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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 5.4.1
* Minor UI tweaks
* Fixes to find and add
* fixes to sources and barcode updates
* fixes to help for some device versions

New to recent versions
* Improvements to bulk import
* Improved memory management
* easier access to menu
* fast scroll in select list dialogs
* Themes
* Full sync between devices
* Transfer data between devices over network

* 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

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Recently changed in this version

New to version 5.4.1
* Minor UI tweaks
* Fixes to find and add
* fixes to sources and barcode updates
* fixes to help for some device versions

Comments and ratings for Bookshelf
  • (61 stars)

    by Mahmood Afghan on 26/05/2014


  • (61 stars)

    by Kimberly Barber on 09/05/2014

    I can't get my camera to focus, so the scanning is useless and I'm not adding 200+ books by hand, so I had to install

  • (61 stars)

    by Sarah Owen on 13/04/2014


  • (61 stars)

    by Daniel Harris on 11/04/2014

    This is a wonderful application. It is amazing the different categories I'm able to put my books into. For a free application it is definitely worth more than 5 stars, and even for a paid application it would be terrific. Although there are some improvements you could use with different ways of cross categorization, and it has some flaws, on the whole this is just an amazing application. Simply

  • (61 stars)

    by Ebony Cassidy on 03/04/2014

    Don't work :'(

  • (61 stars)

    by Romey Singh on 27/03/2014

    I HATE U

  • (61 stars)

    by William Twentyman on 26/03/2014

    The idea of this app is great: scan in your books, and you have your list of books right there. Except when you go to scan, the camera will NOT auto-focus. Or tap focus. Or anything focus. So your books don't go in unless you manually type in the ISBN. Very annoying. This is the only app I've seen that can't seem to scan a barcode. HTC One X.