It's a good start but needs more. I like the idea, but it definitely needs more. I love that it can access my Google Books. I do wish that it was able to access my Kindle books as well. I'm finding that I have a copy of a book in both Google and Kindle which is not so good. If they could just access both then I wouldn't double purchased books.
Small bugs, else great @Developer: please look into the following issue: the counter of books in a shelf with more than 99 books is getting truncated in the sidebar to two numbers. e.g. 100 will become 10. (w/ Nexus 4, 5X). Problem persists since 2013. 2015/12: no longer syncs.
This app is for people with small personal libraries Like the layout & that covers are shown; don't like that the books can't be separated by genre within the app. I tried adding a "shelf" but the app can't do that. You're sent to Google but the shelf never appears inside the app itself. We have several hundred books, many different genres, & need the books sorted by type instead of having everything grouped together as a "favorite" (yes, that's what the app named the 1 shelf.) Because of that, this app is not a good tool.
A lot of work remains tot be done I like this app because it's another interface to use my library on google books (over 2000 books), but ... To be really useful, 3 problems need solving: Sorting the shelves alphabetically / adding books by title or ISBN / decent search in own library
Was a 4 star. Now it's a zero star It worked fine when I first downloaded it, over a year ago. Now it will not let me add any books or even catagorize them by type, genre, or add a review. Deleted it. What a waist of time. I have over 3000 books.
Just What I Wanted I keep buying doubles of books I already own when I go to thrift shops and library sales. I have a literal home library so it's not hard to forget what I have and haven't got yet. So after making several dubious purchases "just in case" yesterday, I went looking for an app and found this. It isn't perfect, but it does what I want it to do. I had to download the barcode scanner--no problem--and then I was able to start scanning books. It was a bit of a pain to have to get into google to add a shelf for owned books, but nothing major. My biggest problem is just that so many of my books do not have barcodes or have ones that do not scan, so I end up having to type them in. I expected that though. So now once I get all of my books scanned I can take my phone with me and search my library if I'm not certain if I own a book or not. Just exactly what I needed! The barcode scanner needs improvement but I'm sure that's the fault of the scanner app.
- bug fixes
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