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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
* 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

New to version 5.4.3
* Fixes to recover lost custom fields
* Fixes to scan and search
* Fixes to 2-part barcode scanning

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

Comments and ratings for Bookshelf
  • (61 stars)

    by A VerPlanck on 24/08/2014

    Had problems at first but changed settings to ZXing scanner and worked great. Also like ability to sync multiple devices. Would be nice if it read ISBN for barcodes that are generic.

  • (61 stars)

    by Benn Bollay on 23/08/2014

    Camera won't focus and scan port too small.

  • (61 stars)

    by Brooke Voyzey on 22/08/2014

    I tried to scan some books but it wouldn't scan

  • (61 stars)

    by rachel barber on 14/08/2014

    This app is just plain amazing! It works GREAT on my phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The scanner won't focus on my hubby's S4, but we can share the book info. Also, if the scanner won't work on your phone, you can still search/autofill book info with just the IBSN or the title. It is well worth paying for, but is currently FREE! We are in the process of reorganizing our huge collection of books

  • (61 stars)

    by Art Veloz on 03/08/2014

    Scanner doesn't work for Galaxy S4. Download Simple Bookshelf. The scanner works.

  • (61 stars)

    by Rhiannon Britney on 02/08/2014

    This is a Great app and I like it, but when I scan the old ISBN's it gives me some other book. Some of the older ISBN's are shorter so maybe you could add them. I used to use MyBookDroid but it isn't available any more and you can't transfer the data to another phone or my computer.

  • (61 stars)

    by Nikki Kino on 01/08/2014

    I love this. It allows me to keep track of people borrowing my books. A need for me.