BookBuddy is a powerful book management app that gives you access to your entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy, allowing you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books, and keep track of borrowed and lent books.


* SLEEK & FUNCTIONAL: BookBuddy is cleanly designed and simple to use.

* BUILT-IN SYNCING: Seamlessly sync your BookBuddy library across all your devices using iCloud or Dropbox. Your data stays in sync so that you always have the up-to-date version of your library on all your iOS devices.

* BE PRODUCTIVE: Multitask seamlessly on iPad with full Split View support in iOS 9.

* HIGH PERFORMANCE: BookBuddy easily supports large book collections. Some of our users manage more than 10,000 books!

* ONE-STEP ADD: You can add books to your BookBuddy library by simply scanning the barcode or by searching Google Books.

* KEEP TRACK: Keep track of where your books are, which books you’ve borrowed, and to whom you’ve loaned books.

* PERSONALIZE: Create your own categories for organizing your books, maintain your own Wish List, mark your Favorites for instant access, and add personal notes about any given book.

* QUICK FIND: Instantly locate any book in your BookBuddy library by entering a search keyword or by scanning the book’s barcode.

* EASILY SHARE: Share your favorite books using Facebook, Twitter, and email. You can even export all or selected portions of your BookBuddy library in standard file formats for colleagues and friends to view on their computer or any other device.

* RELIABLE BACKUP: Keep your hard work safe by backing up your entire library to the cloud using Dropbox service. If you ever lose your iPhone you can restore your BookBuddy library on any iOS device, instantly!

* IMPORT 3RD PARTY DATA: Import from other popular book catalog apps, such as Google Books, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Shelfari, and Anobii to ensure that your BookBuddy library is always up-to-date.

* AND MUCH MORE: Assign multiple tags to books, sort books by any field, arrange books in a series, manage each book’s reading status, easily print information about selected books to AirPrint-enabled printers, and much much more!


“Book collectors best friend”
“I love my BookBuddy app!! As a book collector I no longer worry about buying doubles. When friends borrow my books I know exactly where they are, and Within seconds I can tell exactly what I have and don't have. Makes my hobby so much more enjoyable!” (Nina G.)

“Excellent app!”
“This is the BEST app to inventory your library. Fast, efficient, easy and FUN to use. I love it! Now no more buying duplicate books. I take my "library" everywhere I go on my iPhone! Awesome!” (Cheryl C.)

“Delivered as promised”
“Easy to use, easy to manage, but does precisely what you need, maintain a database of your personal book collection, loans and wanna-haves with sheer genius simplicity. Best app I ever bought!” (Arjen. P)


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What's New

Version 8.7.3

- Added FAQ link to the Settings page

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

419 Ratings

419 Ratings

a great app, but with so much more potential!


A great app! Fairly easy to import new titles. Some suggestions to optimize usability of the bookbuddy (and moviebuddy) app:

1) batch edit function. at present you can only edit items one at a time, field per field. provide for the ability, in list view, to select multiple items; then have the ability to apply an edit, to a single or multiple fields, to all selected items.
2) search query. at present the search function will only search the titles of items. provide a module that allows for a multi-parameter or multi-field search; for example by tag(s), genre, or combination of fields.
3) desktop app, or desktop web browser-based interface. a lightweight desktop app or desktop web browser interface that syncs with your mobile device(s). this would greatly aid in database management, as managing from the mobile device interface is clumsy esp. when needing to edit each record one at a time, field by field.

Needs streamlining


I love the concept of the app, but there are definitely some streamline changes to be made (too many clicks to get to changing the status-reading the book is the only purpose it serves, so it should be as easy tapping a toggle next to the name of the book) & some feature I'd like added. There needs to be a way to put a book in two categories-I'd love to keep my books sorted by genre or author while also having a list of current reads or TBRs. The developers said I should use tags for this but that takes too many clicks and is hard to find too, you can't see how to add a tag to a book without clicking edit first or if you try to add a book to the tag itself, you have to rescan it- you can't just add it from your list of books already in the app. Also, I knocked off a star bc the developers were a condescending I their reply to my previous use, I know how to use the app, thank you very much, I just think it could be streamlined.

Developer Response

To change book's status select that book to bring the Book Details page, scroll down, and select Change Status. If you are using an iPhone supporting 3D Touch, then process should be even shorter by using peek quick actions. Regarding categories, please note that they are designed this way. You should therefore use Tags in such cases, as a book can be assigned with multiple tags. (categories and tags are logically different and serving different requirements). Please let us know if this targets your needs.

Room for improvement but very handy


I am finally getting around to categorizing my books. We are a book loving family and between the 10 of us (8 kids and 2 parents) we have acquired a nice sized library. I’m still figuring out how this works, but my main disappointment is that scanning the isbn of a book does not identify if it’s a paperback or hardback. Since all books have a unique isbn for either one, I’m disappointed that it’s not known. Also, it surprises me how many books are not in the system yet and we have to manually add, but maybe this will get remedied over time.

Overall, I am happy with the product.


Kimico Ltd
34.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Kimico Ltd.


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