Developer: Wickedly Simple Software
Current Version: 1.5.4
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 715.4 KB - Download
BookTracker is an easy to use way of keeping track of books that you own, have read or have listened to. Because of BookTracker's flexibility, it is a great tool for both collectors who need to record lots of data and for the book enthusiast who just needs the basics. It includes fields for such information as title, author, copyright date, purchase price, location, last read date, etc. There are also custom fields that can be renamed as needed.
BookTracker allows you to place your books in an unlimited number of groups that you create yourself. You can also choose the layout of your booklist, showing the fields that are most important to you. The booklist can be sorted by any of the fields that you have chosen. There is also a filtering function that quickly displays specific titles or authors. BookTracker's printing functionality will print your customized booklist including the current sort and filter.
BookTracker has a convenient lookup feature to retrieve book details from the web.
- Updated ISBN lookup to support recent Amazon changes.
Most Helpful Reviews
Great App to Catalog Books - I am an English teacher and avid reader and I have been looking for a program to help me catalog my many books and Book Tracker is perfect. Yes, you have to enter the ISBNs which may be a little time consuming when starting out, but well worth the time (in my opinion) if you want to catalog your books. Once you enter the book's ISBN the rest of the book's info comes up right away. There are also many options to help you personalize your list. My only wish is that there were more printing options. When I print my list many of the colums (such as ISBN) cut off and I see no way to adjust that. It would be nice to print a comprehensive list for insurances purposes and whatnot. Despite this, it is still a great program and reasonably priced.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great simple solution - I really like this program for its ease of use, simple design, and customizabilitiy. Excellent options and custom tabs -- I just wish that the software would recognize articles in the title of a book when it sorts them alphabetically. That would be a great, simple update! Still, wonderful app for anyone with a book collection, much simpler and cheaper than Delicious Library, and much better than bargain options. I recommend it.
Keeping track - I used another app to track my reading for years, but with Mountain Lion it ceased working and it is no longer supported. BookTracker is very similar, easy to use and does what my previous app did and more. I wish it had a field showing the number of books read, to be read, and total. Also, since my old app only exported in tab delimited, not XML, it woud have saved a lot of time copying from the old app if BookTracker imported tab delimited format.
Good but not great - I wish this app was paired with an IOS app that read the bar codes for the ISBN numbers. One thing I noticed it that it does not recognize early 70s late 60s SBN numbers. And I found that it does not allow you to copy a title so you can easily indicate that it is owned is harcopy and eBook for example. Since I have not found other solutions, this one is easy to use, but I hope that this review will give the authors some ideas to improve it.
Good Quick Catalog - I just downloaded this to catalog a set of books donated to my school. The ISBN auto lookup makes entering books easy. You can set preferences to default to ISBN so you just type in the number, hit Enter, and the book information comes up if found. Custom field are on the second data entry screen, and they can be labelled and added to the list view. Export is only to XML; I would like a CSV export or something to get it into Excel. It would also be cool if the there was a setting to export the images that come in with the ISBN lookup. Search feature works. No manual or documentation, but the app is easy to use if you just try things (like writing over the custom field labels, or hitting the Plus icon in the lower right corner to Save and Add.)