Takes a Lot of the Work out of Cataloguing Your Books
- Posted by DonnaKnight June 17, 2010
- Recommended for Book Readers or Tech/Social Networking Junkies
If you're like the "girl of a hundred lists" that the Gogo's sang about in the 1980s, then you love to categorize your stuff. If you have books, you want a list of them. Before I found out about Book Crawler, I had already created my list in a spreadsheet simply because I had not found a good program to keep it in.
Book Crawler had no trouble quickly finding the ISBN and other info on the very first book I entered.
The app allows a field for rating your books and doesn't force you to enter a date read, since you may not remember when you read a book. This program has all the fields I would want in a book cataloging program.
The interface is easy to use.
The app lets you enter an Author and shows you a list of their books and lets you choose from this list. Thus speeding up the book entry process. It will pull the ISBN, publisher and other info into your listing so you don't have to enter this manually.
The only thing I thought was lacking was more non-fiction categories, such as business or finance. However, I found that I can add categories, so that is not a problem either.
To my surprise, I added the custom field and it allowed me to choose from a list of already existing formats, such as Kindle, digital, DVD. I thought it was just going to allow me to enter my own list of formats. I wasn't expecting this kind of intuitiveness. The fact that it even allow custom fields impresses me. That is one of the things lacking in most book catalog programs. Most book catalog programs do not allow you to categorize different digital formats. As the owner of a Kindle, an iPad, and lots of digital eBooks, this is a feature I desperately need.
I would love to see a way to export and/or import a list of books. Other than that, this program has all the features I want in a book cataloguing program.