Book Catalogue

Book Catalogue

100,000 - 500,000 downloads

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An open source book cataloguing application (source on github). Books can be added manually, by ISBN, or barcode.

Remember to backup and export your existing catalogue before you upgrade!

Book Catalogue is NOT a book reader.

Features include:
* Sorting by author (last name), title, series, etc.
* user-defined sort and list styles
* Search Amazon, Google Books, goodreads and LibraryThing for data
* Searching
* Thumbnails (download, gallery or camera)
* Loaning books
* goodreads synchronization
* Export and Backup
* Bookshelves (books can be on multiple shelves)

Want a wishlist? Just create a bookshelf called 'Wishlist' and start adding books.

Please email us (below) if you have any issues after an upgrade.

Wiki can be found at:

Full history at:

Recent History:

New in 5.0.8

* More German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)

New in 5.0.7

* Fixes to bugs introduced in 5.0.5!

New in 5.0.1-5.0.5

* Style 'Added date' is now in descending order for Android 2.2+
* New field: Language
* Minor Performance improvements for Android 2.2+
* Translation updates (Imkal)
* Bug fixes

New in 5.0.0

* A non-editable view of book details, with 'fling' support! (Nick Silin)
* Archiving of entire catalogue, including books, covers, preferences and styles
* Updated and improved interface, including Action Bar suppor (should work better on devices without menu buttons)
* Support for pic2shop scanner
* More French translation updates (Imkal & Djiko)
* More German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)
* More Russian translation updates (Nick Silin)
* Bug fixes

New in 4.2.3

* Improve handling of invalid ISBNs when sending to goodreads
* Other minor bug fixes

New in 4.2.2

* Fix tiling of background image for some Android versions
* Better handling of incompatible scanner apps
* Send more details on crash or when asking for help
* Cleanup of layouts (Nick Silin)
* Bug fixes

New in 4.2.1

* Fix crash when expanding list items and using 'Expand All'

New in 4.2

* Date-Picker that supports dates down to 0AD as well as partial dates
* HTML descriptions display correctly with click to edit
* Preference for pre-selecting whole image when cropping
* Preference for auto-rotating images from camera
* Preference to use external cropping tool (experimental)
* Added more items to the options menus
* French translation updates (Imkal)
* German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)
* Russian translation updates (Nick Silin)
* Updated OK/Cancel button positions to conform to current Android standards
* Full keyboard available when entering ASINs
* Keeps 5 previous export files
* Better detection of \'changes\' when editing books
* Support for a wider range of Gallery and file browsers
* More reliable date handling on import/export/sync
* Fix handling of duplicate anthology titles
* Various bugs fixed

Many thanks to our dedicated beta testers and translators!

Blame Grunthos for all bugs and errors. And send us bug reports.

New in 4.1-4.1.5

* New style options: location and date read
* Sharing can now send via any app that advertises the interface (eg. mail) (filipeximenes)
* French translation updates (Djiko)
* If fields have been edited, and 'back' is pressed, ask the user for confirmation (filipeximenes)
* Assume book is read when importing from goodreads if the user has rated it
* Change install location to avoid problems with encrypted SD cards
* Bug fixes in file import and data import
* improved import robustness
* fix for long-standing bugs if rotation while editing a book, and for a bug in date parsing when in non-english locales
* Translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)
* Bug fix for 'read' date import from goodreads
* Fix bug relating to commas in bookshelf names creating extra shelves

Tags: book catalog, book catalogue, catalog books, bookcatalogue, catalogue, book catalouge.

Recently changed in this version

New in 5.0.x

* Style 'Added date' is now in descending order for Android 2.2+
* Minor Performance improvements for Android 2.2+
* More French translation updates (Imkal)
* More German translation updates (Robert Wetzlmayr)
* Dutch translation (Gideon van Melle)
* Bug fixes

Comments and ratings for Book Catalogue
  • (70 stars)

    by Michelle Ballard on 13/04/2014

    Ive tried about 10 different apps and come back to this one it keeps all my books listed in correct order even if i dont scan them that way the scanner could be a little better but still awesome and simple

  • (70 stars)

    by Erick North on 11/04/2014

    Simple layout. Great for exactly what I wanted- keep track of books as I read them and rate'm. LOVE most is you can give a book a rating in half star increments.

  • (70 stars)

    by Roy Odom on 11/04/2014

    Done just what it says in record time. Definitely keeping

  • (70 stars)

    by Jennifer Davis on 10/04/2014

    I like this app. I just installed it, works great so far. I was looking for an app so I could list my books that I want to read.

  • (70 stars)

    by Trevor Kirby on 08/04/2014

    Easy to use, catalogued 500 books quickly. As per usual there are a couple of extras that would improve this app for me, but they are nice to haves and do not detract from it's excellence. As I have a lot of pre barcode books it would be nice to be able

  • (70 stars)

    by Tony Lawrence on 02/04/2014

    Does just what I want. Easy to use, well designed and attractive. Only wish I could figure out how to delete multiple variations of an author's name. More my problem than that of the programme I think. I derive a lot of pleasure from this app. Thank you.

  • (70 stars)

    by Anand Rajarao on 02/04/2014

    Good !