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  • #: 109234
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Books
  • Updated: 2015-09-09
  • Current Version: 2.14.5
  • 2.14.5
  • Size: 6.60 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Josh Pressnell
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later
  • © 2010 Verietas Software
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The top ranked book database in the app store!! Books Category Top Paid 20 in 20 countries! Ranked in the iPad Books Category Top Paid 10 in 36 countries! iBookshelf is your personal portable library reference. A comprehensive book database, created and continuously maintained through extensive feedback from readers like you. Follow iBookshelf on Twitter to keep updated with new features and random thoughts from the developer.

Watch the demonstration video on YouTube! Search for iBookshelf.

iBookshelf is NOT an eReader. You do not load actual books into this app. Instead, iBookshelf is designed to help you keep track of your personal book collection, whether your books are physical or digital copies.

Books are displayed sorted by your preference. You can search for books in your library, and enter a "loan status" to remember who you loaned the book to or borrowed it from. A new book can be entered automatically (enter ISBN and remaining data is loaded from the internet) or manually. It will even tell you where you can buy the book and how much it costs and where you can find a library with the book!

Previously ranked #5 Paid App in the Books category in the US App store

Listed in "The Nine Best iPhone Apps For Readers" - Associated Content

Listed on CollegeDegrees.com as #1 in the 10 best iPad apps for students!

"This application developed by Josh Pressnell is a must have for any book lover."

3.5 Mice in MacWorld


- Supports large databases. Tested with a database of over 8, 000 records!

- Enter the ISBN to retrieve all available book data from the internet via 16 different data sources, including international sources! Even loads series information for most books!

- Scan barcodes directly into the app using the built-in and ready-to-use iOS or ZBar scanners! Can also use Pic2Shop as a separate app!

- Barcode scanning for older iPads! Requires Cue Cat USB scanner and the iPad USB Camera Kit. Search 'iPad Cue Cat' for details!

- Enter the title and/or author to look up the ISBN and load remaining data from the internet

- Easily enter several books at once after doing a title/author search. Just select all the books you want to load and tap "Save".

- Find libraries near you which have books in your database! Powered by agreement with OCLC WorldCat! Select "Find" from the book view to search for all nearby libraries that carry the book!

- Read eBooks via integration with QuickReader and MegaReader!

- Built-in web browser lets you view, sort, and print your book lists!

- Set customizable app behavior in the iPod settings app.

- Share your books on Facebook, Twitter, and via Email!

- Track book loans. Always know who you lent a book out to!

- Search the database by multiple space-separated keywords

- Tilt your iPod to landscape view and view your book covers in "shelf view" mode.

- Several different backup and restore options in the Utilities tab.

- Not sure what to read? While in cover view, shake iPod and a random book will be chosen for you.

- Set the cover image using the iPod camera (if available)

- Optionally enable data pulled from ISBNDB.com (requires setup of free account) in the iPod Settings app.

I am an avid book collector and reader, as well as a professional computer engineer. I develop and support my apps because I love the iPhone and iPad platform and I want my apps to be all that they can be. Think I can do something better? Would a slightly different or new capability increase your rating or motivate you to give me a positive review? Please email me. I'm always open to suggestions!

What's New in Version 2.14.5

Minor data source updates

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Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews.


5/5 stars


Its great i love it

5/5 stars

Very good, once set up

After a few attempts over a period of a week to get my book collection into the app, I am quite pleased and think it is exactly what I have been looking for: namely, a copy of my desktop database that I can take with me to the bookstore, so I won't keep purchasing the same books over again. I have almost 1200 books in my collection, so a good database is important. I was having problems getting the book list from my desktop database, into the app, because my desktop program wouldn't export it in a format that the app needed. The support people were very good about helping with the problem, and very responsive.

I have tried several apps for the same purpose, and had problems with all of them, but these folks came through and helped with my problem. I would definitely recommend this app for anyone needing to keep track of their book collection.
The only thing else I could ask for would be a desktop version!

5/5 stars

Best book cataloging app

This is the best book cataloging app on the app store. You can do so much with it. I love the barcode scanner feature. I used it to quickly import all the books in my at-home library. And I was even able to use it to see if a book I was considering buying at Barnes & Noble was available at my local library. It was, saving me 10 bucks! The app has already paid for itself! Sorry B&N.


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