Readerware (Books) is not a standalone app, it works with Readerware on your desktop, (Windows, Mac OS X & Linux).
The easiest, fastest way to catalog your library, nothing else comes close. Have a large collection? Readerware auto-catalog lets you feed in a list of ISBNs or barcode scans. Readerware then does the rest, building your database for you.
The iOS version lets you easily sync your database to your device and take it with you when you visit your favorite brick and mortar stores. You know what you have and what you are looking for.
Use the camera on your device as a barcode scanner with Readerware auto-catalog on your desktop.
Readerware on your desktop is a complete solution for cataloging and managing your library. Readerware is used by collectors, sellers, many small libraries, schools, churches etc. Features include:
Auto-Catalog, enter the ISBN or scan the barcode, the book is cataloged.
Integrated loan tracker, check items in and out, query/print items on loan and over due.
Multiple views, choose from table, tree and thumbnail views.
Simple searching, want list, printing, global search and replace, import/export and more.
Standalone or client/server versions available.
Support for multiple platforms, Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Learn more about the complete Readerware system for cataloging your books, music and videos by visiting our web site.
Search improvements, you can now search on multiple fields and perform negative searches. You can recall previous searches.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
You can sync with your desktop catalog but not much else. You can’t edit the entries and it shows only partial information. Using this requires a payment through their site. Unbelievable
My wife and I read a lot and we found that we could not always remember which books we had already read or owned. On more than one occasion we purchased a book already in our library. Readerware addresses this issue and others - like books I have loaned. And, it does it in a very smart way. I only have to put in the ISBN number ( or scan a barcode) and it searches the web for information, catalogs the book, and allows me to search the catalog by title, author, or many other terms.
I have been a user of Readerware products for a number of years. (This includes the desktop version as well as Palm Pilot versions.)
I have always found the product to be very useful and very easy to use. The quality of the releases and technical support has also been excellent. Until recently the only thing missing was an iOS version. (The data could be exported to an Excel spreadsheet and used that way on an iOS device. While that worked fine, it was a little hard to use on a small screen.) Now, Readerware 3 solves the iOS issue and makes Readerware available across all platforms. The RW3 app continues the tradition with a fast implementation, an easy to use interface, and a quality product. I use RW3 on both an iPhone and an iPad as well as the Windows desktop. I can easily recommend this app as the best catalog product available.
Great mobile add-on
I have used readerware for years and love how easy it is to keep track of books. In order to getting an ipad, to bring toy he library, I had to use a report writer and then manually transfer it over. The result was that I didn't often bother. Now I amiable to seamlessly, transfer all the data to my ipad with an indexed searchable interface. After seeing how good it looks, my wife is now creating her own database of read books.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.