BookBuddy Pro: Library Manager 4+

Track books and reading list

Kimico, Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99
    • 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.


• 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 9.5.14

Bug fixes and stability improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K Ratings

CathedralRocks ,

Very useful, responsive developers

I have used this app for years and years to track the books I read. And I find it perfect for that. It’s easy to add books, and import the information; this can be done by scanning the book’s ISBN barcode, or typing in information about the author or title and letting Book Buddy find it for you or you can add things manually.

And there are lots of categories for describing the book and keeping track of things like whether you lend it out to someone else. You can define tags to put books into a certain category like genre (mysteries, sf, etc.), or author’s gender, if you read it for a class or book group, or whether the copy that you read was from the library or your own copy. Add long notes in the Notes space. I see that it’s also great for cataloging one’s library, and perhaps someday I will have the energy to do that!

Also I would like to say that the developers keep improving it and responded to my request which was to have a category of Unfinished as well as the categories of Unread, Being read, & Finished. At my age I think if I truly don’t like a book and I’ve given it a good chance, I get to stop reading it! So I can record in the book buddy that I started this book, so I had an interest in it, but I didn’t finish it and then there’s a place to record the reason for not finishing it if you wish to do so. And that’s very helpful. Finally you can easily export your lists to different formats: CSV, TSV, PDF, or HTML.

snelsonbookgirl ,

Worth it!

I did not want to pay for an app to organize my books, so I tried about 10 different free methods and apps. Hated every single one of them. Someone on a Facebook group suggested Book Buddy, even sent me a video of them using it, I was cautious but within a day I was in love. Easy to scan in new and old books, create separate libraries for your kids, keep track of loaned books, and best of all, you can personalize the categorization of your library! Need a 1,000 word novella, no problem. Need a grade 12 standard, no problem. I am loving it. Only downside is textbooks. But to be honest only a few of us are likely to keep to many of them anyway, and you can always manually search by title, author, or isbn. And you can link up with other app users, so yeah. I kinda recommend if you have more than 100 books, after that I couldn’t memorize them well enough, but hey. You do you. But seriously, why try a free app that limits the books you can catalogue when Book Buddy is cheap enough and worth so much more. Bask in the glory of a well catalogued book collection!

WanderMisr ,

Works like a charm!

This app fits by needs by far. It can catagorize books by, name, price, publisher, etc. The app gives you unlimited amount of books in you personal library. The best benefit of this app is the barcode scanner. It can always find the name and other information about your book just by scanning the barcode! If your book can't be scanned, they even give you a little internet to search for your book. If it isn't on the internet or it can't scan on the barcode scanner, you can add it manually. I only had to do this once for a local book I bought. As you might see, I did take off a star. I took of this star just because it costs money. I don't think it is necessary to cost money. Newsflash, you're not going to make a lot of money with this app! They even have a free one that I originally had, but it only let you have forty books in your library. Guess what?! They didn't even tell you about the forty books only rule. Consequently, when I had took my time to scan 40 books, it shut me off! Telling me only 40 books! Anyways, that is their problem. The rest of the app was really good, if I could I would give it a four in a half rating. But now I'm happy to give it a 4 out of 5 star rating!

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