Are you looking to create a digital list of all of the print books that you own? There are lots of apps that can help you create digital bookshelves based on the print books that you have in your home. Many of these tools let you scan the barcodes with your phone to be added to the list. We’ve put together a list of five of these tools along with a link to the app and the app’s description. Feel free to share additional recommendations in the comments section.
5 Apps to Help You Track Your Personal Libraries
1. Delicious Library: “Delicious Library invented the aesthetic of photorealistic shelves, beautifully adopted by iBooks and Newsstand. Delicious Library 3 uses Scene Kit to take skeuomorphism to a new level: with 3D graphics and OpenGL, our software creates images that cast shadows, reflect on surfaces, and interact with your eyes like actual objects (real parallax!). We are the first major consumer app to build our user interface with OpenGL.”
2. Readerware: “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.”
3. Shelves: “Shelves lets you manage your collection of books from your phone. With Shelves, you can add books by scanning their barcodes, using Web searches or entering information manually. Shelves help you find books in your collection with various search capabilities including by scanning a book’s barcode.”
4. Libib: “Our library management app caters exclusively to home and private libraries. Our online software lets you create multiple libraries, catalog books, movies, and video games, lets you create tags, leave notes, import/export, and much more!”
5. GoodReads: “Goodreads members, keep a virtual bookshelf of what you’ve read, and build your to-read list as you discover great books on the app. Goodreads is a free service for everyone who reads. We have more than 8,500,000 members who have added more than 300,000,000 books.”