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  1. manderin87

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    Book Manager is a book collection/library application. It will allow input of books by ISBN, scanning the ISBN, or manually. Each book is listed in a variety of ways. The main screen will show books by title, author, genre, series, favorite, wanted and not read. Once you pick a list you can then filter and sort the list to find exactly what you need in your collection.

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    The application is not free, but take a look and let me know what you think.
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    Manderin87:

    Just downloaded the free trial version and entered a few books. I could see where this could be very handy, having a few hundred books myself. So far I like the interface however having just a listing of books on the main page is sort of boring. Since the book listing already has a book cover attached can you display these. It would give it a much better look. Again it may already do that but I haven't found it yet. Great work on your project. I think people will really like this program.
     
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    I think you looked at the wrong one, my app is not free though I will be releasing a free version soon. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    Free version of book manager has been released. Please check it out.
     
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    I couldn't get to your website to checkout what it can do.

    Does the paid version allow you to import from another collection? If yes what formats does it support?
     
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    Can you import your book list using CSV?
     
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    importing from csv will be in the next release. I am working on that feature right now. It is almost done however I am working on a way for the app to locate a picture from the data provided by the csv file.
     
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    I will keep an eye on this app then. That feature would be well worth paying for. I have way to many books to manually key into a database on my phone but I can easily pull them into an excel spreadsheet on my computer and convert them to csv. I would probably lose the cover art but that is a small thing to having a list of my books at hand when I am in a book store so I don't buy something twice.
     
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    If you could, what data would you have in the spreadsheet and what order would it be in, I might be better able to accommodate the transition should you choose to use my app. Also dont worry about the cover images, my app will find them for you automatically.
     
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    All that is really needed in such a small space for me is book title, series, author, and brief synopsis. The cover art is a nice touch for appearance and would be icing on the cake. I have something like this on my computer with a link to the actual books so I can choose which to read with an informed eye.
    If you create a template csv spreadsheet with headers to export for first time use then import back, the columns would all match up to your ready-made file and simply populate in your database. Or am I thinking too simplistically?
     
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    No actually thats a good idea, ill include a template. In addition, if you include a url to the image the app can download and save the book image automatically, but will attempt to find one if the entry is blank.
     
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    On my Linux box I have a program called Tellico (Tellico | A collection manager for KDE) that has 1500+ books in it. the program can select which fields to export to csv. For me title, author, pub date ISBN (10 & 13) I have series name and value (which book in the series is it) On a tagnet, marking a series where a book is missing would be helpful end tangent. And an ID number that Tellico assigns, so I can cross-reference.

    The ability to turn off book covers would be nice. I'd hate to have to DL the covers of my whole collection, cause I really don't use the covers. they change with every release.

    Thanks
     

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