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Forgot which books you have read? - Tired of buying books you already own? - Is the book available at your local library? - Want to tell others about what you are reading and share thoughts?

There’s a BOOK CRAWLER app for that!

• "We're not exaggerating when we say Book Crawler is for the book obsessed." – FOX News

• "So useful..." –The Huffington Post

• “Perfect for fledgling book clubs and wannabe swappers.” – Better Homes and Gardens

• “3.5 Stars; An excellent way to create and keep a database of your books…” – MacWorld
• “A great tool for locating books, finding reviews and talking about books with friends.” – ADWEEK

• “Perfect for avid readers…” – Boston.com

• “The coolest thing Book Crawler offers is location-based so you can discuss books with people near you as well as find nearby copies of books by your favorite authors.” – HowStuffWorks

FEATURED IN:

• The Wallstreet Journal | Technology Report – August 27, 2012
• The Washington Post | Magazine – June 9, 2014
• Open Education Database OEDb.org

With Book Crawler, you finally have a way to quickly and accurately upload your entire book collection into one easy-to-manage library cataloging database! Adding new books to your database is simple and fast with the ISBN barcode scanner or manual number search. Title, author, publisher, copyright, cover art, summaries, Goodreads ® reviews, and local library location/availability are automatically generated when you enter a book. World’s first location-aware app helps you share and discuss books with others near you. Powered by OCLC WorldCat ®, locate books and know their availability at a selected library. Sort and search your library collection with selected or custom parameters to quickly categorize or navigate your entries for quick recall.

Established in 2009, Book Crawler has been supported and updated based off of continuous user feedback. Book Crawler is a great tool for library professionals, book collectors, avid readers, teachers, and students!
Note: Book Crawler is not an e-Reader and does not allow you to read books.

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FEATURES:

*Proven performance: currently supporting users with 10,000+ book entries

*Harness the power of Google Books ® to support searches, book summaries, and downloadable cover artwork

*View what others around you are reading and partake in discussions using the new Community feature

*View/Post Goodreads ® reviews for your books, and download your library

*Purchase books through iBooks ®

*Locate books available for checkout at nearby libraries; Featured Partnership with OCLC WorldCat ®

*Use Dropbox ® service or email to import CSV and SQLite files

*Supports ASIN format for logging Amazon Kindle ® e-books

*Upload books using integrated ISBN barcode scanner. Batch scanning support for multiple entries

*Link to your favorite e-Book reader to read digital copies

*'Smart Collection' function allows you to customize sorting and searches based on rules you set (e.g. books read in the last year, by genre, etc.)

*Share your favorite books via Twitter, Facebook, & Goodreads; or by emailing them to your friends

*New entries automatically load title, author, artwork, genre, series, ISBN, publisher, format, and copyright for most books

*Sort and view your database by title, author, copyright, date, decimal, genre, collection, rating, if read/when, ownership status, media format, series information, loan status, price, or customizable fields

*Enter multiple books by author or multiple authors for a book

*Detailed in-app and developer website user guide

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New features and improvements are continuously added to make Book Crawler the most useful book cataloging database available! We make every effort to provide expedient and personalized customer service, should you have a question or issue.

What’s New

Version 7.7

Fixed a sort by author error. (44774)

Fixed a problem that caused downloads from the cloud to fail. (44627)
Added cloud syncing documents under Help. (44627)

Updates to database view that provide more help and explanation. (44537)
Added an app extension to Book Crawler to show database details when viewing .bcs files. (44537)

Added a support link for sending any files moved to trash to the developer. (43661)

Fixed a crash that occurred when error was detected while removing duplicates (43647)

Fixed a crash that could occur after cloud download failed. (43644)
Fixed the default value for locked entry when adding new books. (43642)

Fixed intermittent crashes while viewing database file info. (43621)
Added a support link for recovering files that were deleted. (43621)

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
380 Ratings

380 Ratings

Boardfrq ,

Most Powerful Book Database App!

I love that Book Crawler is not only an easy to use book database app for everyday use, but it really shines for those who require advanced searching and sorting, I think, based on a Google search, that even libraries use it! It’s very name “Crawler” reminds me of the database search term “metacrawler”, which is accurate, in that this app provides public library-level search and sort capabilities to expertly navigate your database for those who have large multi-genre collections and past reads. Speaking of libraries, I also love that it can search local libraries for hard to find books and let you know if they are available. That has saved me lots of drive time! It can also show Goodreads reviews for books, though I don’t really use that. Overall, Excellent book database app for novice and expert alike! Highly Recommended!

ccfowler ,

Exceedingly handy to keep track of books and avoid buying duplicates

I’ve been using this app for years with a very large library of books. Finding books by title or books by author is very convenient. Being able to keep a backup in Dropbox is very useful to avoid data loss.

The most convenient change would be for the database on my iPhone to synchronize with the Dropbox file rather than requiring backups which take a long time and seem to be wasteful of data transmission requirements. A synchronized database would allow the database to be kept current on multiple devices rather than requiring multiple uploads and downloads.

More Trees Please ,

Old, slow, inaccurate and misleading

I don’t mind purchasing apps but nowhere could I find this is free for only 7 book entries before you have to pay for an upgrade. That was an annoying surprise because 7 books took me WAY too long (20-30 mins using scan feature) and now it’s a total loss because I won’t be upgrading. Given it’s been a year since an update it would be a waste of money because who knows if there will ever be another update.
I like the idea of of the app. I want a place to catalog and organize my books for teaching and it’s great for that. In fact, I loved the search-ability and simplicity. Unfortunately, it’s dial-up internet slow and the barcode scanner only worked occasionally on newer books (stuff published in the last two years.) Older books didn’t seem to have that problem. I didn’t even have time to check out the other features before the upgrade was demanded. At least I didn’t waste any money. I’ll look elsewhere for a maintained/supported app for my purposes.

App Privacy

The developer, Jaime Stokes, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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