CollegeBooks Review – Book shopping!

On June 19, 2013

App Type: Books

CollegeBooks Review – Book shopping!

Our rating:

By: Pure Creations, Inc.

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2013-04-10

Developer: CollegeBooks Support

Price: Free

User Rating:

This one is as straight forward as it gets. Are you an university student looking for some books for the next academic year?  CollegeBooks is for you! It is possible that your nearest store is looting you with overpriced books and the easiest way to find out, is CollegeBooks.

CollegeBooks is like a two-part register, which knows where each book is available and at what price.

From the Home screen, you can choose ‘Find Nearby Bookstores‘ to do exactly what it says. Open the maps and shop for the books at your nearest store. Else, tap the ‘Compare Textbook Prices‘ to detect rip-offs and save some money. Use the ‘Search Book‘ tab to find your text in over 20 online stores,  just by entering the title, author or ISBN.  ‘My list’ saves your past searches for quick access and you have the help tab with FAQs.

The interface is rather old or default-styled with nothing colorful or spectacular to be impressed with. Nil transition effects, lack of sound responses and the rather awkwardly placed ad, do hinder the overall experience. Yet being free, CollegeBooks is the best at what it is supposed to do and it seems unfair to ask more.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Would consider

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:College students

What I Like:Good at what it does

What I Don't Like:The default-style interface

Final Statement:Find books at the lowest price, near you

Read the Developer's Notes:
Our CollegeBooks app is a 2 part app with the ability to both find nearby bookstores and also find your textbooks for the lowest possible price. The bookstore feature lets you pull up your location and it'll show all the college bookstores in your area. From there you can pick any of the bookstores near you and it'll show you a map with directions on how to get to that book store. You'll also get the address, email address, website and phone number so you can contact them if need be.

The 2nd part of the app is our textbook price comparison which lets you enter a textbook title, author or ISBN and will tell you how much it costs at all the online stores in seconds. With this info you can then check the brick and mortar stores and see where you can get your textbooks for the lowest price!

Article By

From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

roshan has written 204 awesome app reviews.

You can read other great content from roshan at