • (61 stars)

    by Anil Kumar on 28/09/2014

    Hi