BookBuddy Review – Organize your books like a pro

On February 27, 2012

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BookBuddy Review – Organize your books like a pro

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By: Kimico

Version #: 3.01

Date Released: 2011-10-18

Developer: Kimico Apps

Price: 4.99

User Rating:

I’m a bibliophile, which is the neat way to say I’m a bookworm. I have tons of books (and my girlfriend has even more!). This means my reading list is huge, currently spans more than 50 books which I have either in a wood shelf or in the virtual shelves of my iPad.

BookBuddy is awesome to keep track of what I need to read, what I’m reading… and if it was the case, whom I have lended a book I had. Currently I keep in it several lists: what I want to read soon (my reading list), a wishlist of books I may buy soon and lists of books by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler I have, to avoid buying the same book twice (yes, it can happen easily).

You can search books online and as far as I can tell it checks Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Google Books, meaning it finds almost any English book (through Amazon and B&N) and a lot of books in other languages through Google Books. A sample would be looking for La Dama del Llac, the Catalan edition of /The Lady in the Lake/ by Raymond Chandler. I was doubtful… but this app had no problem in finding the book. Which is awesome.

To add features to the list, you can keep a backup of your book lists by linking the app to Dropbox (meaning you can sync several devices among your family!) and share books you love (and read/wish list statuses) through Facebook, Twitter or email. A nice app for bookworms like myself, although it is a little pricy it can be worth the expense (after all, it is just the price of two coffees).

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Maybe

Learning Curve:Low

Who Is It For:Bookworms with lots of books

What I Like:The ease of use

What I Don't Like:Lack of features

Final Statement:An interesting book classifying app

Read the Developer's Notes:
BookBuddy is a powerful book management application which gives you access to your entire book catalog anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy and allows you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books and keep track of the borrowed ones.

* Quickly add books to your library by searching Google Books for book’s title, author or ISBN.
* Create your own categories to organize your books.
* Share your favorite books using Facebook, Twitter or email.
* Personalize your own Wish List.
* Keep track of books you've lent to family and friends.
* Never forget who you've borrowed books from.
* Manage your books' status by marking each as 'read', 'unread' or 'reading'.
* Quickly find any book in your library by entering book title or author.
* Easily access any book’s web page directly from the application.
* Star your favorite books to access them instantly.
* Backup your entire collection to the cloud using Dropbox service.
* Easily share your reading status with your Social Networks.

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