Book Retriever Scanning App
By Capsa Labs
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The Book Retriever Scanning App is the companion app for use with the web-based Book Retriever application. You must have a Book Retriever account to use this app. Note that if you have the original Book Retriever app, that account will not work with this new app.
The Scanning App allows for easy entry of books into your Book Retriever account by scanning the standard EAN barcode for the 13 digit ISBN, and supports custom Book Retriever barcodes. Student Mode allows your students to manage their own check-ins and check-outs by locking the app into student mode with a PIN.
What's New in Version 1.0.0
- Student Mode which allows the students to manage their own check-ins and check-outs
- New interface design
- Support for scanning custom Book Retriever barcodes
- Bug fixes
I was SO disappointed to find out the hard way that the original app was bought out by another company, leaving hardworking teachers like myself in the lurch without ANY warning! The 475 books I had already entered into the app had to be transfered to the new app (which is no longer free, but $36/year). I had to reenter 53 books because the system didn't recognize the ISBN numbers! What a waste of my time. The app is nothing like the previous app. I had tons of information that I could access from my phone as I moved about the room or shopped for books. What a bummer! It felt like having the rug pulled out from underneath me.
I've had experience with apps being bought by another company or merging with another company, but I received an email, giving me the courtesy of letting me know what was going to happen, what would change, and WHEN it would happen.
Not a great way to start the school year, Capsa Labs.
A mediocre app getting worse
I have used book retriever for 3 years. I really enjoyed the ease of it and hoped improvements would continue to be made. My old app no longer works so I downloaded the new one. I'm trying the new online program (although a yearly subscription is ridiculous) it should be a one time purchase.
The new app is not user friendly or intuitive. I can't scan books to check them out. Which is the whole point. As an educator I have more important things to do than mess with your app. And without getting a pay raise for 3 years it's ridiculous to pay for this garbage. I will probably switch to a new app when my trial runs out. Great job ruining a good app that could have helped so many teachers.
Exactly what I was looking for!
Thank you, Thank you, and THANK YOU! I am on a free trial right now, and I can't wait to use this in my classroom. This will give me a peace of mind, and it is easy to use for students. It is not complicated at all! I just wish they had a OS X version of the app so students can use it on a MAC computer. Also, I wish the price was a little cheaper and not 36$ a year. Hopefully they can change it to a more reasonable $20/year price.