BookBuddy: My Library Manager 4+

Track books and reading list

Kimico, Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



BookBuddy is a powerful book management app that gives you access to your entire book catalog, anywhere. Using BookBuddy is fun and easy, allowing you to quickly find any book in your library, share your favorite books, and keep track of borrowed and lent books.


- BookBuddy has all the features of BookBuddy Pro with a 50 book limit.
- BookBuddy can be upgraded via In-App Purchase for unlimited book storage.


• Adding Your Books
Add your books using the following options:
- Scan barcode
- Enter ISBN
- Search online by keyword
- Add manually
- Import from CSV file

• Organizing Your Books
Place your books where they belong:
- My Books — books you own
- Wish List — books you wish to own
- Borrowed — books you borrowed from others
- Previously Owned — books you no longer own

• Syncing Your Library
Sync your library across multiple devices using iCloud or Dropbox sync.

• Sharing Your Library
Share your library online via the BookBuddy Companion website and invite anyone to view it (requires a monthly subscription).


• Universal app — pay once and use BookBuddy on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Silicon Mac.
• Personalize — use categories and tags, mark favorites, add personal notes, and much more.
• Appearance — choose either list or grid view to best match your needs.
• Custom Filters — filter your library by multiple criteria.
• Advanced Sorting — apply multi-level data sorting.
• Loans — instantly track books that are currently loaned out.
• Multiple selection — apply batch operations using multiple selection.
• Reading Status — filter your books by their reading status.
• Quick find — instantly find books by entering search keywords or scanning their barcodes.
• Export — quickly export your library into CSV, PDF, or HTML formats.
• Print — easily print selected books to AirPrint-enabled printers.
• Backup — create backups to any cloud service.
• Activity History — view the full history of your reading and loaning activities.
• Duplicates — quickly detect duplicates and easily remove them.
• Privacy — your library is saved locally and privately on your device.
• And so much more!


• Manage — use BookBuddy to manage your classroom library and track student checkouts.
• Checkout History — easily track checkout history and view statistics.
• Contacts — save your student names in BookBuddy Contacts rather than in your personal Contacts app.
• Reading Level Fields — use various fields to track the reading level of your books.
• Online Sharing — allow students to self-checkout books via the BookBuddy Companion website (requires a monthly subscription).


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What’s New

Version 9.5.10

- Online Sharing (Professional plan): added "User Name Entry" setting allowing to prevent users from manually typing their user names (i.e. forcing to select from a list)
- Online Sharing (Professional plan): added "Live Checkout Notifications" setting allowing to receive email notifications whenever a book is borrowed or returned
- Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

what what 82 ,

Great for book collection and wishlist

I used to keep track of books, movies, and shows etc. on plaintext lists, but these apps designed specifically to keep those lists yet also provide additional information and a better interface are so nice, this is the best one I found for keeping track of books.

The app is updated fairly frequently for this type of app also the developers seem to care about improving this experience.

Update: using this app again after not using for awhile and book collection has grown exponentially. I love the variety of types of categorization (categories, tags, physical location, and many more options including custom fields you can create. This is helpful as my books are all over the place-multiple physical locations, kindle, Apple Books, audible, etc. There are also many options for tracking progress and status of books. The design of the app allows for vast complexity in organization while maintaining simplicity in user interface and makes it easy to edit the metadata on the fly. I also own book track app, which also has Mac app, but the design and usability of Book Buddy made me confident going all in with this app. Hopefully, with Catalyst and other developments on the Mac, this app will eventually be ported to the Mac also, which I would absolutely pay for again!

Krys107 ,

We love books!

Happily paid the charge to put in as many books as needed I just spent a lot of time putting in one shelf worth and we have 148 already! It even shows our duplicates which I didn’t notice all of them right away I can add a format which is amazing as I have audible books as well! I am bummed that quite a bit on the first shelf had to be searched for I wasn’t able to use all of our barcodes I guess the ones that we had to search were older editions of Stephen king and dean knootz books but not a deal breaker I am constantly trying to guess which ones we have and now I no longer have to do that when I’m out searching at thrift shops I can add notes as well like hardback or missing cover or damage as well giving me the opportunity to replace ones that are damaged absolutely love it! We’re in the process of moving so I’m going to inventory all of the books that haven’t been packed yet and once we move I’ll inventory my daughters as they are already packed! I am so excited to have this app I’ll be using it for years!!!!

successfultea ,

I simply love this app! I have my entire book collection with a picture in my hand at all times.

I didn’t know how much I needed this app in my life. I am a true book lover. I have bought multiple books on by accident not realizing I already had the book in my collection. Now no matter where ever I am in the world I have my entire book collection in my hand with a picture of it. It also has a feature where you can list the exact location of the book. So if you have a book in a storage location, you can included that under the book’s profile. There is a feature for loaning books, borrowing books and a wish list. Absolutely love this app. It also tells you how many books you have ( for those of us who don’t know how many books we have.) You can included the exact price of each book, also it contains the list price a great feature for people who love to buy bargain books.

App Privacy

The developer, Kimico, Ltd., 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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