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About this app

Book Swap is the only Android app which provides all available mobile capabilities for Paperbackswap.com. Trade books you have read or don’t want, enabling you to feed your addiction very cheaply, and clear your bookshelves of used books. Book Swap enables you to stay connected with Paperbackswap.com while you’re out and about.

V2.0 App refresh/modernization

PROFILE (available from settings)
* Available credits
* PBS money

* Requests
o Mark as Mailed: mark books as mailed once they’ve been accepted/printed. This means your after your next trip to the post office, you can mark your books on your way back to the car. No more forgetting to mark books (ask me how I know!)
* Bookshelf
* Wish List
* To Be Read
* Recently Posted

* Click on the magnifying glass icon the upper right hand corner to search from anywhere in the app. This searches all of Paperbackswap.com based on the text entered.

* Why fumble with typing in a book title you just saw at the store, when you can just flip the book over, click the menu button on your Android-powered device, select Scan Barcode, and scan the barcode?
* You will automatically be taken to the details screen for the book you scanned.
* Now supports older/80s books. Be sure to scan both barcodes (the app will explain/prompt as well)

* View information about books such as:
o Title
o Author(s)
o Wishes: Members wishing for this book
o Description
* Request books: Add books to your request list
* Add to Wish List
* Post books: Add books to your book shelf
* Buy on Amazon: Book isn’t available? Buy it on Amazon!
* Social features: Share your favorite books on apps of your choice

* Provides reviews from Goodreads.com, where available.
Updated on
Oct 1, 2014

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Ratings and reviews

44 reviews
A Google user
January 20, 2015
I am disappointed with this app. Any time that I am using the app and I switch to something else and then come back to it, it reports that it has stopped working so I have to restart it every time. When I look at one book and then look at another the app as an incrediblably difficult time of showing the new book. A feature that I think would be a good addition to the next update would be the ability to mark books at "sent". If the developer fixed these issues I would give it 5 stars.
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A Google user
August 14, 2017
I'm wary of this app. 3rd party plugin? Huh? I use the PBS Wishing app to scan books at my train station and was hoping this 'unofficial' app of PBSwap would be a step up. Not so. Stay ahead of the competition and develop an in-house scanner and keep the updates coming! Thanks for listening.
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A Google user
October 29, 2014
I used to love it, but now it won't even connect to the internet or log in to my account. Since the new update, it takes me to the website, but the keyboard will not open, so I still cannot log in to my account. Updated 10/29 still can't get the keyboard to pop up on the login page.
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Jason Shane Harmon
October 4, 2014
FYI Betsy a new version, 2.0 was released just hours after your comment. Update the app, and the login/connection issues should be solved. Betsy, did the latest update fix your issues? If not, please email jason@bookswapdroid.com with what type of device you are using, I'd be glad to look into it.

What's new

Version 2.0.1:
* Fixed compatibility with Gingerbread/2.3.x devices
* Complete rewrite/modernization
* Fixed login issues from v1.x
* Fixed barcode scanning for old books
* Notifications not currently available (soon to be added)