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I use the book catalogue app for my home library. It scans ISBNs (also lets you enter manually) and looks it up on Amazon to self populate author, title etc. I have not compared it to others so I don't know how it stacks up, but it works for my home collection.
An alternative to the app /u/sagejon mentioned, is BookCatalogue which has the same functions (scanning barcodes), but it offers more output options (spreadsheets, etc.) and it accesses a large variety of data bases (GoodReads, as well as Amazon and a few others).
Book Catalogue is an open source app for creating and updating a book collection. It can be synced with the GoodReads site.
alphabetically by author. When there's a series involved, it's by author, by series order. I have one set of shelves that's for authors that we have a lot of books for. The other set of shelves is for random one-off authors. I've also scanned all of my books into an app called Book Catalogue which allows you to create virtual bookshelves. For instance, I created a virtual shelf called "Loaned to Michael" where I added books that I'd loaned to Michael. There's another virtual shelf called "Books to own" where I've entered the titles/ISBNs for books that I have run across that I'd like to own but currently do not. It's a handy reference for when I'm out shopping for books!
Ich hab mal mit dieser App meine Bibliothek katalogisiert und bei älteren Büchern ist mir nur aufgefallen, dass manche ISBN von der App nicht gefunden werden. Aber eine Dopplung habe ich bisher noch nicht erlebt.
Anyone got any good book catalogue apps?
I've tried handy library, and Bunch of others.
Book catalogue is nice but it doesn't seem to be getting any more updates and the ui is kind of old. Does anyone else have any reccomendations there?
I've used Book Catalogue on android before. You can scan barcodes, or enter details manually, and export to/import from a CSV file, or sync to goodreads.
The Book Catalogue app lets you maintain a list of books, and has various views to sort those books by author, title, date read or added, etc. I has an alphabetical tab summary view by title, showing expandable sections by the first letter of the book title.
I have an Android app called "Book Catalogue". It's really easy to use and fairly accurate when there's actually an ISBN to enter and/or scan. When you've got to add by doing an internet search, it's less accurate, but at least you can record the title to the library. You can also add custom reviews/notes/text to the book description. For instance: "This is a signed copy" or "Received on my 31st birthday", etc.
My search for a good book cataloging app is actually how I came across MGC. I'll freely admit I've been too lazy to actually start the book cataloging process (I really just wanted something I could scan books in the library to simply create a look-at-these list but that was just too much for most apps), but by far the best app I've found is Book Catalogue. There are so many out there and I've found glaring flaws with all of them (the other apps).
I can't imagine it would be any faster, but I suppose if you could somehow rapidly photograph all the ISBNs or UPCs and then use OCR on the images it would create something you could work with.
I'm trying out two of them now. Book Catalog and Book Library. They both have their pauses and minuses, though I haven't used either enough yet to really give a recommendation/review.
Do you have a a recommended app?
This app has good reviews and an export feature, so maybe you can scan all of the books to it then it exports good info? It would depend on how much it exports.
Have you tried this one?
The top two alternative FLOSS projects to Goodreads are:
While the top (and the only) FLOSS android app for that is:
They all don't have all the features in Goodreads, but pretty much cover the most basic needs in it.
The app is Book Catalogue, it's for android. You can find it here. For the science.
Yep, it's called Book Catalogue
If you have an Android phone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eleybourn.bookcatalogue
The app itself is not part of goodreads, but it does link up to it since you can share your library.