I was very excited to see a LibraryThing app. I like having direct access on my phone to my catalog. I'm disappointed, however, that they didn't format the app to display pertinent information. Acquisition and reading dates are not visible. Why? I have to choose edit to see this info. But then, the edit screen is pulled right from my desktop display. That means it is really small on my phone. This is a mobile app; please size the display appropriately. It's a nice app to have, but there needs to be some rethinking of the displays. (Hint: you could provide options for the user to choose which fields to display by default.) I'll hope to see improvements in future versions.
It's a good start, but I'm looking forward to a flurry of improvements. Here are some suggestions: Improve the bar code recognition, it doesn't read 1 in 4 bar codes. For cover photo add automatic cropping (see Office Lens for an example) For old books please recognise SBNs; Add OCR for ISBN (pre-barcode) or even title! Add quick key search for title or ISBN Speed up the search, its really slow and sometimes just hangs (never returns a result) Don't make it so hard to find the delete (if you say scanned a book twice, or the bar-code was misread)
I'm excited that LT finally has an Android app, but it needs some work. For one, where are the tags? They appear under individual titles but not as a list of tags for browsing. Also, it's not possible to add tags when adding a book. Second, editing a book (to add a review or add tags to new titles) brings up a window of the LT website within the app, but there's no way to get out of it and back to the app without swiping it away and opening the app again (hitting lower-right back means changes aren't saved) – frustrating. Third, reviews that are links do not work as links, unlike the main website; nor can the link be highlighted to copy/paste into a browser. I'm sure there's more that needs improvement, but these are what I've noticed within the first few days.
I've waited so long for this app! Thank u librarything! Ok, couple of days later.. I love it even more. I went to upload a book into LT via the app. I was wiggling it around trying to get the scanner focused. *blip!* it already had it (correctly too!) before *I*I was ready. :) this is going to be wonderful to have at bookstores to see if I already have books before I add duplicates to my library.
Thankful that there is an official app so I can return to LT and keep track of things. Only downside so far is the barcode scanner doesn't work at all, so I'm still typing in ISBN numbers.
Downloaded quickly and seamlessly linked with my LT account. Fast loading and my early attempts at scanning books to add to my library works great. Very happy with how well this app turned out!
• Updates to UI
• Updates to barcode scanner