Whether books line every wall of your house or barely fill one shelf, Bookpedia is the perfect application to help you keep track of them. Entering the information for each book is fast and easy since the program retrieves all the information from the Internet for you. So you can sit back and relax with a good book.
Bookpedia gives you access to numerous international book sites as well as Doghouse, Bookpedia's own media server, the Library of Congress and libraries attached to the z39.50 server system. Search for your books using keywords - title, author, publisher, ISBN etc. - or scan the UPC and let Bookpedia do the rest.
Create smart collections and start a wish list for those books you don't own yet and a borrowed collection for those you want back. View your entries as a standard list, browse only the covers or use the info view for a personalized look of Bookpedia. Share your collections with friends using the customizable HTML export templates and learn more about your own collection with the Statistics feature. Bookpedia comes with full Spotlight integration.
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Ratings and Reviews
Working for a Real Library
The Beth Israel Congregation library has, for a ssmall congregation, an awesome collection. We have about 2000 volumes, over a hundred of which are rare books over a hundred years old. In January 2020, we began a project to properly catalog our collection, provide spine labels (and dust jacket covers), and upgrade the checkin/checkout process. We hope to reach a state wher library patrons can find a book (both in the catalog and on the sheves) and put it back in the right place when they are done. Bookpedia is doing heavy lifting in a role often filled by a much larger (e.g., more expensive) software package runing in a much more cmplex IT environmant.
We have two nits to pick: (1) Comma is a less than ideal choice as the standard list item separator and (2) We miss having the standard MacOS find/replace edit commands available within the application.
Surprisingly robust, yet not quite perfect
In my quest to find a replacement for my homebrew FMP library catalog database, I have been largely disappointed by the pre-built offerings.
Delicious Library has a far more polished interface than Bookpedia, but cannot handle custom fields, of which I have many, and Delicious does not easily support the Library of Congress Classification call numbers, which I rely on.
I was cautious trying Bookpedia, because the interface is fairly early 2000's, but it's really what's under the hood that counts, and Ballotpedia proved surprisingly robust.
I was easily able to import my tab delimited file, and with some creative use of custom fields, I captured all the information I am tracking for my 1,000 personal library. But what made my day was not only does it appear as if Bookpedia seem to sort by call number (a monumental task, as call numbers are as anti-technology as one can get for something intended to orgnaize data) *but* I actually had Bookpedia provide missing call numbers, saving me the lugubrious task of manually acquiring call numbers, or cobbling together fake call numbers.
The only downsides are that Bookpedia tends to crash when I try to change the default grid view, leaving me have to redo the effort and that I can't really customize the record detail view as far as layout (for instance, I would like "stack" and "shelf" to be first and together, and not placed in the middle or broken up). Hence 4 stars and not 5.
In general, it is quite possible that Bookpedia will do exactly what I need - keep track of my books and allow me to quickly find a book by tracking its location in my bookcases (I have 4 in my office, and three in my bedroom).
But just for the call number management alone, this app stands out from the crowd and it's price is well worth the investment.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for your feedback! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying Bookpedia. For the crashes you're experiencing, if you'd like to jump on the most recent beta version of the app you should find the issue fixed. You'll find the link on our website at bruji.com/beta. You're also welcome to email us directly if you have any further questions about the program.
Constantly Freezing and doesn't find all items
This app constantly freezes and I find myself force quit all the times. I tried Searching a general well known book "The Harvard Dictionary of Music 4th edition by Don Randal". None of its search databases has this item. I had to export from Delicious to Bookpedia. If this generic item cannot be cataloiged I wonder all the otehrs...but I'll stop using it.
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry to hear you're not happy with Bookpedia at the moment. For the freezing issues, if you'd like to try the latest beta version of the program you can download it on our website at bruji.com/beta. If that doesn't fix things, please email us with some more details so we can look into fixing that.
As for the search, I just tried searching for "Harvard Dictionary of Music 4th edition" (title only) and got results from many of the sites including the Library of Congress and Google Books. For some more tips on how to refine your searches, check out the Bookpedia Help: bruji.com/help/bookpedia/adding/tips.html
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- Conor Dearden
- 11 MB
- Requires macOS 10.12.0 or later.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
- Age Rating
- © 2004 Bruji
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.