By Jaime Stokes
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Forgot which books you have read? Tired of buying books you already own? Not sure what to checkout at the library? Want to tell others about what you are reading and share thoughts?
Welcome to Book Crawler- the HIGHEST RATED book database in the App Store based on hundreds of professional and user reviews! With Book Crawler, you finally have a way to quickly and accurately upload your entire book collection into one easy-to-manage library cataloging database! Adding new books to your database is simple and fast with the ISBN barcode scanner or manual number search. Title, author, publisher, copyright, cover art, summaries, Goodreads ® reviews, and local library location/availability are automatically generated when you enter a book. World’s first location-aware app helps you share and discuss books with others near you. Locate all books and editions written by your favorite author. Sort and search your library collection with selected or custom parameters to quickly categorize or navigate your entries for quick recall. It’s a great tool for library professionals, book collectors, avid readers, teachers, and students!
-- Featured in the iTunes App Store's "What's Hot" list for Books apps in multiple countries for the past two years! --
Note: Book Crawler is not an e-Reader and does not allow you to read books.
* "We're not exaggerating when we say Book Crawler is for the book obsessed" -FOX News Channel, Tapped-In
* "So useful..." –The Huffington Post
* "A full-featured book cataloging program packed with thoughtful features" –148Apps
* "A must have for any book lover" –PadGadget
* "Book Crawler has the most pleasing user interface and provides the most flexibility to customize your library" –TouchMyApps
* "Contains so much information that you will hardly ever have an inquiry it wouldn’t be able to answer" –iPadsHouse
*Proven performance: currently supporting users with 10,000+ book entries
*Harness the power of Google Books ® to support searches, book summaries, and downloadable cover artwork
*View what others around you are reading and partake in discussions using the new Community feature
*View/Post Goodreads ® reviews for your books, and download your library
*Purchase books through iBooks ®
*Locate books available for checkout at nearby libraries; Featured Partnership with OCLC WorldCat ®
*Use Dropbox ® service or email to import CSV and SQLite files
*Supports ASIN format for logging Amazon Kindle ® e-books
*Upload books using integrated ISBN barcode scanner. Batch scanning support for multiple entries
*Link to your favorite e-Book reader to read digital copies
*'Smart Collection' function allows you to customize sorting and searches based on rules you set (e.g. books read in the last year, by genre, etc.)
*Share your favorite books via Twitter, Facebook, & Goodreads; or by emailing them to your friends
*New entries automatically load title, author, artwork, genre, series, ISBN, publisher, format, and copyright for most books
*Sort and view your database by title, author, copyright, date, decimal, genre, collection, rating, if read/when, ownership status, media format, series information, loan status, price, or customizable fields
*Enter multiple books by author or multiple authors for a book
*Detailed in-app user guide
New features and improvements are continuously added to make Book Crawler the most useful book cataloging database available! We make every effort to provide expedient and personalized customer service, should you have a question or issue.
What's New in Version 6.7.6
Dropbox interface upgraded.
Ability to export to other services (iCloud Drive, Google Drive, etc.).
Minor bug fixes.
I want to like it more, but needs work
I've used this app for a few years, and the concept is wonderful. But there are too many buggy issues for me to like it more. I still occasionally browse for other cataloging apps.
If I click to sort or search, the results don't show up until I click in the main area again. And the top sort/search box doesn't go away easily. I have to scroll up to get it to disappear. And if I scroll up again too far (which often happens), the box reappears when I don't want it to.
I like that it backs up to a CSV or zip file, but I can't see how to rename that file. So all my backup filenames are still dated from 2015.
I like that the app automatically fills in the rest of the book information when I scan an ISBN, but it's not always accurate. It doesn't always get the right edition, even if the ISBN is correct.
I like the "loan" field for each book, so I can keep track. And I can make my own labels, which is nice.
Have your whole library in the palm of your hand
I am a true bookworm. I am one of those people whom actually purchase books that I believe I will enjoy and read more than once. I also enjoy having the whole series when it comes to books. The authors that I enjoy the most I look to obtain all their books. The only problem is that when you get to the point where you have so many books it's easy to end up buying the same book sometimes more than just once. With this app I am able to have my whole library right in the palm of my hand and I can see if I already have the book or if it is one that I am looking for. I also can see what other book lovers have to say about books before I get it. Plus I am not tech savvy at all but this app makes it so easy that I have not ran into a problem yet.
Still the Best!!!
I have used Book Crawler since 2011 and have enjoyed the ever-increasing functionality of the app. Although it has had some bumps along the way, I know that they are always working to make it better.
I wasn't able to load the app at first, but I contacted the developer and she told me how to get it to load again. This developer is more responsive than any other developer I have come across. Thank you so much for taking the time to help me and always responding to issues.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Jun 21, 2016
- Version: 6.7.6
- Size: 56.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Jaime Stokes
- © 2015 Chiisai App Solutions, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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