How many times have you read a book, listened to an Audiobook, loved an album or watched a movie and decided you really like it and want to read more books by that author, listen to other albums by that artist or watch other movies that the actor was in?

TellMeWhen will keep you informed when new books are published on the iBooks Store by your favourite authors or contain any of the search terms you've asked it to monitor. It will also keep an eye on new Audiobooks by your favourite Authors, new albums by your favourite artists or movies in which your favourite actors have a part. App developers, whose apps you like, can now be monitored too

You won't need to remember to view websites or read blogs, because TellMeWhen will keep you informed.

The main features of the app are ...
• Monitor your favourite authors
• Monitor your favourite actors
• Monitor your favourite artists
• Monitor Audiobooks by your favourite authors
• Monitor your favourite App developers
• Monitor search terms such as "Harry Potter", "hunger games" and be told when they feature in new books, audiobooks, albums, movies or apps
• The app will inform you when one of your favourites publish a new book or audiobook, release a new album, appear in a movie that is now available to purchase, or have created a new app you can download
• View detailed descriptions and reviews about books, audiobooks, albums, movies or apps without leaving the app
• Purchase books, audiobooks, albums, movies and apps from Apple without even leaving the app (this is not in-app purchasing, but purchasing directly from Apple's iBooks Store, etc.)
• Hide books that you own or have read so they don't clutter up the lists (this also applies to music, video and apps)
• Share what your favourite books, albums, movies or apps on Twitter, Facebook or by email.
• Monitor books, audiobooks and music on Amazon. Initially in the UK and US, but hopefully more countries later.

What's New

Version 1.52

This version is all about bug fixes.

My sincere apologies for the various bugs.
- App crashing when viewing an authors books
- Notifications not reliable

I think I've squashed them all, at least the ones that my testing caught when they poked their heads out the cracks.

If you have any issues, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Good, however..:


I like this app except for one small problem. If the author is published in multiple languages the list is swamped with all the non-primary language releases. There really needs to be a language setting.

In the nice to have category, notifications would be really nice, if the language issue were fixed. I can just imagine a David Weber book being released in 27 languages and being notified for days.

Developer Response

Hi RBooks,

The new version I'm working on at the moment is able to determine the languages and lets you choose which language you want to view.

For those authors (artists, actors, etc.) and keywords that you monitor, the app will periodically query iTunes to see if they've published new media. If they have, a notification is sent to you device.


Sort by last name


Lists authors with given name 1st and used to sort. Not goodl

Developer Response

Hi frugrat,

Sorting is quite difficult as the authors name can come in many forms.

"Joe Blogs", "Joe F. Blogs" or if a book was co-authored "John Smith, Joe Blogs, Karen Jones"

I don't receive the names as First Name and Last Name, it's just a bit text. I'll have a think about how to handle this from a surname point of view.

Best Regards

Love it!


I follow many authors and this app lets me keep my list all in one place, check their current and past releases with simple navigation. With the notifications being fixed, I save significant time looking up authors and finding their new releases. The developer responds to inquiries very quickly and takes all suggestions under consideration to provide a great app!


Raymond McKaig
14.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015 Ray Mckaig


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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