Handy Library - Book Organizer

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About this app

🥇 The Best 4 Apps to Keep Track of the Books You Own - MakeUseOf

Introducing Handy Library, your go-to app for efficiently managing your book collections. Effortlessly organize and catalog your books by scanning their ISBN barcodes, perfect for personal bookshelves, home libraries, class libraries, and small public libraries.

**Please note that this is NOT AN EBOOK READER APP.**

**Enjoy cataloging your first 100 books for FREE!**

📚 Ideal for:
+ Personal bookshelves & home libraries
+ Class libraries & small public libraries
+ Inventory management for various library types
+ Bookstores & lending/borrowing activities
+ Organizing books within bookcases or cabinets
+ CD-DVD collections, magazines, and manga compilations (Optional)

🔍 Effortless Bookshelf Organization:
Seamlessly sync your physical and virtual bookshelves for easy access and categorization. Create custom sections to organize books in your home or class library.

🌟 Key Features:
+ Add books via barcode (ISBN) scanning, online searches, or manual entry
+ Personalize notes for each book
+ Share book links with friends
+ Locate books using ISBN scans or keyword searches (title, author, ISBN)
+ Sort by title, author, series, date added, publication year, and more
+ Track borrowed and lent books with overdue reminders
+ Create a wish list of books to read

📊 Powerful Filters & Library Management:
Categorize books by publisher, author, genre, rating, publication year, and reading status. Access detailed library statistics and generate purchase reports.

💾 Data Export & Import:
Easily export your library data to XLS or CSV files and import them back after editing. Retain the same column format for seamless data transfer.

🔒 Privacy & Security:
All library data is stored locally without cloud storage. Backup data to Google Drive and restore as needed.

🌐 Comprehensive Book Details:
Utilizes APIs from Goodreads, Amazon, Google Books, OpenLibrary, and WorldCat for complete book information.

💰 Pricing:
Free version supports up to 100 books. Upgrade to Premium for unlimited book capacity via a one-time purchase. Premium is available on any Android device linked to your Google account.

🎲 Diverse Cataloging:
Expand the app's functionality to catalog other collections like comics, board games, documents, and sheet music.

This app is your ultimate companion for book organization and cataloging. Download now and experience the ease of managing your book collection!

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Updated on
Aug 30, 2023

Data safety

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Ratings and reviews

7.78K reviews
Tonia Aymond
September 19, 2023
My favorite cataloging app! I have a personal library that I wanted to keep track of more easily. This app did everything I wanted it to, and thensome! The scanning process was so smooth and I love that it automatically pulls pricing info (on most books) for you! Fantastic for insurance purposes and just knowing the value in general. My only question is there a way to see statistics for individual shelves you've created as well as your library as a whole?
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September 20, 2023
Thank you very much for your five-star rating! However, the app doesn't have the statistical function of each shelf. We've noted your feedback and consider improving it in the future if feasible. ^^~
Vickey Nguyen
August 7, 2022
Great app, but....I really need this to be able to sync with all devices, most importantly, a laptop or desktop. If you are on the OCD side, you would want to edit the titles of the books and categorize it more neatly as well. It is great that I almost never have trouble searching up any books, no matter how random I may think it is. However, the title is sometimes typed atrociously or there is a bunch of descriptions or keywords you don't want. I want to edit that quickly using a laptop.
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August 8, 2022
Hello Vickey. Thank you for your feedback. The app does not have a PC version, but you can transfer data between android devices. You could try to export the data to an excel file (xls.) using the "export" function in the app and open the file on your laptop for easy editing, then "import" the data file (xls.) back into the app. Kind Regards.
Leah Tucker
January 21, 2021
So far, this has been a great app. Easy to use. Perfectly organizing my large collection. Allows me to manually input my more obscure or vintage/antique books with easy and add an image of their cover. The notes section gives me a place to tell where on my physical shelves is located while still utilizing the genre shelving system. I've only been using it for about an hour, so I'm sure there's more to it... but so far it's great.
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What's new

Version 2.7.3(210):
- Target Android 13,
- Volume in decimal,
- Allows marking current reading percentage,
- New reading date fields,
- Details bottom bar: navigate to the next or previous book,
- Improved text input views,
- Polished UI: reading slider, read check icon, and favorite icon in grid view,
- Moved the Quantity field below the Genres field,
- Bug fixes.