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Good app, but still needs work.
This app shows a lot of promise. Graphically, it's very nice looking. Functionally, it has a lot power to add, edit, and display books. However, there are some issues that prevent this app from standing out from the others. It needs more flexibility on searching for book covers and doesn't provide a price for the book. Otherwise, it's a pretty good app.
RedDog48 on Nov 14, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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Waist of time
I can't believe I actually paid money for this. Internal scanner DOES NOT WORK. It doesn't even put up a bar, or grid to even try to read the bar code. I tried the "use other app to scan" option, and if there is any movement whatsoever, it can't read it. I gave up and put the number under the code in, and it finally accepted the new book. I don't have time to spend a minute a book to scan my library in. In the new update, it says iOS 7 users can now use the internal scanner...NOPE. still doesn't even try.
Runntt on Nov 8, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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After debating this and book crawler, I decided to go with this one. It is wonderful! The in-app scanner works great. Many of the books that don't have a bar code can be found with the google search. I especially love all the different sorting features, especially the field for placement. I can cross reference my books and can search for my books in any category using the Filter feature. Then I can see where the resulting books are located. This app is a dream come true for teachers or just people like me with extensive personal book collections. Also, when I emailed with a question, she got right back to me within less than a day. I appreciated that very much!
NotQuitetheBradys on Oct 27, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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5 stars for app and customer service
Organising books has never easier. Sync is smooth via dropbox even across different OS platforms. Andrea, the developer is always there to assist. Kudos!!
micmol on Oct 26, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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Great App. Better customer service!
A great app.! I have an extensive library of children's books,since I am an early childhood teacher, and this app was just what I needed to organize my books into themes. Love the option of taking your own photo of the book. The best thing about this app for us tech dummies is the customer service. Couldn't figure out how to add books to different categories and Andrea answered my e-mail within an hour. Explained it step by step and VERY clearly. My library is now organizes and I'm ready to start the new school year. Thanks again Andrea!
Querilovesbooks on Aug 28, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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This is one fantastic app! I am using it to bring order to my library, which is totally out of control. The app finds all of the details about each book from Google just from the title and sometimes the author, needing very little editing (pub. year, publisher, usually), then I can customize each listing by categories and genre, adding comments where appropriate. Best, I enter a location into the "Placement" field, so when I find the title, I can find the book! I am learning many interesting facts - I own multiple copies of some books; books are not published by just one publisher; books are published with more than one cover design or photograph; ISBNs are less than useful. The Google database is astounding. I collect old (19th century) science books and some just old books, such as a German prayer book from about 1850. I have some obscure textbooks. Google found them all, with but a couple of misfires (one a textbook used by a colleague in the 60s published by Kwik Kopy). Support from the app publisher was almost instant. I discovered a quirk in the app last night. This morning, after an exchange of a couple of emails, the support person verified my observation, then assured me that the programmers had fixed it and an update was to be submitted to Apple, expected to be approved after a week or so. All fields are easily editable, so when I decide that biographies ought to be shelved together, which was the objective anyway, I can edit the Placement field quickly. In addition, since I can list all of the biographies, I will know how much held space is needed.
Best Dave on Jul 15, 2013 for Bibliophilia
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